Make-up has the
power to put you in the mood for whatever lies ahead. It can help
make you the person you want to be and put you more at ease and
pleased with yourself.
Use make-up to show another side of your
personality, possibly one you never knew you had. Sometimes glamorous,
sometimes pretty, and sometimes natural
the choice is as
wide as you want to make it. Believe in experimenting with colors:
a new approach can create the most successful results.
If you do not know how to apply your make-up
properly, even the most creative finished effect will look brash
than beautiful. But if you spend time in front of the mirror practicing
the ground rules and acquiring the tricks of the trade
will soon learn to have a perfect face-on.
You dont need to spend a fortune on your equipment but having
the proper tools really does make applying make-up much easier.
For removing make-up.
Cotton buds: For removing and
applying eye make-up.
Tweezers: For shaping your
Eyelash curlers: For curling
Make-up sponges: Using the
right sponge will help applying foundation
better without a streaky effect.
Powder applicators: A soft
puff is ideal to apply loose powder. brush off excess with a large
dome shaped brush.
Blusher brush: Use a soft ,wide
brush to prevent harsh lines and a smaller brush for controlled
Eyeshadow brushes: Use a large
brush for applying eyeshadow to the whole eye area and for blending,
a medium one for the lids, and a small one for covering the socket
line and applying highlighter.
Brow brush: The two-in-one tool for brushing eyebrows into
shape and combing out mascara from lashes.
Lash separator: Used after
mascara has been applied and allowed to dry, this brush separates
lashes and prevents clogging.
Lip brush: A firm-tipped lip
brush gives you greater control over applying color than a conventional
lipstick and also allows you to build up a deeper shade.
Sharpener: For sharpening lip and eye pencils.
Make-up that looks just fine in the sunshine can look faded and
washed out under artificial lighting. Use warmer and deeper colors
for the evenings.
If your face is too full, use a little blusher
on the high part of the cheek, closer to the nose. Blend lightly
across the too full area.
If your face is too slender, create an illusion
of width. Place your blusher on thecurve of the cheek, slightly
away from the nose. Blend well, out and above to the temples.
If your face is square and heavy along the
jaw line, soften the angles of the jawline by shadowing. Pat on
blusher, then blend down across the square part.
A soft blending of rouge under the jaw line
or chin takes away a heavy drooping effect .Your jaw line can
look more clear-cut with this trickfor the evening.
To accentuate the cheek bones for evening
makeup, use a liquid foundationa shade lighter than usual. Apply
it in little dabs on the top of the cheek bones and on to the
corners of the nose. Blend well.
To focus extra attention on eyes and mouth,
circle the outer edge of the face very lightly with blusher .Blend
with feathery strokes.
Powder blushers give you color without shine---
oily skins should avoid cream blushers.
Does your face look terribly oily halfway
through the day? Your complexion can look and stay natural and
soft all day if you try this trick:Take a blusher brush, clean
it with cool water and allow to dry. Then sprinklesome baby powder
into the open bristles. Dust this powder over your face before
applying your foundation.
If your complexion is too sallow ,dont
be tempted by a clear beige or very pink foundation. Avoid yellow
or green colors in make up, these two colors bring out the
sallow color of your skin. Go in for warm beige foundation and
clear blue eyeshadows. Lipsticks are best in medium tones.
If your complexion is too pale, dont
use a pink foundation. Choose a clear natural foundation for a
natural look. Avoid very dark eyeshadows and lipsticks. They would
make you look too intense and tired. Go in for dull rust or brown
eyeshades. Use a soft blusher on cheeks, chin and forehead.
Never try to match eye shadow color to your
eye color and lip color to nail color
-- result will be too dated.
If you wear false eyelashes, make them look
natural by brushing both the false and real lashes with a little
mascara after putting them on.
To achieve a subtler look, instead of using
eyeliner draw the thinnest possible line at the roots of the eyelashes
with a soft dark brown eyeshadow.
In winter use pearly-gray and shell-beige
eyeshadows. Avoid highlighters during the daytime, as they would
look too harsh.
If your lips are too thin and straight,
apply your lipstick from slightly above the line of the upper
lip and slightly below the line of the lower lip. Curve the linesslightly
with a lip pencil. Make your lips look fuller by using a darker
and richer shade of lipstick in the center and a lighter one in
Follow these tips and get on the journey
to a new you