Womans Beauty Secrets 2010: Make up explained Share

Friday, February 26, 2010

Make up explained

Most woman buy the wrong foundation a number of times before finally finding the right one .You should always get the Therapist or sales assistant to help you find the correct colour as simply looking at a bottle or smearing it on your hand wont be accurate . Make sure she tests it in natural light and compares a bit on your cheek to your jawline . Also many woman only check the colour of foundation when buying one forgetting that we all have different types of skin . Many woman dont know this and may find this strange but we all have yellow undertones in our skin ,so try to find a yellow based formula as this will match even better to your skin and give you a natural healthy glow.You should never try to hide your skin tone ,instead perfect the one you have ! Our skin is usually darker in summer and pailer in winter so try to have two foundations ,one for each season . During the months in between you can blend the two together to make your own custom shade .
Which foundation is right for my skin type?
Dry skin - Use moisturising foundations or hydrating ones for a glowing dewy face . Also it is important to try and avoid powder finish foundations as these will dry your skin out further making it seem dull and lifeless.
Oily skin -Choose a foundation that is oil free or mattifying ,these will both reduce the shine on the skin making it more smooth and matt .
Combination skin -foundations with lecithin and silica beads are perfect for this type of skin , lecithin rehydrates areas that are dry while the silica beads absorb oil on the skin .
NOTE: always try to buy a foundation that contains an spf as this will save you money purchasing two products .I you wear false tan more often than not then i strongly recommend wearing it on the day that you buy your make up as the tones may be completely different when you have tan on .
If you are someone who has perfect skin then using a tinted moisturiser would work best for you ,again make sure you match one to yur skin tone before purchasing .
The purpose of concealer is to cover up blemishes ,dark circles,scars,and grey areas on the inner corner of the eyes .Concealers/correctors should not be visable ,application is usually wrong if this happens so here are some tiops to fix these common problems .
1. Apply eye cream before doing your concealer this will stop the skin around the eyes from getting dehydrated ,resulting in crepey looking eyes .
2.Always wait until your moisturiser is fully absorbed prior to applying concealer as skipping this step will result in your concealer slipping off the skin .
3.Creases will appear especially under yuor eyes if you dont dust the area afterwards with a sheer loose powder.
4.Using a tiny amount of bronzing powder over your concealer and powder if it appears too light for your skin .
Uses for concealer
Dark circles
Choose a yellow based creamy concealer but no more then one shade lighter then your natural skin tone.Simply apply eye cream and leave until dry ,pat a small amount of concealer around the eye and anywhere thats dark ,follow with corrector pen afterwards if needed and dust with sheer loose powder.
Make sure the concealer is applied all the way up to the lash line .
This concealer should be an exact match to your skin ,we all know a blemish stands out without adding bright concealer to make it even more visable ,simply blot a small amount and dust with powder to hold in place .
Hiding scars
This will make your scar less noticable but understand that it will not completely dissappear 100%. Moisturise and allow to dry ,apply a creamy concealer , after apply corrector pen if needed then lightly dust with powder.
Blush should make your skin look healthy instantly ,you should go for a colour that looks the same as the flushed look you would have after coming from the gym ,this is a very natural look .For longer lasting blush add a pop of colour on top of your natural one .
When applying powder blush smile and dust it on the apples of your cheeks towards the hairline at the ear and quickly sweeping downwards for a more gradual look.For cream blush ,firstly ensure you dont wear powder as this will clump and look patchy over it . Dap a splash of colour on the apples of the cheeks for a sheer healthy glow .These steps should be follwed after you have applied your foundation and powder if using powder blush .
which colours would suit my skin ?
Very dark skin - deep reds or bronze
Dark skin - rose ,plum,and golden browns.
Sallow skin -dark browns,pinks,and tawny is a great one for this type of skin .
Fair skin -sandy pink ,peaches,
Porcelain skin-pastel pale pinks,or frosty colours ,light peach etc.
Which ones to choose
Black suits all and really opens the eyes ,for a more natural look try browns instead.
mascara should be replaced every 2-3 months .
Dab the brush tip onto a tissue to remove excess fluid ,using a light hand apply mascara to the bottom lashes first .Some people prefer the hold the nib of the brush to their lashes and work from root to tip covering each hair .I prefer to hold the brush side ways and work from root to tip in one or two strokes.We usually apply to the bottom ones first as generally we have to look up when applying mascara to the bottom lashes .Doing this after the top lashes would result in the mascars smudging onto the eye lid.I use the same technique on the top lashes using the side of the brush and working from root to tip , If you look straight into the mirror this is easier and slowly blink rolling your lases against the brush ,if you like a fuller look apply 2-3 layers and rub the brush from side to side while firsly pressing against the root of hte lashes, but try to wait until each layer is dry before adding the next one ,this will prevent clumping .
Powder should be translucent or a match to your skin tone and no darker .This step should not make your face look pale .If the powder is loose simply pour a little into your hand ,dust a brush and lightly sweep all over the face to hold foundation in position for longer .People with dry skin should probably avoid using powder as it will make the skin appear duller thus drying it out further .Dont over do it when applying powder as this can result in your make up looking cakey and heavy .
Before applying eyeshadow especially dark colours or shimmery ones ,blot a large amount of loose powder under the eyes ,this should look ridiculous but theres a method to my madness .After you finish applying your eye make gently brush away the loose powder to remove all of the fallen eyeshadow from under your eyes without ruining your make up .
My personal favourite is lipgloss ,if I was trapped on a desert island it would be my number one piece of make up to take with me . I really think adding gloss or lipstick changes the whole look of any make up .If you like dark colours like reds ,then my advise is to go easy on the eye make up , add maybe just a touch of eyeliner and mascara .And if you like dramatic eyes use pastell colours on your lips like pinks ,peaches and frosty colours , metalics work well too but keep it light and natural ,this will make your eye make up stand out more .
Some people prefer to use brow pencil and other s like myself prefer using eye shadow and a flat hard angled brush , If you decide to use a pencil use one that is not too dark ,light brown suits nearly everyone even black brows,apply lightly to the shape of your brows mainly gliding over the hairs rather then the skin and brush them through with an eyebrow brush. When using shadow ,again go for a light tone of brown and lightly dip the brush into your eye shadow and simply apply this in the shape of your brow.( alot of people dont do this step but taking a minute and the end of applying your make up really makes a difference and make s your eyes stand out more ,brows are the one feature that can define your whole face and doing this quick easy step will also get rid of the foundation and powder that tends to get caught in the brows ).
eyeliner definatly makes the eyes pop and stand out , it is also great when doing a sultry look which i will be showing you later ,I always have a black liquid and pencil liner ,I only use pencil on the inside of my eye and liquid on the lids as i find no matter what pencil i buy or how much i spend it always smudges and looks like iv bags under my eyes .if you find you have this problem why not use a dark or black eye shadow the same as the one you use on your brows ,its long lasting and wont run . Spending alot on liners is not necessary at all infact if im honest iv used the cheapest brand i can find in the chemist and never notice a difference .when buying a liquid liner try and find one that has a tip just like a child marker for drawing ,its much easier to apply in a thin straight line.


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