Half Off Festive Airbrush Makeup Application


Feel the WOW factor during the holiday festivities this year with your airbrush makeup!


Be it a natural, polished or party makeup, you will get the look you want.


All in-studio makeup applications are half off. Now–December 31st 2019.

This Year Give Personalized Beauty Gift Cards

The Coupon Code (unlimited use) is:

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No matter how many gifts, receive 25% off every Gift Card.

+Super Bonus+

All service gift certificates such as a makeup application or makeup lesson include 15% off all products purchased during time of service.

How to personalize Gift Card. Please include the name(s) of recipient(s) and message(s), if applicable, to the notes of your order when checking out. The Printable PDF personalized gift cards will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

MakeupGourmet.com carries a complete line of quality Authentic Beauty Makeup products including:

Skincare for
women
and
men

We offer highly reviewed services:

Reminder

The Coupon Code (unlimited use) is:

25%offgift

No matter how many gifts, receive 25% off every Gift Card.

+Super Bonus+

All service gift certificates such as a makeup application or makeup lesson include 15% off all products purchased during time of service.

How to personalize Gift Card. Please include the name(s) of recipient(s) and message(s), if applicable, to the notes of your order when checking out. The Printable PDF personalized gift cards will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

Wishing everyone great health and boundless happiness!

Warmly,
Chris Scott
4th of December, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

25% Off Gift Cards Thru December 31st 2019

Personalized Gift Cards From You 

This Year Give:

The Coupon Code (unlimited use) is:

25%offgift

No matter how many gifts, receive 25% off every Gift Card.

+Super Bonus+

All service gift certificates such as a makeup application or makeup lesson include 15% off all products purchased during time of service.

How to personalize Gift Card. Please include the name(s) of recipient(s) and message(s), if applicable, to the notes of your order when checking out. The Printable PDF personalized gift cards will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

MakeupGourmet.com carries a complete line of quality Authentic Beauty Makeup products including:

Skincare for
women
and
men

We offer highly reviewed services:

Reminder

The Coupon Code (unlimited use) is:

25%offgift

No matter how many gifts, receive 25% off every Gift Card.

+Super Bonus+

All service gift certificates such as a makeup application or makeup lesson include 15% off all products purchased during time of service.

How to personalize Gift Card. Please include the name(s) of recipient(s) and message(s), if applicable, to the notes of your order when checking out. The Printable PDF personalized gift cards will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

Wishing everyone great health and boundless happiness!

Warmly,
Chris Scott
20th of November, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

Get Your Colors Done

There are the many questions I ask my clients before any makeup lesson or application. The answers focus me on the best colors and style.

Without this information, I have no direction to take the makeup. With it, I deliver the most thoughtful and on-point application possible.

By taking this styling interview, your answers will be personally processed. As a result, you receive a comprehensive color & makeup styling report. This report is designed to guide your every makeup application.

After ordering, log in to your Makeup Gourmet account page to retrieve your course (interview)

https://makeupgourmet.com/my-account/


The Makeup Styling Interview has 7 sections.
Please take time to answer as thoroughly as possible to get the best results.

The 7 Sections Include:

Your Canvas

Artists never start with nothing. They decide what they want to paint upon first before the application.

You have a consistent and natural canvas that is the base for your makeup.

This section will clarify your natural canvas and take us one giant step towards making the best color and styling choices for you.

Your Wardrobe Style & Colors

How we dress is the biggest statement on how we see ourselves and how others see us.

By objectively analyzing your wardrobe, we answer most color questions. With this, you take another big step towards making the best color and styling choices for you.

Your Accessory & Jewelry Choices

Consider this a fine tuning step towards your best makeup colors.

Much like cake decoration or trimming a Christmas tree, how you accessorize shapes the character of the whole.

This step finishes the color section of the interview. You are one step closer to making the best makeup color and styling choices for you.

Your lifestyle When You Wear Makeup

With a multi-faceted lifestyle, makeup changes depending on who you are, where you are and time of day.

By answering these questions, we pinpoint the right look for the right time, every time.

Your Preference Of Makeup Intensities

Some like it hot. Others like it more hot. Many don’t want the heat.

This section will define the exact makeup intensity for every occasion on your calendar.

Whatever is your ideal makeup temperature, we will get your taste just right.

Your Take-Away

In this section we gather any missing info and clarify your take-away needs.

By interviewing yourself in the first 5 sections, you have discovered a methodology that points you to clear choices when deciding what makeup look is the best for each application.

What did we miss about you? Here is your opportunity to share your questions and concerns.

Your Comprehensive Makeup Styling Report

Thank you for providing us with as much information as possible.

Now it is my turn to get busy with your report.

You will be sent a PDF file that includes:

Makeup Charts

  • Up to 5 makeup look charts (depending on how many looks your interview answers dictate).
  • Each chart will include the suggested colors in order of application.
  • Each chart will include the suggested brushes and when to use them.

Video Tutorials

  • Links to videos that show and explain how to apply your recommended looks.
  • Links to videos for techniques to add to your makeup repertoire.

Color Charts

  • Master color swatch chart of all your recommended colors .
  • Breakdown of color swatch groups that work well together.

Summation

  • Written observation of your overall makeup needs based on your interview.
  • Written analysis of how your answers lead to these conclusions.

Bonus Add-ons

  • 25% off coupon code good for 3 cart purchases.
  • Free shipping coupon code good for 3 cart purchases.
  • one complimentary 30 minute online (skype) or in-studio follow-up appointment.

After ordering, log in to your Makeup Gourmet account page to retrieve your course (interview)

https://makeupgourmet.com/my-account/

It is all about you and the results are all your own.

The results will be clear as day and set an example of how to approach your makeup styling in the future.

Warmly,
Chris Scott
13th of November, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

40% Off Cart. Now-Sunday.

Let’s keep it simple. Fill your cart. Apply 40% off coupon code. Voila!

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9/19–9/22/2019
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How To Improve Your Makeup Application

No one is alone in wanting to be better at applying their makeup. The best way to improve is take a lesson with me. if coming to San Francisco is available to you, you may visit my studio for your own lesson. If that is not an option I have great success with live one-on-one online makeup lessons. Although makeup is the same, everyone is different and personal advice and technique is all it takes to improve your makeup application game.

Farewell summer. Salutations fall.

Warmly,
Chris Scott
19th of September, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

Press & Roll: Skin Thin–Part Four

No matter how careful the makeup application is, there are times when too much makeup has been applied. Its appearance is thicker than your skin and sits on top of the face. The instinctual reaction is to wipe some off spreading things sideways and thinning the makeup indiscriminately. There is a better way.

The best technique for flattening any slip product is press and roll. This means to physically flatten the product into the skin with your finger or sponge. This is especially useful when applying concealer, corrector, and foundation.

For smaller areas where too much has been applied, usually under the eyes, using the pad of the top of your middle finger is the best tool. It is rounded and pliable and works itself well into that snuggie corner between the nose and under eye.

The motion is as follows. Press the pad of the middle finger where you have too much product and turn your wrist side to side while applying pressure with the finger. The pad of the finger is rolling back and forth over the area you want to diminish. Without removing virtually any product, the product on the skin flattens and smooths into the skin and becomes part of the skin.

Sometimes rather than pressing and rolling you may simply tap the pad of the finger along the area of concern to flatten it as well. Tt is important to understand that you are not tapping the area like you would your finger on the table to make a noise. It is a more focused pressure that gently yet firmly flattens the product into the skin.

The technique for using a makeup sponge with the press and roll is simply replacing the pad of the finger for the pad of the sponge. If using a flat sided sponge, squeeze it between your thumb and other fingers so that it becomes rounded. If using a curved sponge, such as the egg sponge, it is already curved for you. The action is virtually the same as when you use your finger. Press the pad of the sponge into the area you want to smooth and roll your wrist. Mechanically with this technique it feels more comfortable to roll in Just one direction, not back and forth. Either way is fine.

Using the sponge is amazing for making any wet foundation application look more skin like. If too much foundation has been applied, this technique will solve the problem. If the right amount has been applied, it only makes the application look better by making it more skin like. I suggest using this technique when using wet foundation every time.

This concludes our four-part series on the concept of skin thin makeup and the techniques used to make it possible. I hope you found this of some use and can use these techniques in the future.

Skin Thin Makeup Video Tutorials

How To Improve Your Makeup Application

No one is alone in wanting to be better at applying their makeup. The best way to improve is take a lesson with me. if coming to San Francisco is available to you, you may visit my studio for your own lesson. If that is not an option I have great success with live one-on-one online makeup lessons. Although makeup is the same, everyone is different and personal advice and technique is all it takes to improve your makeup application game.

A parting thought. Understand that everyone uses the same makeup. They put it in the same places on their face. The difference in the outcome is the attention to detail.  Most people apply their makeup generally and because of this, their makeup looks generally good. Some people apply the same makeup specifically and their makeup looks specifically good. The trick is in the specifics. Learn the specifics and have your makeup look specifically good.

Skin Thin Makeup: 4-Part Series

Part One – Concept Of Skin Thin Makeup

Part Two – Hold The Brush Like A Microphone (or a wine glass, whichever visual works for you).

Part Three – Fishtail Brushstroke

Part Four – Press & Roll

This revealing series on Skin Thin Makeup. is complete.

Warmly,
Chris Scott

12th of September, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

Fishtail Brushstroke: Skin Thin–Part Three

The fishtail brushstroke delivers a more skin thin finish with even the heaviest of cream/slip makeup products. Slip products are products that are even remotely wet/or creamy in texture. Even products that start off as a cream and dry down to a powder are considered a slip product.

For the Face with a Heart technique of makeup application, the fishtail  brush stroke occurs almost exclusively with eyeshadow base, corrector, and concealer. Although many foundations are also a slip product, we do not use the fishtail brush stroke to apply the foundation.

The most natural feeling way to apply slip products with a brush is to brush the product in one direction. For instance with concealer we start under the inner corner of our eye and brush the concealer downward and outward always brushing in the same direction.

This seems to make good sense however the product is not being delivered in an even way. It is being layered on top of itself unevenly rather than becoming part of the skin.

Quick video with verbal instructions for the Fishtail Brushstroke.

The fishtail brushstroke at first feels unnatural. Rather than brushing the product in one direction, the brush slips back and forth like a fishtail to blend the product into the skin rather than across the skin.  For this to physically work the brush must be held close to the hair end of the brush to create the flip flop simulation of a fishtail.

The eyelid and under eye area is the most vulnerable for showing any dehydration and fine lines. It is exactly in these areas where we apply key makeup products to either conceal or enhance our eyes. This is why learning to apply these slip products in this very thin skin area is paramount to your makeup looking like you and not like makeup.

Skin Thin Makeup Video Tutorials

Upcoming in this post series is a focus on new techniques to apply skin thin makeup and be seen more clearly.

Part One – Concept Of Skin Thin Makeup

Part Two – Hold The Brush Like A Microphone (or a wine glass, whichever visual works for you).

Part Three – Fishtail Brushstroke

Part Four – Press & Roll

One more to go with this revealing series on Skin Thin Makeup.

Warmly,
Chris Scott

5th of September, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

Hold The Brush Like A Microphone: Skin Thin–Part Two

Skin thin is both a concept and technique for applying makeup. The technique is that no layer of makeup is thicker than the top layer of your skin. The concept is that when makeup is skin thin it is part of you and not on top of you.

Part Two is all about the Deposit Technique of makeup application and how it applies to skin thin makeup.

The Deposit Technique is primarily for dry makeup products such as eyeshadow and powder.  This makeup application method changes the way the brush is held. It increases the capacity for absolute control with your application.

This technique adheres to all the skin thin makeup rules. The process is orderly and clean.

Rather than brushing product across the skin, gently press the product into the skin. When applying eyeshadow use the flat side of a wide brush. Press the flat side of the brush into the product then gently tap off the excess.  Hold the brush like a microphone with the flat side of the brush parallel to the surface of your skin. Gently yet firmly press the brush exactly where you want the product to go.

Advantages to using the deposit technique

  • Product is delivered to exactly where you want it to go.
  • Product is applied extremely flat so there is no makeup buildup on the skin, thus skin thin.
  • Complete control of the saturation of the pigment of the product. This means the more times you press the product in the same area the more saturated the pigment becomes on the skin giving you complete control of the intensity of the color of the makeup.

Deposit technique is also for translucent powder when setting foundation. By pressing the powder with the flat side of the powder brush and not the tip, both the foundation and the powder are flattened more thinly and the wear time of the makeup is increased.

Beyond the superior advantages to the appearance of your makeup when using the deposit technique it also eliminates the common problems when brushing on powder product to the skin.

Disadvantages to brushing rather than depositing product.

  • Powder product becomes airborne and floats to other parts of the face.
  • Makeup is layered on top of each other creating makeup build up thicker than the skin.
  • Placement of product is compromised as brushing tends to be more general and loses specificity in its placement.

Another great advantage to the deposit technique is how you lift product from the pallet to the brush. When using a brushing technique one usually swirls the brush into the pallet creating a bit of a mess and displacement of the product. When using the deposit technique the brushes is either pressed or rolled onto the products dispersing very little of the product around the packaging.

Although this matters very little in the look of your makeup it does matter in the look of your makeup kit and the waste that accrues over time.

Skin Thin Makeup Video Tutorials

Upcoming in this post series is a focus on new techniques to apply skin thin makeup and be seen more clearly.

Part One – Concept Of Skin Thin Makeup

Part Two – Hold The Brush Like A Microphone (or a wine glass, whichever visual works for you).

Part Three – Fishtail Brushstroke

Part Four – Press & Roll

Come back for the rest of this revealing series on Skin Thin Makeup.

Warmly,
Chris Scott
28th of August, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

Part One – Concept of Skin Thin Makeup

Skin thin is both a concept and technique for applying makeup. The technique is that no layer of makeup is thicker than the top layer of your skin. The concept is that when makeup is skin thin it is part of you and not on top of you.

The outermost layer of our skin, the epidermis, ranges from a half a millimeter to 1 mm thick on our face. in order for makeup to be part of us and not top of us each layer of makeup is applied as most thin as possible. The grace in doing so supports the appearance of makeup to be coming from the skin itself and not on the skin.

The idea of wiping or brushing makeup across the face works against the skin thin concept. it is the difference between painting a surface and polishing a surface. With painting the goal is to cover the surface being painted. With polishing the goal is to enhance the surface being polished without covering it.

For example, imagine a raw wood table. You want to make it look attractive. One method is to choose an appealing color of paint end cover the raw surface of the table. 

Another method is buff a translucent polish that brings out the luster of the pinewood without concealing it. 

With makeup we see examples of both approaches daily. For those who choose to wear makeup, some are concealed by its presence and others are revealed by its presence.

As one goal of authentic beauty makeup is to have others see you more clearly, the latter approach is most desirable.

Both methods require equal amounts of time and energy. What differs is the technique. As polishing a table brings out the luster of the table, skin thin makeup application brings out the luster of you. 

The hurdle to clear is retraining your familiar muscle memory. For many who wear makeup daily, your application has come down to a series of efficient repetitions. Your makeup application has become a dance and you no longer think of the choreography. To see yourself more clearly when you wear makeup, you need to learn a new dance. 

Skin Thin Makeup Video Tutorials

Upcoming in this post series is a focus on new techniques to apply skin thin makeup and be seen more clearly.

Part One – Concept Of Skin Thin Makeup

Part Two–Hold The Brush Like A Microphone (or a wine glass whichever visual works for you).

Part Three– Fishtail Brushstroke

Part Four– Press & Roll

Come back for the rest of this revealing series on Skin Thin Makeup.

Warmly,
Chris Scott
21st of August, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

Eyeshadow Blowout

In the spirit of fun we are celebration our nation’s Independence with a colorful eyeshadow explosion.

Now and throughout July all eyeshadows are 50% off!

• Single shadows in compacts. Normally $15 – Now $7.50

• Single Shadow in individual refill plastic clamshells. Normally $10 – Now $5

• Custom 5 packs. Normally $50 – Now $25

And for the Grande Finale

All 40 Makeup Gourmet Eye Shadow Colors

Comes in individual plastic clamshells.

Normally $400 – Now $195

40 shades total. (Not all pictured here).

Have a wonderful and colorful summer!

Warmly,
Chris Scott
26th of June, 2019

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller

Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

Want to know more?

Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup 

is available on Amazon now.

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

No One Needs Makeup

Everyone looks exactly as they are and there is nothing more authentic than that. Authentic makeup articulates the face. Makeup needs to be applied because of the face and not in spite of the face. Changing why we use makeup changes the expression and impression of makeup.

Symmetry of the face is perceived as balanced and trustworthy. Authentic makeup is the art of appearing more clearly to ourselves and others.

As humans we want to be heard. It is highly satisfying to clearly communicate our thoughts to others. If our species did not have sight, we would hear every word that anyone says. Because of vision, what we hear is censored and translated through what we see.

For better and worse, we visually consider the source of what we hear. As makeup is a powerful and persuasive visual tool, we are heard more clearly when we use makeup with grace.

Authentic makeup reduces the distractions and enhances the attractions. In doing so people see and hear us more clearly. If someone is distracted by your appearance then communication is compromised. 

If someone’s mascara is too thick or has flaked below their eye, we are distracted. If someone has one eyebrow higher than the other, we are distracted. We may not consciously think about what we are seeing however subconsciously we are also receiving that information and thus are distracted.

By reducing distractions, the subjectivity of the visual is taken out of the equation so that what is being said is heard.

No one looks wrong. Because symmetry and balance is proven to create trust, authentic makeup is an effective method to visually gain that trust.

Thank you for reading.

Warmly,
Chris Scott
13th of June, 2019

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Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

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CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades. He designed the course and taught Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare made in the USA. Chris is the author of the International #1 Amazon Bestseller FACE WITH A HEART: MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP (2014), the COSMETIC COUNTER SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SKINCARE AND MAKEUP (2003) and released February 2019, HOW A MAKEUP ARTIST BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’
CS

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott