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PeaceKeeper’s campaign MAKE-UP ARTISTS FOR PEACE asked some of the countries leading celebrity make-up artists to donate their favorite make-up tip(s) in support of PeaceKeeper’s work to end violence against women. Recently, we asked Joanne Gair, celebrity make-up artist for women like Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, and more. Here is what she suggests:
HOT TIP: Skin maintenance, replenishment and protection are crucial for a fresh, youthful face throughout life. Before you put a lick of make-up on your skin, it must be happy and healthy. If you take care and prime your canvas on a daily basis the rewards later in life are well worth the time and money. Trust me.
Most importantly keep your skin (and body) hydrated by drinking lots of water every day. This is the most natural and nutritional way to feed your skin.
-Gently exfoliate your skin by keeping it buffed to allow fresh new skin to glow. This should be done every other day by washing your face with a gentle exfoliate face wash cream.
-Maintain the harmony in your skin daily by wiping your face with astringent on a damp cotton pad, or spray your face with natural soothing spring water and let it dry naturally.
-Replenishing moisture in the skin is a must. Use a nourishing eye cream or gel of your preference, followed by revitalizing day cream or face oil on both your face and down your neck.
-Before applying any make-up use a substantial protection number sunscreen. This way you don’t need to disturb your face make-up for the rest of the day. You may wish to gently pat an open face tissue around your nose and T zone before applying the sun screen. After application of sunscreen you may again wish to pat the areas that feel a little too oily gently to absorb any overly shiny areas before adding your make-up.
At this point your skin is ready and glowing for your day. Foundation and concealer is applied if needed at this point.
For a sun-kissed glowing face, apply a cream blush to add luster and color to your checks. Choose a healthy, fresh lip color. Apply the lipstick to your cheeks, smoothing out the color with your finger tips to create a natural tone on tone look. Now you can lightly dust your face with a transparent powder to set the look. Use a large head powder brush so it goes on evenly. Dip the head of the brush in the powder and tap several times on the side of the container to leave just a gesture of powder on the brush head before applying to your face. This way you still have a glow and the skin looks radiant.
PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics is an enterprising philanthropic brand which makes donations to women’s health advocacy and urgent human rights issues. PeaceKeeper funds women who have been indentured or who live on a dollar a day. Therefore, what is important about PeaceKeeper is that we source raw ingredients like rosemary and spearmint from third world farmers and give micro-credit loans to the families of those farmers. This is called Beauty For Humanity – Good For You & Good For The World! Now That’s Beautiful™. To learn more about PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics visit them at http://www.iamapeacekeeper.com.