…… Today you will SHINE.
It’s been a while. Life is to be lived and boy, was I living for the past couple of weeks. St. Lucia Carnival 2017 has been by far the busiest I have ever been for a Carnival season. Some of you know that I am a model for the prestigious Just 4 Fun Carnival Band and so my duties to the band and to my clients kept me very very busy. I loved every second.
That said I am happy to be back to the routine of servicing my clients both by providing my beauty services and writing these blog entries. The carnival season inspired the content of this article.
“Be Bold, Be Brave Enough to be Your True Self” – Queen Latifah
What better time to apply copious amounts of makeup and various other embellishments to the skin than Carnival? I love the Carnival season for just that. The perfect opportunity to go all out with the Glam.
After that though we have to make sure we pay attention to our true selves. The life after Carnival. Who have you pleased, who have you offended, have you made any careless promises? Have you been true to the face you put on for Carnival?
That face by now has been washed off, so let’s talk about repairing the damage done to our skin after the revelry… shall we ? 😉
Two days of sun, copious amounts of alcohol, dehydration, falling asleep in your makeup … I could go on. Here’s how I protected my skin during and revived it after.
- All throughout the season I made sure and use a good Sunscreen mixed into my everyday moisturiser. My product of choice is PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45. Thanks Lotus Touch Beauty Barbados for turning me on to the line.
- If you are into the season and hitting a lot of events while trying to balance work like me, the body needs to be able to take it. I hit the gym hard as usual but paid special attention to making sure I ate properly and was very hydrated. This helped me keep my energy up through the rigorous schedule of events Just 4 Fun put on.
- After the festival I made a bee-line straight to the spa to get a deep facial. My face was cleansed, a light scrub was done to wake up the skin and get the blood flowing through to make the extractions which were then done easier. I fell asleep at some point but I know she did a bit of dermabrasion as well.
If you weren’t an avid fan of skin care before I urge you to start. As a working Makeup artist I see so much damage under makeup. You can only hide bad skin for a limited amount of time with makeup. It’s worth taking care of the skin if only to make your makeup look better. Here’s a routine you can follow
- liquid foundation
- under eye concealer
- powder foundation
- eye primer
- eye shadow
- lip liner
Thanks again for reading and have a great week.