My name is Kimberly Wilsey, and I am the CEO, Creator, and Lead Makeup Artist with Pretty Powerful Beauty. I am a wife, boy mom of two, dog mom of one, and an ambitious career woman that decided to say goodbye to the corporate 9-5, take a chance on herself, and pursue her passion for makeup artistry in her thirty-something stage of life.
“Makeup and Motherhood are transformative.” Both have given me confidence, a path led by passion and purpose, and made me feel pretty powerful.
It is all about the transformation from the inside out. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing my client’s reactions during their magical makeup metamorphosis and the confidence they exude. With all of the changing beauty trends keeping up with them and finding the right products can be stressful, overwhelming, and intimidating. Not to mention, what tools should you use to get that flawless and long-lasting look?
Your makeup routine should be fun and functional, but it must be simple and fit into your lifestyle. Genuinely I believe that if you look good, then you feel good. Self-care, skincare, and education are essential, and I think that it is the foundation for perfecting the desired look, which I love helping my clients to achieve.
So, let’s get ready to say BUH-BYE to those old makeup fears and banish your beauty overwhelm by using your own pretty powerful approach to makeover your day-to-night makeup routine. It doesn’t matter if you’ve dabbled with makeup before or don’t even know where to start.
THREE PREPPED, SET & READY TO GLOW TIPS
By using my 3 PREPPED, SET, and READY TO GLOW tips, you will feel confident in achieving a flawless makeup application and finish.
1) Skin Prep! Skin Prep! Skin Prep! Think of your skin as a canvas. Before applying any product, we want your skin to be clean, gently exfoliated, and moisturized. Otherwise, you will experience your
makeup separating, cracking, or not holding up throughout the day. One of my favorite products to use on all of my clients is the Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads. These dual-action textured pads will provide a gentle exfoliation that will leave your skin feeling clean and soft and reveal smoother-looking skin with regular use. I also like that you can use this product in the morning or evening before your makeup routine.
2) Make sure to MOISTURISE. If you want a flawless complexion, hydrating your skin is critical. Using a moisturizer before applying your makeup products will make your skin smooth and supple and give your makeup more longevity throughout the day. Using a moisturizer helps any product you use adhere more to the skin than having it look cakey and wear off.
3) I admit watching makeup melt into the skin with a beautifully blended- out finish gives me so much joy. Using the right makeup tool can help you to achieve your desired look and makeup finish. I prefer using a makeup brush over a sponge application or beauty blender. I have found that it doesn’t waste as much product and feels so relaxing to use.
My GO-TO makeup tool is the SIGMA F47 Multi-taker. It is a slightly angled, densely bristled brush that is multi-functional. You can use it during skin prep to apply your moisturizer and primer or when you are further creating your makeup look using your concealer, foundation, or carving out a little contour. Be sure to clean your brushing in between use, especially if using different products on your face.
REAL TECHNIQUES is a reputable brand of tools and brushes that offers both quality and performance at a budget-friendly price point. Cinema Secrets Quick Drying Makeup Brush Cleanser is a beauty staple in my professional kit, and it smells divine. Making sure to an and sanitize your brushes every 7-10 days will help keep your brushers’ longevity and help prevent breakouts on your skin.
Makeup artistry has become the vehicle through which my artistic side can flow and express myself. But, most importantly, it allows me to create meaningful connections with my clients and transform the way they see themselves by enhancing their natural beauty and not by covering it up. I hope these tips and product recommendations will have you feeling confident, flawless, and glowing from the inside out.