BACK 2 BASICS: PROPER LIGHTING ft. Vanity Girl Hollywood

This post is coming a little sooner then planned,
but I wanted to share this with you beauties now so you can get a great deal on my favorite vanities!

There are three areas you should know about lighting
Light source, Light intensity, & Light direction.

Lighting is one of the most important factors when choosing and applying makeup. Lighting can make or break a makeup application. The following factors may affect facial features, skin textures and color payoff:

The Light Source

Natural Daylight: is a pure white light. It is considered to be the most perfect light for applying makeup.
Artificial fluorescent: light has a blue-green tint. It is the harshest light and is known to drain and dull color on the face.
Incandescent: light has a flat, warm yellow tint. It is more flattering than fluorescent but softens the intensity of bright, strong colors.
Halogen: lighting has a soft blue-white tine. It closely resembles daylight and it is good for expressing true color.
Electronic Strobe or HMI : lighting produces daylight color temperature and accentuates the intensity of makeup color. it mostly used in professional situations.

The Light Intensity

Low (dim)
Medium (not to dark or too bright)

How bright or dim the light source is will determine how intensely the colors reads. it also affects how shadows are seen on the face. for example, dim lighting will create strong shadows on the face and dull the makeup colors. Medium to bright lighting will “fill” the facial features creating soft, flattering shadows while highlighting true color intensity.

The Light Direction

Overhead (from above) – this creates prominent shadow that distort facial features. (example: midday light)
Direct: (eye level) – this produces natural shadows that make the skin appear flawless as it minimizes imperfections.
Side (profile) – this forms shadow on the “unlit” portion of the face, distorting features and emphasizing imperfections in skin texture.
Blacklit (from behind) – this produces a “silhouette” effect on the face. As the face becomes completely shadowed, features look flat.

My Favorite Vanity


Vanity Girl Hollywood™ was created with one simple mission in mind: to bring a little piece of Hollywood glamour to women throughout the United States and Canada. A little backstage moment before you hit the day running, if you will. We accomplish this by doing one thing (and doing it glamorously): creating lighted Hollywood-style vanities and mirrors. Just like the ones you see backstage at a runway show or on a high-fashion photo shoot.

Founded in 2008 by Maxine Tatlonghari, this hot new brand has already achieved great buzz including becoming a supplier for the 2010 Olympic Games, coverage in, testimonials from leading makeup artists and mentions throughout the blogosphere.

I absolutely LOVE all the Vanity Girl Hollywood vanities.
There is something about them that makes you feel so special!
Every event I have been to, Vanity Girl Hollywood stole the show.
Don’t you hate when you apply your makeup, and then go outside and it looks completely different?!
If you had one of these bad boys, that would never be a problem in your life again!

The reason why I decided to write this post now is because Vanity Girl Hollywood is having an AWESOME Black Friday deal!
&& I wanted you to take FULL ADVANTAGE!

Buy anything from Vanity Girl Hollywood and receive $50 off your purchase!!
Code: VGBF2011

Valid from November 24 – November 27

” It’s the perfect Holiday gift for the glam gal in your life” – Maxine Tatlonghari

&& if you are within the United States..

“Freight is ALWAYS FREE within the United States. Our goal is to always ship your product in the safest manner possible. We have developed relationships with a variety of freight carriers specializing in many different kinds of freight. For shipments under 50 lbs., we usually use either UPS or Fedex to send your products. For shipments larger than 50 lbs., often we user carriers such as BAX or Roadway because they are better at handling larger freight safely. The image below shows estimated transit times within the United States.”

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