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Frequently asked questions about the Prosperina Cosmetics brand and products

Firstly apply primer to a clean face will give you a good base to work on.  Finishing the makeup with the Prosperina Setting Spray will also help hold the makeup in place for a longer period of time.

The Setting Spray will also prevent the makeup from melting or settling into fine lines.

Firstly applying blusher with a fluffy brush and tapping the excess product off will help you to build a natural colour more gradually.  It’s best for the blush to make your cheeks look ‘flushed’ rather than too obvious and unnatural.

Apply to the apples of your cheeks, and then softly up to the ear diffusing the product out towards the edge of your face.

Using a lip liner will help trace the outline of the lip to make it appear cleaner when the lipstick is applied.  It prevents bleed-out if there are fine lines around the mouth.

A Lip Liner can also create a fuller looking lip if placed on the outside of the lip line – this is referred to as ‘over-lining’ the lip.

A lip liner can also help define a ‘cupids bow’.  To define the cupids bow, draw an ‘X’ on the top of the lip and follow the natural line of the lip down to the corners.

The barrier of the lip Liner will also block moisture from the face helping your lipstick to last longer.

The main benefit for makeup primer is to create a smooth base before you apply your foundation.  It also evens out skin tone and helps fill in lines and wrinkles.

It makes the pores appear smaller and reduces oil and shine so the makeup can sit on the skin better.

Shading the water line with a white Eye Liner will instantly make the eyes appear wider, brighter and more awake.  The white line inside the eye extends the white of your own eye and helps tone down redness on your the waterline.

First, you must determine whether your own complexion has warm (yellow) cool (pink) or neutral undertones.  One trick is to look at the veins in your wrist, if they appear blue or purple, you have cool undertones in your skin.  If you have green veins, you have warm undertones.  If they are a combination, you have neutral undertones.

You can test a shade of the foundation on bare skin on the lower face or neck.  Then outside in natural light, see if the colour blends into your natural skin tone.

The ultimate goal is for your foundation colour to make your skin look like your own skin but even better.

Your skin will always be warmer during the Spring and Summer seasons, when you are more active outdoors in sunlight.

During Autumn and Winter your skin will be paler, so using two foundation colours is recommended.

The 3-step Contour Pallet in the Prosperina range takes a lot of guess work out of choosing the correct colours to use.  Think of your face in levels; the deepest colour is used to create more depth on the face.  The bronzer colour being a blending colour with slightly less depth.  Your lightest colour being the highlighter and the area you want to bring forward on your face.  If you are looking for real ‘carved out’ facial features, you will want to apply the darkest colour under the cheek bones at an angle stretching from the top of your ear towards the corner of your mouth.

The closer to the edge of the mouth, the sharper the face will appear.  To create more definition in the nose, use the darkest colour on a smaller brush.  Crete two parallel lines up the nose and into the creases of your eyelids.  You can also create a sharper looking chin, by contouring along the jawline in a “V’ shape.  Adding the darkest contour colour to the temple area and lightly along the hairline, will again bring in more depth to the side of your face.  The areas to then highlight will be the centre of your forehead, down the bridge of your nose, and also the top of your cheekbones.  You may also want to lightly highlight the top of your cupids bow to help define that area.  The medium contour colour can be added to bring the look together and blend out the darker colour.

For a lighter more subtle daytime colour, just use the medium contour colour and highlighter.  Adding a final touch of blush to the ‘apples’ of your cheeks will give your face more dimension.

There is a fine line between a smokey eye looking great or looking like a Panda, my advice is to go with less product on your brush and blend as you go.

First apply a lighter shadow (grey or brown) all over your lid to create a base.  Then using a black or chocolate eye liner, line the eyelash line and smudge it out.  The liner can be applied to the lower lash line before smudging out with your finger or small brush to produce a finished smoky effect.

Using a dark shadow like charcoal or chocolate, apply a small amount in the corner of the upper eyelash line, and blend halfway across the eyelid.  Using a fluffy brush, blend out so no harsh lines appear.  Again it is better to apply less product and build up, to create a more intense look.  Keeping a cotton bud on standby is the ultimate clean-up tool if things go wrong.

Finish by applying 2-3 coats of black mascara.  For a more intense look, add black liquid eye liner to the upper eyelash line.

I don’t think you can go wrong with a dash of bronzer, black mascara, good eyebrows and a lip gloss. If you want to add more to this simple routine, apply a pencil liner across the eyelash line for more dramatic eyes.  Blush can also be applied quickly to add more dimension to your face.

Shimmer on the eyes will appear shiny, so should only be worn on the eyelid.  If it falls into the creases, it can draw attention to fine lines and wrinkles.  Therefore a mature eye should stay away from shimmery shadows that will reflect unflattering light around the eye.  A better option for the mature eye is to wear a matt eye shadow.  A matt textured Eye Shadow also works best when trying to achieve a simple and natural eye makeup look.  Using a combination of both shimmer and matt will add depth and detail to any look.

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