Friday beauty tips by Hala Ajam!!
Makeup should be used to help you look good and feel better. Find your basic makeup essentials to create a radient – looking complexion and then experiment with deifferent colors, textures and cosmetics items to accentuate your features and enhance your face. Improving your appearence will boost your confidence and self esteem.
How to Apply Make up
Because of the difficulties in finding the right foundation color, some makeup experts believe that Brown women should use more than one foundation shade by blending two shades together or by applying different shades to different areas of the face (one shade on the T-zone area and another on forehead, cheeks, and jaw, for example).
So being beautiful has more implication in social life than being just beautiful. If you look good you feel confident about your self and it gets reflected in your lifestyle and attitude. Some women prefer to have their foundations custom-blended. In my opinion, it’s often too difficult for women to blend makeup on their own and get consistent color. Custom blending, like that offered by companies like Prescriptives, is a tremendous advance for Brown women because you can leave the store with one bottle that is made just for you. However, the downside is higher cost. If you have not been able to find a color that suits you on your own, consult a cosmetics counter or makeup artist for expert advice.
The process of putting on makeup must always start with clean skin. There is no point in putting makeup on skin that already has yester day’s makeup on it-first because you will only clog up your pores and hurt your skin, and second because the makeup will cake and blotch and may look strange and unflattering on last night’s leftovers. So, please, don’t carry your face over from day to day.
If you have the perfect mouth, then you have the option of following your own lip line and not using a pencil to line your lips. Merely brush the lipstick (either with a lipstick brush if you are using a tubelipstick, or with a wand) on your lips. If you want your upper lip to look more protruding, do this with your highlighter: Notice the cleft, or indentation, between your nose andupper lip. Put a lighter foundation or a highlighter there-it reflects light and makes the upper lip look as if it is protruding.
Lipstick provides the final touch to your make-up; without it no look is complete. For a perfect result, you will need a steady hand, some practice, the correct implements and a knowledge of the correcting techniques. A narrow, flat ended brush, a selection of finely sharpened lip pencils, lip gloss and lipstick (either the conventional tube lipstick or the cream type with a sponge-tip applicator). If your lip colour is uneven, then you will need a special lip base or balancer – use a lighter tone on the dark areas and a dark tone on light areas. These balancers also fonn abase for lipstick and help to keep the colour of the lipstick pure and clear.
It is morning. You are awake; you have done your stretch exercises, taken a shower and started your circulation going (thus you have some color in your face). You have gone through your cleansing routine, ending up with your astringent, and have patted your moisturizer gently into your skin. (Remember, that means moisturizing eye cream under and around the eyes, and your facial moisturizer on your face.)
That done, you are ready for the makeup routine. As you are getting used to this routine (and especially as you are reading this) it may seem that it will take forever. Don’t be discouraged. It won’t. Following are three basic morning makeup routines you can choose from, depending on your life style, your plans for the day and your mood. Both the two- and five-minute routines are easy and require little explanation.
Learn to love your body and you will believe a complete lot better look about yourself. Believe it or not, far more woman are unhappy through their body shape than through their faces-despite the reality that the body is covered up for most of the time. Achieving media-perceived’ perfection (a minute dress size) is eventually unachievable for most of us, so rather than wasting time trying to reach unrealistic goals, channel your positive energy into accepting your size and shape, and plan to be the best possible you, rather than a dissimilar you altogether. After all, it is more frequently the quality of our skin, not the quantity (or lack of it) that counts.
The 5 Minute Face Makeup – Whenever you are short of time, concentrate on the skin, eyes and mouth. Find a concealer that suits your skin tone the best inorder to disguise shadows or redness and go on to blend well, using your finger tips. Apply some pressed powder. Use a neutral lipstick and apply on the cheeks, rubbing well to give a natural look. Lastly, apply a coat of mascara and lipstick to highlight your lips.
The 10 Minute Face Makeup – Use a compact powder foundation and then apply a concealer for that even look. apply a neutral blusher all over the eyelids and temples. Apply two coats of mascara. Lastly, apply lipstick to highlight your lips.
In order to put on your makeup in a way that best suits your face, you need to know not only what makeup is and how to apply it, but also what kind of complexion and what shape features you have.
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