Colour correcting in makeup:

By including colour correction into your daily Makeup routine, you can get rid of any unwanted tones or skin discoloration in your skin, such as blemishes, pimples, blue or violet under eyes and liven up a sallow skintone. For an even skintoned-look, try out colour correcting before applying your foundation.

*PRO TIP: Don’t blend the colour correction away too much, but apply your foundation over it. Covering the undertones will neutralize the unwanted colour and give you a flawless look!

*Did you know: Colour correction originated from the Concealer-concept. Concealers were used to hide blemishes and skin imperfections. Since a concealer can cover imperfections, colour correctors were introduced by industry leaders and are now the current trend to achieve that much coveted flawless and even skintone.

#colourcorrectionrules

Krause, Rachel (2015-06-19). “4 Confusing Types of Concealer, Demystified”. StyleCaster. Retrieved 2019-03-27.

SETTING YOUR FOUNDATION WITH POWDER:

Most women underestimate the power setting your foundation with a translucent face powder. By applying a layer of powder to set the foundation, you can actually extend and preserve that freshly made up face look throughout the day. Whether you are an avid powder baking-fan, or opt for a subtle dusting of powder, you can avoid that 3 o’clock shiny face by setting your foundation.

*PRO TIP: Use a powder puff sponge to apply a thin layer of translucent setting powder to your foundation, using a rolling and pressing motion. This “presses” the powder into your foundation and sets it for a longer wearing ability. Remember to dust off any excess powder.

*Did you know: Translucent setting powders does not change the colour of your foundation. Tinted setting powders may change the colour by 1 to 1 ½ shades darker than what you applied.

#everythingthatswetmustbeset

Really great beauty tips from RuPaul”. Cosmopolitan. 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2016-03-16.

HEAT STYLING MYTH BUSTING:

Some people conversely believe that heat styling is only bad for your hair, but there are benefits too. The truth is that heat damage can be drastically reduced when applying a heat protector spray or lotion before using straighteners or tongs. This reduces the risk of split ends and can leave your hair sleek, shiny and healthy looking.

*PRO TIP: Use a heat protector spray on towel dried hair to prevent the dilution of the product. Comb through thoroughly and section your hair before blow-drying and style as usual.

*Did you know: Most women with curly or wavy hair that find the straightening process time consuming, opt for a Brazilian Blowout. This can last between 2-6 months and can save your time on heat styling your hair to achieve a sleek look. The best Brazilian Blowout aftercare is to use a sodium chloride free shampoo.

#bustinghairmyths

“Real Talk About Heat Damage”. Essence. September 29, 2015.

MAINTAINING YOUR COLOUR:

After Lockdown and the closing of salons, many of us were left with unkempt hair and outgrown roots. Many jokes had surfaced that we might lose the majority of our blondes as many had tried home-colouring products or experimented with Youtube tutorials. Not every experiment had turned out well. In a society that prides itself in looking well- groomed, we are so happy that salons are re-opening to correct those blotches.

*PRO TIP: DON’T cut or colour our own hair at home. Seek professional advice on colour corrections. Professional Hairdressers understand the underlying undertones of your hair and can rectify our Lockdown blunders like a boss!

*Did you know: the oldest known depiction of professional hair styling dates back 30 000 years ago. Since then we have become used to having our Hairstylists quickly accessible. The whole experience of going to a salon is exciting and becomes part of our lifestyle. #appreciateyourhairstylist

Sherrow, Victoria (2001). For Appearance’ Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming. Greenwood. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-57356-204-1.