Wednesday, June 25, 2008

5 minutes, 5 questions with fatima olive

We could not let the fabulous Fatima Olive go away, without asking her some questions in our 5 Minutes interview column.

So sit back, relax, and read on...

1. In your opinion, what is the one mistake most women make when it comes to applying their makeup?
The biggest mistake most women make is not taking care of their skin/themselves, and consequently using makeup as a band-aid.

I feel as women we always put everyone’s needs ahead of our own.

So at night, instead of taking 5 minutes to take care of our skin, we pack the lunches or fold the laundry, or send that email we needed to get out. You’d be surprised how many women confess that they some time sleep with their make up on.

I just try to make skin care part of my ritual, like brushing my teeth….. I put my skin care scrub and masque in the shower so I will use it…..It’s the little things we do daily that add up in the end.

Skin and it’s beauty are the most crucial part of any makeup application. I believe make up should enhance the skin not mask it. You want to get compliments on how great you look, not how great your make up looks.

By the way, some of the best things you can do for skin don’t always come in a bottle. Drinking water, exercising/reducing stress, and eating well, will work wonders for the skin!


2. Can you give our readers an easy five-minute look for daytime?

~Start with a tinted moisturizer with SPF. This will moisturize, even out the skin tone, and give you sun protection in one easy step.

~Apply a Cream blush that can double as a lip tint, be sure to chose a color that looks like what your skin looks like when you blush.

~Apply brow gel to groom the brows and make the eyes look finished (don’t forget to tweeze the brows prior to makeup application).

~Last step, black mascara frames the eyes and makes you look more awake.


3. How about a five-minute look for nighttime?

~Assuming you already have some make up on I would say touch up darkness or discoloration with concealer, make sure the color matches the skin perfectly.

~Use a brush and give your face a light dusting of a translucent powder. Then, using the same brush, apply a powder blush with a bit of shimmer to give the skin a beautiful glow.

~Take a black or chocolate pencil and apply at the upper lash line. Be sure to smudge it right into the lashes (this will make the lashes appear thicker).

~Apply one or two more coats of mascara separating the lashes between coats.

~Apply a lip-gloss in a neutral tone to finish the face.


4. What are the top three beauty products that you can't live without?

1. Cream blush because I believe it looks the most natural on the skin and blushing skin always looks healthy.

2. Mascara because it opens the eyes with out looking as if you are wearing a lot of make up (I think everyone can wear black).

3. Lip balm/moisturizer...this can do double duty prepping the lips and also work with a lipstick to make it more sheer.


5. Can you tell us the best piece of beauty advice you've ever received?

Less is more!!!!! Without a doubt the right product, in the right shade, applied lightly can do more than a truckload of Spackle!!!


Okay...it's official...we love her.

If we can finagle it, this won't be the last we hear of Fatima. With September right around the corner, we smell some makeup tips for Fall.

Stay tuned!


With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine

1 Comment:

monique said...

i know...i love her too!!! how can you not, really? thanks for two fabulous posts with her!

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