7 Tips For Great Make-Up
1. Avoid wearing too much
Makeup is meant to enhance features
not bring negative attention to you. That's what wearing too
much makeup will do; it will bring you unwanted attention.
Don't wear too much of anything such as:
and will ruin the rest of your makeup.
It looks especially bad if worn with thick eyeliner or dark
blue eye eye shadow.
Foundation: Make sure your foundation is the same
colour as your skin. Foundation is meant to protect
and give the face a smooth look. The magic word is
Powder: The same holds true for powder - not too
much. Also, be sure to blend your makeup so there
are no obvious lines.
2. Luscious lips
Apply lip liner to completely cover
the lips, add colour and your lipstick will stay on much
longer. Make sure your lip liner doesn't show. Also, your
lip colour should match your skin tone; wear cool colours if
you have cool colouring and warm colours if you have warm
colouring. If you want to make your lips look smaller, keep
your liner on the inside of your lips. However, if you
decide to make your lips look larger, going outside the
natural outline of you lips is a mistake. This can look
quite messy and unnatural.
3. Appropriate for the occasion
Wear makeup that is appropriate for
the occasion. If you are going to the beach you shouldn't
wear the same or as much makeup as you would if you were
going dancing. Also, when you are in daylight your makeup
should be a lighter than when you are out for the evening.
4. Start slowly at first
Some women don't wear makeup because
they are not sure how to use it and are afraid of being
overdone. If you are unsure, start will light colours in
your shade. Start slowly and add one product at a time.
Maybe start with foundation, add mascara, blush or lipstick.
If you are not used to wearing makeup, using a lot a first
may be a little too much for you, so start slowly. The
bottom line is a little is better than none. If you are
still unsure seek professional advice.
5. Go for a natural look
When your makeup is completed it
should look natural. That means avoiding colours that clash.
If you have dark skin and hair you will look better in
darker shades; light colours will make you look washed out.
If your hair and skin tone are light, light colours will
look better on you. Dark makeup will make you look older and
harsh. If you have oily skin, first use oil control
moisturizer and foundation. Then be sure to wear loose
powder, keeping pressed powder with you for touch ups.
6. Harmonize with your hair colour
Your hair colour should also be in
harmony with your skin. If you have dark hair and you want
to add colour, keep it close to the same shade. If you have
light hair, use light colours. As you age your skin will
lighten, so should your hair colour. One last thing about
hair colour - if you do colour you hair be sure you keep it
up, don't let your roots show.
7. One last thing
Keep makeup looking fresh all day by
doing regular touch ups. Don't let your makeup fade or
Sheila Dicks has been in the fashion industry for more than twenty-five years.
Early in her fashion career as a dressmaker, she learned the effect line and
design has on appearance. Sheila spent three years in the cosmetics industry and
later acquired a diploma in fashion merchandising and two university degrees. As
an image consultant, she does wardrobe building and professional dress
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