Author: Versy Picone

The Look: A Perfect Foundation

Foundation comes in a variety of shades, coverage options, and finishes. The main purpose is to provide a flawless appearance and even out one’s skin tone. When choosing your shade, drag a small amount over the cheek down onto the jawline. Look at the finish under natural light to see what best suits your skin tone. Check the bottle for keywords like “luminizing,” “matte,” and “mineral” to determine what best suits your skin needs. Always exfoliate and moisturize your skin prior to applying. Luminizing is going to be best for teens or those with normal skin. Matte is going...

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The Look: Makeup

Price doesn’t necessarily determine the quality when it comes to makeup. A lot of the magic happens in the actual application and the different ways they are applied. Some of my favorite brushes and sponges are carried on drugstore shelves and have lived up to their more expensive counterparts. 1. The famous Beauty Blender is a pro makeup favorite, while Real Techniques sells a very comparable blender for a fraction of the price. Dampen sponge, squeeze out excess and push foundation with a bouncing motion onto skin. Cleanse weekly to reduce the chance of break outs. Try Beauty Blender $20.00...

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The Look by Versy: Skin Care

In the winter our skin gets hit with a variety of drastic weather changes. Rain, wind, cold and blasting the heater can do a real number and make even the best makeup seem cakey. I always get asked about my skin routine so here are a few tips for not only winter but year round beautiful skin. 1. Cleanse face in the morning with a mild cleanser. Try Aveeno Foaming Facewash $5.99 at Walmart 2. Exfoliating is the key to revealing fresh skin. Consider adding a body/facs scrub in weekly while in the shower to save time while the...

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The Look by Versy: Matte Lips

Whether it is bridal or a high fashion shoot, I can always count on a matte lip product to hold the look for my clients. – Versy Picone, Salon Owner and Professional Makeup Artist 4 steps to the perfect Matte Lip The infamous matte lip is something that has become a staple in the makeup world. It is a must have for all nighters, wedding pictures, or long work shifts and something I frequently use on clients. However, this here-to-stay trend can be tricky. Here are a few pro tips for the perfect Matte Lip Exfoliate: beneficial for the...

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