experimented as most teenage girls with blue eye shadow and turquoise liner. It never became part of my daily routine as it seemed frivolous. When it came to my prom night I completely forgot to wear makeup.
When I first started doing makeup in aesthetics school I found all the rules overwhelming. Thankfully I had an instructor who encouraged us to be creative and explore. Since then I
have come to appreciate the "rules" as guidelines and I like to encourage my clients to experiment.
The other side of makeup that had never crossed my mind until I studied skin care, and began to see trends in skin conditions, is that good quality makeup protects skin from sun
damage. I began to look at makeup differently then. It wasn't just a mask or disguise, nor just an accessory to an outfit. The ingredients and quality of the makeup, not just the colour or sparkle, became a standard that needed to be upheld. I threw out the blue eye shadow.
I was in business for almost two years before finally finding a product I was happy with that I could feel confident to recommend to my clients and wear myself. I had taken time researching ingredients, companies, trends and needs. Before there were books written on lipsticks and their ingredients I found Pure Anada. They have been a perfect fit, and the products are now recognised and recommended by other makeup gurus (not just me:).
I have gone from never wearing makeup to making sure I put on my tinted moisturiser and foundation before going out. Not only does it even my skin tone and brighten my face but more importantly it is protecting my skin.
And colour and sparkle? Well who doesn’t like a little fun. Although I tend to be conservative in my daily wear I do like to play with colours on special occasions.
And for those of you who love colour, Pure Anada puts out some great colours to play with. I continue to be impressed with the products as they come out with new items.
The Pressed Eye and Cheek powders arrived this week so those of you who
are afraid of the messy loose powders need to check these out.
And if you still have that pressed shimmer blue eye shadow from the 80s it is time to throw it out. Not because you can’t wear blue shimmer, you can do anything you want with makeup, it is an artful expression, but because makeup really should be used within 6 months (mascara) to two years (loose powders) depending on what it is used for and what the ingredients are.