Questions about the latest skin care and makeup answered!
Ask Kris and Kim
How do I get my skin to look flawless with out a heavy makeup look?
Kris says: Look at your a.m. and p.m. skin care. Besides cleansing, does it include exfoliation, a brightening serum, eye cream and moisturizer? For day, try a very sheer tinted moisturizer to even out your skin without looking like make-up. Great skin is the foundation for a natural makeup look!
How can I cover my dark circles without showing more lines? And what about puffy eyes?
Kim says: Dark circles can be inherited, caused by seasonal allergies or lack of sleep. To take the frustration out of concealing under eye circles, start with a small amount of a brightening eye cream to hydrate the area. Then apply a creamy concealer in the inner corner of the eye patting in with a concealing brush. Start with a small amount and blend excess out. To reduce puffiness, apply an eye gel before bed. For the best results be consistent with eye cream!
I love my liquid makeup when I first apply it, but by the end of the day it looks like I have nothing on.
Kris says: Have you tried foundation primer? A lightweight primer with optical diffusers helps your makeup last longer while refining pores and making fine lines appear less noticeable. Apply after your day moisturizer and before your foundation.
Kris Kline and Kim Kelly are owners and beauty experts at Merle Norman Cosmetics in Montrose. Reach them at (818) 249-1743 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.