Dec 13, 2012
A local charity that provides prom dresses for girls in need asked me to help with the girls hair and makwup. Im not a makeup artist and I've had no training. I know some of what I need like sterilization, a mixing palette, foundations for different skin tone and types. The majority of the people in my area are African American or Hispanic and I really have no idea what colors look best on their skin tones or what type of skin they generally have. . . Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Dec 18, 2012
Check out Bobbi Browns Makeup Manual. I got one at Barns and Noble for like 13 bucks. It has EVERYTHING you are looking for! I promise you!
Jan 02, 2013
Not sure when your event is - sorry if if this is too late.
Check out Sam Fine's dvd or Iman's book "The Beauty of Color". They are really helpful guides.
Does the charity have a budget for makeup? If not, go to your local Sephora or MAC (with a letter on the non-profit's letterhead) and ask if they will donate some makeup for the event. Ask the charity to offer "credit" to the cosmetics company in any flyers or event info they send out. You may have to get in touch with their PR Dept to get approval.
As far as sterilization, you can get a mixing palette and spatula at a local art supply store. Scoop and work from that.
Feel free to email me and I can answer any more specific questions you may have.
Jan 09, 2013
Aww, I'm late to this. I hope it was a success.
I wish I lived near you, I would've donated my services for something like this.
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