March 28, 2017 at 8:50 am #21365
Thanks everyone. You’re right I do have to blend and smear in better with my brush. And probably get a higher quality brush. Not even sure where I go the current one lol.
As far as coloring- I made 2/3 of the Jess coloring. I feel when I’m outside it looks to orangey on me but when I’m inside it’s looks okay (I would not want to add any more white). How do I make it less orangey? Less yellow oxide? I’m light-medium complexion with red patches and yellow undertones.March 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm #21377
Hey C! Less orangey? Less red, more yellow. You can even add a touch of ultramarine to offset the orange. And I mean like a bare speck or so. When I get it too pink or la orange, I remove half the colour out of the grinder, then add 1/2 tsp of titanium dioxide, then begin adding 1/128 tsp yellow at a time. Then a speck of blue or green depending on your colour correction needs. Once you think you have it- take it outside and try it.
As for the brush, even blah brushes are okay, if you clean and use them awesomely. I had to watch videos and borrow a friend who rocks the makeup to show me how to blend in makeup with a brush. Seriously, I sucked. Now I’m getting there and learning to wield the blender sponge! Which I find funny. My first time with the sponge….let’s just say…my niece does better than me and she’s 6. You are probably rocking it out, but focus so hard on the trouble spots, it’s all you can see. Like my dark circles under my eyes. I feel like they stand out so much, I’ll put a lot of concealer over the area if I’m not careful. Ok, so I still do it!March 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm #21380
I would say more yellow oxide to lighten with a tiny bit of green for toning down your red spots, but I would let some of the more expert blenders chime in too, because I’ve only done two batches of makeup. Maybe take the red oxide down a bit too, to tone down the orange-y effect?
The brushes Marie recommended from Elf Cosmetics are awesome! So soft!March 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm #21388
Aaaaaahhhhh! I forgot to order my ELF set!March 28, 2017 at 9:59 pm #21412
Target has a HUGE selection of Elf brushes….just sayin’….love the big Kabuki brush for dusting on bronzer powder!March 28, 2017 at 11:24 pm #21417
So you’re saying on my way home from dropping male at work…take a gander. I see. Lol.💅🏻💄March 29, 2017 at 7:57 am #21421
Thank you ladies! This gives me the direction I needed. I will try less red.
And oh, which elf brush recommendation do you speak of Belinda? 😀 I’ve heard Marie recommend the kabuki brush. Would love to get more makeup brushes. 😍March 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm #21429
I bought a couple of different kinds of the Kabuki brush, one short handled and large/fluffy brush head and the other one is retractable. Got a couple of the ultimate blending brushes. I like those for base makeup application due to the dense brush head. They are both very soft too, which is nice and non-irritating to my skin.April 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm #21455
Hi, so I realized I originally blended Jess with the wrong brown oxide! I used the brown blend instead of the dark brown. Oops!
I made a second batch of Jess and it’s so much better lol! I think it’s a bit too cool of an undertone. I’m more warm. Would I add yellow to warm it? And I’m thinking a few specks of green to cancel out my redness. And just out of curiosity, what does adding red do? I don’t really know what each color does. Is there a cheat sheet somewhere? 😁 Thanks ladies!April 1, 2017 at 5:48 pm #21456
Hey C! Go to http://www.lisaliseblog.com and look under the “How To” tab. There is a link towards the bottom titled “Mixing Pigments To Match Skin Tone”. She has some really good information, tips, and lots of recipes too on her blog.
And as an FYI….I *think* the color she’s calling Sienna is our red oxide.April 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm #21466
Awesome, C! There’s no real cheat sheet, but let’s see if I can give you the colour therapy of skin.
Yellow- it’s part of everyone. Some have heavier foundation of it. If the colour looks too pale or too cool– you’re missing some yellow. It’s the under colour for olive skin, the start of neutrals, and it helps you look like you.
Red– this is what helps round your colouring out with some depth, depending on how fair or dark you are. If you have cool tones or more pink– you have a touch more red. Most people tend to overuse red in their foundation because red and yellow with white provide the base for peach or flesh foundation for us lighter tones. Always tend less in red. You can always add more.
Brown– this colour is where we start to go from the lighter tones toward the olive and darker tones. I’m so envious of you who can tan. Brown must be used carefully as it can be cool/warm depending on the oxide bought. I’m lucky I tend to by neutral based colours so I can then blend cool or warm on my needs. Again, start very small amounts, adding more is easier than taking away.
White (Titanium Oxide)- this is a brightener and lightener for foundation. It helps to highlight your colour as well as “thin” it out or sheer it out a bit. Use judiciously so you don’t look like the paintings of Queen Elizabeth I.
Black- this colour helps provide a deeper richness in colours. It darkens and provides a darker tone. Very little is ever needed. Specks.
Let’s talk colour correcting now. Remember that when you look to correct certain colour based flaws, we’re looking complementary to opposite.
Green- if you have red spots or suffer from uneven pink areas, specks of this colour in your foundation or concealer will minimise the problem. Rarely will you need to go heavy with the green at all.
Orange/peach- this helps to deal with the purple under eye circles. Again, specks. Very little. Even a bit of yellow helps as well. I normally blend a couple specks of orange oxide, blue and it works miracles.
Purple- I can hear gasps. However, some people have sallow or a bit more yellow in their skin tone. So, a couple specks or so of purple help to even out their tone to a beautiful healthy glow.
If you want a bit more reference– check this outApril 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm #21467
Here’s a link to a picture showing how to use colour correction as well. See, first you get me making makeup…then I learn to use It!
April 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm #21475
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This is awesome Cynnara! Thank you so much for this thorough color theory explanation. I am pretty bad when it comes to add this color for that effect type of thing so this will help a great deal. I’m excited to get back to work.
And the under eye correction…I’m going to try your suggestion. So you just mix Orange oxide and blue ultramarine and use them in the concealer recipe? I will also check out those links. I appreciate you sharing!April 2, 2017 at 8:40 pm #21477
Exactly. I just add a couple of specks. Check it out by blending it in against my skin, then adding more if necessary. I find I haven’t needed much. Green and I are more friendly on average. Lmao.
What I’ve been doing is creating the liquid foundation- then splitting it up into tiny batches. Add in my colour correction colours. Put it in squeeze tubes or pots. Or convert to true thicker concealer. Then you can use each where you need to, without feeling overwhelmed. Also, remember the key to blending- up and out. 😉 That way the Center of your face is most balanced and as you get to the hair line, there’s less chance of makeup line.April 3, 2017 at 8:20 am #21508
Twin, you are awesome! Thanks for the links!! I really needed this!
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