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What's your personal style? Profaces, a group of professional make-up artists, provides beauty tips for the working woman

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THE PROFESSIONAL make-up artists of the Profaces team have been doing make-up and hair in fashion, video and films for over 15 years.
   They work with models and celebrities and do image consulting work. The advantages to this business are they are consistently aware of the current fashions and styles.
   In the last few years, they started teaching corporate seminars and image consulting. There is a huge demand for learning how to market and refine your personal style. The way you present yourself is almost as important as what you are presenting.
   In this special Lucire feature, the team provides the latest tips on make-up, so you can be true Lipsticks to yourself through your appearance.
   The first thing people see when they meet you is your face and hair. You want a simple, clean, classic hairstyle that works with the shape of your face. Your hair should not be over-sprayed or stiff-looking. This is where most people needed improvement. Women will usually stay with a style too long. Styles change, your face changes as you age, and you need to stay Brush current.
   The most important aspect of make-up is to keep it natural and stick to the earth tones. It is important to find out what colours work with your skin tone. When meeting people you do not want them seeing your eye make-upyou want them to notice your eyes.
   Most offices have flourescent lighting which is highly unflattering. You have to keep your make-up light and natural, especially your foundation. If you are going out from work to meet clients you can just darken your daytime make-up. The next thing is to have a good palette of neutral colours, so if you are going from work to dinner you can do a quick touch-up. This helps it be quick and easy. If you travel, these kits help you organize your colours and are light and easy to travel with.
   You should never skimp on good-quality make-up tools. This is what gives you that professional, polished look, because brushes of high quality are designed for specific areas on your face. You will get a more natural and longer-lasting look, and have greater control of your make-up technique. If you have Make-up tools a limited budget, start with just three or four basic brushes.

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    Profaces' make-up tips

  1. For a light sheer look, dampen sponger before applying foundation.
  2. If you have sallow skin, pick a foundation that disappears on your face. To counteract your skin tone, choose a pink or rosy blush.
  3. Use foundation all over your eyelid, powder with a clear dust before eye-colour application. This helps to keep color truer and it will last longer.
  4. Make sure to blend the foundation on to your jawline and slightly on to your neck. Otherwise you will have a line from your jaw to your neck and it will look like you have a mask on.
  5. Don't test foundation or counsel colour on your hand. Match it the skin on your face and neck.
  6. Be careful with shivery products, especially on your eyes, as they tend to collect in the creases. These colours are definitely not appropriate in the workplace.
  7. If you have large and open eyes, do not use loud or bright colours that will over emphasize the fullness. You want them to be soft.
  8. On deep-set eyes, you should use shadow colours that are on the light side of the color spectrum. Light brings out.
  9. To avoid lipstick from feathering, line your mouth with a lip pencil and apply powder over foundation.
  10. As you get older, your natural colour fades. You need to wear a slightly brighter colour.
  11. Always choose a lip liner that matches your lip colour.
  12. Be careful with very matte and long wearing lipsticksthey can be much too dry. Creamy formulas are much more flattering. For more lip definition, try a soft-colour lip pencil under your lipstick.
  13. Don't pump your mascara wand into the mascara container. This pushes air into the container and makes the mascara dry out faster. Gently insert the wand, turn two or three times, then remove and apply to the lashes.
  14. Always use less mascara on your lower lashes.
  15. For clumsy eyelashes, use a lash comb to remove clumps.
  16. If your mascara thickens when it reaches the neck of the tube, place tube in warm water. That will help make the mascara thinner.
  17. Invest in a good tweezer. We recommend Tweezerman.
  18. If you are thinking of lightening your brows, try a coloured mascara first to see what they look like.
  19. If you want your eyebrows to stay in place, put a clear mascara on them or a little hairspray on the eyebrow groomer, and brush to the desired shape.
  20. Brow hairs do not grow back thicker from plucking.
  21. Wearing lighter colored clothing helps to reflect light up on to the face.
  22. The biggest favour you can do for your skin is to wear sunscreen every day.

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