(From Makeup Tips)
Disguising the Shape of
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
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.
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 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
Prevent Makeup From
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
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.