Make up -Make Over Beauty Cosmetics Tips of
Good lighting--Proper lighting is essential for the most natural makeup
applications. Do a lighting check in the room. Are there windows on both
sides? Do you have equal light? Is there a single light above your mirror
casting a shadow down on your face? If the lighting is not even or the best
possible, buy a portable makeup mirror and your problem will be solved.
Tan face--Use one of the
many excellent bronzers on the market to give you a kiss of the sun. Forget
getting a tan on your face.
Less is more--Wear a very
sheer foundation and keep the rest of your make-up minimal. Less is more in
the summertime. Wear a little concealer just on the areas that need it and
no foundation if you can get away with it.
Chapped lips--Keep your
lips moisturized at all times and avoid licking lips especially when in the
sun. If you have flakes on your lips, exfoliate gently with a little almond
oil and a soft toothbrush.
color orange is best for your skin color?--If you are fair try apricot,
sheer peach, or soft corals. It you are medium choose soft rust, terra
cotta, and tawny brown. Olive skins look best in copper, bronze and brick
and dark skin will glow with deep russet, burnished orange and deep russet.
perfect lip shade--Mix and match lipsticks directly on your lips...you
will be amazed at how many colors you can create. It is said that Marilyn
Monroe wore 5 different shades of lipstick to get her mouth to look the way
spot covering of blemishes--After applying foundation, cover spot with a
concealer using a small, pointy brush, then set with powder, dabbing gently
with a powder puff.
your make-up drawers--Get rid of all your old and out dated make-up.
Put your winter colors in a separate bag and put any soft, pastel colors in
another. Get a makeover at one of the finer department stores to try out
the new spring colors. See if what you already have matches any of them and
pick up a couple of new colors while you are there. Soft, almost not there
make-up is in for Spring, so learn how to apply it lightly yet completely.
your brows--Don't let unruly brows take over your face. Spend the time
shaping them and tweeze them at least every other day to keep them in
shape. Follow these steps to get the perfect brow: Groom your brows by
using an eyebrow brush (or old toothbrush). Brush them in the opposite
direction, then brush back. Using precision tweezers, pluck any stray
eyebrow hairs, working along the natural brow line. For painless
tweezing, do this right after a steamy shower. The brow should begin
directly above the inside corner of the eye and should end at a line from
the outside corner of the nose past the outside corner of the eye. Apply
color to sparse areas. Use a shade of eyeshadow close to your natural brow
color. Using a slightly stiff small eyeshadow brush, fill in areas lightly
using feathering strokes. If too much color is applied, brush with your
eyebrow brush (or old toothbrush) to remove the extra color. You can use an
eyebrow pencil, just be sure to go lightly to avoid the "painted on" look.
of clumps--For the best, non-clumpy, natural looking lashes: Use light
layers of mascara, carefully separating your lashes between coats with an
eyelash comb or small toothbrush. Metal combs work the best for this.
Cover redness--Use a
yellow-toned cream to neutralize redness instead of a concealer to cover
blemishes, red blotches or eyeglass marks.
Plump up sunken cheeks--Apply
a lighter shade of foundation or highlighter to the hollows of your cheeks.
Hate that "lipstick-y" look?--Fill
in your entire lip with a lip pencil only.
Puffy eyes--Place chilled
tea bags or sliced cucumbers over your eyes.
Widen close-set eyes--Sweep
a pearl-white shadow on inner lid corners, blending upward. Follow with a
medium color on center of lids and a deeper tone on outer third of lids.
Make sure to blend well.
To cover melasma (mask of
pregnancy): Use lavender concealer. Apply foundation that is one or
two shades darker than skin tone.
circles--Mix a bit of light blue eye shadow with your moisturizer; apply
under your eyes. The blue color helps diffuse light. Follow with foundation
or light concealer.
too dark?--Stroke a concealer pencil over them, followed by translucent
powder. It will lighten the brows without really changing the color.
eye shadow--Don't start over. Just dip a small blush brush in bronzing
powder and sweep over entire lid. Bronzing powder is a neutral tint, so it
will just soften the color of your shadow without changing it.
too light?--Have them tinted a darker shade. This will frame your eyes
and if you are not good with makeup this will look the most natural. Have
it done every six weeks or so. You can also purchase tinting kits at beauty
supply stores if you feel confident you can do it yourself.
the inside rim of your eyes--Use a eye pencil that states "Kohl". This
means it is gentle and made to be used on the inside rim.
Lips--Cover the corners of your mouth concealer. Use a lip pencil to
subtly extend lip corners upward. Then fill in color.
blemish--Apply over the counter acne medication directly to blemish
using a cotton swab. Then apply a yellow-based concealer with a small
brush. Dust with translucent powder.
up your face--For a natural, subtle, flush of color reach for bronzing
powder with a large, fluffy brush and dust a light layer on forehead, nose,
cheeks and chin.
bigger, brighter eyes--Line upper and lower lash lines with white
eyeliner, tracing as close to lash line as possible. Your eyes will look
larger and more alert!
photos?--Never wear frosted lipstick, eye shadow or blush. Wear classic
clothing and avoid jewelry that will distract from your face.
eyes look bigger--Use a white eyeliner pencil and line your eyes under
your bottom lashes. Smudge. Follow with black mascara.
thick lashes--Lightly powder lashes to give the mascara a coat to cling
to. Let dry for at least one minute. Apply second coat.
eyes--Wear eyeshadow shades like: gunmetal, charcoal, mustard, camel
eyes--Wear eyeshadow shades like: espresso, chocolate, heather, and
eyeshadow shades like: Cinnamon, rust, eggplant, and amethyst.
redness vanish--Reach for soft pink to make the whites look bigger and
brighten bloodshot eyes. Sweep soft pink shadow on the inside corners of
eyes using an upward motion and fluffy shadow brush. Make sure to blend
Ultra sheer foundation--Mix
your foundation and a moisturizer together for a light foundation. You can
also use a dampened cosmetic sponge for the sheerest, most natural look.
Bring out your eye color--Avoid
matching your eye shadow to the color or your eyes. Use complementary
colors or opposite colors instead.
Make your lipstick last!--Cover
your lips with foundation and powder first. Outline with a lip pencil then
dust with a little powder again. Apply lipstick and powder again lightly.
Reapply your lipstick and it will last all day!