Sunday, May 27, 2012


 (From Makeup Tips)
Disguising the Shape of Your Face
If you want to make a round face look longer and thinner it's all about shading. Darker colors make things look smaller. Contouring your cheeks and your jaw with a darker shade will help give the illusion of a thinner, longer face and disguise the round shape.
Using a bronzer or a brown tone on your cheeks and jaw will dramatically change the shape of you face, but you have to be careful you are using color that match your skin tone and look natural; otherwise you will defeat your purpose

Makeup Brushes
The quality of brushes does make a difference. Natural bristled brushes are best as they are soft to the touch and apply powder blush, face powder, eye shadow or lipstick most effectively. Synthetic brushes are best to use for eye shadow base, cream eyes shadows, and concealers. They should all be washed with a gentle foaming cleanser, hair shampoo or just plain soap and water. Squeeze out excess water with a towel, lay flat and air dry.

Removing Makeup before Going To Sleep
When going to sleep, makeup should definitely be removed. Cleanse and tone your skin and apply the appropriate night cream for your skin type. Nighttime is when your skin regenerates cells and rests. If you sleep with makeup on, your pores will become clogged from the makeup. Use your three step skin care regime (cleanse, tone, moisturize) religiously.

Selecting Make Up for Red Heads is Easy
A lot of natural red heads have a hard time finding make up to match their hair and complexion. Here are some great pointers: Women with red hair, pale skin, and freckles should use a sheer foundation. Let your freckles shine through! As far as eye shadows, lipsticks, and blushes are concerned go for natural, neutral colors. When shopping, choose browns, camels, and neutral golden tans. For a little more color, a golden corral brown color will look beautiful on lips and cheeks. If you want to achieve a more dramatic look you can also pair a vivacious red with a gentle brownish-red blush. Or try a great purple eye color! As far as mascara is concerned, brown is your shade.

Skin Tone Color Analysis
Today the cosmetic industry is moving away from color analysis as far as seasons. Most makeup lines are paying more attention to skin tones like pink or yellow hues. Any major department store will have several cosmetic counters where there are professional make-up artists just waiting to help you select the proper colors and skin care for your specific needs.
Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Mac, and Prescriptive are some of the major cosmetic chains that have a large selection to choose from and they are competitively priced and less expensive than some of the other exclusive cosmetic lines.

Brighten Makeup
You can use a highlighter to brighten your makeup. They come in cream or powder form. Frosts or off white are best. Apply directly over blusher, mix with blusher, or use just above blusher and around the eyes. Also use under the eyebrows and a touch down the nose. This will significantly brighten the face.

Night and Day
Applying makeup to turn your day look into a night one is simple. Here are some great tips: Apply eyeshadow that is darker than your day shadow to the crease or in the back corner of the lid. Use an angled brush or sponge to add extra definition to the arches of your eyebrows. Make yourself shine by adding sparkling highlights to the forehead, neck, decolate, and cheekbones. Apply a brighter lipstick to make your evening look more dramatic (red is always a good choice—especially coupled with a black outfit). Give your daytime lipstick a lighter, juicier look by blending it well with a darker lip liner. Then, apply a brilliant gloss. Apply a bronzing powder to the cheekbones instead of a blush; this will accentuate them without overdoing it. Don't apply additional mascara, if anything try re-curling them.

Gentle Cosmetics
Gentle cosmetics and skin care products should not contain alcohol. They should be made from natural ingredients and have vitamins and nutrients even sensitive skin can tolerate. Make sure to read the ingredients on the side and not just what the product says on the front. If it says alcohol in the ingredients, put it down and find something else.

Prevent Makeup From Flaking
Powder cosmetics like eye shadows can flake easily and mascara tends to have a similar problem. The excess make up can fall into your eyes and cause a buildup. Skin that is not conditioned well can easily flake or look dehydrated. Make sure to use a three step skin care regime (cleanse, tone, moisturize) and exfoliate weekly. Also using cream shadows may eliminate the problem of shadow appearing in other places.
Mascara is not a long lasting product. It is recommended you replace your tube of mascara at least every 3 months if not earlier. This product dries out quickly and if it is not stored properly it doesn't stay fresh. If you are rubbing your eyes or have allergies you might want to look at changing brands. Watery eyes or excessive rubbing may cause the make-up to flake or come off.

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