Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Useful make-up tips

Honestly, I do not know much about theories in make up. However, I do agree that girls, including myself of course, should at least equip ourselves with some basic knowledge or simple tips about make ups.

Like myself, a lot of girls are "not really interested" with make up. Actually instead of saying not interested, "lazy" would suit more...heh.. A classic example, "Instead of spending half an hours or more to put on make ups on my face every morning before go to work, I would rather get more rest and wake up half an hour later". Or, "I go to work with my wisdom and qualification, not to look pretty ok!", and.....bla..blaa..bla... Sound familiar? hehehehhh...

On the other hand, I need to remind all my sisters here, look at guys around you, including your hubby or boy friend, what types of girls would normally attract your man's attention? I'm pretty sure that out of 10, 9 would be attracted to girls with make ups regardless of their age, unless if one is born with almost perfect and flawless complexion, which is how many percent would that be? 1 out of 10? out of 20? out of 50? I'm not saying that a guy will think that "Mmm, I like this girl, cause she's wearing make ups. Oohhh... this girl is ugly cause she's showing her bare face." What's in their mind is "this girl looks so radiant!", or "she is hot!", or "she has pretty and soft complexion". I'm pretty sure that when a girl receive her first complement on her outlook, 9 out of 10 were wearing make ups at the point of time (even one might be wearing very very very light blusher, or lip gloss, or eye shadow on).

In sum, it's undeniable that girls with make ups on do appear to be more presentable and confident in the eyes of people around them than those who don't.

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Here are some useful makeup tips which I managed to gather from the following interesting sites http://www.makeup-care.info/ , http://modelingandmore.com/makeup-secrets.htm

Makeup should be used to help you beautiful, stylish, and most of all, feel good about yourself! Makeup is a very powerful weapon it can be. Carried out by a professional stylist, a makeup session can literally have a visual effect of a plastic surgery. What you should do is to find your basic makeup essentials to create a radiant looking complexion, and then experiment with different colors, textures and cosmetics items to derive the results that would boost enhancement to your facial features.

Here are some of the simplest and most effective tips to always stay irresistible

Love your face
Spare 15 minutes daily to take care of your - Always remove daily makeup thoroughly before going to bed, remember to use eye cream and facial creams/moisturizers/serums that suit your skin type and your age (it requires some experimenting). Occasionally give your skin a boost with masks that suit your needs (recommended twice a week), or go and get a facial treatment in your beauty salon if you can afford it (always get sufficient skin care tips from your beautician).

Always start with a clean and prepared face
Putting makeup on skin that already has yesterday's make up on will only clog up your pores, which eventually cause acne. Besides, the newly applied makeup will cake and blotch and may look strange and unflattering on last night's leftovers. So, please, don't carry your face over from day to day. Tips - whenever you remove makeup or apply creams/masks, follow the so called ‘massage lines’. It will prevent your skin from developing premature wrinkles under the stress of every day makeover.

Trim your brows
Keeping your brows shaped and trimmed will make a great great great difference. When a cosmetologist works at a girl's brows for the first time by choosing the right shape and trimming them correctly, it often changes a face drastically.

Choosing the right foundation
One of the biggest secrets of perfection is foundation. Normally, it takes a while to find the one that is best for your skin type and lasts through the day. A foundation shade should be as close to your skin tone as possible. Once you have found the right one, choose your concealer. Tips -It always needs to be 1 or 2 shades lighter than your base foundation for the perfect effect. For your information, the same makeup could look completely different in a day light and in different kinds of electric lighting. For that reason daily makeup is usually very mild, and evening makeup needs to be adjusted to the lighting of the event/premise and is generally brighter. Camera makeup is the most intensive.

Invisible makeup?
It is important to keep in mind that first of all, the purpose of a makeup is to hide little imperfections on your face, correct them and underline natural pluses of a girl’s face. A perfect makeup should be almost invisible and very flattering to your skin type, appearance and age. Easy to say! How exactly do we hide minuses and stress pluses? Tips -
apply darker shades to everything that needs to be visually hidden or narrowed down and lighter shades to stress or visually enlarge certain areas. Rememrber, use only colours that flatter your skin and age and colors that go with each other.

Perfect your lips
If you have the perfect mouth, lucky you, just brush the lipstick (either with a lipstick brush if you are using a tubelipstick, or with a wand) on your lips. If your lip colour is uneven, then you will need a special lip base or balancer - use a lighter tone on the dark areas and a dark tone on light areas. These balancers also fonn abase for lipstick and help to keep the colour of the lipstick pure and clear.

Lipstick provides the final touch to your make-up; without it no look is complete. For a perfect result, you will need a steady hand, some practice, the correct implements and a knowledge of the correcting techniques. Tips - If you want your upper lip to look more protruding, do this with your highlighter: Notice the cleft, or indentation, between your nose andupper lip. Put a lighter foundation or a highlighter there-it reflects light and makes the upper lip look as if it is protruding.

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The last one: do not hesitate and visit a professional makeup artist at least once or twice! It will be a worthy investment. In one session you might learn more about your face, colors, and options than you had learnt in years of using makeup. This is a very fast growing and changing industry. A specialist can tell you about the latest developments and secrets and even draw a ‘makeup’ map that shows in details what colors are best for you and how you need to apply eye-shadow, blush, foundation, lipstick, pencils, etc. to reach the best look.

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Looks easy, but are we really into it? All the time? Not really.... at least not myself. But I do hope that after reading this, we will have better understanding and determination to keep it up to develop ourselves towards better self-esteem, higher confidence, and most of all.....feel good about ourselves all the time!!!! Cheers! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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