Makeup artist Damone Roberts may be known as "The Eyebrow King," but we think of him more as a beauty therapist. He's answering your most-asked beauty questions with confidence-boosting solutions that won't break your beauty budget. Ask Damone your question.
Q: Damone, I am a 24-year-old cosmetology student, and I recently found out that I have rosacea. I watched you transform people into beauties all the time on TLC's 10 Years Younger! I remember seeing some episodes where you applied makeup for people with rosacea. Are there any tips that you can give me?
— Michelle, New Hampshire
A: Michelle, I have found the best way to cover rosacea is to apply a green moisturizer to the skin to counteract the redness. I would then suggest a matte mousse foundation (Boots #7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation, $13.99 at Target.com) to even out the skin, while providing a cooling effect to keep the skin comfortable. Best of luck to you.
Q: Hi Damone. You are awesome when it comes to makeup, and I need your help. I lost my eyebrows many years ago due to a health condition. I had permanent brows done a few years ago, and they have since faded. I am due to visit the very sticky, humid state of Texas in a couple months. My question is: What do you recommend I use for makeup so they will not literally melt in the humid weather?
— Rita, San Francisco
A: Rita, I would recommend you apply your eyebrows with a brow powder (The Brow Shadow, $20 at DamoneRoberts.com) instead of a brow pencil. Most brow pencils are made of a wax consistency, which allows for bleeding, or in a worse-case scenario, melting away. A brow powder adheres to the skin and has more pigment than regular eyeshadow. Here's to hoping that you have a wonderful, nonmelting trip to Texas!
Q: Hello Damone. I've been a fan of yours for years now and love the advice and sincerity you give to women. I would like to know, how do you take care of your hair? My hair is a very similar texture, but I can't seem to keep it healthy.
— Sara, Canada
A: Sara, thank you for the support and compliments. I suggest getting your ends trimmed every six to eight weeks, and remember to moisturize. Conditioner is a very good friend. I would also take the time to do an oil treatment once monthly (Gold Level Virgin Coconut Oil, $19.95 at TropicalTraditions.com) to maintain optimum health.
Q: I can never find the right foundation! My birthday is coming up, and I want to blow everyone away. Damone, please help!
A: When choosing the right foundation, it is very important to apply the color to the jawline. You want to make sure to blend into the neck to avoid a mask-like appearance. The right choice is the foundation that disappears into the skin.
What aspect of your beauty routine do you need help with? Ask Damone your question.
Published on March 16, 2010