The contouring phenomenon has officially branched out into hair color! Hair contouring is the magic way to accent your face shape using highlights and lowlights. Similar to facial contouring with makeup, hair color is placed in a way that uses light and shadows to alter the appearance of the face. It only makes sense to use the contouring technique frequently used on the face, also in coloring your hair! This can create the most flattering look for your face shape!
Hair colorists are using modern techniques of coloring such as ombre and balayage more frequently. These involve hand-painting color to only parts of the hair. Hair contouring is very similar, with color being applied to only parts of the hair, usually framing the face in order to highlight and accentuate certain features of your face. Hair contouring can also alter your face shape, giving you a slimmer and more defined appearance.
Features can be made to pop by simply applying the right amount of consistency within the highlights, following the cheekbones and the eyes. Highlights are applied following the natural movement of the hair, far enough apart to create depth to make the color pop. Your natural hair color should still penetrate through the highlighted portion of the hair, to create a very delicate, natural appearance to the highlight.
Hair contouring is perfect for clients looking for a natural look that is low-maintenance and gives them just enough dimension and depth to frame and flatter their face. This technique works for every hair color and texture, so everyone can give this look a shot!
With all the different types of foundation today, it can be difficult to figure out which one is the best fit for you. Which is better: a liquid or a powder? Will one dry my skin out or make me oily? Can I use both? Jane Iredale carries mineral foundation in various formulas, that all have their benefits for the right skin type to create the smooth, even complexion you are looking for.
Consider Your Skin Type
There are many pros and cons of each different type of foundation, but a good starting point is your skin type.
If you tend to have oily skin, a powder foundation will give you more of a matte, silky finish. Or if you have combination skin and prefer more of a matte finish, powders would be the way to go, whether it is a pressed powder or a loose powder foundation. Powders are also the easiest type of foundation to apply; so if you are looking for something that's quick to apply or are more of a beginner, powders would also be a good option for you.
If your skin tends to be more on the dry side, or if you have mature skin, a cream or liquid foundation might be your best bet. These formulas don't tend to sit in fine lines or enlarged pores like powders can. They also provide more coverage than the powders, and contain ingredients that help pigments spread more easily on the skin. They help hydrate and soften the skin, giving you a smooth and even complexion.
How to Layer Products
This might seem confusing at first, but a good rule of thumb is always put the powder on over the cream or liquid foundation, rather than vice versa. The PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation works great over the BB cream or liquid minerals to give more of a matte finish, or to touch up your makeup throughout the day.
Jane Iredale Foundations
PUREPRESSED BASE MINERAL FOUNDATION-
the look- sheer & semi-matte
the feel- weightless
This pressed mineral foundation gives you a look that is just like your own skin, only better. It glides on easily and is slightly more sheer and matte than the loose powders.
AMAZING BASE LOOSE MINERAL POWDER-
the look- creamy & luminous
the feel- like silk
This airy mineral foundation gives your a luminous sheer to medium coverage that feels so smooth on your skin. It conceals redness and diffuses the appearance of fine lines and pores.
GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE BB CREAM-
the look- luminous
the feel- like velvet
This BB Cream is like skincare plus makeup. It gives you a coverage that conceals blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles, while smoothing and brightening the skin.
the look- moist & light
the feel- like a second skin
This foundation hydrates your skin while providing you with a sheer to medium coverage. It is a foundation as well as a treatment serum that plumps your skin, helping to calm inflammation, diminish the appearance of fine lines, while evening out your skin tone.
If you have any additional questions about these products or would like to try them out, we carry Jane Iredale's full line of products here at Studio 6a. You can even schedule a complimentary makeup lesson (with $50 purchase) with one of our trained stylists!
Cassy - Salon Coordinator
Cassy - Salon Coordinator