Holiday Tip: Update your look by adding either the Pure juice highlighter or your favorite face gloss to eyes, cheeks and lips for a festive, glowing shimmer!
On those days when you don’t feel like doing your usual makeup routine, here are the tried and true steps to make your skin glow, wake up your eyes, liven your lips and generally look fantastic in a New York Minute!
1. Get Sun Smooched!
The sheer, supernatural color will make you look like you just got off the plane from a sun drenched vacation! It’s NOT a self tanner, so you can control the color and it washes off at the end of the day. Choose Light for fair skin, Medium for medium or olive complexions and Dark for already tan or caramel skin tones.
Sun Smooched Bronzers >
2. Wake up your Eyes!
Apply a moist concealer ALL AROUND ENTIRE EYE AREA – lash line to brow bone too. Most of us have darkness above the eye too. Concealer will bring your eyes forward, hide dark circles and redness and act as a base for any eye makeup. Concealer is your friend. Nothing perks up tired eyes like it!
Skin Sticks >
*If you need an added boost to wake up your eyes after applying concealer, add the Pure Juice Highlighter across eye lids, focusing on inner corner of your eyes, near the tear ducts, where the darkness is most intense. This will make you look like you slept for eight hours even if you haven't!!!
Then define your eyes and draw attention away from any bags or puffiness by lining upper lash line with The Perfect Eye Wand Liner. Simply draw the perfect neutral mahogany color along upper lash line. Then flip the wand over and draw the neutral eye shadow end onto the crease of your eyes for a flawless day look, or draw the shadow end over entire eye lid for the world’s fastest smoky eye!
Perfect Eye Wand Liner >
Add One Stop Shopping Mascara to upper lash line and your eye lift is complete!
3. Luscious Up Your Lips
Apply lipstick, then liner for a softer line that won’t leave you with “ring around the lip” Next, add a shimmery gloss in a lighter color than your lipstick to the center of your lower lip, blending back and forth. The gloss gives added poutiness to your lip and the resulting look? Juicy & Kissable!
To consolidate and get this multi-dimensional look in a simple step, choose the 2Lips Lip Gloss. Since it’s a gloss, line your lips first. The matching pencil is in the cap!
After lining your lips, sweep on the gloss and you’ve got lip perfection!!
Tried and True Professional Secrets
Here are some tried and true professional secrets that Ramy has used on photo shoots, runway shows, television and film...
Apply mascara to Top lashes only! This will lift your eye dramatically and give you a clean, less made-up look! Mascara on lower lashes only "drags" the eye down and draws attention to fine lines, dark circles and bags!
To find the perfect shade of blush, sweep the blush over your eyes. If it looks good, it's the right shade for you. If it doesn't look good on your eyes, it won't look good on the rest of your face either! Once you find the correct shade, sweep it over your eyes to make eye color pop-over eyeshadows or alone!
The best way to apply blush: Smile, and sweep the blush from the apple of your cheeks up to your hairline, ending outside your eye area. Then work the blush brush back and forth outside the eye area so that the strongest point of color is there. This also gives the face a lift! For a cream gel blush, like my Juicy Cheeks or Hint of a Tint...in a Pot!, apply a dab of blush to the apples of your cheeks as you smile, then blend upwards using your fingers.
Use a darker liner for the upper lashline, and a lighter color (Neutral Impact! or Plum Loco) on your lower lashline. This also lifts the eyes because when someone looks at you, their eyes are drawn to the darker color.
This model illustrates the RAMY beauty therapy® philosophy: People should notice you, not your makeup. She is wearing the classic face of makeup including:
- liqui-powder elixir (Porcelain Doll)
- skin stick concealer (# 2)
- Pure Radiance Pressed Powder
- eye shadow (Shadow end of Perfect Eye Wand)
- eyeliner (Liner end of Perfect Eye Wand)
- One Stop Shopping Mascara
- Alive! Blush
- Pure Juice Highlighter!
But each person can pick and choose products to suit her special needs!
Anything you apply to fill your eyebrows, whether pencil, shadow or Miracle Brow!; always brush it through. This removes the excess product and blends what's left behind. You're left with a perfect looking eyebrow, not a made-up looking eyebrow.
For more brow tips, check out the brow tips page.
Apply lipstick first, then apply lipliner. You will get a softer line, since the pencil will blend more smoothly than it would on a bare lip. This way, the lipstick and the pencil will blend away together, so you won't end up with "ring around the lip"! Once lipstick is applied, you can also better judge where you need pencil, and how to best shape lips!
If you want to build up the shape of your lips, to make them appear fuller, the trick is to stay in the "realm of reality"! Stay on your lipline and build the shape subtly, anything more will look artificial. If using the 2Lips, or a gloss, line the lips first, then add the gloss as it's difficult to line the lips once gloss is applied.
Also use Pure Juice! Highlighter directly under your lower lip and between the peaks of your upper lip. The highlight effect gives the illusion of fuller lips!
To take your day look into evening instantly:
Enhance the (Perfect!) liner on your upper lashline, add Pure Juice Highlighter! to your eyes, cheeks, lips and collarbone. You can apply a darker shade of lipstick if desired.