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3 days ago

Bella L.

Thank you so much Jacqueline Ill defiantly check the powders out thanks :D

3 days ago

Jacqueline H.

Anytime. :)

3 days ago

Laurel W.

Very helpful thanks so muck.

3 days ago

Jacqueline H.

Anytime. :)

3 days ago

Bella L.

Thank you Jacqueline I actually do use a primer its the smashbox photo phinish blemish control and my foundation is a matte finish because I tend to have oily skin do you know any good powders I could possibly purchase that will have a nice cover and a photo finish I have many acne scars and I try my best to hide them srry to bug you thank you :D

3 days ago

Jacqueline H.

Anytime Bella. You know, check out an HD powder like RMS's Un Powder or a cheaper alternative would be Elf's Hi Def powder. These powders are perfect for oily skin because they meld with the skins sebum on contact,and they are not nearly as heavy looking or feeling as traditionally talc milled powders are.

3 days ago

Natalie T.

Hey Jacqueline, I have a pretty strange question but I have a feeling if anyone can answer it properly, it would be you. SO, I work at a funeral home as an embalming apprentice and funeral director. Since we have an extremely high call volume, we do all of the makeup in house and don't hire a professional to come in on a case by case basis. Since I started training, I've been doing the makeup since I'm not licensed in embalming yet (& can only do more simple surgical work at this time in my training). I also happen to be the most adequate at makeup application among the staff so they have me doing a majority of the cosmetic work. I have a HUGE problem with the cosmetics they use. While I will probably invest in a more varied kit once I'm actually hired and put on payroll after my clinical education hours are up, I feel lip colors are such a problem right now, I would like to invest in products ASAP. The funeral home has a variety of lipstick, but they all seem to be extremely inappropriate for creating a natural (living) lip look. They have a lot of "donated" lipstick and Revlon shades... most of which have shimmer or a satin finish. Even IF the tone is correct, the finish makes the person look ridiculous... especially when its a male! They do not have many (if any) matte or shine free lip products in more natural lip shades. Is there any palette or type of product that I can buy in order to achieve a natural lip pigment color with a natural finish? I'm assuming a palette will be the way to go since I can mix colors to achieve more flattering and accurate lip colors for each individual I work on instead of applying one standard shade (as the funeral home has me doing right now). Please help me find the right products to replicate a natural, living lip look. I feel like its disrespectful to slap one standard (and not always appropriate) color and every single person, I just want to do my best to make people look as wonderful as possible for their grieving families.

I don't know if this extra information will help, but here are a few possibly useful pieces of information:
-I do have a theatrical costume shop in the area where I buy Ben Nye and Mehron products, but its a big of a schlep, so I haven't gone there yet to see if they have any palettes or anything that may suit my needs. They have also offered to order any products from the manufacturer that is not in stock at their retail location.
-I'm open to ordering online
-I would LOVE if the products were a little cheaper, I will be more open to purchasing higher end or more expensive kits when they put me on payroll after my clinical hours are up. But price is not a deal breaker, as I feel this is important.
-Most of the cases I work on are Caucasian... we have the occasional Asian American, but most deeper skin tones are taken care of by an African American run funeral home down the street... so I don't need the most varied palette.




Again, I know this is kind of a weird request, but I would really appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction or suggest some natural looking lip products. I know that's a lot of strange info, so thanks for taking the time to read through it.

Hope you're doing well!
 Natalie

3 days ago

Jacqueline H.

Hi Natalie; Very interesting question, and one that has never been posed to me before. Please forgive my ignorance, and please correct me if I am wrong but when someone has been embalmed, it can make the departed persons lips look like they disappeared, and you essentially have to build a lip shape up right?

In my opinion, a really really good palette to use to create a 'living looking' lip would be Viseart's Muse Nudes 01 palette. You can blend the shades to create custom realistic looking living lip shades. This palette's lip colors have no sheen, shimmer or high gloss to them, just a nice realistic looking muted finish to them...Totally natural looking. This is is usually an $80 palette;however, it'son sale at camera ready cosmetics for $47.99. http://camerareadycosmetics.com/pro...

Ben Nye's Cream Contour Palette. This would also be an excellent choice because the texture is perfect and the color range is just great. I use this palette on the lips,eyes and cheeks all the time. It may be a wise investment for you seeing as this palette is so multifunctional. It's normally $80,but you can get it through camera ready for $64
http://camerareadycosmetics.com/pro...

I have also seen BH cosmetics 32 color lip palette for like $16. Personally, I have never used the product,and I don't know how it looks on the skin. I have however worked with both the Viseart and Ben Nye Palettes, and they both would give you very very nice results.

Allow me to say this, considering what you are in training for, I think you have to have an incredibly empathetic sense about you. I know you want the departed to look as natural and as peaceful as they possibly can because it is the last image that family and friends will have of their loved one. It is an incredibly important and caring thing that you do, so thank you. :)

3 days ago

Bella L.

Hiya Jacqueline how are you I'm hoping your having a great day but I wanted to ask you because your really good with makeup a quesyion. my question is my foundation keeps looking cakey and I feel its the way I apply it and my powder do you have any good brushes and powders that give my face a flawless finish thank you for your help :D

3 days ago

Jacqueline H.

Hi Bella; Cakey or cake face is usually an application issue. Think of it this way, foundation is meant to cover up only your uneven spots like the cheeks, around the nose and the chin. Once the foundation is in place, you can then go back to any areas that need additional coverage with concealer.

The finish of the foundation that you use can also contribute to cake face. A matte face/finish is just not a youthful, dewy face; It's a heavier looking powdered look. The goal is to make the skin appear dewy and as youthful as possible, so make sure that you are properly moisturizing your skin prior to application.

The key to creating and maintaining an even skin tone is to create a barrier between your skin and the foundation by applying a primer. A foundation primer works in the same way as paint primer does, it settles in your pores, fine lines and wrinkles and evens over pimples so that your foundation glides on smoothly.
If you don't have a primer, moisturizer works as well. I use Embryolisse's Lait Creme Concentre.(You can purchase it here on Beautylish. It's fantastic.)

Cake face also happens when when someone is wearing the wrong foundation shade. You want the foundation to blend in seamlessly with your skin color. I usually use 2 different shades: one for summer when my skin is darker and then a lighter shade in winter. You can mix the two in spring and fall, and it totally matches. Afew things that may help too: Go with a sheer liquid rather than a powder foundation if you have dry skin. If you have oily skin, go for an oil-free tinted moisturizer or foundation, and keep blotting papers on hand (I use Tatcha Blotting Papers) to blot your skin as the day wears on. This really does help keep your makeup in place so you won't have to add additional product for touch ups throughout the day.

If you have dry skin, it's very important to keep skin hydrated and moisturized all day long. I like to spray mineral water (Evian Brumisateur) on my face to add moisture. I will also dot on a bit of moisturizer on any cakey looking spots and lightly tap the area with my index finger to even the spot out. Works like a charm.

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Professional Makeup Artist
Era/Period/Stage and Theater Design Consultant.

Graduate of Cinema Makeup School Specializing in:

Makeup for Film and Television
SFX Makeup
Period Makeup
Stage/Theater Makeup
Corrective Makeup
Hi-Fashion Photographic Print Makeup
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Fantasy Makeup
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