foundation application

How to Apply Foundation

When it comes to foundation there are a variety of different techniques and tools you can use to ace your base including, but not limited to brushes, fingers and sponges  Foundation is one of the most important steps in makeup (next to brows) and if you don’t get your foundation right, nothing else in your makeup will look amazing.

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In this tutorial I will be teaching you how to apply foundation. 

Liquid/Powder/Gel/Cream you name it girl you know I got you.

One thing to keep in mind is that you cannot look flawless and natural. So you can’t have both so if you want to look natural you will have to sacrifice some coverage. 

SO HERE’S HOW TO APPLY FOUNDATION LET’S GO GIRL

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anonymous asked:

umm this is a weird ask. But I noticed on your selfies that you have nice makeup. Do you have any tips? What primer are you using? 🙈 Sorry if this is strange?

It’s not strange at all don’t worry! I feel flattered. Also I’m pretty sure I’ve answered this before but I can’t find it so, I’ll just say it again. (warning: it’ll be long lol).

1. Your face is your canvas, prep it properly: This one’s really important wether you believe it or not. I find that washing, exfoliating and moisturizing my face fifteen to twenty minutes before applying does a world of a difference. The foundation application will be much smoother and flawless. Make sure you use a moisturizer that’s not too thick and sinks into the skin quickly and don’t forget to wait those 15/20 mins so it doesn’t make the foundation look streaky.
2. Understand your skin type: Are you dry, oily, normal or combination skin? Your foundation and powder of choice should depend on this. Oily skin-types tend to work better with matte foundations and dry skin types work better with glowy foundations. Personally, I’m combo skin, I love the Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation, it’s build-able coverage and in my opinion flatters all skin types, plus it has a wide color range.
3. Apply SPF if you’re going out during the day, protect your skin. If you’re going out at night, this isn’t necessary. I advice to stay away from foundations that have spf in them, since they can make you look ghostly-white in flash photography, it’s better to buy your own spf and apply it when you see fit.
4. Apply primer before the foundation, your primer of choice depends on what you need, want to make your foundation glow? Becca backlight primer. Want to smooth your pores? MUFE skin equalizer in smoothing. Just want a regular primer that will do a little of both? Too faced Hangover FX primer. Primer will also protect your skin by creating a layer between your pores and the makeup and it’ll make the makeup last longer. Apply it with your fingers, don’t swipe it, press it into the skin.
5. Foundation time. One tip I can give you is pump your foundation in the back of your hand and with a (clean) finger make a little cocktail (aka warm the liquid up) and then apply it to the skin. It makes it last longer for some reason. Also, don’t dot the foundation on, instead evenly distribute it on your skin and THEN blend it out with your tool of choice. The finish is much better that way. I recommend investing in a beauty blender for foundation application (specially if the foundation is medium to full coverage, since the wet beauty blender will absorb extra product and prevent cakey-ness, if it’s a light coverage foundation, a kabuki brush may be a better choice since that way it won’t thin out even more) either way, blend your foundation with bouncy motions, not by swiping, it’ll blend more beautifully that way and you’ll get maximum coverage.
6. Time for concealer, if the concealer you’re using is for blemishes on your face, then it should be the tone of your skin (or maybe a shade darker) and you should only apply a dot on each blemish. If you’re using concealer for your undereye circles and to highlight the face (which brings definition and makes your bone structure pop up) then it should be one or two shades lighter than your skin. Good concealers are Maybelline Fit Me! Or Tarte Shape-Tape (the latter has much more coverage). Apply it on your undereye in a triangular shape and bring it all the way to your temples for a lifting effect (unless you want to make your face appear less wide; then contour that area later on instead). Before you blend it out, warm it up with your fingers on the skin and spread it evenly just like you did with the foundation and then blend it with bouncy motions from the outside to the inside and then from the inside to the outside (always bouncing). Also apply the concealer on your forehead, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow and chin (unless you don’t wish to bring attention to them).
7. Set your concealer immediately after, if you’re highlighting and contouring, then do it with a powder lighter than your skin or bake with a translucent powder (like the one by Laura Mercier). You can also bake, which if you want to do that (it makes it last longer) I suggest you watch Jaclyn Hill’s video on how to bake. (YouTube). When applying powder, press it into the skin with your brush or beauty blender, don’t swipe. Apply the highlighting (matte) powder beneath the eyes and basically all the other high points (nose, forehead, etc). Always set concealer so it doesn’t crease on the fine lines.
8. Apply a powder the same shade as your skin on the rest of your face to set it with the same pressing motions. You can skip it if you feel like your face is too dry for that (in this case, a helpful tip is to mix a bit of beauty oil with your foundation to make it more hydrating). I always recommend setting the foundation with powder because it helps blending bronzer and blush later on.
9. Apply your broker, blush and glittery highlight as you see fitting, followed oby eyeliner and mascara.
10. If you’re doing eyeshadow, do it before you do your entire face so the fall out you get from eyeshadow doesn’t ruin your base. ALWAYS blend till it seems like one smooth lie and ALWAYS prep your eyes with some concealer or eyeshadow primer (make sure to set it with a skin tone powder or cream colored eyeshadow so you can easily blend out darker colors later on).
11. Do your brows before foundation and before eyeshadow too. Then clean them up with some concealer and a tiny detail brush. Set them with brow gel. The best brow products are by ABH.
12. Invest in good makeup brushes: zoeva, morphe, sigma, etc.
13. USE SETTING SPRAY. It’ll melt all the powders together and make it look like skin, plus the makeup will last longer.

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Since the majority of my followers are female… I’ve found makeup that has made me swoon for the first time in quite a while!

The sacred products picked up from Boots in Gatwick while really bored at 5am:

Max Factor All Day Flawless Foundation
Collection along Lasting Perfection Concealer
Barry M Flawless Mist & Fix Setting Spray in Dewy Finish

I’ve always had pretty dark under eye circles, it’s just hereditary. I usually have to pack on color corrector & brightening concealer if I don’t want to be asked if I’m ill or comments about how I look like I’m not getting enough sleep. I also have really dry skin so a lot of makeup tends to crease & make my face look even more dry.

1st Pic - Just my usual skincare (Moisturizer and sunscreen) & eye makeup because I always do my foundation last

2nd Pic - One hour after foundation application, just doing chores around the flat

3rd Pic - 7+ hours after application, running errands outside when in 24C / 76F weather & cooking over a stove top

Supercomputing reveals centuries of stories, experiences of Black women

Women’s History Month is perfect timing for this story—a story about a quest to reveal the lives and experiences of Black women in the U.S. during the last three centuries. Hear from the group of researchers collaborating and using ‪NSF-funded‬ XSEDE supercomputing to fulfill this quest. Their discussion is on Advancing Discovery, a featured podcast at Science360 Radio: Science360.gov/radio

Above: Ruby Mendenhall, an associate professor of sociology, African American studies and urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is leading a collaboration of social scientists, humanities scholars and digital researchers that hopes to harness the power of high-performance computing to find and understand the historical experiences of black women by searching two massive databases of written works from the 18th through 20th centuries. The team also is developing a common toolbox that can help other digital humanities projects. Credit: Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Above: Nicole Brown is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and part of Ruby Mendenhall’s group. She is interpreting the computational results in light of black feminist theory. Credit: Nicole Brown

Above: Harriet Tubman is famous as an abolitionist, Underground Railroad leader and women’s suffrage pioneer. Credit: H. B. Lindsley – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Public Domain (PD-1875)

Above: Sculptor Edmondia Lewis (1844-1907) was the first woman of African- and Native-American descent to achieve notoriety in the fine arts world. She spent most of her career in Rome. Credit: Henry Rocher – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Public Domain

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Hello my angels, I’m Valeria and now is time for Sunday’s post. 

Yesterday I was checking out my messages and I saw I got this ask:

But if we read this question carefully, is it important to follow an order or steps to achieve a flawless look?

Do you guys remember that math propertie we learnt at school that is really accurate itself because it involves so many things we do on a daily basis? Changing the order of the factors does not change the product.

However, in this case we say goodbye to this statement because applying makeup should be done in order.

To be honest we all have been here, I used to apply foundation directly to my face without knowing and realizing all the damage this action made to my skin.  

If you think you don’t follow a makeup application order routine and you would like to start one keep on reading!

I promise it’s not complicated at all, if you repeat it on a daily basis or even on weekends it will get easier.

In this post you will learn WHAT MAKEUP ORDER APPLICATION YOU SHOULD FOLLOW ✿   

Are there any pro’s when you apply your face makeup in order? 

The answer is YES.  

What are the pro’s?

✔ The application becomes easier, smoother and dewy. 

✔ Your foundation will never look cakey again.                       

✔ Your skin and pores will not be damaged anymore.

✔ You will need less product and get a better result.

There are so many advantages you will notice if you start following a makeup order application.

Keep on mind that I’m not telling you that you need to follow all this steps or you need to use all this products every single day.

If you think you only need some foundation and powder that is completely fine, you can follow the steps until you think it’s enough coverage or enough products for you.

You can apply this routine on a daily basis or if you don’t feel like doing your makeup every single day then you can do it like I do, I only follow this routine on weekends or if I have party, meeting or a important event.

Let’s get started!

1. CLEANSER

A cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. 

This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne. A cleanser can be used as part of a skin care regimen together with a toner and moisturizer.

2. SERUM/TREATMENT

Serums offer beneficial ingredients or even more antioxidants than any other product in your routine.

A serum won’t replace your daytime or night-time moisturizer, but they will boost your anti-aging results and overall skin health when used morning and evening.

Start using products loaded with these types of impressive ingredients will help you to be on track for a more even complexion and firmer, healthier skin as you age.

3. MOISTURIZER

Moisturizer is a complex mixture of chemical agents specially designed to make the external layers of the skin softer and more pliable also it increases skin’s hydration.

Putting on moisturizer not only makes the surface look pretty, it seals and protects what is beneath it.

4. PRIMER

Yet, many people often skip this step because they believe they don’t really need it, are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment.

However, using primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer, whether that’s on your skin or in your cosmetics bag.

Makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer.

5. FOUNDATION

Foundation is an important facet of makeup it’s like the blank canvas on which the rest of your makeup is applied. It is the base for any makeup application.

Foundation will hide facial imperfections such as scars, depressions and pigmented areas of skin. Foundation is not merely about adding color to your skin but also as a protective covering from the drying sun, wind and air conditioning.

6. CONCEALER

Concealer does much more than foundation. As the name suggests, it works at concealing or camouflaging facial imperfections. But what is of essence when using concealer is to apply it and blend it well. You may end up highlighting the trouble spots instead of concealing them.

Remember that concealers are meant to conceal and not to draw attention. Concealers are of a denser composition than regular foundations and are generally available in sticks, tubes, pots, and creams.

7. POWDER

Powder is used to set the foundation and concealer for a lasting fresh look. Foundation and concealer are both moist and therefore have no holding power without a bit of powder to set them in place.

Not only does the powder set the make-up, it also reduces excess shine on the skin. When light is attracted to shining skin and when light shines on an area it illuminates any flaws like large pores, uneven skin, wrinkles and creases.

One of things I did learn on my makeup school was that once you apply powder never go back to foundation or it will look cakey. Make sure you applied correctly your foundation and then set it with powder.

8. BRONZER

Bronzer is used to imitate a natural suntan. It is considered a natural look and is often used for everyday wear. It highlights the cheekbones and contours the face.

Bronzer is an easy way to enhance color and provide shimmer to one’s skin tone. As the name implies, bronzer is available on a metallic palette ranging from light gold to dark brass.

Use bronzer to highlight the cheekbones. Apply it to the forehead, nose, and chin as well.

9. BLUSH

Blush is used to imitate the natural blushing of the skin. It changes the face’s depth and draws attention to the cheekbones. It can be used for a more made-up look. Blush is available in a variety of colors, including red, pink, peach, and tan. There are shimmer and matte varieties.

When applied together, blush and bronzer create a stunning and dynamic look. Blush and bronzer are common types of makeup that can be used skillfully to highlight natural beauty.

10. HIGHLIGHTER

Highlighter is a product that can completely change your beauty look. When you’re choosing a highlighter you have to think about your skin tone; if you have very sallow skin, pink toned highlighters are going to stick out, but if you have very pale skin pink tones are perfect.

The goal when applying highlighter is to get a reflective dewy look that makes you look like you just moisturized your skin.

*As always I’m open to suggestions and opinions so if you need information about an specific topic don’t forget to tell us! *

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B L U E S 

This is my two-toned Blue eyeshadow look, perfect for the Prom season, a special occasions or just an evening out.
The spotlight technique is great way to make your eyelids look bigger and wider, it draws attention to the middle of lid due to the lighter reflective colour used. 
Below is a list of the products used, as well as links to the products / dupes. 


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Product Used - Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (8.5)
Worldwide: http://bit.ly/1TO0yHU MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
UK: http://bit.ly/1qUAQUP
US: http://bit.ly/1qUBl15

Crown Brush Duo Fibre Brush (Foundation Application) http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/c427-tapered-duo-fibre-blush-brush.html?acc=758874998f5bd0c393da094e1967a72b

MAC Bamboo Eyeshadow - DISCONTINUED
Dupe - MakeUp Geek Peach Smoothie

ZOEVA 228 Luxe Crease Brush
http://www.beautybay.com/accessories/zoeva/228luxecreasebrush/

MAC Swiss Chocolate Eyeshadow:
UK & EU: http://bit.ly/1NxrzdL
US: http://bit.ly/21EUCSAF10 Small Socket Blender - Blank Canvas Cosmetics DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com/products/e10-small-socket-blender-new-synthetic-version.html

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Eyeshadow - Everlasting Navy http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-EyeStudio-Color-Tattoo-24hr-Cream-Gel-Eyeshadow_1253778/

Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
UK: http://bit.ly/1VbSJuH
US: http://bit.ly/1qx7bAI

Coastal Scents GlamourEyes Palette: http://www.coastalscents.com/collections/makeup-eyes-eye-palettes/products/style-eyes-collection?variant=17312967300

E24 Flat Shader Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com/products/e24-flat-shader-lay-down-brush-previously-e26-flat-shader.html

CND Additive - Blue (Pigment)

MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder 960
UK: http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/makeup/makeup-forever-star-powder
US: http://bit.ly/1Wt0NIZ

MAC Violet Underground Pencil - DISCONTINUED
Dupe - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencils
UK: http://bit.ly/1Wt0QEw
US: http://bit.ly/1Wt0Lkk

Crown Brush Mini Smudger Brush http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/ss033-mini-smudger.html?acc=758874998f5bd0c393da094e1967a72bCrown Brush Angled Brush http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/c160-1-4.html?acc=758874998f5bd0c393da094e1967a72b

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
UK: http://bit.ly/1VbTe87
US: http://bit.ly/1VbTnsd

Certifeye Lashes in Halo http://certifeye.co.uk/product/halo-3d-faux-mink-lashes

Benefit Hoola
UK: http://bit.ly/1ZBULV4
US: http://bit.ly/1UgGglU

ZOEVA Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush http://www.beautybay.com/accessories/zoeva/127luxesheercheekbrush/

Illamasqua Blusher - Lover http://bit.ly/1I3nPjG

G26 Blush / Bronzer Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com/products/g26-small-cheek-foundation-brush.html

Veil Complexion Fix Pen http://veilcosmetics.com/pages/complexion-fix

Illasmasqua Gel Sculpt http://bit.ly/1qUGZAj

Neve Cosmetics Nude Gloss http://www.nevecosmetics.it/en/vernissage-natural-gloss/1452-vernissage-les-poseuses.html

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid - Pearl
UK: http://bit.ly/1Wt1MsB
US: http://bit.ly/1qUI2ju

Beauty 101: Korean Beauty Wave

Korean Beauty is the most recent trend. It’s increasingly hot as the popularity of Kpop and Kdramas. Halyu Actors and Kpop Idols appeal to their viewers with their attractive faces and, especially, their flawless complexion. Like most fans, I am also curious on how they achieve such great skin.


During my trip to South Korea, two years ago, I wasn’t just attracted with Korean fashion and culture, but also with their obsession with skin care. Korea is one of the leading countries in producing skin care and beauty products. So during my travel, I couldn’t help but buy some (okay, most) of their best seller products and be allured by their cute packaging (I couldn’t resist the cuteness…it’s everywhere!!!!). I felt that by buying those products, I have also acquired some beauty secrets that Koreans are so famous for.


I tried my best getting all the tips from my previous trip and from watching korean variety shows (thanks Get It Beauty and Pony Beauty Diary!) and apply it to my daily regimen. Here are a few of them:

1. The 10 steps regimen

A typical skin care routine for Koreans varies between 9 to 10 steps. They mostly do this before going to bed and the process starts by using a makeup remover, then followed by cleanser, exfoliation of oily t-zones, then the use of toner, and other essential essence and serum needed for the skin. The last part would be your favorite cream, emulsion, masks (if necessary) and eye cream.


The key here is removing every last trance of makeup, massaging the face for a minute (to boost circulation), and moisturizing. The healthy habit of Koreans serves as a lesson for us on how to take care of our skin more and the importance of putting time in valuing ourselves.


2. Cushion Makeup

We know that BB Creams have been a part of most girls’ makeup routine ever since its launch in 2006. Right now, there is a new added cream in the market and Koreans and Filipinos alike are slowly loving this product, and it is called the ‘Cushion Makeup’.


The cushion makeup started as a CC Cream/Foundation, a silky texture that covers spot and gives natural light and smooth skin. Both BB and CC Cream have common uses but CC Cream puts more emphasis on nourishing the skin while providing optimal coverage. It’s the same thing with cushion makeup. It’s more lightweight and it is a watery foundation in a compact container. You gently press the product and apply it into your face. The anti-microbial puff is the best part in putting the foundation, it makes the application look more natural, rather than cakey.


3. Lip Tints

I love lip tints!

Lip Tints, also known as lip stains, has this long lasting effect that other regular lipsticks don’t have. The tints simply color the natural texture of your lips and often finish off with some lip gloss. Lip tints are also versatile, it’s up to the user if you want your lips to appear naturally colored by using simple and lighter tints that matches your skin tone, or going for a dramatic effect by using darker tones or red to look more fierce. The best part for using this tint is that it is long lasting. I go to the gym a lot and I usually wear lip tints (I like orange lippies.. :) ) while working out and it doesn’t come off and it lasts an entire day, say, no need to reapply.


4. Aloe Vera Gel

This is a must-have in my holy grail of beauty products! I seriously love this product and I’m so happy to share it with you guys. My first encounter with this product is out of pure curiosity. I saw good reviews over the internet and immediately bought some when I saw it in stores.


NATURE REPUBLIC ALOE VERA SOOTHING GEL is made out of 92% Aloe Vera. a generous tub of 300ml that could last for months or so. I used it as my body moisturizer, face mask, eye mask, use for after shave or treat for sunburn. I like to put my tub in the fridge so that it has this cooling effect when applied onto the skin. I love how it is quickly absorbed, without feeling greasy, leaving a soft and smooth skin after application. I preferred using it before bedtime and lather it all over my face and neck.

Other Beauty Tips worth mentioning:

5. Grape Seed Oil

My aunt introduced to me this supplement, and when I saw great effects on her, I decided to give it a try. She has psoriasis and it’s hard for her to find a perfect medicine for her skin, until she found out the benefits of Grape Seed Oil. I started using it by taking it once a day and I’m really happy with the results of taking this supplement.


First off, Grape seed oil is extracted from grapes. It produces useful compounds in the form of oil which offer plenty of benefits for human, especially to skin. It is a good source of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which is the main requirement for having good skin and also contains strong antioxidant compounds to fight acne and many more. These health benefits of grape seed oil are enumerated below:

  • Treat Acne
  • Skin Tightening
  • Relieve Dark Eye Circles under Eyes
  • Moisturize
  • Minimize Skin Aging
  • Good for skin asthma, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
  • Can reduce the risk of coronary diseases and beneficial for all diabetics
  • Promote hair growth
  • Can provide protection against the sun damage
  • Smooth skin

6. Sunblock

It’s so init in the Philippines! Be sure to protect your skin with sunblock before going out. Waterproof sunblock with a high SPF is ideal. It prevents facial brown spots, aids you against sun protection, and helps to slow down the development of wrinkles and aging skin. Just don’t forget to apply it before putting makeup.

7. Putting body lotion/moisturizer at night

My mom always says that putting lotion at night is also important as the way we put moisturizer on our face. Our skin needs to be hydrated and by applying body lotion or body butter at night should do the trick. It will leave your hands, body and feet as soft and smooth like a baby.


8. Green Tea

I’m a self-confessed green tea addict. Green Tea is not only used for fat burning but it also helps improve physical health. It also does great benefits to the skin. Green tea has a lot of antioxidants that can be used to treat acne. To help your skin appear brighter and flawless, you can follow these few tips:


  • Use as a facial mask. After each cup of green tea that you drink, take the teabag out and cut it open. place the used green tea leaves into a small cup and add a little honey to it to make it into a paste. Make sure your face is clean before applying the paste. Leave it on for ten minutes and then rinse.
  • Use tea bags as a refresher. I do this before going home and need to fresh up before applying make up. Take a used teabag and run it over in hot water. Squeeze out some of the water and rub the teabag all over your face (or use it first for your tired eyes, especially in your dark eye circles before using it to your whole face). Use it for one to two minutes or until the teabag has cooled off.
  • Drinking green tea everyday. It is recommended to have 5 cups a day.


That’s it for now! You can share your thoughts and your own beauty tips as well in the comment section below.


I would love to hear from you guys :)

I’m gonna end this post with our handsome Minho here <3

This is not a promotional post. The writer of this article is in no way paid to specify the aforementioned brands.

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Back to the basics: Foundation

With new products constantly being launched into the market it can be easy to get caught up and forget what the basic purpose of a product is.

Foundation should be applied after cleansing, moisturising and priming your skin. It can be applied with your fingers, a foundation brush or a sponge. For best results start off with less foundation than you think you need and gradually add more.

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anonymous asked:

do you put sunscreen on before moisturiser and primer? or do you skip primer? i feel like having too many layers of creams on your face can make foundation application really glucky

true but it depends on the moisturisers you use. And I alway tap them in well until theyve sunk in fully. i do moisturiser -> sunscreen (wait like 15 minutes) -> primer. I normally dont use primer because i find that the moisturisers i use already give me enough grip.

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Like many other colleges and university, art school is a buffet of multi majors with many sound-alike fields that can be confusing, not to mention how it can differ from campus to campus. What is graphic design? How does the illustration curriculum look compared to animation or sequential art? Are interior design and architecture the same thing? So today, some of us from the Studioblr Collective would like to help to shed some light on the matter of majors.

Concentrations:

  • Editorial Design.
  • Advertising and Marketing.
  • Interactive Design.
  • Motion Graphics.
  • Sustainable Design.

Things To Know: 

Work can happen on any scale: simple postcards to large billboards. Definitely always make sure you are using the proper document size and format. Graphic design is meant to be experienced in an instant. You need to be able to communicate the message clearly and effectively. Always a good idea to sketch out thumbnails first before spending a lot of time creating something on the computer, to only find the design is not effective. Example classes would be Typography, Foundations of Design, Computer Applications, Multimedia Concepts, Photography, Electronic Art, Branding Design, Motion Graphics, etc. You will probably also be taking Drawing Foundation classes the first few semester.

Possible Careers:

  • Brand Identity Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Animator
  • Production Artist
  • Package Design

Concentrations:

  • Using a variation of traditional and digital mediums in a concise amount of time to illustrate an idea or concept for commercial use. In the curriculum, you will get to explore an array of tools and techniques without focusing on anything in particular.

Things to Know: 

Despite sharing a lot of elements in common with painting, illustration is more commercial and broad as it expands a lot more into many different mediums, techniques, surfaces. One project you might finishing a children’s book illustration to finding yourself in another project designing fabric patterns. Illustration also divides into many specific branches of work and degree that require technical knowledge such as botanical, medical or animal illustration.

Possible Careers:

  • children’s book artist
  • poster designer
  • pattern designer
  • production artist
  • encyclopedia illustrator
  • Medical illustrator

Concentrations: 

  • The process of making an animated short or film, Animation is a very diverse major you can choose to be a part of the process as well as the whole thing. 2D animators focus on traditional art skill while 3D animators skills set lean more toward programming and acting.  

Things to Know: 

Usually divided into two different categories that are 2D and 3D, Animation is heavily reliant on collaboration. Depends on the kind of animation being produced you can take part in many different parts of the process. 2D animators are required to take a very different path and learn different techniques from 3D animators.  

Possible Careers:

  • storyboarder
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • rigger
  • character designer
  • background artist
  • colorist

Concentrations: 

  • Can be crackdown to many different focus/jobs: script, pencil, ink, color, letter (although lettering is now becoming a rare focus thanks to photoshop), editing. Would easily be squeezed in between Animation and Illustration. A lot of time people go to either or when the school doesn’t offer this major but it distinguish itself not just by the product but also the focus.

Things to Know: 

This major has a lot of inking, background study and anatomy classes along with scripting. Some students also dabble in storyboarding, illustration or animation classes as a boost. Like animation, collaboration with peers from other majors is very encouraged. Communication is key. Can be either traditional or digital but basic Photoshop, Mangastudio skills are a must.

Possible Careers:

  • Character designer for game and animation
  • Inker
  • Concept designer
  • Colorist
  • Comic author
  • Storyboarder

Concentrations: 

  • Creating art in a more tactile method, applying digital and traditional printing methods

Things to Know: 

  • Leans a lot toward tactile learning, printmaking is the study of different printing methods from old time to the current age of different materials such as lithography & bookbinding. It requires a lot of patience and studio time working with different exposures and chemicals as well as a more analytical perspective in art.

Possible Careers:

  • Layout artist
  • book binders
  • printmaker
  • media artist
  • print developer
  • artisan

This list only covers some of the examples but it should provide some ideas as to how many majors might sound similar, but offer different concentration as well as a varied career path.

sorry--notsorry  asked:

“Whenever I apply foundation on my dry skin it always looks dry and flaky. What’s the trick to preventing that? ”

Having dry skin I know the struggle of flaky, dry, unnatural looking foundation all to well and it’s something I used to constantly suffer from on a day to day basis. Luckily over time I’ve found a few cures to fixing flaky skin and making makeup look great.

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keep your faith and guard your heart

Pairings: Rucas, Joshaya (slight)
Word count:
3448 words
Chapter: 4 
Summary: Riley Matthews walked out of her own wedding when she realized that the man at the altar would never love her the way she deserved to be loved. Since then, she has guarded her heart. And she does it well – until the day she meets Lucas Friar.
A/N: Thank you for the likes and reblogs on the last chapter guys! I hope you enjoy this one! Feeling a little meh for the first part of the chapter but proud of the second part so let me know what you guys think! Happy reading! 


Chapters: Prologue, One, Two, Three 


“I have a plan for our first date,” he tells her the next day.

Riley furrows her eyebrows at him, a confused smile playing on her lips as she says, “But I asked you out.”

“Yeah, but I’ve been waiting to go out with you since we first met. I kinda have a plan,” Lucas admits as he feels the heat spread through his cheeks. On the opposite end of the counter, Riley leans forward. His heart races at the flirty grin that she dons on.

“Yeah? And what exactly do you have in mind, Doctor Friar?”

He props himself on the counter, loving the way her eyes dilate as he inches closer to her, “You’re just going to have to wait and actually go on the date with me, Miss Matthews.”

She purses her lips into a smile and his heart soars.

“Well, I look forward to – ”

“Ahem!”

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