No matter what time of day it is, or how busy you are, there are
certain golden rules when applying your makeup. Here is a short guide to
getting your war paint right every time!
Laying the Foundations
Foundation should be the perfect match to your skin tone. Nobody
looks good when they have skin the color of a pumpkin! And worse yet,
beware of the tidemarks at the jaw line. Always make sure that your
foundation is well blended if you want to avoid looking like you?re
wearing a mask.
Top tip - if you use a shimmering moisturizer before you apply your
foundation then your skin will absolutely glow!
No way! There is a huge range of products on the market for different
tones and textures of concealer. Don?t be tempted to go two shades
lighter than your natural color, as it will make the darkness of your
skin more gray and muddy. And be careful not to lay it on too thick.
Apart from the fact that it looks like you?re wearing too much
makeup, it may also damage the delicate skin beneath your eyes.
Remember, you want to tint the discoloration, not mask it.
Top tip - Have a good look at the actual color of your dark circles.
If your darkness is gray, lightly apply a soft pink eye shadow to the
circles before applying your foundation. If your darkness is more of a
blue hue, use a light peach color first instead.
Keep your powder application light by using loose powder and a big
brush for application. Less is definitely more here. Make sure that you
buy a good powder that will sink into your skin, rather than visibly lie
of the top of it.
Top tip - before applying your powder, try blotting your foundation
with a tissue. This will remove any excess oils, and help to stop you
Only apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks, and build up the
color layers slowly. Next, blend the blush in so that the color looks
natural. Remember, you?re just trying to enhance the facial definition
that you already have. No matter how much we may want to, it is
impossible to draw on fantastic cheekbones. Just be yourself!
Top tip - if you make a mistake and put too much blusher on, don?t
panic! You don?t need to start over. Instead, just moisten a sponge and
gently dab your cheeks with it. This will dilute the color and return
your overall look to something acceptable!
Whatever lipstick you use, there is one golden rule to follow... just
make sure that it is right for your skin tone, hair and eye coloring. Go
vampy for the night time with darker shades, and keep it calm and cute
with tinted lip-gloss during the day.
Top tip - if you want great looking shimmery lips try applying
sparkling eye shadow over the top of your lipstick to create a new shiny
shade, absolutely free!
So long as it?s applied in a constant, unwobbly line, your eyeliner
can be as bold as you wish. Use lighter shades of eye shadow during the
day, and go darker at night. A shimmering highlighter applied just
beneath the eyebrow gives even the most tired looking peepers a lift.
And always apply your mascara in thin coats, building up the length and
thickness slowly. This helps to avoid that terrible clumping which can
happen it you try to apply too much, too soon.
Top tip - blend your eyeliner with a thin layer of eye shadow. This
will make your eyes look absolutely magnetic!
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