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CONTENTS: 

 

SKIN PREPARATION

Your Make Up will only be as good as the skin you have as a Canvas. It is recommended that you, at the very least, apply Climate Control, Moisturiser and Primer prior to applying your Make Up.

 

CONCEALING

HOW TO USE CONCEALER CORRECTLY

Using concealer is relatively simple depending on the applicator. If you opt to use a Shadowsense, simply pull the product out of the tube, dab it on the areas you would like to conceal and blend with your fingers. You can also use a beauty blender to blend instead of your fingers.

There are many places and times to use a concealer, whether you’re looking to define your brows, hide under-eye circles or conceal acne. You want to be careful not to use too much concealer in order to avoid looking cakey, and to be diligent when you are choosing your shade. You also want to test whether a beauty sponge, concealer brush or fingers work best for you. Ahead, we break down exactly how to cover different areas with concealer. When and Where to Apply Concealer

One of our favourite ways to use concealer, and arguably the most popular, is to conceal blemishes and dark circles. Because concealer is often thicker than foundation, it’s a great way to spot-correct small areas and hide breakouts.

HOW TO USE CONCEALER AS A BASE

On days when you’d rather not pull out foundation, concealer makes a great substitute. It’s an easy way to create an even tone all over without applying a full face and offers a natural, lightweight finish.

Is there anything more important than a strong brow game? Survey says, no. Concealer is the MUST of good brows and can do everything from create an ultra-sculpted brow to hide the fact that you’ve missed a brow appointment or two.

One of concealer’s many superpowers is highlighting — which involves placing concealer that’s a shade or two lighter than your complexion on the high points of your face and then blending. The result is a brighter, fresh complexion and the technique is now standard practice for no-makeup makeup routines everywhere. You can also use concealer to contour by using a colour that’s one to two shades darker than your skin tone. The result? Fresh, glowy, sculpted skin.

Concealer is also great for hiding makeup accidents — whether it’s an imperfect wing or messy lip. Using a stiff brush and a skin tone-coloured shade, apply concealer to any areas you want to create crisper, sharper lines or cover a mistake.

HOW TO USE COLOUR CORRECTING CONCEALER

Red, salmon, light pink and green corrective concealers. The red/salmon shades cancel out dark circles on the skin, the pink brightens, and the green cancels out redness. Ensure to blend, blend, blend these colours out before applying foundation.

ACNE SCAR CORRECTING

Cover acne scars with concealer. Start with a colour-correcting green concealer to cancel out red scarring and blends it out with a brush. Then apply a concealer that matches your skin tone over top and blend.

 

FOUNDATION MATCHING

Have you ever tried a foundation shade that just doesn’t look right? You can’t quite describe it, but the colour doesn’t want to work with your skin tone. This is where knowing your undertone can come in handy.

If you’re debating between two shades, knowing your undertone can help you understand which one will look better without even trying it on! While two slightly different coloured foundations may work for your skin, finding the foundation that matches your undertone will make your makeup look more natural.

 
WHAT’S AN UNDERTONE?

Before we help you figure out your undertone, let’s go over what an undertone is. An undertone is the colour from underneath the surface of your skin that affects your overall hue. There are three undertones - cool, warm, and neutral. You’ve most likely seen makeup products with shades like “cool linen” or “warm bisque,” and these descriptions refer to skin undertones.

A cool undertone is generally associated with skin that has hints of blue, pink, or a ruddy red complexion. A warm undertone is more peachy, golden, or yellow. Neutral is a mixture (or neither!) of the two.

UNDERTONE TEST #1: VEIN COLOUR

There are a few ways to find out your undertone. First, look at your veins. Are they a blue or purple hue, or are they greenish in colour? A blue or purple hue means you likely have a cool undertone, while green leans towards warm. If you find your veins are neither or in-between the two, you might be neutral.

UNDERTONE TEST #2: WHITE VS OFF-WHITE

Next, hold up a piece of white fabric and an off-white fabric (such as a shirt or dress) next to your face. Which do you look better wearing? If you look better in white, you have a warm undertone, whereas if you look better in off-white or look too washed out in white, you have a cool undertone. If both look good, you’re neutral.

UNDERTONE TEST #3: SILVER OR GOLD

Now do the same with jewellery, using gold and silver earrings or a necklace. Does silver look sophisticated and sexy against your skin, or do you look more glam and gorgeous in gold? Cool toned beauties look best in silver, while warm beauties look better in gold.

UNDERTONE TEST #4: TRUE COMPLEXION

Your undertone is also often determined by your hair and eye colour. If you have brown, black, or blonde hair with blue, grey, or green eyes, you likely have a cool undertone. If you have red, brown, black, or strawberry blonde hair with brown or hazel eyes, you probably have a warm undertone.

UNDERTONE TEST #5: BURN VS TAN

Lastly, think about how you tan. If you burn quickly or burn and then tan, you probably have a cool undertone. If you tan quickly, you’re likely warm-toned, and if you tan slowly, but don’t burn very often, you’re most likely neutral.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT MAKEUP COLOURS

Now that you know your undertone, it’s time to choose the right Senegence goods! Complexion products - like foundation, bronzer, highlighter, and concealer - should have a very slight dash of pink for cool tones, and a pinch of yellow or golden for warm tones.

For blush and lipsticks, stock up on blue-reds, berries, and rosy pink flavours if you have a cool undertone. For warm undertones, go for peachy pinks, orange-reds, and nude pink flavours.

** You could also try this website that colour matches. Simply type in the current foundation being used and the brand of foundation you want to use WHALLA!! - Instant match **

https://findation.com/

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EYEBROW CONTOURING AND COLOURING

EYEBROW CONTOURING STEP #1: OUTLINE YOUR BROWS

Take an eyebrow pencil, like the Senegence Eye Pencil, and use it to outline the top and bottom of your brows to create and define their shape. The ultra-fine tip will allow you to precisely shape and define your eyebrows while the waterproof formula will stay put throughout the day.

EYEBROW CONTOURING STEP #2: FILL IN THE TAIL

Use Senegence Shadowsense Colour to start filling in your brows. With an angled brush, apply the eyebrow colour. Starting at the ends of your eyebrows, use light, feathered strokes to fill in your brows with hair-like lines. Work your way towards the centre of your eyebrow, making your strokes slightly lighter as you move inwards.

EYEBROW CONTOURING STEP #3: SHADE THE FRONT

To keep your eyebrows looking natural, use a Shadowsense —which is lighter than the Mascara —to fill in the rest of your brows with the same light, feathered strokes you've been using. Start at the middle of your eyebrow and go towards the front of your brows. This will create a gradient, contoured effect. Use a spoolie to comb through your eyebrows and blend out any harsh lines.

EYEBROW CONTOURING STEP #4: HIGHLIGHT AND PERFECT

To perfect your brow shape, use the Senegence concealer or skin coloured Shadowsense to outline the ends and the arches of your brows to define and sharpen their shape. Make sure to blend the concealer with your face makeup to avoid any harsh lines. Then, apply the shimmery highlighter below and above the arch of your brows for a lifted look.

EYEBROW CONTOURING STEP #5: SEAL THE DEAL

Complete your perfectly contoured brows by coating them with a spray of Senegence Hydrating Mist.

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CONTOURING

CONTOURING FOR BEGINNERS IN 4 STEPS:
 
1. MAP OUT YOUR ANGLES

Once you apply a primer and your foundation, now is the time to start mapping it out. The darker shade for your contour should be 2-3 shades darker than your actual skin tone in order to get the shadowed look. Don't apply too much product to start or else the next step will be too difficult. Once you've found your shade, take the product and apply it to the areas you want to contour. The main areas you should be applying the darker product is just slightly under your cheekbones, around your forehead, along your jaw line and down the sides of your nose.

 
2. APPLY LIGHTER SHADE ON HIGHLIGHT AREAS

Next, highlight the highlight areas. In doing this you not only create more shape to your face and brighten the areas but you emphasise the contour you just laid down. You'll want to find a highlight shade that matches the undertone of your skin, whether it is neutral or has pink or yellow undertones. Take the product and apply it under your eyes in a triangle shape, the middle of your forehead, down the bridge of your nose and if you like a more dramatic look, under the darker shade on your cheekbone. The reason we place the light and dark shades in two steps is so the shades not mix together and go super muddy. Plus it allows you to clean up anywhere the darker shade went and we didn't want it to go.

3. BLEND INTO CONTOUR

Now we want to blend this all together so it looks seamless and stunning. You can either use a beauty sponge or a buffer brush and blend this into the skin. Use a brush to blend in the darker shade, then a beauty blender to blend in the light shade. However, make sure you don't blend or place the products on top of each other or mix them together too much or else it will begin to look muddy and cakey and that's not a good look.

4. SET WITH A POWDER

We're so close to being done and you could pretty much be the sixth Kardashian sister. To finish the look you'll want to set the highlighter areas with a loose translucent setting powder. For your contour, take a bronzer that isn't too warm or cool toned and lightly dust this over the area. If you want a sharper look then apply a little more product.

Voila! You're done. Really, contouring is a case of practice makes perfect and it isn't as daunting as it sounds. Once you've learnt he shape of your face and get used to the process a little more, you'll be a whiz in no time.

WHAT IS CONTOURING AND WHY IS IT AMAZING?

Contouring was a term originally only used by makeup artists or big shot celebrities. However the trend became one that us every day mortals fell in love with. We've seen it all over the Internet and some crazy art tutorials but what actually is contouring?

Contouring your face is the purposeful application of makeup to alter the structure of your natural face shape. You use light and dark shades to create shadows and emphasise bone structure. A main reason people contour is the make their cheekbones stand out, forehead smaller, a more angular jaw line or their nose smaller.

 

Contouring is amazing as literally anyone can do it. It does depend on your face shape what kind of contouring you'd want to do but once you work that out it's pretty much easy sailing from there!

THE DOS AND DON'TS OF CONTOURING
DO:
  • Balance it out with a highlighter and blush. This will make the look more natural

  • Even it out with your eyes. Applying just a bit of bronzer in the crease can do the trick.

  • Layer it. Start with a little bit of product and build it up.

  • Contour to your face shape. Understand that what works for others may not work for you.

 
DON'T:
  • Don't use a shimmer shade. Make sure the product is completely matte or at least contains no glitter.

  • Don't use a warm shade or you'll look orange

  • Don't use a super cool tone shade

  • Don't choose shades too light or too dark

  • Don't place too much product on your face. It makes it incredibly difficult to keep the contour in the right areas.

CONTOURING FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE

1. SQUARE FACE

If you have a square face it means that the measurements of all points of your face are fairly equal and your jaw line is sharp rather than round. To contour this face shape you'd want to apply your contour shade to the sides of the face on the cheekbones, forehead and also jaw line in an effort to lengthen the fact and make it look less square.

2. ROUND FACE

If you have a round face this means that your cheekbones and face length are equal as well as your forehead and jawline length. With a round face you want to put some more angles into your face, so emphasising your cheekbones with contour is one of the best ways to do this! You can also place a little around the temples and jawline to lengthen the face a little.

3. OVAL FACE

An oval face means that your face is longer than it is wider creating an oval shape. You're jawline is also thinner than your forehead width. To even out your face mainly place the contour on your cheekbones as well as a small amount on your outer forehead. Then use highlighter to emphasise the high points of your face.

4. OBLONG FACE

An oblong face is ever so slightly different to that of an oval. The face is again longer than it is wide and the chin is quite rounded rather than sharp. Therefore, you'd want to use your contour to sharpen your jawline as well as the top of your forehead to create a less rounded shape.

5. HEART FACE

Probably one the most ideal face shapes when it comes to contouring. The forehead and cheekbones are the widest part of a heart shaped face and the chin comes to a slight point. Here you can contour the cheeks slightly but if you go too heavy you can start looking a little gaunt. Also contour the edge of your forehead in order to slim the area and lengthen your face. The reason a heart shape face is ideal is because this is already the main shape people aim for when it comes to contouring.

6. DIAMOND FACE

For a diamond face the cheekbones are the widest point of the face with the forehead and jaw being close to each other in width, however the chin does come to a slight point. The main features of a diamond face are the prominent cheek bones so work with your contour to flaunt the natural curve of your face. Feel free to even place a small amount of contour on the temples.

THE BEST CONTOURING MAKEUP PRODUCTS

Contouring products don't necessarily come in only one product. There is an entire array of choices you can do in order to contour your face.

SHADOWSENSES:

HIGHLIGHT - Candlelight, Sandstone Pearl, Natural Tan

CONTOUR - Moca Java, Rustic Brown, Brownstone

CONCEALERS:

  • HIGHLIGHT - White

  • CONTOUR - Light, Medium, Dark

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BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHTING

Instantly awaken and enhance your complexion with a healthy, youthful flush of colour on cheeks. Here's our ultimate guide for how to apply blush for your face shape.

1. START BY IDENTIFYING YOUR FACE SHAPE

The first step is to work out your face shape according to the image below:

Oval faces tend to have prominent cheekbones and a forehead that is slightly wider than the chin.

 

Heart shaped faces have a wide forehead and high cheekbones, and the face tapers to a narrow chin.

Square faces have a forehead that is roughly the same width as the cheekbones and chin.

Round faces are as wide as they are long.

 

Oblong/long faces, or “rectangular” as it is sometimes called, are similar to oval and square-shaped faces. The only difference is, the face is longer and less wide. Your forehead, cheeks and jawline will all be pretty much the same width.

Triangular - if you have a triangular-shaped face, your chin will be narrow and pointed and your high cheekbones will be your most prominent feature.

2. PICK YOUR BLUSH

When it comes to blush, we always recommend choosing Senegence Blushsense cream formula. Powder blushes can settle into pores, fine lines and dry skin, making it obvious you're wearing a blush. A liquid blush goes on like a second skin, giving a pretty flush of colour that is well suited for drier or older skins.

Liquid and cream blushes are also much easier to blend, giving a seamless finish to your cheek colour. Whatever shade of blush you choose, the result will look more natural if it blends beautifully into your skin.

3. WHERE TO APPLY YOUR BLUSHER

 

Oval faces - sweep your blush over your cheekbones. You can easily find your cheekbone with your fingers - aim to place the colour just above the bone rather than towards the hollow beneath it to help raise the height of your cheekbone.

Heart shaped faces - because your face can appear pointy, we need to soften the edges so it appears more like an oval. Apply blush to the outer corner of your cheekbone, starting by your ear and ending at a point below the outer corner of your eye. Also add a touch of colour by your temples, towards the centre of your forehead, to help balance the width of your forehead with your chin.

Square faces - your cheekbones are the same width as your chin, so to help define them apply your blush slightly below the cheekbone. Blush in the hairline will help soften the edges of your face.

Round faces - try not to use pearlised or highly reflective blushers as these reflect the light well and make a surface appear more round, which we want to avoid - matte blushers would be best for you. Sweep your blush from the ear down the cheekbone towards the mouth. Add a little touch of blush to the chin and blend it well to make your face appear longer.

Oblong/long faces - Apply blush on cheekbones below the outer corners of the eyes and blend well. Be sure the blush never extends lower than the tip of the nose. This will help shorten your features.

Triangular faces - Blush should be applied in a sideways V on the cheekbones. Blend up from your cheekbones to your temple and then extend the blush over your brow a bit toward the centre of your forehead. This will help to balance the width of your forehead with the rest of your face.

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EYE COLOUR AND COLOUR THEORY

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WING'S AND EYELINER

HOW TO DO EYELINER WINGS?

If there's one thing that everyone wants to know, it's how to create a winged eyeliner look. It's true, chances are if someone says they want to learn how to do eyeliner, they really just want to learn how to draw a wing. Once you've mastered the basics, getting the wing right is your next challenge.

1. PREPARE YOUR CANVAS

The most important step towards creating a wing is making sure your canvas is ready to go. Ensure your eyes are clean and free from any residue. Use makeup remover on a cotton pad to softly sweep away any remaining makeup. Extend the space that you prime outwards towards the sides of your face, in order to cover the entire wing area. It's up to you whether or not you choose to apply your eyeshadow before or after your eyeliner. Often people will choose to do it after to avoid having to re-do it if you make a mistake, but we tend to go beforehand so that the shadow doesn't cause the eyeliner to seem faded or not as sharp as you desire.

2. CAREFULLY LINE YOUR LASHES

Keeping close to the lash line, use your choice of eyeliner to carefully draw a thin line from your inner eye corner to approximately two-thirds of your eye, stopping at the outer third. This is to allow you space to draw a smooth, even wing when the time comes. Some people find this easier if they draw dots at small intervals along the lash line, and then connect the dots with their liner in order to ensure a straight line. Whatever works best for you!

3. DRAW A DOT WHERE YOU WANT YOUR WING TO END

When choosing where to place the dot, take into account your eye shape, how dramatic a look you're going for and how sharp you want your wing to be. Use a thin-tipped brush or eyeliner pen to pop in a tiny dot at your desired height and angle, taking care to make both eyes as equal as possible. A good rule of thumb is to place the dot somewhere along the line between the outer corner of your eye and the end of your eyebrow. If it helps, use tape to mark that line!

4. TRACE FROM THE DOT TO THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE

Take a deep breath and draw a line from the dot directly to the outer corner of your eye. This will be the bottom of your wing, so we want to see it sharp and neat. Use a Q-tip with makeup remover if you need to clean it up a bit, and don't worry if you don't get it looking right on the first try. What's great is that it doesn't matter what kind of eyeliner you're using because any product is appropriate for this step. So whether you're a beginner with a brush or an expert with liquid, you can get it done.

5. FILL IN THE GAPS

You're almost there! Time to make the finishing touches and create wings so strong you can fly away into the sunset. Okay maybe it's a slight exaggeration, but you're probably already looking pretty fierce. You can do this with your eye open or closed, but for the purposes of a clean line we'd recommend starting out with a closed eye. Once again taking your eyeliner from the dot, draw a more angled, sweeping line and connect it to where you've left off in the outer third of your eye. Now all you have to do is colour in the space. Use small strokes and be consistent in the direction you draw, and BAM. You're all done!

BEST EYELINER SHAPES FOR YOUR EYE

Believe it or not, there is no correct way that everyone has to draw their eyeliner. Everyone's eyes are shaped differently, and that means you have to adapt your eyeliner style to whatever will work best for you. Don't worry – everyone can still rock a wing!

Hooded eyes: Create a thicker outer third and draw the wing with your eyes open to see where it lines up visibly.

Wide-set eyes: Create a smaller, upturned wing to create the illusion of a closer set eye

 

Close -set eyes: Use a white or nude eyeliner on your inner corner to open them up

 

Almond eyes: You're lucky – you can pull off any liner look!

 

Round eyes: Create a more defined triangle wing to give your eye some depth and shape

 

Monolid eyes: Create your wing with your eye open, so that you can see where to end the line

 

LIP CONTOURING AND PLUMPING

 

FAKE LASH APPLICATION

 

CLEANING YOUR BRUSHES

 

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