Posts tagged ‘Enchanted Elegance Makeup Artistry’

July 30, 2010

Fact or Fiction: Tackling the Top 7 Makeup Myths

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru

makeupDon’t believe everything you here when it comes to your makeup. Here are seven common myths surrounding the use of makeup and the truth about them.

MAKEUP MYTH #1:    Black eyeliner can make your eyes appear bigger

Dark shades can actually make eyes appear smaller, rather than bigger. If you want

your eyes to appear larger, use lighter colors such as brown, gray, or even violet. By lining the

inner rims of your eyes with a white pencil before applying mascara, you can actually open up

your eyes appearance and create the illusion of bigger eyes.

MAKEUP MYTH #2:    You can make your lips look bigger by lining outside of your natural lip line

FICTION. Lining the outside of your lips only makes them look unnatural because you are

trying to create features you don’t have. Try wearing medium to light lip colors, or use lip gloss if

you want the appearance of fuller lips. Shades that are too dark make small lips look even


MAKEUP MYTH #3:    Wear makeup too often causes you to look ugly or old without it

FICTION. Makeup is suppose to enhance your natural features, NOT make your natural self

look like someone else – although there are women who put on full faces every day and end up

look nothing like themselves. Leaving the house without regular makeup may expose subtle

differences such as a few blemishes or dark circles here and there, but they are to be expected.

MAKEUP MYTH #4:    Wearing makeup every day can damage your skin

FICTION. Because most makeup products contain moisturizing and nourishing ingredients that

nourish and moisturize the skin during the day or protects the skin from the harmful sun’s rays,

from the wind and the dust, it is actually harmless.

MAKEUP MYTH #5:    If you don’t wear makeup, you can cleanse your face only with water

FICTION. Every night, your skin sheds dead skin. Every day, your skin produces many oils

and attracts dust, which if not removed in time may lead to different breakouts and skin prone

blemishes (acne, large pores, blackheads, whiteheads…etc). Proper daily cleansing with mild

cleansers and facial toners that are appropriate for your skin type is essential for every skin type

and age. Water will not cut it.

MAKEUP MYTH #6:    If you use waterproof mascara, your lashes will become brittle

FICTION. Most waterproof mascaras not only contain more proteins and vitamins than the

water soluble mascaras, but silicone oils – which create a protective coat on the lashes and

nourish them. Although it is true that waterproof mascara may be very difficult to remove, with

the right makeup remover, you shouldn’t have any problems.

MAKEUP MYTH #7:    Eyelash curlers can damage your lashes

FICTION….so long as you know how to use eyelash curlers properly. Curling your eyelashes

using an eyelash curler can make your eyes look wider, brighter and longer without making them

look fake. You should always use eyelash curlers before applying mascara. Carefully positioned

them gently on the tip lashes, squeeze the edges of the eyelash curler together and hold for a few

seconds and gently release the curler from the lashes. Repeat until you have achieved the desired


Did you believe some or all of these myths? Do you have any others that you’ve heard? Share them in the comments and I’ll do my best to find out if it’s fact or fiction.

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Uhuru is the founder of Elegance Makeup where she’s made it her mission to not only beautify others from the inside outside, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

July 23, 2010

Making Faces: A Step by Step Guide to Selecting the Right Makeup for a Flawless Face

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™

kareena kapoorFinding the right products for your makeup needs is essential to creating the perfect face. Here are a few step by step instructions on what you need to look for in order to crate your perfect face.

~Elegance Makeup


UNDERTONE – Your undertone is your skin’s underlying

Color. Simply look at the inside of your wrist in natural light

& you will either see a yellowish, redish, greenish or blueish


HUE – Perform swatch tests on your skin by lightly apply small streaks of

foundation shades to one side of your face – ranging from your

undertone to skin color. Observing the differences in natural light, the

color that blends closest to your skin is your hue.


TUBE – Cream texture & offer medium coverage.

POT – Cream in texture & best for dark marks & under-eye circles.

STICK – Usually come in a lip-stick like packaging & can be directly applied

for sheer to medium coverage. Apply to under-eye areas using a

concealer brush or finger. Do not drag.

WAND – Gives semi-sheer coverage & can be applied directly to the skin

blended with brush or sponge.


TINTED MOUISTURIZERS – Great for a clean fresh no-makeup look & add

natural radiance for a natural skin glow.

Choose one with SPF 15 or higher.

LIQUID – Best for a natural look. Easy to apply & not easily visible. Use Oil-based formulas dry to normal skin & water-based oily skin.

CREAM – Offer super coverage, but you must be able to blend well to avoid a

“mask-like” & heavy appearance. Gradually apply with a sponge, working into the skin for a natural look.

STICK – Great for hyperpigmentation, scars and discoloration. Smooth in

texture, easy to blend & come in medium to full coverage.

Also great at producing double duty as a concealer & foundation


CREAM to POWDER – Glides on like a cream & dries like a power. Great matte finish & add moderate coverage.

Asian FacesSTEP 4:        POWDER FINISH

PRESSED – Compact in form & concentrated. Used to smooth skin appearance upon finish or provide matte finish over oily shine.

LOOSE – Lighter in texture & leaves natural finish. Apply with large brush &

dust over face in light strokes.


POWDER – Long lasting & color intense. Gradually apply using professional

blush brush until accenting color is achieved. Remember, less is


STICK – Dab lightly on cheeks & blend with foundation brush.

CREME – Best for drier skin. Adds natural glow & great for eye or lip color.

GEL – Lightweight & gives sheer hint of color to cheeks. Gel-based blushes

will evaporate over time because they are water based, so you will need

to reapply during the day.


BRONZER – Gives a natural healthy glow & can be used in place of foundation.

Select a shade slightly deeper than your skin color.

HIGHLIGHTER – Require more precise application than bronzers & are used to

accentuate areas such as the cheekbones, jawbone, and brow

arch & bridge of your nose.

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Currently, this face and founder of Elegance Makeup has made it her mission to not only beautify others from the inside outside, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

February 22, 2010

Positively Plus Profile: Enchanted Elegance Makeup

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™

Uhuru Freeman of Enchanted Elegance Makeup!

Positively Plus features the men and women of the curvy community doing something to better the lives of others. Anyone is eligible for a feature. All that is required is a desire to uplift the community in which you live. Please provide the information below to be considered via the contact page:

Name | Business Name (if applicable) | Location (City/State/Province) | Contact # (Optional) | Primary Business Email Address | Your Background/Why You Started Your Business | Product/Service Offering (if applicable) | How are you/will you be of service to the community | A Brief Bio – Please Limit to 300 Words

This week, TVP is proud to feature Uhuru Nairobi Freeman of Enchanted Elegance Makeup!

Uhuru is a 27 year old mother of two with a passion for creativity and fashion. She is an alumnus of the International Academy of Design and Technology with a BA in Fashion Visual Merchandising Management. Her love of fashion and modeling eventually lead her to her calling – makeup artistry.

In 2006 she founded Enchanted Elegance Makeup which services the Midwest, primarily Illinois, Indiana and Ohio offering:

  • Individual Consultations
  • Bridal Applications
  • Prom Applications
  • Portfolio Services (Models | Photographers)

NOTE: For a full list of rates and services please visit the Enchanted Elegance Makeup site.

True to her name (Uhuru means freedom in Swahili) she has developed a talent for giving her clients the freedom to experience their own natural physical beauty while nurturing their inner beauty. When asked how she defines beauty Uhuru states:

“I believe that true beauty starts from within & it became my mission to
not only beautify others from the outside, but also use the opportunities to encourage & teach beauty from within. So it became my mission to help empower others to believe that being yourself both inside & out is when beauty’s at its best.”

Additionally, Uhuru, and co-founder Mary Frazier, has spearheaded another initiative called the SWM (Super Women of Motherhood) Society. Its purpose: To provide access to a supportive community of mothers, share experiences and encourage productive networking among its members.

If you’d like to learn more about or to book Uhuru and Enchanted Elegance Makeup for your next project please use the information below. You can also find her on Facebook.

Enchanted Elegance Makeup
(866) 303.9494

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