I highly recommend mineral makeup because it works on every skin type,
looks natural, feels light and airy and covers any flaw.
Read about more benefits.
If you've never heard of 100% Pure Australian Emu Oil...
You're in for a treat!
-After cleansing your face, gently pat dry, leaving a thin layer of
moisture on your face. Now pat in about 3 to 5 drops of emu oil
(depending on your skin type... use more for dry skin, less for oily
skin). Allow this to soak in for about 5 minutes.
If your face feels tight, apply some more. If your face feels
greasy, blot off the excess with a towel.
-Then, using a kabuki brush, begin buffing on your mineral makeup.
If you have relatively good skin, one or two layers will suffice.
If you don't have the world's greatest skin, then you might need to
apply two to four layers.
At this point, don't expect all your flaws to be covered. You
should have covered about 80% of your skin issues.
-Now, at this point, go back in with a concealer brush and touch up
any areas that need more help, using your same mineral foundation.
You can also use a concealer, which is thicker, if you prefer.
Areas you might need to cover up include: under eye area, upper eye
lid, acne, scarring, etc.
If you have large pores, tap some powder onto them, and then sweep
your brush downwards to smooth out the look of the large pores.
-Now, use your kabuki brush again and go back and TAP (not buff) on
a final layer of the mineral foundation all over. (If you swirl at
this point, you'll buff off all the hard work you just did).
Here are some tips for covering specific flaws.
Work with these steps for several days and you will figure out the
exact method you prefer. Some people require more coverage, while
others require less. Work WITH your skin, not against it.
At this point, your skin should appear flawless. You shouldn't see
any of your blemishes or flaws or bags or puffs. If you do, don't
lose heart. Just keep working with it until you get the hang of it.
Loose powder mineral makeup is VERY different from liquid
foundation. Sometimes it can take a day or two to get the hang of
it if you have very broken out skin.
But don't worry... it is the easiest makeup in the world to apply and
ANYBODY can do it. In fact, you'll soon learn that you can
virtually apply it in the dark and still end up with the same,
Tomorrow is about choosing the best makeup colors for your skin type.
This is KEY. You don't want to miss it.
It's Chandi, yet again!
Yesterday we discussed achieving a smooth, flawless look with mineral foundation.
If you were to go just out in public like that, you simply wouldn't look your best.
You need several more steps, including adding Color to the Face.
Your cheeks have a natural color to them. Also, if you've been in the sun, certain areas of your face (forehead, nose, cheeks, chin) will be slightly darker than the rest of your skin.
You want to mimic this with makeup.
Blush is just applied to the cheeks, with only a tiny amount swirled onto the rest of the face if desired. These usually come in pinks or peaches or rose shades.
Bronzer is applied to any area that the sun would naturally hit. These come in varying shades of brown.
Once you have achieved smooth-looking skin with the mineral foundation, pick up a large, fluffy powder brush.
Pick up a TINY amount of the blush and swirl well in your makeup jar lid.
Tap, sweep or swirl the blush onto your cheeks. Apply another layer if desired, but be careful to do this in good lighting, or you'll apply too much and look like a clown.
If you like, you can sweep the brush (WITHOUT picking up any more powder), across your forehead, nose and chin for a very subtle hint of color there. Be careful with this, though, as you don't want a pink nose, or peachy forehead. You just want a TINY hint of color.
Bronzers are applied just like blush, except you deliberately pick up more powder and apply to forehead, nose, chin, collarbone and cheeks, as desired. This will give you the look of a gorgeous, golden tan.
Again be careful not to apply too much, or you might end up looking ridiculous.
With either method, start with a small amount of powder and build up to the saturation you like.
**TIP: If you buy a loose powder blush or bronzer that is too dark,
tone it down by mixing in some of your loose powder mineral
OR, apply the blush to your cheeks first, and then apply your
foundation. Your cheeks will have a soft, subtle glow of color.**
For more info on either of these, see:
I hope you enjoyed today!
Today's lesson is all about creating the best look for your lips!
Without further ado, here were go!
Just like for your face, your lips need scrubbed as well. Use your
toothbrush, sugar or salt and scrub your lips every few days to
keep any dry skin off of them.
I recommend you do this at night, so that you can apply a thick,
luscious lip balm afterwards and go to sleep.
You will wake up with fabulous lips!
Now, for day time, you have several options.
-You can use lip balm for a soft, healthy glow. I recommend
this if you lead an active lifestyle or are a more natural type
**Stick with an all-natural brand if possible and try to avoid any
with petrolatum or petroleum products (like mineral oil) in them.
This type of ingredient will only clog your pores and cells,
suffocating your skin. It then becomes even more dry and you
become dependent on that product.
-If you feel you'd like a little more OOMPH to your look, try lip
gloss. These come in ALL colors and provide a wash of creamy color
to your lips, while also supplying good oils and butters to keep
the lips soft and supple.
Again, stick with all natural as much as possible. Buy at your local
health food store or online.
If you work in a very professional setting or any other place that
requires a more dressy look (or for nighttime!), use lipstick.
Creamy lipsticks will keep your lips softer, but won't last as long
throughout the day.
Long-lasting lipsticks will be firmer, so won't feel as creamy or
Take your pick.
Use all-natural whenever possible. Remember that whatever you put
on your lips, you ultimately end up eating. Yummy, huh?
**(It is estimated that the average woman eats 6 lbs of lipstick
in her lifetime.)
Fill your lips with lip liner, making sure to get a clean edge to
the outside of the lips. Then fill in with your matching lipstick
color, blot with a tissue or loose powder, and reapply the
Beautiful, long-lasting lip color.
I recommend choosing a shade that matches your blush or bronzer. It
doesn't have to be the SAME color, but it should at least
If you choose a warm toned blush, like peach, apricot, terracotta
or rust, then stick with a similar lip color.
If you choose a cool toned blush, like mauve, hot pink or blue red,
then stick with a similar lip color.
Color choosing was covered in Day 3 of the guide, but I really
wanted to stress it to you.
It will make your life so much easier!
For more information on lip balm, lip gloss or lipstick application, see:
Tomorrow is all about the eyes! You won't want to miss that...
this is the topic most women have trouble with.......
I hope to find you well today.
Did you know that most women are afraid of applying eye shadow?
Yep, it's true.
They are not sure what colors to use (see Day 3 of this course),
how to apply eye liner, what eye shadow shape they should use, etc.
There is absolutely a ton of eye makeup info here:
There you can learn about eye shadow application, eye liner tricks,
mascara, plus many incredible looks ranging from natural to
I really encourage you to take a look at it. It is one of the most
visited and enjoyed pages on our site!
Okay, I'll give a basic rundown.
First choose your colors, based on the info given in Day 3.
If in doubt, just about everyone can use brown eye colors
successfully, because they will mimic shadows on your face.
Before applying eye makeup, prime the area first by applying a
light layer of your loose powder mineral foundation all around your
eye, and up to your brow bone.
Then try two different looks to experiment. First, try a rounded
look. This is simply when you follow the natural, round contour of
your eye lid.
Then try a winged look. A winged look is a flaring triangle shape
that gets wider toward the outer corner of your eye.
Decide which you prefer. This will depend upon your face shape.
Once you are ready to apply your eye makeup, apply your shadow to
both eyes in the chosen style, either winged or rounded.
You can either apply the shadow to just the crease (fold) area, or
the crease and the lid area. This is just up to you.
Apply a lighter color like cream to your brow bone (right under
your eye brow).
BLEND WELL. This is KEY!! Smudge those edges until it all blends
Next apply eye liner (I prefer a pencil or loose powder with an
angled brush), to the upper and lower lash lines, beginning at the
outer corner of the eye and stopping about 2/3 of the way to the
inner corner. Leave it defined if you like, or smudge it for a
Mascara is next. I prefer blinc Kiss Me Mascara.. I've been using it for a couple months now and consider it the best
mascara I've tried! 100% NO smudging or smearing during the day; even in the humid climate I live in.
It comes in many colors like black, dark brown, medium brown, dark purple, dark green and dark blue...
What I like most about it, is that it slips right off your lashes when you wash your face at night!
Little tubes come off on your hand and rinse away... VERY cool.
After that, you're done. You can apply eye brow color if need be, but most
people don't need to.
For night time, apply your makeup heavier or use darker shades or even sparkly/shimmery colors!
Eye makeup is really so easy... don't make it harder than it is!
Just keep in mind:
Blend well, go with browns and creams if you can't decide on
colors, stay with mattes and neutrals for day, and save your darker
or shimmery colors for night.
Remember, I have provided a great deal of specific info on this page
and the links you find there:
Tomorrow is the final day of this mini course!
You won't want to miss it! I discuss the proper way to remove your
makeup , as well as the most important beauty tip ever!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this 7 Day Mini Makeup Course.
For more information on any of the subjects discussed, please see:
As a final few words, I'd like to quickly mention the importance of
properly removing your makeup.
I recommend an exfoliating cleanser at night and a very gentle
cleanser in the morning.
For example, you could use a microdermabrasion cloth with natural
soap at night.
Or, for very sensitive or mature skin, try a cream cleanser at night
and morning. Just remember to exfoliate at least weekly for this
Most other skin types can exfoliate gently each day and reap
Now for some final words...
The most important beauty tip you can ever remember is:
Beauty comes from within.
First, you must FEEL good about yourself. Learn to really love
yourself, including all of your flaws!
I dare you to smile into a mirror for 5 minutes and see if you
don't feel better!! Look at how cute you are!!! Nobody in the
WHOLE wide world has your exact facial features, plus hair color,
skin color and eye color!
Okay, okay, unless you are an identical twin!!!
Either way, you are unique and beautiful on the inside.
Secondly, what you put into your body will show up on the outside
of your body, if in excess.
If you load up on junk foods, mostly processed and cooked foods,
and sugar-laden concoctions, then don't expect your skin to glow
If you smoke, bake in the sun till you burn and have massive stress
in your life, then don't expect gorgeous skin.
You must take care of your self!! Eat proper foods. Eat as much
raw, living food as possible (so that it transfers its life to your
body). Eat foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
(Avoid processed foods as much as you can).
Just ask yourself... does this come out of the ground (or the sea) or
was this made in a lab?
Go as natural as possible.
To take it up another notch, go organic. Not only should your foods
be all natural, they should NOT be sprayed with fertilizers,
pesticides, or in the case of animal products, they shouldn't be
laden with hormones and antibiotics.
Buy natural, organic foods and you're off to a good start.
My favorite site for info on this is: http://www.mercola.com
If you are not sure where to even start on this, I highly recommend
several books including:
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
Nourishing Traditions is an excellent book for the beginner. It is actually a cookbook
with many health recipes and tips.
Each page has snippets of information about certain foods.
Also included are several sections in the front that describe the basic way you should be eating, including the correct oils and fats, carbs, proteins, sweeteners, etc.
To really learn all about this, I recommend this book:
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist many years ago who traveled the world in search
of health truth. What he discovered may surprise you.
The most primitive of societies had the most robust health! As soon as one of these
people would travel to a "modern" society and begin eating their food, their health
would inevitably decline... cavities would increase, sickness increased, and more.
So eat right, exfoliate regularly, moisturize twice daily, use only
quality makeups like mineral makeup, choose the colors that look
best on you to save time and money in the long run, and just HAVE
FUN WITH IT!
Congratulations for graduating from this 7 Day Mini Makeup Course!
I hope you enjoyed it!