Basic Make-Up Tips

Basic Make-Up Tips

Today make-up is like other fashion, anything goes if it works for you. That means taking into consideration your skin tone, activity, age, etc. Don’t wear too much make-up. The more make-up you wear the older and cheaper you look. Wear the makeup that flatters you and do not worry about the latest trends. Below are some general guidelines on how to apply make-up.

Your make-up foundation should match your skin tone. Try a small amount of a yellow based foundation and a small amount of pink based foundation to see which stays neutral.  Go with the neutral one. If you prefer a smooth even finish, you should use a foundation brush (a brush for foundation application). Using your fingers when applying  foundation is another way that works.

For oily skin use an oil-free liquid foundation. If you have normal or dry skin, try a creamy moisturizing formula.

Covering Up Dark Circles
Choose a concealer that matches your skin color or a shade slightly lighter than your foundation. Apply foundation under eyes first and don’t forget the innermost area. For a smooth finish use a brush to blend the concealer. A touch of powder makes it set and last longer (use sparingly).

Before applying put a little foundation or powder on the eye lid and apply bone shadow all over the eyelid before a color.

For best results roll brush upward when you apply. Let it dry before adding a second coat. Waterproof formulas are too drying for everyday use.

Use a lip liner or pencil and don’t go outside the natural borders of your lips

5 Make-Up Tips to Give You a Lift

1) Wrinkles
Avoid exposure to the sun (wear sun glasses)
Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke.
Stay away from anything with shimmer, it only emphasizes the wrinkles.

2) Protect Your Skin
Wear sunscreen -SPF 15 and above.
Wear a hat or visor.

3) Soften the Lines
Use super-hydrating products like moisture-rich foundations, creamy eye shadows, blushes, and moisturizing balms.
Use liner to prevent lipstick “bleed”

4) Powder
Apply lightly (helps your makeup last).
Test a yellow-based powder and a pink-based powder to see which stays neutral and is most flattering for you.

5) Eyeliner
Apply from one corner of your eye to the other.

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