Free Makeup Tips and Advice - How to Apply Makeup
Dressing up is not just the art of applying
makeup - it is much more than that. it is truly a blend of art and
science, requiring a spirit of adventure, the courage of experiment,
an eye for color harmony, some amount of perseverance, and the
desire to look good. But since all these are present in you, just
read on - follow the steps and you are sure to emerge a winner.
First of all, you must select your cosmetics -
the color and form of the makeup are both very important. Then you
must prepare yourself for applying the makeup. Only then should you
venture to apply make-up.
How to Apply Makeup
Foundation: Choose a water-based
foundation over an oily foundation.
Eyeshadow: Use pure pigments in
shades of light brown, with no reflective particles. So no frosted
shades for those with sensitive skin.
Eyeliner: Liquid eyeliners can
sting as they evaporate, irritating sensitive skin. Eye pencils and
crayons, or kohl sticks, are preferable.
Mascara: Blackis the least
irritating of all the pigments. Avoid waterproof mascara, because
you need one which can easily be washed away with soap and water.
Stay away from mascara that clumps and flakes easily, because it can
get into and irritate your eyes in addition to the skin.
Make-up should be applied in the following
1. Foundation, preceded if required by under-eye
2. Corrections and improvements
5. Eye make-up
6. Lip make-up
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Use of eye liners means adding depth to your eyes: Depth and
intensity, drama and expression come to the eyes through the clever
use of definers: eyeliners, pencils and kohls. Available in rich,
daddy shadedcolours, these emphasize the eyes, create new shapes and
give the eyes a mysterious and exotic allure. Eye liner is used to
make the eyes more prominent and create an illusion of thicker
lashes. Eye lining is done with a black or brown eye liner on the
top lid of each eye and sometimes under the lower lashes. Here
again, practice will make you perfect.
Apply Eye Shadow
The eyeshadow you choose should flatter and enhance your eye colour
and the shape of your eyes, as well as your whole appearance. The
skin colour, the eye colour, and your life styleneed to be
considered when choosingand using eyeshadow. Although there .are no
hard and fast rules for choosing the colour of your eyeshadow it is
best to find out by experiment-ing with colours. But always
hannonise the colour of the eyeshadow with that of your skin and
your eyes. Whatever the colour, it should be blended in well, so
that there are no harsh lines. Aim always for a natural look.
Foundations are designed to give a soft, even, natural glow to the
face. The best coverage comes with the use of the right colour and
product type and not from the amount of foundation you apply. Get
your foundation base right - in form, in colour, and in application
- and you have truly laid a foundation to a dazzling look - a smooth
and perfectly toned canvas on which you can create a really
Mascara coats the lashes, making them thick, long, lustrous and more
noticeable. Apply mascara to all of the upper lashes from one corner
of the eye to the other, but sometimes this method may look too
strong. An alternative and the method that we prefer is to just coat
the outer two-thirds of the upper lashes. You can choose from 3
different forms of mascara - water-based, water-proof and the mixed
How to Apply Eyebrows - Some Tips
Makeup for Sensitive Skin
A sensitive skin is a thin or a fine-textured skin. It reacts
quickly to both heat and cold; therefore, it sunburns and windburns
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