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A beauty expert’s guide to concealer…

When it comes to skin imperfections, puffiness and under-eye circles – concealer can be an absolute life-saver. Understanding which concealer to use and how to apply it properly, can make a huge difference. And that’s where we come in… we’ve collated some top tips from experts which are all about using concealer in the right way and in all the right places.

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How to conceal an uneven skin tone

If you suffer from an uneven skin tone, concealer can be a really useful tool to help improve your skin’s appearance. This method can also be used for covering up facial scars. For this, you will need a heavier concealer because the thicker texture contains less oil and will last longer. You will also need lifting concealer, a makeup sponge and translucent powder.

Here’s how to do it:

Apply the concealer with a brush and cover the problem area entirely. Dab one coat of the lifting concealer over the area to make the dark spot brighter. Dampen your beauty sponge and dip it into loose powder and then blend the area in evenly. Use a translucent mineral powder to finish and set the area.

How to conceal under-eye circles

When it comes to hiding under-eye circles, the most important thing to remember is to make your eyes look brighter. In addition, a brightening concealer and loose highlighting powder will make a world of difference. Because the skin under your eyes is so delicate, it’s best to use a concealer that’s oil-based and will keep this area moisturised and hydrated throughout the day. Concealers which are pink or peach in tone are the best to help counteract the blue tones of your dark eye circles.

Here’s how to do it:

Dot the brightening concealer in a line under your eye, starting at the inner corner and working to the outer edge of your eye.

Use a makeup sponge which is a little damp, then dip it into your loose highlighting powder. Dab it over the concealer and blend evenly into your skin. Finish up by brushing a small bit of the powder under your eye to make sure it sets correctly and to prevent creasing.

How to conceal blemishes

Green concealers are best for covering up blemishes which are red in colour as they will help to neutralise the appearance, whilst also disguising the inflammation. So, you’ll need a green concealer and a brush to apply it, concealer and loose powder.

Here’s how to do it:

Load a concealer brush with the green concealer and apply it onto the blemish, first start in the middle and make light brush strokes outwards. You want the concealer to fade into your skin, with the middle of the blemish being the most concentrated area.

Ensure your index finger is clean and use it to dab onto the concealer stick and apply to the blemish. Use a patting motion and apply until the skin tone looks even and the area is completely covered up.

Use a blending brush to lightly dust the loose powder onto your skin, and blend all three products together.

How to conceal puffiness

We all have days when our skin just doesn’t look or feel its best and it’s not as soft, smooth or supple as we’d like. Puffiness is most likely to appear on eyelids, around the outer corners of eyes, or on brow bones and while it’s usually your skin’s way of telling you to get more sleep, sometimes that’s not always possible. Luckily, we have a concealer method which will help improve its appearance! First things first, drink up! If your skin is puffy or just generally not looking its best, water will do it the world of good, so aim to drink two glasses before applying your makeup. Then, use a yellow-toned or brightening concealer to highlight these areas and keep your skin looking fresh. For this method you will need a liquid concealer, hydrating moisturiser, and a bit of highlighter.

Here’s how to do it:

Create a mixture using your moisturiser, your liquid concealer, and a bit of highlighter. Dab the mixture onto the puffy areas of your face, using a concealer brush. Clean your concealer brush and then use it to blend the concealer in evenly. Et voila!

Which colour concealer to use?

There are a number of different colour concealers to choose from and picking the right one is key to improving the appearance of your specific skin complaint. We offer a full range of HD makeup range to suit all skin types and colours, so please feel free to call for a complimentary colour match at any of our Pure Perfection salons.

How to find the perfect eyebrow shape for you….

Before-and-Afters-Fair_HRWell thanks to catwalk trends, eyebrows continue to be a hot topic for debate and it seems now, more than ever before, the bigger the better (thanks for that Cara!). But we are not all blessed with luscious, glossy thick eyebrows, so it’s therefore important that rather than force an unnatural shape, we find a shape and style that suits us as individuals. This post is all about learning how to enhance your natural eyebrows with minimal tools (and less plucking!).

First things first, locate the start and end points of your brows.

To do this, the easiest way to start is by lining up your tweezers along the side of your nose. This should enable you to see that the front of your brows align with the upper bridge of your nose. Very minimal tweezing should be done in-between your brows, or else they will end up looking too far apart (and frankly slightly strange!). Instead, aim to pluck stray hairs and nothing more.

Next, to help locate the end of your eyebrows, align your tweezers with the outer corner of your eyes and your eyebrows should ideally end where the tweezers meet your brow bone. But don’t worry if that’s not the case – remember that everyone’s eyebrows are different and not all will extend to the outer corner of the eye and some will reach out past this point. Similar to grooming the start of your brows, you want to steer clear of over plucking and aim to just remove any stray hairs.

Definition is key when it comes to the arch.

For this part, you might find that a white eyeliner pencil comes in handy! Use the pencil to draw a line tracing the bottom of your eyebrow. Aim to follow the natural arch of your eyebrow rather than create a new one as the natural shape of your brows are likely to suit your face shape the most. Once the line has been drawn with the pencil, remove any of the stray hairs that fall below it by tweezing.

Give your brows a helping hand.

So now we’ve perfected and enhanced the natural shape of your brows, it’s time we gave them a helping hand to look their very best. Now, if you’re a natural girl at heart like me, a little brow gel will be just the ticket as it will help keep brows sculpted all day long without the need for pencils or eyeshadows etc. If there are naturally a few gaps in your eyebrows due to sparse hair, or if you want a more dramatic look, then this is when the handy powders, coloured gels and of course, good old brow pencils come in.

If you decide to use a pencil, or the like, try to keep it as natural as possible when filling in your brows. It’s best to start at the arches and gently fill them in using strokes which follow the natural growth of your hair and then, follow your arches to fill in the end of your eyebrows. For the end of your eyebrows, longer strokes are best, but try to not go too far past the ends.

And, last but not least – let’s not forget about the starting point of your eyebrows. Use smaller strokes as this is the area where you should be filling in your brows the least. Avoid any over-filling by mimicking your existing direction of hair growth, as recommended earlier in this post. And voila, move over Cara, there’s a new girl in town!

We offer complimentary advice and help when seeking the perfect brow, All our therapist are trained with HD ( high definition). So give us a shout if you want a  professional to perfect your brows.

Let the pro’s do the work for you.

Christmas hour’s

Salon opening hours over the Christmas and new years.

Monday 21st 9am till 9pm

Tuesday 22nd 9am till 9pm

Wednesday 23rd 9am till 9pm

Thursday 24th 9am till 5pm

Friday 25th closed

Saturday 26th closed

Monday 28th closed

Tuesday 29th 9am till 9pm

Wednesday 30th 9am till 9pm

Thursday 31st 9am till 4pm

Friday 1st closed

Saturday 2nd closed

Back to normal.

10 years celebration

We would like to thank you all for your loyalty and support over the last 10 years of Pure Perfection. What a fantastic turn out we had at our event held in October, just a few little snaps of our day. Great big thank you from all the PP team.

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Hd makeup artists

Hd makeup,  the party season has begun. Get your appointments booked with our hd makeup artists  (mua) . Natural contor or Hollywood glam.

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Officially open

Pure Perfection and Pulse are now officially open. Please call our temporary number 07340292604. Land line live 2nd December 01282 338211.

Appointments now available at BARROWFORD

Hi ladies and gentlemen, we are now takeing appointments for our new salon located in the heart of Barrowford.  We will be trading  from the 1st of December, please contact us on our temporary number 07340292604.x

* Our official open day is the 5th of December 1pm til 5pm, please come  along and join us for champagne,  demo’s of our amazing treatments we offer and complimentary goodie bags. Looking forward to seeing you all. X

New Salon Opening Soon

Hello Ladies and Gents,

Just a quick post to tell you our third salon will be opening in December 2015. Pure Perfection is coming to Barrowford, Nelson.

I will posting all latest news from our new salon (some exciting welcome offers).