Esthetician and Make-up Artist, Shanette Seipt, Founder
of L'Exquisite Inc, tells you about the tips and trends in
Makeup this Holiday Season in an exclusive interview.
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Does Makeup for Winters require any special care?
First of all you must always prepare
your skin first by cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Morning
and night. Use a sunscreen every day even during the winter
Foundations are useful to even out the skin tone. I recommend a
good quality dual foundation. It's a combination of liquid and
powder in one compact. It's easy to use and gives perfect
coverage without feeling heavy. They are usually oil free and
contain a sunscreen. The foundation should match the skintone on
your neck. Apply it all over with a big powder brush. Use a
smaller brush or a latex wedge to apply it under your eyes and
on top of your eye lids.
What are the makeup trends for this season -- Winter
biggest trend this season are bronzing products. With a few
products you can create a whole new look in minutes.
Start with a Bronzer. They are
available in various forms. Personally I prefer the powder
compact with a bit of shimmer for that healthy glow. It's
perfect for day and night and often eliminates the need for
foundation. It can be applied with a big powder brush or a latex
Bronzing suits every skin tone from
dark to pale at any age. It gives a gorgeous, smooth, sun
tanned, shimmery look without looking overdone. Compliment the
look with a bronze nail polish, a bronze or gold lipstick or
Lip-gloss, a suitable Lip liner, some glimmer eyeshadow and
you're on your way to bedazzle.
Holiday season is a season for parties. New Years -- which
look is 'in' this season?
Shimmer, Shimmer and Shimmer!
Use shimmery eyeshadows on top of your
lids in combination with matte if you want. Use a Highlighter
under the brow bone, on your cheeks, or on your shoulders. A wonderful
and easy way to create this look is by using "Sparkle Dust".
It's subtle and very effective. It looks great in your hair as
well. Gold and silver tones are very in.
Trendy shimmer lipstick colors range
from gold, to deep red and wine shades to earth tones.
And for those who do not want to experiment with the
Lightly dust some dual foundation all
over your face first. Use matte, neutral eyeshadows. Apply a
peach or earth tone blush just under your cheek bones and blend.
Suggestion for a very simple, classy, yet effective look: Apply
a light peach or orange eyeshadow all over your eyelid. Apply it
from the lashline to the brow. Outline your eyes around the
lashline with a charcoal or dark colored eye pencil or eyeshadow.
Smudge it with a Q-tip and apply 2 coats of mascara. This will
work for almost anyone.
If your skin is very dark use a bright orange eyeshadow with a
gold, silver, or other bright colored eye pencil.
Matte red lipsticks make a big comeback this season. The most
popular shade is bright red. Of course you can tone it down to a
less vibrant red as well. Use a red lipliner to outline your
lips first for a finished look. That's a very classy look.
What are the best ways to do up nails for the season?
Artificial nails are of course always
in. Natural nails should be short and filed straight across.
Make sure that the edges aren't sharp.
Trendy nail polishes range from bronze to wine or burgundy, to
earth tones. Your lipstick and nail polish doesn't have to
match, but should be from the same color family.
Jazz up your nails by adding a stripe
of glitter polish on each nail. If you have rhinestones,
decorate one nail by sticking one or more of the stones into wet
nail polish. Seal it with clear polish.
What steps should be taken to ensure proper removal of
Removing Makeup is a very important
step. Your skin cells renew themselves at night. Make a point of
not going to bed with your makeup on, no matter how tired you
are. Negligence plays havoc with your skin. Use a makeup remover
to take off your makeup, then follow with a good cleanser, toner
If you don't have a makeup remover, put
a drop of Baby oil or Almond oil on a moist cotton pad and
remove your makeup that way.
What beauty care regime would you suggest for Winters?
I recommend treating yourself to a
facial at least 4 times a year to keep your skin in top
condition. Use a gentle facial scrub once or twice a week and a
richer moisturizer during the winter months or if your skin
feels dry. Use good quality skin care products for your skin
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