Beauty on the Go: Teacher make-up tips
Teachers are always on the go with long, busy schedules that leave little to no room for make-up. With the help of make-up artist and owner of Elite Pro Skincare and Makeup, Claudia Buchanan-Morris, teachers can create a look within 15-20 minutes that will leave them looking beautiful for the day's hassle.
According Buchanan-Morris, "the beauty of the makeup is really in how you apply it. To do a basic makeup there are a few items that I recommend for teachers or any other professional who is always on the go but still wants to add a little spunk and beauty to their clean, sophisticated look."
1. Makeup base or primer. This is generally applied before your foundation. The purpose of the primer is to allow for smooth application and longevity of the make-up. "Teachers are generally in an environment that requires them to move around quite often and sometimes the environment can be very hot and humid, especially days closer to the summer. So I highly recommend a good primer," Buchanan-Morris says.
2. Get a foundation (liquid, cream or powder) that is lightweight and won't feel heavy on your face. While persons may be concerned about their skin type, acne or blemishes, today's growth in makeup quality provides lightweight, full coverage foundation that will cover blemishes and spots without making it appear cakey. "I can hear the teachers agreeing with me because I know the environment which they are in can create stress and cause acne and blemishes," Buchanan-Morris added.
3. Setting powder and spray. The setting powders can either be loose or compact. As the name suggest, this is used to set your foundation or to keep it in place. As for a setting spray, it further helps to keep your makeup in place and looking fresh all day.
4. If you are someone that has dark circles, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes, including a concealer in your makeup kit is a smart choice. The purpose of the concealer is to cover those imperfections and to give the illusion that they do not exist, which is perfect for teachers.
5. Avoid using black eye brow pencils to draw a line in the brows. This can make the makeup application appear harsh, especially if it is not done properly. "As a makeup artist, I recommend a dark brown, light brown or dark grey, depending on your skin tone and instead of drawing a line on your face, I recommend that you lightly shade or fill in your eyebrows," Buchanan-Morris expresses.
6. Eye Shadow- You always want to maintain a soft eye makeup as a teacher or in the workplace. Use eye shadows that are more on the neutral side, the browns, greys etc.
7. Choose an eyeliner that will last, preferably black. The trick to having a clean/soft look is to apply the eyeliner directly on the water line and not under the water line.
8. Mascara will add that extra pop to the eyes!
9. A soft matte colour that will last throughout the day or a simple nude lip gloss are good choices for teachers.
For more information on these looks and how to beautify yourself for any occasion, contact Claudia Buchanan-Morris. Claudia Buchanan-Morris Owner of Elite Pro Skincare and Makeup
Tel: (876) 403-3781