How to Apply concealer the right way

The right way to apply concealer | elodiebeauty.com Concealer can leave you looking flaky 

As we age, our skin becomes more and more dry. This is mainly because of hormonal changes and a decrease in oil production. Since the skin under the eyes is naturally thinner, it’s the first area of the face to be get dry and wrinkly (*sigh*).

To make things worse, when we apply concealer the dry flaky skin and fine lines can become even more obvious.

How to cover dark circles and get a flawless under eye: 

  1. Always prime the under the eyes with a hydrating serum. This ensures the area is plump and moist, without adding greasy oils. Try: Consonant’s HydrExtreme 
  2. Apply a natural, alcohol-free foundation as a base to help prime and even-out the skin tone. (Many foundations and concealers contain alcohol which will dry out the skin even more!) Try: Sappho’s Essential Foundation (I use ‘Leisha’)
  3. Using a brush (or your fingers!) apply a small amount of colour corrector on the darkest areas. Try: Fitglow’s Eye Bright
  4. Starting at the inner corner, apply a creamy concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eye (don’t apply a full sweep of colour under your whole eye area, this will make you look like a racoon!) Use your finger to gently pat it in. Avoid smearing it around. Try: Alima Pure’s Cream Concealer (I use ‘Pearl’).
  5. Finish off by applying a little bit of concealer on your eye lid to even out the skin tone.

Watch the video to see the step by step!

The Top Makeup Trends for Fall 2017

 

Fall 2017 Makeup Trends | elodiebeauty.com

This Fall’s hottest Makeup colours with well.ca

This fall, it’s all about burnt sienna, scarlet auburn, and rich burgundy. Every year vampy lips are popular (think: oxblood, wine, burgundy), but the 2017 fall makeup trends are shifting more to the orangey – brown shades.

No need to buy 10 different shades of eyeshadow and lipstick though, monochromatic colouring is very popular and the same shade can be used for the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Eye Shadow

  • A combo of scarlet auburn and metallic gold is all over the beauty feeds of Youtubers and Instagramers (Try: Pure Anada Loose Luminous Eye Colour in Marsala and Champagne).
  • Powder blues are also very popular, especially as an accent liner (Try: Pure Anada Loose Luminous Eye Colour in Bahama Blue, Crocus, or Zuzu Liquid Liner in Azure).

Lip Colour

  • Lip colour is harkening back to the 90’s with burnt sienna and deep shades of mauve -brown (Try: Axiology lipstick in Infinite, Bad, or Identify)
  • Two-toned, ombre lips are also showing up everywhere! Try using a darker lipstick (or liner) for the outer lips and fill the centre in with a lighter colour. (Try: Axiology lipstick in Bad and Instinct).

*Note: In the video I was using Axiology lipstick which is VERY creamy! Instead, I would recommend using a liner or a matte lipstick for the outer line. I also had no makeup brushes. Make your life easier and use the brushes! 🙂 

Nails

  • Dark blue-green nail polish is hot this fall! (Try: Pacifica 7 Free Nail colour in London Tom Boy). 
  • Dark burgundy is also a tried and true classic. (Try: Pacifica’s, Red Red Wine)
  • For a neutral look, light grey and translucent whites are also very popular. (Try: Pacifica’s, Wonderland).

Pacifica Nail Polish Fall Colours | elodiebeauty.com

Watch the Full Video with well.ca here:

The Right way to remove your Eye Makeup

The Right Way to Remove Eye Makeup | elodiebeauty.com

Protect your eyes from premature aging!

We’ve all been there where the end of the day comes around and we just want our eye makeup OFF!

Scrubbing and tugging at the delicate eye area can cause damage over time contributing to those pesky fine lines and wrinkles — not to mention losing precious eye lashes!

I don’t want to presume anything . . . but you’re probably removing your eye makeup all wrong. I was the same way until I got into this whole skincare biz.

The RIGHT way to remove eye makeup

Before you cleanse your face:

  1.  Saturate a cotton pad in eye makeup remover or oil. If your product is creamy or an oil, soak the cotton and in water first.
  2. Place the cotton pad on your eye(s) and let sit for 20-30 seconds (or longer if you have the patience and/or are wearing waterproof mascara!). This should help dissolve a lot of your mascara, eyeliner, etc.
  3. Swipe the cotton pad down the eyelid first to remove the majority of makeup, then do a few circles counter-clockwise, or eye in the direction of your eyebrow.
  4. Dip a new cotton pad in water and repeat step 3.
  5. Dip a cotton swab in water and go around the eye to remove any excess product .

Watch the video to see the full routine! 

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Face serum vs. Face oil: What’s the Difference?

well.ca with Seanna Cohen Skin Care Therapist

Read the ingredients

Confused about serums and oils? Which is which? These days, many brands call their products ‘serums’. Don’t get caught up on titles. Look at the ingredient list to figure out the difference between a serum vs. an oil.

A serum contains water-soluble ingredients like aloe, fruit extracts, or hyaluronic acid. An oil or blend of oil contains ingredients like jojoba, rosehip, seabuckthorn, and argan. Always apply the lightest products first (like a serum with water soluble ingredients), and work your way to the heaviest products (like your oil blends). 

Face serum vs. oil

A serum in the traditional sense of the word is a water soluble product. It contains highly concentrated ingredients that are meant to target specific skincare concerns like, dehydration, pigmentation, or fine lines. It’s like a specialized treatment, or multi-vitamin for your face. Apply these immediately after cleansing and toning (before moisturizer).

Oils are sourced from a number of therapeutic plants. Just like serums, oils target specific skincare concerns, but also act as a natural barrier for the skin to protect, heal, and nourish. Apply these last. Oil are the last line of defence against the elements and environment.

Watch this!

In this video with well.ca, I explain the difference between the two types of products and when to use either one. Have a watch!