Before applying any makeup, you should clean your face with water, which has a pinch of soda bicarbonate in it. Then apply ice cubes on the face. This enables the makeup to last longer.
Concealer is used to hide dark circles around the eyes, and is also used to cover blemishes and scars. A beige concealer is ideal for dark skins and one with natural tones for fairer skins. This should be spread evenly using a dry sponge or your fingers. Now, apply the foundation.
Foundation is used to enhance the colour of the complexion. Three basic types may be used, depending upon your skin type. For dry skin, liquid foundation works best whereas semi-liquid is best for combination skins. Foundation can be applied with a sponge and blended into the hairline and along the jaw for a natural finish.
Translucent powder is used to dust the face. This helps that the foundation to stay on longer. Excess powder should be brushed off. Blusher should be blended evenly along the cheekbones.
The lips should be outlined with a lip liner so that the lipstick does not bleed. Lipstick is then applied and blended with the lip liner. Then dust your lips with powder so that the lipstick lasts for a longer period of time, and then apply the last coat.
shadow colours should be selected carefully, light shadow is applied on
to the lids to create a base. Darker eye shadow is then used at the outer
corners of the eyes, to enhance the eyes. A kajal or kohl stick can be
used in the inner eyelid to make the eyes appear even more dramatic. Mascara
applied to the lashes increases this effect. Eyebrows should be sharp
and tidy and should be free of all traces of makeup.
Making UpMake-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……………you will soon learn to have a perfect face-on.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on your equipment but having the proper tools really does make applying make-up much easier.
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 ,don’t 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, don’t 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 the corners.
to Use Foundation:
The biggest mistake women make is choosing a foundation that's too light. This gives an unnatural, ashen look. Here are a couple of tips to practice when buying foundation.
your hair off your face by tying it back or using a hair band or scarf.
Cleanse and moisturize your face and neck. Wait at least five minutes
for the moisturizer to be thoroughly absorbed into the skin. Sweep the
sponge smoothly across the foundation. If you are using a cake foundation
that needs to be applied with water, dampen a cosmetic sponge and squeeze
out the excessive water. The more water you leave in the sponge the lighter
the effect of the foundation will be; the drier the sponge, the heavier
the effect will be. Using gentle, even strokes, cover the larger areas
of your face first (the cheeks, forehead and T-Zone) following their natural