When I first found Z．Palette , I literally did a happy dance. It made my job even easier, neater, more organized and prettier. Sure, most make-up artists end up with tons of products in their make-up kit, ... but all we need is the makeup, not all that packaging. All the bulky makeup makes it’s just impossible to carry everything to every make-up job. And in truth, I'm use certain colors all the time and other colors most of the time and a few of the colors on special occasions... but that does not mean that I don't want to have them all with me....In fact, I guarantee that if I edit my kit before a gig and I leave a color home. The day of the job, I'm thinking to myself while I'm working, shit I really wish I had brought the Dune Bronzer by Laura Mercier for this gig....
Why are these great? It's simple. They work perfectly. I can condense and organize my make up by my rules. My kit is so tight and still packed with all the products I really must have with me on every job. Second reason, they come in clear lid top, so right away I can tell which ones have what colors inside without labeling them on the case top.
Another great thing, it's magnetic. Because it is an empty magnetic palette. If the makeup is packaged with magnetic case they pop perfectly into these Z – Palettes. There are no slots just an empty palette. Also, I can easily remove my eye shadows, blushers, concealers ect... when it's time to replace them. Lastly, You can include de-potted the eye shadows / blushes ect that are in non-magnetic cases because they provided you with “Pre-Cut Magnetic Stickers”. You attached the metal stickers to the bottom and then they will adhere to the palette. This is definitely a great tool to use if you are looking to condense your make-up kit!
Tip: Make sure to label the names of the shades after your depot them, so when you are finished with a particular color, you will know what to purchase for the refill.
As seen in the image below, Z．Palettes makes 4 different sizes, which provides more versatility for regular make-up consumers use, or for professional use. Make sure to check out their Tips & Tricks page so you know what can be customized better inside with the popular cosmetic brands in the market.
Red lips are a head turner. They are a holiday party all by themselves! You can easily work all day and keep your eye makeup minimal and put on a red lip and just like that you are fabulous. And guess what there is a red lipstick for every skin tone. A deep red pout is bold and beautiful but to get perfect red lips is a tricky business. Also the rest of the makeup needs to be very toned down and muted because we want to highlight our lips. A lot of women still struggle with the eternal question of how to wear a lipstick with perfection and what makeup to pair with it. In this makeup tutorial I will teach you how to first line your lips with a red lip pencil or lip liner and then apply lipstick straight from the bullet or brush. You can always use these steps for pink, orange, nude, coral lipsticks. In fact this is a very universal guide. Even if you are not a makeup beginner I’m sure you can learn a few tips and tricks from this step by step lipstick application tutorial.
How To Apply Red Lip Pencil:
Step 1. Exfoliate your lips. We don’t want any flakiness or dry skin on lips. Apply a thin layer of lip balm to moisturize lips.
Do the rest of the face then. The lip balm needs to be on for like 15-20 minutes to condition lips.
Remove the lip balm and apply foundation or a concealer on lips with a finger or lip brush. It will hide lip pigmentation and create a blank canvas for lip painting.
Now take your cupid’s bow as starting point and make a slant line.
Step 4: Do it again from the other side of the cupid’s bow.
Step 5: Just below your cupid’s bow, mark a straight line. That should be the lowest point of your lips.
Step 6: Map out tiny dots near the edges to create a map for your lip line. This way you will do lesser mistakes while shaping and lining your red pout.
Step 7: Now fill in your lips using the lip liner using same short strokes. Using a lip pencil underneath the lipstick will make it last longer.
Step 8: This is how your lips should look like post the lip filling using the red liner.
Step 9: Blot it with a tissue and go over again if you have left any spaces.
Step 10: Apply lipstick on top and dust with powder and blot and apply again. Using a lip brush or directly from the bullet, whichever way you are comfortable with, apply a nice red lipstick onto the lips. I love Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Harlow Red.
Step 11. You can stop right here but if you have thin lips then apply a little red or clear lip gloss at the middle of the top and bottom lip. Don’t apply it all over your lips!
And ta da perfect and sexy red lips. Now pout, pout and pout some more.
Step 12: Take a little concealer on a brush and clean up the edges. Red lips are all about clean skin and perfectly shaped lips.
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