Hi Bellas,

As the holiday season approaches, we all start looking for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. If you have a makeup enthusiast in your life, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the countless beauty products available. Don't worry! We've got you covered with this holiday makeup guide. From must-have beauty tools to luxurious makeup sets, here's a list of gifts that will surely light up their eyes and beautify their holiday season.

Hi Bellas,

One of the most common questions I get asked by clients, is "What foundation do you recommend?" Choosing the right foundation can be as complex as finding the perfect pair of jeans. It requires a good understanding of your skin's needs, your lifestyle, and an honest evaluation of how you want to present yourself to the world. As a professional makeup artist and educator, I've guided countless individuals through this process and today, I'm here to guide you too.

*Picture of me applying foundation to a model with warm undertone but a lot of surface redness to her skin.

1) Understand Your Skin Type Firstly, it's crucial to identify your skin type. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, different foundations cater to different skin types. For example, if you have oily skin, you might want to opt for oil-free, mattifying foundations. On the other hand, if you have dry skin, a hydrating or dewy foundation could be your best friend. One of my favorite brands for clients is NARS - they have different formulas for different skin types such as their Light Reflecting Foundation for dry skin and Radiant Long Wear Foundation for Oily Skin.

2) Know Your Undertone Next, determine your skin’s undertone. Are you cool, warm, or neutral? This will significantly influence the shade of foundation that will best match your skin. I recommend looking at your face as well as your body. Do you have a natural tan to your shoulders with a yellow tone - you may be warm. If you tend to burn easily, and have a pink tone to the body you may be cool. Look for Neutral, Cool or Warm labels on most Foundation but be aware that some brands have a more complicated undertone system - for example MAC has NC for Neutral Cool or Warm undertones and NW for Neutral Warm or Cool Undertones.

Decide on Coverage Level The level of coverage you desire is another key factor. Do you prefer a natural look with light coverage, or do you seek full coverage to cover up discoloration? There's no right or wrong answer here; it's all about personal preference and the look you're aiming for. Don't forget different foundation brushes can also affect the level of coverage - I prefer rounded synthetic styles like this IT Cosmetics Foundation brush because it blends like a dream.

Consider Your Lifestyle Lastly, consider your lifestyle. If you don't have a lot of time in the morning, a tinted moisturizer might be for you. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, a foundation with SPF would be beneficial. Remember, your foundation should work with you, not against you. You'll want to pick a foundation that you feel comfortable applying that suits your lifestyle.
Let's Find Your Perfect Match Together Selecting the right foundation can be overwhelming, but remember, you don't have to do it alone. I offer personal makeup shopper sessions where we can find your perfect shade together. Plus, I provide makeup lessons to show you how to apply it like a pro. You deserve to feel confident and beautiful in your skin, and the right foundation can help you achieve just that. So why wait? Book a session with me today, and let's embark on this journey to find your perfect foundation together.

Contact me at www.renelynthomas.com to book your session. I'm a Makeup Artist and educator based in Atlanta,GA and Private Makeup Lessons are my most popular service. I also offer online Zoom makeup lessons and online shopping! Let’s uncover the power of makeup together!

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Hi Bellas,

If you're like me, you're so ready for Fall to arrive. Changing weather and surroundings call for a transition in your makeup routine as well. As a makeup artist, I understand the importance of adjusting your makeup per season. In this blog post, I will share some tips and tricks to help transition your makeup routine for Fall.  This guide is perfect for new makeup artists or anyone interested in applying their own makeup.

Hi Bellas,

We have officially entered the Barbie era.  With the new movie, young and alike are turning out their best Barbie glam.  Barbie, an iconic figure that has transcended generations, continues to inspire us all.  With her flawless complexion, vibrant eyeshadow, and perfect pout, Barbie has become a makeup muse for many. So, how can you recreate this iconic look? Here's a step-by-step guide to achieving the perfect Barbie makeup look.

 Hi Bellas,

So I just turned 40 and I've learned a lot of tips and tricks to have my makeup looking it's best as I get older. As we age, our skin changes — it's an inevitable part of life. But these changes don't mean you have to give up on the glam. In fact, makeup can be a powerful tool to enhance your natural beauty and celebrate your age with confidence. Here's a guide to applying makeup for mature skin, perfect for women over 40.

Hi Bella,

Are you ready to look stunning and sun-kissed this summer? I've got you covered! In today's blog post, I'm sharing top makeup artist tips for achieving that perfect summer glow. From lightweight makeup options to essential skincare routines, these expert recommendations will keep you looking radiant all season long. So grab your sunscreen and let's dive into the must-know summer makeup secrets that'll have you turning heads at every beach party and poolside gathering. Get ready to bask in the sunshine with confidence and style!

Hi Bellas,

Bridal makeup season is already here, and whether you are a makeup artist or a bride-to-be, it's time to get your makeup game on point. As a Makeup Artist, it's important to understand the trends, tips, and tricks that can take your bridal makeup artistry to the next level. And as a bride, it's important to know how to find the perfect bridal makeup artist who will make you look and feel your best on your special day.

Hi Bellas,

As a mom, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of daily life and let our self-care fall by the wayside. From the early mornings to the late nights, tired moms have a lot on their plates. However, a little makeup can go a long way in helping you feel refreshed and revitalized. In this blog post, I'll be sharing some helpful tips and tricks for doing makeup for tired moms, so you can look and feel your best even on the most exhausting days.

Hi Bellas,

When it comes to wedding makeup, there are certain tips and tricks you can use to make sure your bridal look is on point for the big day. If you’re looking for some tips and advice on how to apply makeup for a winter wedding, look no further. Here’s a list of makeup ideas and advice from our team that will make sure your Winter bridal makeup looks perfect!

Choose Long-Lasting Products
The last thing you want is to have your makeup start to fade or smudge after an hour or two on the dance floor. To avoid this, it’s important to choose long-lasting products that won't need frequent touch ups throughout the night. Look for products with staying power such as waterproof eyeliners and mascaras, transfer proof lipsticks, and long-wear foundations. It’s also important to ensure that all products are well blended so that they don’t separate or flake off during the night.

Go Bold!
When it comes to Winter weddings, a great option is to go bold! This is especially true in the winter months when many people opt for darker colors like burgundy, navy, or black. A bold eye look helps create drama and adds depth to your overall look. Plus, darker colors will help draw attention away from any redness in your skin due to cold weather conditions outside. If a dark eye isn't your style, you can instead go for a lighter shimmer eye and vampy lip combo. Reds and burgundies are classic options for lips.

Choose Hydrating Products
The cold winter air can be drying on skin so it's important to choose hydrating products whenever possible. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid which will help keep skin hydrated throughout the night without feeling greasy or heavy. Additionally, you may want to consider adding an extra layer of protection against dryness with a lightweight but hydrating facial mist that can be applied before applying foundation as well as throughout the night if needed.

Achieving flawless makeup at a winter wedding doesn't have to be difficult; it just takes some planning ahead and knowing what kind of products work best in colder temperatures! By following these tips from your experts at IMA, you'll be able to apply your bridal makeup with confidence knowing that it will stay put all night long - no matter how much dancing and celebrating you do! Good luck!

If you need some help, I offer One on One Makeup lessons which are great for Brides to Be to craft your perfect look. I can even accompany you to a Personal Shopper Session to pick out the perfect products for your big day. Click here to book your Personal Makeup Session today!

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