|Day and Evening
Makeup - Party Makeup
Day and Evening Makeup
There is a major difference between
evening make-up and day make-up. Most people think they can just add
more make-up and they are done with their evening look. I'm sorry this
is not the case. The major reason for this difference is lighting.
Throughout the day we are subjected to
different light sources, whether it is at work where most of the light
is fluorescent lighting or in our homes where there is incandescent
lighting. The nature of the light sources causes these differences.
Fluorescent light is a blue light. This
will affect people differently. People with blue eyes generally have
more redness in their skin which will be accentuated under blue light.
People with brown eyes will see that their skin appears to be more
yellow or green. As you can start to understand this is what is
affecting the look of your make-up.
Incandescent lights are going to have
different affects because the light is yellow or red in tone. This red
light tends to soften all colors, like when a photographer does a
portrait they use soft light or warm light to hide imperfections and
make the photograph appear flawless. This is why you need to change your
cosmetics for each case, or for the light source you will be under at
Now that you can understand what causes
these changes, let's look at what needs to be done so you can look your
best all the time.
Let's start with day make-up. If you
have blue eyes you will generally need to use colors that are like our
Ultra Shimmer #30. This very natural tone is not that dramatic. Use a
color like this under blue light because the blue light sharpens all
colors. For the evening you can add or replace it with the #31 or the
#31 and the #17 together. Again since the red light softens all colors
you need to add more contrast so the colors show up. Like I said earlier
light affects us all, so a person with brown eyes will want to choose a
color like our #14 for the day time, then use the #9 or the #10 with the
#17 to add more contrast. This way the red light will not soak up all
Another example of this would be for
someone that is going dancing in a night club. This is a place where
there is very little light, so you will need to over dramatize your
make-up in order for it to be seen by others. People that perform in the
theater are another good example of what I mean. They must do their
make-up almost like a clown, so you can see it with the stage lighting
that shines on them.
Now you can understand why you need to
make changes to your make-up throughout your day. If there was only one
type of light, there would be no need for "Day Make-up" and "Evening