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……………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.
1. Cotton wool: For removing make-up.
2. Cotton buds: For removing and applying eye make-up.
3. Tweezers: For shaping your brows.
4. Eyelash curlers: For curling eyelashes.
5. Make-up sponges: Using the right sponge will help applying foundation
better without a streaky effect.
6. Powder applicators: A soft puff is ideal to apply loose powder. brush off excess with a large dome shaped brush.
7. Blusher brush: Use a soft ,wide brush to prevent harsh lines and a smaller brush for controlled blending.
8. 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.
9. Brow brush: The two-in-one tool for brushing eyebrows into shape and combing out mascara from lashes.
10. Lash separator: Used after mascara has been applied and allowed to dry, this brush separates lashes and prevents clogging.
11. 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.
12. 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 trick for the evening.
- To accentuate the cheek bones for evening makeup, use a liquid foundation 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 lines slightly 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.