Tuesday, October 7, 2008

5 minute face with trae bodge

Trae Bodge, Co-Founder of Three Custom Color Specialists, gave us some great tips on how to achieve the perfect 5 minute face. Sure there are days when we can spend unlimited time getting ready, but for some of us out there, those days are few and far between thanks to the pitter-patter of little feet. As a mom and Creative Director of her own company, Trae Bodge has a demanding schedule and some great makeup solutions for the woman on-the-go....

We all know how tough it is for busy Moms to treat themselves to a beauty regimen. Despite our hectic schedules, we still all want to look our best! The goal is to even out the skin tone and perk up the face overall, all of which can be achieved in a few short minutes. The steps below offer solutions to these specific issues, with the time constraints of our busy lives in mind.

FACE: To even out the skin tone and cover dark circles, use a creamy concealer – use one that matches your skin tone - with a concealer brush to cover redness and dark circles. Apply the concealer where you need it most and then blend outwards. To set the concealer and give the face a healthy, sun-kissed glow, generously dust the forehead, nose and chin with a sheer bronzer.

EYES & BROWS: To create eyes that look well-rested, dust a sheer peach eye shadow over the eye lid and up to the brow bone. To define the eyes, lightly line the upper lashes with an eye pencil (grey or brown both work well) and buff outwards to soften. To erase redness and to create brighter, wider eyes, swipe the inner rims of the eyes with a flesh toned pencil (Three Custom's Clarifier, pictured left would be ideal, $14). Apply a thin coat of mascara or a clear brow gel on the lashes to softly define. To frame the face and tame the brows in seconds, brush brows upward and then outward with a clear brow gel.

CHEEKS: To perk up the face, the dab the cheeks with a clear pink/peach tone. Gel formulas work well here as the same shade can be used on the lips as well, which creates a harmonious look.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS: Three Custom Color Specialist's Crème Concealer (available in shades 1-10), Concealer Brush, Mom on the Go Collection in Cool or Warm (includes eye shadow, bronzer, lip & cheek stain, clarifier pencil, clear brow gel and applicator brushes and pictured right), Black Mascara and Warm Brown or Smoke Eye Pencils.

For more information on the products listed here, check out threecustom.com. We are totally loving the Mom on the Go Collection....everything you need in one kit - just add foundation and mascara and your good to go.

with love (always),
Jennifer and Christine
proud members of total beauty and the bbn networks
photos courtesy of threecustom.com


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