My AVON Nailwear Pro Collection

These are my nail polish collection from Avon. I have Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Nailwear Pro in Plum Seduction, Attic Waters, Red Reveal, Forbidden Fudge, Starry Sky and Speed Dry 30 in Pronto Purple. I love the Avon Nailwear Pro Polishes. They are very pigmented and are easy to use. There is always a new line of nail polishes coming out. If you would like to order please let me know swtcndy404@gmail.com

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10 Beauty Tips You Must Know

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10. Wear white eyeliner in your waterline to make eyes appear less red.

9. Balance out shimmery eye with a matte lipstick.

8. You can use excess eye cream on your cuticles and your nails will be stronger.

7.  Always allow two fingers from your nose to where blush starts

6. For a nighttime look trace the upper and lower lashes with a dark eye-shadow and smudge with a blending brush.

5. To give your hair lift. Add volumizing spray to your roots before blow drying.

4. Wash your face with coconut water for clear glowing skin.

3. If you have thin lips to make your lips appear fuller. Use a neutral lip liner to line above your lips. Then apply your lipstick.

2. Got an oily T-zone? Use blotting papers to manage oil and shine.

1.  Build up your eyes by using different mascara formulas for example a lengthening mascara, then a curling mascara.

Top 5 Avon Beauty Products

These are some of my favorite Avon beauty products. This is my personal opinion and not a sponsored post I am an Avon Rep. These are my top 5 beauty picks.

1. Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation

I love this foundation. It has a pump which is really good so you don’t waste product. It is a must have for a newbie makeup artist. It gives full coverage and has a thick consistency.

2. Eye Dimensions eye shadow trio

Luminous, pure-color shadows layer and blend to sculpt eyes. Vibrant, silky formula wears for hours without creasing. .088 total oz. net wt.

It is smooth and shimmery. It is very pigmented.

3. Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion

Our #1 makeup remover! Moisturizes around delicate eye area as it whisks away makeup. 2 fl. oz.

It is a little oily feeling but it is oil free.

4. Ultra Color Lip Color

Wide color selection goes on smooth and moisturizing. It comes in different finishes in Soft Matte, Satin and Shimmer. The Soft Matte has a stuble shine. Satin is smooth, rich color and a satin shine. Shimmer has a slight shimmer.

5. Makeup Setting Spray

Sets makeup, fast drying and quick absorbing. It is infused with Vitamins A,C and E. I love my setting sprays and this.one I recommend you keep in your makeup bag or makeup artist kit. it has 2 flash oz.It’s very affordable.

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Why Models Should Hire a Makeup Artist

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Makeup by me on model Kennedi Rae

If you are a model who is just getting started as a model. It is very important to invest in yourself as a model if you plan on getting paid work. Investing in a great photographer is the first step. You also need to invest in a great hair stylist and makeup artist. These right people can really make or break your portfolio.

I know you are wondering why do I need to invest in all of that. By doing your makeup yourself you could loose getting potential jobs if you don’t wear makeup and decide to do it yourself it will show in the pictures. If you don’t know how to apply your makeup right or want to try a look you don’t know how to do it will cost you jobs.You can start on Model Mayhem to meet photographers, hair stylist and makeup artist. This is a great place to meet others in your area and build a portfolio.

The benefits of investing in yourself as a model are if you have paid for a professional photo shoot you are guaranteed your photos and will get high quality photos for your portfolio.

My personal story when I used to model I have had photo shoots unpaid time for trade and didn’t get any pictures from the shoot. I was so hurt and this also happened once for a photo shoot I did as a makeup artist.

I also suggest if you do a time for print deal. Have a written agreement with the photographer. Have in there how many images you had agreed to and how long it will take to get them back. Include the date of the photo shoot and location. Have a space for the photographer to sign and date.

Makeup artist have the education on lighting, ingredients, undertones, sanitation and more. Your makeup artist should keep up with trends. They should be able to educate you on trends and products if you have questions or at least be willing to find out the answer. When you hire a makeup artist and they are on location with you they know when to touch up your makeup and how to create different looks.

Makeup Sanitation For Makeup Artists

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Eyes:

Use disposable mascara wands.

Never double dip into the mascara.

That can cause pink eye, herpes or other infections.

Mascara and eyeliner should be discarded every four to six weeks highly recommend or replace every four to six months.

Cream Products:

When getting out cream products Use a palette knife or spatula

Use 90% rubbing alcohol to sterilize after each use.

Powder Products:

Wipe powder products with a tissue after each use. Try Beauty So Clean for cleaning powder products. Face powders, bronzers, powder products replace after a year.

Foundations:

Replace your foundations every six months. Use foundations with a pump they last longer than liquid foundations without a pump. Foundations which are a cream foundation use a spatula and scoop out a small amount on a stainless steel palette.

Lips:

Lipstick, lip liner and glosses are good for two years. Use a spatula to get product off the tube and put it on a stainless steel palette.

Tools:

Use alcohol to sanitize tweezers, scissors, and lash curlers.

Brushes:

Wash your brushes each night after each use. Have at least three sets of brushes when working on multiple clients. Spot clean with a makeup brush cleaner like Cinema Secrets or Parian Spirit to spot clean. Deep clean and sanitize when you get home.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation

I love the new Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. I had the original Fit Me but I looked like a grease ball in my T-zone. I like this foundation I love how it feels on my skin. It doesn’t have a strong scent. You can build up the coverage. I use two shades 330 Toffee Caramel and 355 Coconut. I wish there were a few more shades for women of color. Overall I would recommend trying this foundation. It doesn’t transfer. I do need to touch it up if I have sweated but it lasts for a decent amount of time. I would recommend this to combination or oily skin ladies. If you have dry skin try the dewy fit me foundation.

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