Skin & Nail Care (Intermediate)

Recipients of the Skin and Nail Care credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed  the following tasks:

Activity 1 – Choosing the Right Cosmetics
(a) Discussed skin tone chart with customer and selected appropriate skin tone.
(b) Studied skin of customer, discussed types of makeup foundation and powder, selected appropriate foundation and powder, and recorded information on checklist.
(c) Discussed blushers with customer, selected type of blusher, and recorded information on checklist.
(d) Discussed cover cream with customer and recorded information on checklist.
(e) Discussed mascara, selected colors, and recorded information on checklist.
(f) Discussed eye shadow, selected color(s), and recorded information on checklist.
(g) Discussed eyebrow colors, selected color, and recorded information on checklist.
(h) Discussed types of eyeliner, selected type, and recorded information on checklist.
(i) Discussed color and type of lip makeup, selected type and color, and recorded information on checklist.

Activity 2 – Facial Cleansing
(a) Washed hands.
(b) Put cape on customer; fastened hair back with headband; put towel around neck to protect clothing.
(c) Removed eye makeup from customer, if necessary.
(d) Manipulated fingers to apply cleansing cream starting at chin and working out and up toward ears and cheeks; then around eyes, nose, forehead, along hairline down and out onto neck.
(e) Manipulated fingers to remove excess cream with tissues.
(f) Manipulated cottonball containing astringent to remove remaining cream.
(g) Manipulated tissues to blot face dry.
(h) Manipulated fingers to apply thin film of moisturizer and allowed time to sink in.
(i) Removed headband, towel, and cape from customer.
(j) Put away materials

Activity 3 – Facial Massage
(a) Washed hands.
(b) Put the cape on the customer to protect the clothing; fastened hair back with headband; placed towel around neck.
(c) Removed customerʼs makeup, if necessary.
(d) Manipulated fingers to smooth cleansing cream over the customerʼs face and neck.
(e) Manipulated fingers of both hands in a circular motion from the bottom of the ears to the eyes, along the sides of the face. Repeated the movement five times.
(f) Manipulated fingers in a circular motion along the lower jawbone to the temple. Slid fingers to the center of the upper lip. Repeated the movement five times.
(g) Manipulated fingertips to stroke across the upper lip to the corners of the mouth and then rotate to the temples. Slid fingers under eyes to the base of the nose. Repeated the movement five times.
(h) Manipulated fingers to stroke upward along the side of the nose to the bridge of the nose. Manipulated fingers in a light stroking movement around the eyes, stopping at the inner corners. Slid fingers under the eyes to the temples. Repeated the movement five times.
(i) Manipulated fingers in a circular motion to the center of the forehead, slid back to the temples and then slid the right hand to the left temple to meet the left fingers. Repeated the movement five times.
(j) Manipulated both hands with a zig-zag movement to the right temple and then return to the left temple using the same movement. Repeated the movement five times.
(k) Removed cream from the face using tissues.
(l) Removed headband, towel and cape from customer
(m) Put away materials.

Activity 4 – Applying Foundation, Blusher, and Lip Color
(a) Washed hands.
(b) Put towel around neck; fastened hair back.
(c) Cleaned customer’s face and prepared face for makeup.

Foundations and Powder:
(d) Manipulated fingers to put a touch of foundation on the chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead, to spread gently; smoothed downward and blended into underside of chin and jaw; or
(e) Manipulated damp sponge downward to apply cake foundation
(f) Manipulated powder puff to apply powder.

Blusher:
(g) Manipulated fingertips to apply gel or cream blusher to the cheekbones, blending so there are no abrupt edges; or
(h) Manipulated brush to apply powder blusher to cheekbones; or
(i) Manipulated fingertips to blend stick blusher.

Cover Cream/Concealer:
(j) Manipulated fingertips to blend in edges of cream or stick.

Lip Color:
(k) Applied lip color to cover upper lip moving from center to the outer corner of each side, then filled in the lower lip.
(l) Let customer view in hand mirror.
(m) Remove headband and towel.
(n) Put materials away.

Activity 5 – Contouring
(a) Washed hands.
(b) Decided with customer which feature problem to work on with contouring.
(c) Cleansed customerʼs face and applied the basic foundation.
(d) Applied blusher to contour in a manner appropriate for the shape of the customerʼs face.
(e) Applied darker coloring, appropriate to feature problem, to contour.
(f) Applied lighter coloring to contour appropriate areas.
(g) Applied lip color and eye makeup.
(h) Let customer view in hand mirror.
(i) Remove towel.
(j) Put materials away.

Activity 6 – Applying Eye Makeup
(a) Washed hands.

Eyebrow Make-up:
(b) Manipulated tweezers to pluck stray hairs, if necessary.
(c) Manipulated brush or pencil to fill in blank spots.

Eye Shadow:
(d) Manipulated fingertip, stick, or brush to carefully apply shadow.

Eyeliner:
(e) Brushed liner on a closed eye with a steady hand moving from inner corner of eye to outer corner.
(f) Manipulated pencil to draw a thin line above the lash line.

Mascara:
(g) Brushed upward on the underside of top lashes starting with the inner lashes at eyelash base all the way to the tips.
(h) Repeated procedure for other eye.
(i) Repeated second coat after first coat dries.
(j) Used zig-zag motion to apply mascara to top of bottom lashes.
(k) Manipulated cotton swab to remove any smudges.

Activity 7 – Manicuring
(a) Washed hands.

Womenʼs fingernails:
(b) Manipulated cottonball moistened with nail polish remover in a circular motion to remove old polish; holding cottonball on nail for a few moments.
(c) Removed polish from all nails on both hands.
(d) Manipulated file or emery board to shape customerʼs nails starting with right hand. Worked from the corners toward the center, filing in one direction.
(e) Soaked hand in warm water and soap for several minutes in manicure bowl.
(f) Manipulated towel to push back cuticles during drying process.
(g) Manipulated orangewood stick, wrapped with cotton around pointed end, to apply cuticle remover around the cuticle of each nail. Dipped same end of the orangewood stick into soapy water and cleaned under the free edge of each nail.
(h) Manipulated the spoon end of the orangewood stick holding it in a flat position to loosen the dead skin from around the sides and base of the nails.
(i) Used cuticle scissors to remove dead skin and manipulated towel to push cuticle back.
(j) Completed procedures on all nails.
(k) Manipulated nail brush in a downward motion to clean nail surface.
(l) Dried hands of customer.
(m) Manipulated polish using long, even strokes; and brushing lightly and quickly along the left side, then across the base of the nail, then two strokes from the base to the free edge of the nail to apply nail polish.
(n) Repeated procedure for the left hand.
(o) Applied second coat following procedure.
(p) Applied top coat using same procedure as nail polish.

Menʼs fingernails:
(q) Manipulated file or emery board to shape customerʼs nails, beginning with little finger on right hand.
(r) Worked from the corners toward the center, filing in one direction.
(s) Soaked nails in manicure bowl; scrubbed nails with nail brush and cleaned under the nails with an orangewood stick.
(t) Manipulated towel to push back cuticles during drying.
(u) Manipulated buffer to buff nails, holding the finger between thumb and index finger, using downward strokes and moving from the base to the free edge of the nail.
(v) Repeated buffing procedure for each nail.
(w) Put away materials.

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