Spring is coming up real fast. I just realized that today is the first day of March and I have 20 days till the season officially begins.
I have already started dieting and working out and I am seeing some results. However, I can't lie to yall some of these other body imperfections - the stretchmarks, freckles and all that other stuff has got to go FAST.
I called my mother (my favorite beauty expert) and she gave me a list of great body makeup products. But we all know that purchasing the product is only half the battle. The real battle is applying it and making sure that it looks real. I searched the Internet for some body makeup tips and I found some really good tips from Tyrone Traylor makeup and beauty expert from I-Village.
Check it out:
With today’s revealing styles and naked legs, more and more women are using body makeup to cover up spider veins, freckles, nicks and bruises. (Don’t we all bump our legs constantly?) You may also want to use body makeup to even out your skin tone on your chest, legs, back or arms. If this is the case, remember that arms should match legs, and neck should match chest and back. It’s okay to use a sheer leg makeup (such as MAC’s Face and Body) a shade darker than your leg color if your arms are a little tan and your legs aren’t; but your legs should not be darker than your arms.
The key to making body makeup look real is: a) matching the color of your skin, and b) "setting" the makeup with powder. When covering a specific area of your skin that you would like to conceal, such as an age spot or spider vein, you need an opaque cream-based product for complete coverage. I love Dermablend (available in department stores) because it gives outstanding coverage and the people at the counter can help you find the right shade. When you buy the body makeup, don’t forget to always buy the clear
powder that is made to be used with it. Powder sets the makeup so that it won’t come off or smudge your clothing.
Applying the makeup is easy: Pat the concealer on the area you want to cover with a latex sponge, and blend into your skin; pat powder over makeup using a powder puff (you want to really saturate the area with powder); then brush off any extra powder with a wide, fluffy
powder brush. Dermablend sells a powder made specifically to "set" the color. By applying their products properly, you’ll have a finish that is nontransferable (won’t rub off) and waterproof. You will need an oil-based remover to clean the makeup