Natural Beauty

Makeup was created to enhance your God-given beauty and looks just awful when used as a mask that effectively hides your natural skin quality and texture, or to redraw features such as eyebrows or lip line. People who are new to makeup, or who are not skilled with it, make the mistake of applying it too thickly and recklessly. Pancake face is just not a good look, and this is particularly true of younger women.

That said, makeup can give you a little extra boost when a brow is not bushy enough, a lash not long or thick enough, or when to give an extra glow to your complexion to highlight cheekbones and add glamour.

The following makeup tips will help you make the most of your natural beauty, without overdoing it.

Makeup Tip 1: Easy Does It
Makeup is designed to make your features more pronounced. When applying makeup remember: less is more. That means that your makeup should be applied not using a heavy hand. Use makeup to enhance and not overshadow your features.

Wearing makeup should encourage a second or third glance from people near to you. These admiring glances will be a result of highlighting your best features rather than hiding flaws. Makeup should not make you look like a completely different looking person.

Your goal when wearing makeup is to make it provide a little more detail to features you were born with and not add features you do not have.

Makeup Tip 2: How To Use Eyeliner
Apply just enough eyeliner so that the eyes to appear more defined. If your eyes are not slanted, do not add a line to make them appear to slant upwards. If they are slanted and you want to define the slant, use small line of eyeliner to enhance the natural curves of your eye. Be careful not to draw heavy lines under the eye or inside the rim as this will close up your eyes and make them seem smaller.

Makeup Tip 3: Using Concealer
Concealer was invented to hide the odd imperfection but should be used lightly. It can be a blessing when you have acne or other blemish or darkness under the eyes. Always blend in well. Most people use their finger but specific brushes have been designed for that purpose too and they can give a more even result. Smooth in the concealer until you cant tell where the concealer ends and natural skin begins. This will prevent that white circle look around the eyes (which can look kind of weird).

Makeup Tip 4: Applying Lipstick and Gloss
Adding colour to your lips as either lipstick or lip gloss will help complement the underlying tones of your complexion. Each one of us is born with a natural skin tone. It might be yellowish, greenish, redish or pink. You may be familiar with the term olive skin thats skin with a yellowish tinge; rather than alabaster skin, which is more pink or even blueish; or chocolate, which has a very warm yellow base. Whatever your skin tone, we all have one. Choosing a lipstick that works with your skin tone rather than against it will create a more natural look.

Makeup Tip 5: Eye Shadow
Eye shadow is not meant to be, nor was it ever meant to be, worn everyday, all day, throughout the day. Eye shadow is used for glamour and is not appropriate to all situations. When at work, ditch the eye shadow. When you are going out for the evening or in difficult lighting, put some on (a bit of sparkle helps at night). When at church, apply just a little subtle colour.

Choose a base tone then complimentary tones from the same pallet, unless you are going for a totally out there 1980s look… in which case clash and cross match your eye shadows as much as you like (but youll look anything but natural!).

Makeup Tip 6: Getting Lip Liner Right
There are those who have very small lips and those who have very large lips. Lip liner can be used to change the perception of the fullness or size of the lips. Lip liner can also be used to make the lips appear smaller. Adding just a small, darker line inside the lip rim and smoothing it to outline your lips can make lips appear smaller. Adding a thicker, brighter or lighter along the edge or just outside the lips then smoothing it to define the contour of your lips helps make lips seem more full.

Last Word On Using Makeup
Do not overdo it! Makeup when applied correctly, in limited amounts, can bring about a wonderful, subtle transformation that helps reveal you at your natural best. As fun as it can be to wear it, dont forget to take your makeup off at the end of the day. If makeup is not removed, it will add years to your face by clogging pores and impeding natural skin shedding.

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Whether you are seeking ways to enhance your current beauty regimen or are looking for help in addressing an unbecoming problem, the advice from this article will definitely help. This beauty advice was picked for you to help you enhance your inner and outer beauty.

Does the paint on your nails chip shortly after painting them? A good top coat can help the life of your manicure. Ensure that you do not use clear nail polish instead! Get yourself some top coat, not a clear polish.sh.

Before going to bed, spread some Vaseline over your eyebrows. Your eyebrows will have a shiny and improved appearance. Don’t get the petroleum jelly or oil elsewhere on your face, as this could irritate your skin.

Drink milk on a daily basis. Studies have demonstrated that daily milk consumption benefits your body greatly, especially your bones and skin. Its protein content is great for building muscle. Milk can also help to maintain your weight at a reasonable level. Milk is a necessity to keep your body healthy.

Apply black or brown mascara to your lashes to brighten up your eyes and draw all attention to them. Use a dry disposable wand to brush off excess mascara from the corner of your eyes.

Few things are more irritating than painting your nails, only to discover that tiny air bubbles have formed under the topmost coat of nail polish. To avoid the formation of these types of bubbles, refrain from placing too much polish in the brush prior to applying it on your nails. Using slow strokes to apply the polish will also improve the finish. Completing the job will take a little longer, but it will look a lot better.

You will have to come up with a routine to take care of your teeth, as well. Regular cleanings will brighten your smile and make your teeth appear whiter. Looking like you take care of yourself will let you gain more respect.

If you really want to have an effective beauty routine, it is necessary to avoid caffeine. Drinking too much caffeine can cause acne or wrinkles. If you do drink coffee or tea, make sure you only have one serving per day. You can reduce the negative effects of these beverages even further by making the switch to green tea or decaffeinated coffee.

Applying pink lipstick is a little trick used to draw the eyes to the lips instead of any blemishes elsewhere on the face. The color accent can help to take focus away from acne or puffy eyes.

Put a thin slice of potato on your eyes to reduce puffiness. Keep a slice of potato on the affected area for 10-20 minutes. Besides potato slices, a teaspoon that has chilled in the freezer for a while, slices of cucumber and teabags also do the trick. That will quickly stop puffy eyes and help you to look more alert and revived in just a couple minutes.

Did you try to apply a self-tan and end up with a streaked effect? The best way to fix this common problem with these tanners would be to put some baking soda on a wet washcloth and scrub away the area spots.

Nobody views everything the same way. One person’s pinnacle of attractiveness may be meaningless or even unattractive to another. This also is dependent on how someone makes themselves beautiful and reflects it onto others. The advice in this article should help you know where to start.

makeup photoHow has the global economic crisis affected women’s beauty habits? The Los Angeles Times decided to tackle that question over the weekend by looking into how spas in Southern California have changed their offerings to match consumers’ budgets.

The verdict? 86 percent of spas are now offering shorter sessions. Anything from makeup applications to full body massages that used to be offered in just 60 or 90-minute sessions can now be done in cheaper, 30-minute sessions.

As a result, most spas are reporting that visits are up 58 percent from 2009. This only means that an average woman would still invest in a good form of relaxation offered to them by these spas.

More research is showing that makeup also has an interesting relationship with the economy. According to a 2008 study by makeup brand L’Oreal, 63 percent of women surveyed had skipped haircuts to save money but 90 percent said their cosmetic purchases hadn’t changed at all.

These same women reported a belief that wearing makeup gave them an advantage in the workplace and helped them feel more confident.

The fact of the matter is, women want to feel good no matter what their bank account says. Most women think that makeup will give them the looks and the confidence.

In the workplace, parties or formal events, women seems to think that having makeup on will definitely make them shine.

It might be something as simple as buying a new lipstick or trying out a new color, but it’s what that product makes us feel that counts.

Our advice? If you love a product, don’t worry about what the packaging says. You can splurge on an expensive eye shadow but then top it off with the same drug store mascara you’ve been wearing since you were 15.

You can also make it a goal to use up the last of a product before you try out a new one. In uncertain times, doing one small thing that makes you feel good can go a very long way.

The study by L’Oreal also pointed out that more women were wearing neutral colors since the financial crisis. Most women will prefer something basic that they can use every day in every possible event of the week thus saving more.

The studies of L’Oreal has proven that women still invest in looking good even in this looming economic crisis. Although they still invest hundreds of dollars on makeup women today seem to have valued the practicality of the makeup, focusing more and more in its daily usage than luxury.