Jun 11, 2013
I work in retail environment where the lights are harsh and bright. When I do my make up at home, I THINK it looks good. Just natural. I get to work and notice that under the fluorescent lighting, I look pale, uneven, and like I'm not really wearing ANY makeup! How do I fix this? Any hints or tips?
Florescent lighting in my opinion, is probably the most unflattering type of lighting in existence. it tends to wash out the skin and/or give give your skin a bluish-green tone. Fluorescent lighting also has the tendency to make your makeup look very heavy handed.
To counter balance that, try a foundation that has warmer undertones. Foundation that's too pink can look ruddy under bright fluorescent lighting. When it comes to color,instead of using very bright hues, I'd go with sheer, natural-toned shades, like peaches and roses. I'd also skip the black eyeliner; it can look too heavy, as can anything that is too blue or gray. Keep in mind that you don't want to go with colors that are too warm, like warm pigments found in bronzers or beige-hued shadows can actually look like mud under fluorescent tubes. Think warm, but sheer. Powdery products can look dull and really really cakey beneath fluorescent light. For a luminous touch, stay hydrated, always moisturize, and you might want to consider using creamy-based makeup products instead. :)
These are great suggestions! Thank you so much ladies. I'm going to skip out and find myself a mirror and do a little make up shopping! I was looking really cakey at times, I noticed it was particularly bad when I had a blemish and used concealer and powder on that spot. It would stand out so much more! I'm pretty new to the world of make up, and these are awesome tips. Once again, Thanks!!
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