Holiday Makeup Tips (Summary) #SocialCafe 1.14
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#SocialCafe Chat Topic: Makeup Tips and Tricks for the Holidays
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After the chat today, I spoke to Lisa Gibson on the telephone about how fun this Twitter chat was. I am truly excited to say that we are talking about a weekly Makeup / Fashion twitter chat!
What is your favorite makeup and makeup tool(s)?
All of us have our favorites and some of us use a combination of brands, while others are loyal to all one brand. I have to agree with Mindy. I don't go on stage or in front of a camera without my Mac foundation!
And, great advice from our Pro, Lisa Gibson, on makeup brushes from the art supply store!
What are your biggest challenges with makeup and makeup application?
We all have challenges or things we would like to improve. A couple of those highlighted during the chat include trying new things, time, the eyes, blending, and more.
If only we had more time to address all of the issues! See, aren't you glad we will have a weekly #SocialCafe twitter chat where you can discuss just that? Again, tentatively, every Thursday at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.
How do you shop for makeup? Favorites?
One shopping tip, above, was to buy your brushes at the art supply store: Same quality, lower price.
Lisa recommends that you change your way of thinking and that it is truly ok to NOT spend a million dollars and yet, you can still LOOK like a million dollars.
What do you do different during holidays or parties?
The holiday season is upon us and many of us women want to get a jump start on what to do for our makeup for all those fun parties (or, just for us and our special loved one, in front of the fireplace with the cup of chocolate).
Like Scherrie said, "Glam it up!" Lisa shares tips on just how to do that and get maximum glam and beauty, without overdoing it and looking like a clown.
BTW - I, Deborah, got so excited that within 30 seconds, I was buying the "Midnight Cowboy" that Lisa recommended. I can't wait to receive it and try it out for the holidays. I am not an affiliate or representative of the Urban Decay and neither is Lisa. We just love makeup and makeup tips!
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Lisa is all about helping women to look good, for themselves, for others, and to feel good, as women. I am so thrilled that she is willing to share with us on this chat and chats to come.
Lisa also has a great pro application makeup brush that she has invented and it is very affordable (when it goes to market). I can't wait to try it out!
Here are some more tidbits and gems of information in the Twitter chat today:
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Welcome to the Chat at our normal 3pm EST slot every Wednesday. 8p GMT
During our 3p EST Chat hour we will chat with Lisa Gibson @makeuppro99 about hoiday makeup tips!
Welcome Lisa! @makeuppro99 So excited to have you here!
Thank you! I love talking about beauty and helpng women w mu tips!
Hey scherrie Good to see you!
During the holiday season is "giving back" and chatting about gift ideas and, today, holiday party makeup.
Hi there everyone, makeup tips not really my thing but you all have my support ;)
Welcome Lisa! So excited to have you here! <-- apologies for the typo on the earlier welcome!
hey there! Looking forward to it!
No worries, I am happy to be here
Holiday MU is all about sparkle, but knowing how and where!
Q1 What is your favorite makeup and makeup tool(s)?
As I mentioned to we will have some less metrosexual topics in coming weeks ;) Thnx
Q1: my favorite make up is Mac right now. Seems to be the best for my skin.
A1. My fave is lip gloss!
RT : During our 3p EST Chat hour we will chat with Lisa Gibson @makeuppro99 about hoiday makeup tips!
I use many brushes from Art Supply stores! Better prices & no shedding!
good idea! RT : I use many brushes from Art Supply stores! Better prices & no shedding!
What brand of lipgloss and why?
Oh my goodness! I *love* Mac! That is what I use for studio work!
Mac is very good, lip colors can be dry, colors r great!
I like my MAC lip glosses...haven't really tried others...
Yes! Mac has great colors for skin on camera!
I started using Burt's Bees colored, to get the benefit of moisture and a little daily color.
Wow - great idea! RT : I use many brushes from Art Supply stores! Better prices & no shedding!
Nars makes wonderful gloss! Try them!
Nice, I love their Chapstick...didn't know they had glosses
Luv Burts Bees!! Milk bath...AHhhh!
Yes! The famous color, meaning "very satisfied"...
Re: Brushes, Art Stores can save you a bundle & last forever!
I'll have to try them out!
Drug store makeup is great too! Love Almay's new mineral "cooling" base!! $6.00!
Yeah, the chapstick-like one and not gloss.
not affiliate link).. x out of htly to see... #s
Yes! NYX has many great products too! Not expensive, yet good quality!
Do you get the brushes at, like Michael's?
We also hear that the more expensive, the better. Are we being duped?
A1 i can't go without lipstick and mascara
If any of you have sensitive skin & want easy lite coverage that wakes u up, try the Almay "Cooling" Mineral Base!!
"u get what u pay for", not always. Unless u like paying for a name only!
RT : Q1 What is your favorite makeup and makeup tool(s)?
Great my skin can be super duper sensitive
So true. I can skip blush, but not the lip color and mascara.
Many don't knw that dept store mu co.'s carry "sister brands" @ drug stores
Q2 What are your biggest challenges with makeup and makeup application?
I just find it refreshing that you, Lisa, who had access to expensive products, say it is possible with others :)
Is there a "link" that shows the sister brands, brand by brand?
Fav MU- Mac, NYX, Gerda Spillman, Jane Iredale, Max Factor, Le Femme, Nars
Not that I knw of, but Lancome & Loreal r the same!
Stay tuned for details about our topic and guest(s) next week…
RT : I use many brushes from Art Supply stores! Better prices & no shedding!
Yes, application is 99% blending & 1% high dollar cosmetics!!
I love makeup! (BTW - this is me... )
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A2. Don't think I'm bold enough to try more intricate makeup looks
I can make up any face perfectly w/ drug store makeup! Its ALL BLENDING! & good brushes, blend, blend, blend!
I hear that all the time! The key is your touch. How lightly you touch your skin w/ ur brushes
I struggle with eyes... I can't do it... always feel like a lil girl playing dress up
meaning- gentle, feather strokes. u can add more, but if you push the brush too hard, it will look blotchy!
RT : Q2 What are your biggest challenges with makeup and makeup application?
Wow. I didn't realize that. Was I in the dark ages re: Lancome = Loreal
Although, playing dress up can be fun, too. :)
Start out by show casing your eyebrows a bit! Pair w/ 1 soft eyeshadow color & a bold berry lip!
A2 putting up eyeshadow. need to know much on blending
Berry & wine colors are huge this season!
A1 I think time is my biggest challenge. I can do more with more time. I will do it fast and then, on video, I see a boo boo!
I like berry and wine colors. I think that works with red hair ;)
Just remember to blend over your shadow colors w/ a soft beige/cream color & it will blend well
RT : Yes, application is 99% blending & 1% high dollar cosmetics!! <- need to drill that into my head
Time is a big issue. Question- If I had a tool that would give you MY Pro Application, would you buy it?
Absolutely! re: buy a tool that gives Pro application
Oh yes! That is why I work so hard @ teaching blending & brushes, light touches!!
Thanks for the tips! Ill doll myself up for the holidays & tweet a pic!
MU application does not have to take forever! I am working on creating a tool that gives my pro touch in as little as 5 mins!
The price is no more than an average MU brush! Who's in???
As the makeup goes, I struggle with the eyebrows. I have a "crayon" and an Anastasia kit. I have trouble with the kit..
I'm in. Where can we "see" it?
I am asked often abt my changing MU looks. I want ALL women to have that ability!
Q3 How do you shop for makeup? Favorites?
My fav eyebrow pencil is Maybelline!! Its grt color for blondes & redheads $3!!
As a young person, I'd love a tool like that!
I shop like all women, excited at every new color & packaging! But then I look at what works for me, colors & budget...
Don't get caught being over sold at a dept store. Think & ask for samples b4 you buy!!
A3. I usually stick to what I know unless I get a sample or recommendation
Wish me luck doll! The more support I can get here, the more chances I have to get it for all of u!! Its the KEY
just looked at mine.. Revlon. felt like I couldn't color in the lines with Anastasia..will check out Maybeline Thnx!
So do most women & it makes me sad. Change in beauty is fun & men love variety! Keep the woman, vary the MU!
support (stated desire) = ability to get it on market = benefit to ALL Of us. Pro tool for drug store cost.
Variety is the spice of life!
W/i-phone cameras, its easy to try on a new look, take a pic & see if u like it. Take pics of Mag pic looks too..
Absolutely! Can't wait to see the pic Scherrie!
put the pics up on ur mirror & try to copy them. b sure the model looks like u, skin, hair...
RT : Dont get caught being over sold at a dept store. Think & ask for samples b4 you buy!!
W/ eye mu, do not use harsh lines under the eyes! If u mu 1 eye & the 1 w/ no mu looks bigger, ur makeup is wrong
Love the idea! Reminds me of what I did as a teenager! RT : put the pics up on ur mirror & try to copy them.
Good way to test! RT : If u mu 1 eye & the 1 w/ no mu looks bigger, ur makeup is wrong
Use a stronger liner upper lid w/pencil, etc. then smudge eyeshadow as ur lower liner, tip- use a pointed Qtip to apply
This way ur eyes will ALWAYS look larger & blended. never close the eyes off w/ heavy liner upper & lower, pls don't do it
Lisa and I had talked about doing a video how-to. Anyone interested in watching it live on Google+ and video?
Exception- if u have Large eyes like Goldie Hawn, then u can use darker liners- most of us should not
How do you do that without getting shadow in your eyes? Practice? Qtips are a nice price :)
veryuch interested. actually i'm about to suggest to have a video on how to :)
Q4 What do you do different during holidays or parties?
Yes! I'd would be interested in watching!!!!
Goldie Hawn has that natural beauty!
I'd luv to show women its ALL abt application, NOT packaging or a famous name stamped on the product! Video, yes!
A4. I glam it up a little more for the holidays!
Yes, Also the actress "Mila" what is her last name? She has large eyes
The big brand names don't necessarily want that. You go girl!
Good answer! RT : A4. I glam it up a little more for the holidays!
For some of us that like to glam it up year round, the holidays are normal LOL
only large eyes should line the "water line" w/dark colors. Others use nude, white or soft blues, lavenders, golds & silvers
Holidays sparkle! Not Frosts! Shimmer only & only under brow bone or inner eyelid. Use tissue to catch fall out
Fall out from shimmer shadows catch in fine lines we all have around our eyes, if we r over 25. it ages us!
Use shimmer pencils on inside water line & at tear duct. Do not use any shimmer blush or shimmer any where else but eyes, lips
Great colors for shimmer r golds, silvers, whites & my FAVORITE "Midnight Cowboy" by Urban Decay. OH!! The best shimmer ever!
No, I don't work for Urban Decay, but I do swear by this shimmer shadow for all! Champagne color & truly shimmers. Beautiful!
Don't want that (aging us) RT : Fall out from shimmer shadows catch .. if we r over 25. it ages us!
Going to go check out Urban Decay...
Always pick 1 area of the face to stand out. Lips? then soft eyes. Eyes? w/ soft lips. Shimmer mu paired with neutral clothes
Opposite for shimmer clothes. Just add a bit of shimmer to the tear duct area or a beautiful shimmer lip! Catches the light
Thanks for all the awesome make up tips/tricks! I can't wait to try them out!
Question for you Lisa I used to hear that Mary Kay was the best, health-wise... thoughts?
When applying shadows, use a tissue square at an angle under the eye to catch fall out. Or do eyes 1st, base 2nd, after cleanup
very welcome. Me, too. As soon as the work day is done... I'm shopping!
I do like Mary Kay, however along the same lines I prefer Merle Norman or Avon. Grt skin care at Avon & low $$
Ur welcome! Go to my blog for more tips and questions, celebrity pics too!
Had a crazy idea.. literally just popped in my head. Would any of you be interested in a weekly twitter chat with ?
Yeah, MK is $$$. And, if I don't have a consultant, takes too long to find...
I am a big fan of eye brows. If u keep them well groomed & shaped, not too thin, u don't need tons of mu or color.
Sounds like fun! I'm always down for an interesting, informative fun twitter chat!
Yes! Yes!! A weekly twitter chat sounds great!!!
Should ask you, first, if you want to :) re: weekly Twitter Chat with MU tips and Q&A.
In a hurry? Groom & enhance your brows, brush- lite touch- mineral base, add lips & go! Do not forget to brush base over neck
, looking forward for the how-to video :)
Brush ur mineral base over ur neck & EARS. PLEASE! Same goes for all base types. I can guide u w/ how, but takes more words
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Looking forward to teaching women how to be the "other woman" w/ simple mu changes, hair style too. He will notice
What time works best for everyone? I've had people say that evenings r best.. How does 8p EST (5p PST) work for you?
awesome! I have had 2 back surgeries! I actually was stuck on the steps of Paramount on my way in to work 1 day
Thank you for joining us for this week's Twitter Chat.
So many stories, so little time! Fun ones too, abt celebrities & other crazy parts of my Live TV career!
Thanks for all the great tips!! Can't wait to try them out!
Ur welcome! Blend, blend blend!
thanks too for having makeupro99
Thank you so much for all the tips, !
Thank you!! Very kind of u!
RT : Thank you so much for all the tips, !
Sure thing - thanks for joining us!
Anytime! I love it!! Thank you for having me!!
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Makeup Tips and Tricks for the Holidays.
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SocialWebCafe and the #SocialCafe twitter chats are doing something special this season and "giving back" by promoting entrepreneurs and product specialists. The idea is that we give some promotional help (having a Twitter Chat) and give our Tweeps some ideas for the holidays and especially gift ideas for those hard-to-buy-for-people in your life. To kick it off this season, we will start with looking good and getting ready for those holiday parties and get-togethers. During this #SocialCafe Chat we will have Lisa Gibson, a professional Hollywood Studio Makeup Artist, joining us to answer your questions about makeup and makeup application. Ms. Gibson will share how to find makeup that will help you to look like a celebrity at a fraction of the cost. She will also share those tips and tricks that even you can do, to look glamorous this holiday season.
Ms. Gibson will point out the common misconceptions and pitfalls and also answer your questions, so start pulling those questions together now. Twitter Event Details Date: 11/07/2012 Time: 6:00 pm PST/PDT (9:00 pm EST/EDT). Hashtag: #SocialCafe Time Conversion for Twitter Events Time Zone Difference Calculator Twitter Event Questions What is your favorite makeup and makeup tool(s)? What are your biggest challenges with makeup and makeup application? How do you shop for makeup? Favorites? What do you do different during holidays or parties? Format: Q&A
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