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#MODULEGOALS:

  • lesson 1: an introduction to beauty & makeup

    • About the first impression & basics
    • Inside out vs. outside in beauty
  • lesson 2: MAKEUP TUTORIALS

    • Create simple & fancy makeup looks
    • Looks for parties & celebrations
  • lesson 3: ALL ABOUT BRUSHES

    • Brushes overview
    • How to keep your brushes clean
  • lesson 4: HAIR LOVE

    • Try different hair styles
    • Natural hair care

LESSON 1

AN INTRODUCTION TO BEAUTY & MAKEUP

THE FIRST IMPRESSION


MAKEUP BASICS MUST-KNOWS

Besides learning important basics about brushes, foundation, and blush, you will get to create something amazing with liquid liner, black eye shadow, and colors. After this module, you will also understand how important it is to take good care of your skin and beauty equipment! You show yourself what you're worth, and you can definitely uplevel your confidence and add some extra sparkle to your glow!

You might think that eye makeup makes the difference when it comes to makeup, but honestly, the foundation is really what matters the most! In this video, I'm going to show you step by step how to create the perfect foundation, including all the tools you need for this.

In order to find the right foundation color, I'm doing half of my face first, just to show you how you can find your color. With foundation on half your face only, you can look straight into the mirror and you will clearly see if there's a difference in color. You should NOT see a difference colorwise. What you WILL notice though is that your skin looks very even.

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FOUNDATION IS TOO LIGHT
From your perspective, the right side of my face is very light. Can you see the slight difference? It makes me look really pale!

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FOUNDATION IS TOO DARK
Can you see how brownish my face looks on the right side? Definitely not natural and too dark!

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THE PERFECT FOUNDATION
This is the right foundation color on the right. You can clearly see that the skin is less red and more even. And dark circles are gone!


BEAUTY FROM WITHIN VS. OUTSIDE BEAUTY

While the entire beauty industry mostly believes in beauty from the outside through skin care, makeup, clothes, shoes, accessories, I truly believe that the inside world actually matters so much more. I just saw an ad in an inflight magazine for natural and organic skin care for CHF999 for a 45ml pot!

Even though skin care is important for a youthful and healthy look, I don't think this price is justified for a skin care product. Not because I doubt the ingredients or the quality, but more because I know that real beauty cannot just be applied with a cream or serum onto your skin!

Real beauty comes from within - and I know you've heard it over and over from me now, but I just need to say this again and again! Yes, makeup makes a huge difference and knowing how to easily apply it to your face, so it looks professional and even, is something that I highly recommend that you learn. But it's not everything.

We saw in module 4 that the food we eat changes the gene expression and that there are lots of really healthy foods for youthful skin as well, e.g. leafy greens (highly alkaline), berries, cacao and cacao nibs (highly antioxidant), coconut oil (antiviral and much more). And we all know that this magical glow that beautiful women have cannot be applied through skin care products either, because it comes from a healthy level of confidence, from self-love and self-care, from gratitude and from joy and happiness.

So while I do believe that knowing how to best use makeup and clothes for your outside beauty, the inside stuff matters a lot, too. It's all about finding the balance between caring for your inside beauty as well as for your outside beauty, which this module is all about :) 

Please refer to Module 4 for more inside beauty tips.


LESSON 2

MAKEUP TUTORIALS

*GLAM GLAM* MAKEUP TUTORIALS

FOUNDATION BASICS

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • A foundation
  • A concealer
  • A mineral makeup
  • A spatula (metal or plastic)
  • A clean sponge
  • A Kabuki or powder brush

HOW TO:

  1. Choose your foundation. The creamier the foundation, the more it covers. Powders cover the least, followed by liquid foundations, and cream foundations with the best coverage.
  2. Pick a concealer that is lighter than your foundation. You want to highlight certain parts of your face. Use your ring finger to apply it.
  3. Fix everything with a mineral makeup or powder. I love mineral makeups, because they usually have a natural glow.

EYEBROWS 1 ON 1

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • A light grey eye shadow or light eyebrow pencil
  • A hair spray or gel
  • A brow brush
  • A flat angled brush

HOW TO:

  1. Brush your brows downwards to see where the line of the brow roots is. If you have short brows, don't worry about this step!
  2. Follow the natural roots of your brows with the light grey eyeshadow or your eyebrow pencil. (Make sure you tap the eyeshadow brush onto your wrist first to avoid foundation disaster!)
  3. Brush your brows upwards to draw the lower line of the brows.
  4. Fill in the rest of your brows.
  5. Fix the brows with a brow gel.

BLUSH TIPS

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • A natural blush color
  • A mineral makeup
  • A blush brush
  • A Kabuki brush

HOW TO:

  1. Check your cheeks to find how your cheekbones are positioned on your face.
  2. Take some blush color and tap the blush brush onto the wrist of your hand first to avoid having too much color on your cheeks, looking like a barbie!
  3. Start applying the blush from the hair and ears towards your nose. Don't go over the middle of your eyes and don't go lower than your nose.
  4. Make sure you always stay on your skin with the brush to make the blush look more even and last longer.
  5. Fix the blush with mineral makeup.
 

LIQUID LINER Tricks

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • A solid foundation
  • A liquid liner
  • A mascara
  • A few intense lipsticks to play around
  • A lip liner (optional)
  • A big blender brush
  • A lip brush (optional)
  1. Pull your eyelid outwards, so your skin is firm.
  2. Draw a fine line as close to your eye lashes as possible. You can go over it as many times as you like to create the perfect shape, but always try to not interrupt the line while drawing.
  3. Create a nice shape and finish for the liner.
  4. Add mascara.
  5. Line your lips (optional).
  6. Fill in your lips with an intense lipstick.
  7. Add some glittery gloss for a more glamorous look.

glamorous smokey eyes

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • A solid foundation
  • A mineral makeup / powder
  • A dark color like brown, black, dark blue
  • A lighter color (e.g. dark purple, blue, green)
  • A silver or shiny eyeshadow 
  • A black eye pencil
  • A mascara
  • A few light / nude lipsticks 
  • A big blender brush
  • An applicator brush
  • A small angled brush
  • A liner brush
  1. Powder your eyes well with the mineral makeup to avoid stickiness of the eyeshadow color. 
  2. Apply the dark eyeshadow.
  3. Blend everything well.
  4. Apply eyeliner and blend it well with the liner brush.
  5. Highlight your brow bone.
  6. Add mascara and blush.
  7. Choose a matching lipstick.

colored eyeshadows

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

    • A solid foundation
    • A mineral makeup / powder
    • A simple eyeshadow color or two similar shades (e.g. light and dark purple)
    • A dark grey or black pencil
    • A mascara
    • A few neutral & intense lipsticks
    • A big blender brush
    • An applicator brush
    • A liner brush
    1. Powder your eyes well with the mineral makeup to avoid stickiness of the eyeshadow color. 
    2. Apply the lighter eyeshadow all over your lid.
    3. Add the darker color in the outer corners of your eyes.
    4. Blend everything well.
    5. Apply eyeliner and blend it well with the liner brush.
    6. Apply mascara and blush.
    7. Choose a matching lipstick.

    LESSON 3

    ALL ABOUT BRUSHES

    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BRUSHES

    There are a few things you should know about brushes. Good brushes will help you create a better look, will save you a lot of money, and will be very good for your skin! So:

    • Keep your brushes clean. Dirty brushes are a paradise for bacteria - they love it! Going back and forth between your skin (collecting bacteria), your product (distributing and growing bacteria) and back to your skin (distributing bacteria again), can really complicate your life and impact your skin health! It will not only be a reason for impurities and pimples, but also make your makeup products go bad quicker. 
    • One brush for one color. When applying eye shadow, make sure you don't mix different colors in one brush. It will create a mixture of colors and will give you a hard time making both eyes look the same. In case you only have one brush, clean it with some alcohol and a tissue first.
    • Invest in good quality brushes (and save a lot of money)! It is SO worth it to invest in good brushes! You will be able to use them for up to 10 years. I've had my brushes for over 5 years now, and they still look like new. And as a makeup artist, as you can imagine, I use them ALL THE TIME! So yeah, really long life span! If you've worked with $3 drugstore brushes, you know that it's really hard to create good results with them. Trust me, a nice, soft brush will make your life so much easier!
    • Go vegan. While animal hair brushes are really soft and create great results, it is not an ethical way to makeup your face. I use synthetic, vegan and fair-trade makeup brushes that are made in Berlin, Germany (from Jack's Beauty Department). Synthetic doesn't always mean worse quality-wise. There are amazing synthetic brushes that create perfect makeup results.
    • Get a brush set. If you travel sometimes and take your makeup with you, you know how annoying it can be to search your brushes among all your makeup products while they make your pouch dirty at the same time. Get a nice little brush set to store your brushes. I use it whenever I travel, as well as at home - every single day.

    By investing in good brushes, storing them nicely and keeping them clean, you are not only creating better and more perfect makeup results, but also sending out a signal to the universe that you really CARE about yourself! By keeping your stuff clean and free from bacteria, you're proving yourself that YOU'RE WORTH IT!


    A VARIETY OF MAKEUP BRUSHES

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    KABUKI BRUSH

    This brush is used for mineral makeup. It takes on a lot of powder and gives your skin a really nice even skin tone.

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    POWDER BRUSH

    This regular powder brush is rather used for compact powders as well as translucent powders that only take away the glow.

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    BLUSH BRUSH

    You will need this brush for your blush. It can either have a round shape, or it can be angled like the brush on the bottom.

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    EYESHADOW BLENDER BRUSH

    This one is CRUCIAL for a nice makeup look, especially for smokey eyes! Powder the eye lids well to make sure the color on your lid doesn't get sticky.

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    EYESHADOW APPLICATOR

    You will use the applicator brush (the top one) for intense colors, incl. glittery eyeshadows. Use the bottom one for less intense colors and smooth application.

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    SMALL BLENDER BRUSH

    Use this brush for looks with two or more eyeshadow colors. You can blend the colors really well and create the same shape and color intensity on both eyes.

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    EYELINER BRUSH

    Use this brush to smudge your eyeliner. It will go deeper into the skin wrinkles and last much longer. It will also look softer, less black, and more natural.

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    EYEBROW BRUSHES

    Use the angled brush for your brows. The results are much softer with a brow brush and a light grey eye shadow than with a liner. Then, rush your brows.

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    LIP BRUSH

    While a lip brush is helpful for darker lip colors, you can also just apply the lipstick with your finger. A lip brush just makes your result even more perfect.


    HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

    1. Separate your soft and hairy brushes (blush, powder, eye shadow brush) from harder hairy brushes and synthetic brushes (e.g. concealer, lip brush, applicator brush)
    2. Wash the harder and synthetic brushes under flowing warm water. Use a mild soap to help the color get out of the brush.
    3. Take a container, a glass, or a jar and fill it with warm water. Add a mild shampoo and wash the brushes in the container by stirring them in the warm water. Once you feel like all the color came out of the brush (when the water is actually quite dirty!), replace the water with fresh water.
    4. Wash the brushes out in the clean water.
    5. Dry them one by one and put the hair in shape. I use a face cloth to dry the brushes to avoid producing a lot of waste with kleenex.
    6. Place the brushes at the edge of a table with the hair lapping over the edge, so the hair can dry well. 

    You should clean your brushes like this about once a month. I recommend you to take a tissue once a week to wipe your brushes and disinfect them with alcohol to avoid inflammation on your skin.


    LESSON 4

    HAIR LOVE

    different hair styles

     

    natural hair care

    Clearly, there are certain things we can't change about our hair, such as our natural color or the curls or straightness of the hair. I personally believe that God / nature / the universe gave you the hair we truly look our absolute best in! If you decide to dye your hair and it makes you feel better, great. But know that you are ENOUGH just as you are right now and you look absolutely incredible with the hair you have!

    There's a few things to consider for beautiful and strong hair:

    • Get regular haircuts to keep your hair healthy, at least every 3 months.
    • Use natural shampoo and conditioner that are non-chemical and free from animal-testing - also to protect your skin (and body, as it eventually flows over your entire body!)
    • Certain moon phases are said to speed up your hair growth. I have not personally tried this, but totally believe this is possible, just like the moon cycles also impact the growth of vegetables!
    • A great thing to do is regular hair masks. One of my favorite masks is to put olive oil in my hair over night and wash it out in the morning. It is very hydrating and very nourishing for the hair. Make sure you put a towel on your pillow for the night!
    • Regularly use vinegar conditioner: Take 1/2l of water and a tablespoon of vinegar. Rinse your hair with this conditioner after using a shampoo. Do not wash it out with water. This is very cleansing for the scalp and will help the hair restore the natural pH level. You can do this as often as you like and it may as well replace a normal conditioner.

    LET'S HAVE A VIRTUAL CUP OF TEA!

    What questions do you have about this module? What came up for you? How are you feeling about everything? What specific situations have you experienced in your life that you'd like to share with me and all the glow girls? 

    Head over to the FB group and share your biggest WIN from this module with us! I wanna hear what you're working on!


    FURTHER RESOURCES

    JACK'S BEAUTY DEPARTMENT

    These brushes are made in Germany by homeless teenagers with recycled wood. Each brush is a unique specimen.

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    Image from here.


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