Beauty: Tanisha Everette on Makeup Do’s and Don’ts

My friend and Italian expat whom I live through vicariously because she’s around my man, ANTONIO, all day long, is here with a make-up tutorial so as to ensure that no one in the BB&W Crew looks like the late Tammy Faye Baker. And for the youngins, here’s who she was (God rest her soul–bet she’s still gooping on the mascara in the Great Beyond)

AHHH! Mommy! Mooooooommmmmmeeeee!

I may add a few comments in the picture parts, because I just can’t resist.

Makeup Dos and Don’ts

Hey ladies I am back with my makeup dos and don’t for you makeup novices and pros (because you all make mistakes too). I had to write this list because believe me when I say that I have seen ALL of the don’ts in my seven years as a makeup artist and I have encouraged all the dos (which is very hard at times). So I hope that you come away with this more secure in your makeup choices.

Don’t wear foundation two shades darker or lighter than your natural skin tone. You end either looking ashy or orange, kinda like John Boehner.

"I'm going to EAT YOUR SOUL!!!"

**sings to self**Ban de soliel for that St. Topez tan...remember that commercial?

Do use a dark brown eye liner like Teddy from Mac Cosmetics or a dark gray one like Phone Number also from Mac if you are over the age of 40 or have texture under your eyes. This will keep you from looking haggard and much older than you really are.

Do wear black winged out eye liner, it is a classic look for any age and very flattering to eyes young and aging. It is an instant eye lift.

10, 9, 8, blah blah...Blast off!

DON’T wear winged liner like this– unless of course its a party, you are a performer (going for this look) or you want to look like a drunk crack head.

Her ear rings make me think of Minnie Mouse.

Do wear Red lipstick or gloss any time of the day. It is a power color, a seductive color and a color synonymous with intelligence and holds a man’s gaze longer according to a study done by Manchester University. (You can combine red lips with winged out liner and GASP, smokey eyes). And NO red lips do not make you look like a prostitute. When was the last time you SAW a prostitute wear red lips? Ever ask yourself WHY prostitutes do NOT wear red lips? Jussayin. Try Ruby Woo lipstick by Mac, the color is pretty much universal.

Any woman, no matter her hue can wear red lipstick but if you are darker and still skeptical then try Rebel lipstick by Mac or a bordeaux colored lip.

For the love of cute little puppies everywhere.Please DON’T wear black lip liner or black liner in your brows. No one wants to look chola. Its just NOT attractive.

Come on! Like you didn't sport that look in the 90's!!

I know women who pluck their ENTIRE eyebrows just to draw them one like this. *shiver me timbers!*

Do wear concealer under your eyes. It can take 5 years off your face, especially if you have dark circles under your eyes. The rule of thumb is to choose a color one shade lighter than your skin tone and that has a pink under tone to warm up the purple color in the circles. Be kind to the skin under your eyes. It is the thinnest and most fragile skin on your body and needs extra special care.

And last but not least, DO wear a smokey eye to a special event. If you are older use brown shades instead of dark grays and black. The technique is not difficult to master and you can use any color that you want (purple, green, blue etc).

However DON’T go overboard or you can end up looking like a raccoon. This look only looks good in the glossies.

"I see dead people..."

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial today. Remember great makeup begins with a good diet, lots of water and good skin care regiment.

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