Your Face, Your Billboard

It’s another Twirly Tuesday!!! Today is the turn of Evita Joseph Asare, hair and makeup artist extraordinaire.  Follow her on twitter for beauty and make up tips and her Facebook page to keep up with her never ending make up tips! You’re bound to find something interesting on there, i kid you not.  If you want great looking skin, don’t just read this post…do what it says!

 

“”Your Face Is Your Billboard, keep it attractive” by Evita Joseph Asare. From my quote, it’s very imperatively to keep your skin looking it best and healthy at all times. Skincare routine is simply the way we talk care of our skin using the appropriate products. It’s really no joke. It takes determination and hard work to achieve a healthy beautiful skin.

Skincare Products

I have put together a simplified way to create a daily skincare routine and as we move along, I’ll be recommending some one or two products.

General Beauty Tips

  • Taking 8-9 cups of water daily
  • Avoid touching the face unnecessarily

Now let’s get going….

 

First and foremost, you need to determine your skin type. This is an incredibly important step because if you use products which are inappropriate for your skin, your desired results will never be realized. Some little note on the 4 skin type from Wikihow.

 

  • Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin. It should feel supple and smooth. If you have it, consider yourself lucky 🙂
  • Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine.
  • Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
  • Combination skin is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.

Now that you have establish your skin type let’s move on with what’s involved.

 

 Products to Consider

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Exfoliator
  • Mask
  • Eye Cream
  • Makeup Remover

Now What to Do….

Morning Routine

  • Use your appropriate cleanser in the morning to cleanse the face. Rinse and follow it up with your toner in a dubbing motion. Allow it 2-3 minutes for it to sink into the skin. Apply eye cream around the eye area in a small amount. Apply your moisturizer with at least SPF 15 for daily protection in the sun. For dry skin, use a rich emollient moisturizer and an oil-free moisturizer for oily skin. You can then wear your makeup if need be.

 I prefer masking in the evenings because of time factor in the morning. Masking is great for all skin tones however exfoliating is best for dry skin.

 

Evening Routine

  • Start by removing all your eye makeup with makeup remover and the face and lips with a facial wipe. Be gentle with the eyes when cleaning. Cleanse the face twice to remove suborn makeup.
  • Apply your mask or exfoliator (2 -3 times in a week). Remember to read all the application instructions that come with the product package.
  • Follow it up with your toner, eye cream and then night cream”

So who’s joining me on the read to a healthy, better looking skin??!!! 😀

Thank you guys so much once again for reading. Much appreciated. Kindly send your Twirly Tuesday posts to info@thepurpletwirl.com and have a fantastic week ahead!!! xo

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Twirly Tuesday: From office day chic to the evening glam diva

Ohmgosh!! You guys! Tuesday almost slipped by and i almost forgot today’s Twirly Tuesday Post!!! (The days are just flying by!!!) Okay, here we go.  Today’s post is from Maames.  She’s a fab Hair Stylist and Makeup artist who’s worked with a lot of Accra’s finest and some fabulous Purple Twirl brides as well.  She’s a ball of energy and you can NEVER get bored around this one.  Enjoy this post she’s written about switching up your makeup from daytime to nighttime.

“Come 5 o’clock, you will not have much time between that rush hour traffic and getting home just in time, to freshen up for that much anticipated night out – so a quick but simple change is what is going to take you from day to night.

Let your hair down and add some loose waves using your curlers or tongs or simply scoop your hair up and secure with bobby pins for that sexy effortless messy look.

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Nothing blends or warms your skin better than using your fingers. Using the tip of your ring or middle finger, apply some concealer – preferably one shade lighter that your skin tone – under your eye area. Be sure to blend it in well into the surrounding skin. This will brighten and remove those “bags” we definitely don’t want.

Still using your finger tips, to avoid “caking – on”, smooth a thin layer of foundation over your face. Concentrating on the “T -zone” , the nose and mouth area, blend the foundation into the rest of your face and the jawline area.

Using your powder brush, apply enough pressed powder, over your face blending into the jawline and neck to set the foundation. Wow the crowd with your fresh luminous skin, by dabbing a bit of shimmer along your brow bone, cheekbones and the inner corner of your eyes. Contour your face by dusting some bronzer over the temple and under the cheekbones.

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Ladies, sharpen up because this look requires you to get arty and quirky with Kohl. To help your liner stay put, powder lids or use a neutral shadow pre-liner. A dry surface gives liner something to stick to and prolong its staying power. Shade a third of your upper eye lid with a black Kohl eyeliner pencil. Line the bottom lid and with your fingertips create the smudged-in effect at the corners.

Using your eye shadow brush, go over the black liner on your top lid with a similar dark / charcoal eye shadow. Next, use a lighter shade of the black or charcoal eyeliner just above the shaded bit and blend into the rest of your eye lid making it heavier in the corners of your eye socket. Use a highlighter just under the arch of your brow. Let your smokey eye pop by using a colourful eye dust in the inner corners of your eye and finish it off with a good mascara.

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Lips are always left till last, as they are often the area that can tip the whole look from glam to OTT. If you darken the eyes, play it safe with a subtle lip or for some colour, and that perfect pout, first go over the edge of the lip with some foundation, then sweep over powder, helps the colour last longer.”

And here are some more pics of her work for you (because you love pics so much!) 🙂

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If you want more info from Maames, visit her facebook page here or call her on 0235606010

Photo Credits:  Capture Your Memory Bank, Kofi Photography, Nicki Photography and Rodney Quarcoo Visuals