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Using Makeup to Reduce Distractions So People See You Better


Using makeup to reduce distractions so people see YOU better

In this short video Makeup Gourmet, Chris Scott shows how your makeup can make your best features really ‘pop’ by drawing the eye away from the distractions.

Mornings can be challenging. When applying your makeup becomes a burden rather than pleasurable (as it should be), here are some quick tips to feeling and looking your best in a jiffy,

In this video, I explain how to prioritize your makeup application to minimize face time and maximize feeling authentically beautiful every day by enhancing your best features (attractions) and minimizing anything that draws attention away from the attractions (distractions).

Attractions are:

  • Eyes
  • Lips
  • Appearance of the skin

Distractions are:                      

  • Redness in the skin
  • Darkness around the eye
  • Uneven complexion

The trick is to proportionately reduce the distractions while enhancing the attractions.

Attraction Enhancements:

  • Well-defined eyes
  • Flattering lip color
  • More even complexion

In this video, I point out some key distractions using before and after photos, and suggest ways to reduce them without drawing attention to the makeup. So often we try to make our eyes stand out but don’t understand that we are competing with ourselves. By subtly balancing what you neutralize and what you enhance, you will find very little makeup is needed to create the effect you want and have people see you better.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own reduce/enhance tips in the comments box below. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.


Chris Scott
5th February 2015

Chris Scott, the Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 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, 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, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of the wonderfully visual ‘how to’ book Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014), as well as Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup (2003).

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott