Make-Up: Head to Toe


Get ready to transform yourself, the way you never looked before !

Choosing cosmetics for make-up, especially ones that suit and complement your skin is no indeed a tough task. Many women are wary of cosmetics because they are not sure which colours suit them or which make-up methods and textures are the most flattering. Good make-up hinges on experience: you learn what suits you by trial and error. Nobody wants to waste money. When applied skillfully make up enhances good features and detracts from the not-so-good. With practice anyone can achieve a natural look.

 


Points To Consider:

  • Take a look at your make up bag or drawer. How old are the cosmetics in it? Six months a year on more?

  • Study your face when you are wearing your usual make up and ask yourself what it does for you does it widen or narrow your eyes or mouth enhance the shape of your face make you look younger or older? If
    it does not produce the effect you want and your cosmetics are more than a year old it is time for a change. Bear these points in mind.

  • Make up that suited you when you were 25 is not going to look right 10 years down to the line. Changes in skin tone and texture as well as in hair colour require different make up shades and textures; the right make up can take year off your face.
     


Why Use Make-Up?

  • Make up can improve face shape by illusion it can also improve skin tone and texture. It adds instant lift and, and on certain days, serves as a real lifesaver.

  • Deftly applied make up can make small eyes look bigger blue eyes look bluer and round eyes look longer can your current make up do this for you?

  • Make-up serves as a
    complement to hair, if your hair is jet black and your skin is pale deep red lipstick and black eye make up (mascara and kohl) look stunning.

  • if you are blonde earthy tones look best (the bright colours can be a bit brassy), if you have brown or black hair you will have almost limitless colour freedom.

Make make-up easy; there is not point choosing make up that requires a great deal of time to apply properly if you have a very busy lifestyles .




Striking A Perfect Complexion
 

Do not ignore foundation because you are afraid it will make you look over made-up, because of demand face bases are now so sheer that you cannot even see them on the skin. Easiest to use are tinted moisturizers which are just like regular face cream but with added colour. Compact foundations are also easy to apply these are a mixture of cream, colour and powder. Fluids foundations often now have tiny lightly reflective grains in them to enhance the look of older skin.
 

One important point to remember about foundation, is that you need to revise the shade in the summer and winter because your skin tone changes colour; it is much paler in winter than in the summer. You can buy shade adjusters to dilute or deepen face bases; one quick way to lighten fluid foundations is to mix it with your moisturizer and apply the two together, like tinted face cream.



There are a variety of face bases to choose from.

  • FLUID OR LIQUID FOUNDATIONS:
    Today these give fairly sheer coverage, some are also called treatment fluids because they contain moisturizers UV filters and skin firming ingredients. The superior ones have a slip agent in them that helps the fluids glide on to your skin much more smoothly.

  • TINTED MOISTURIZERS:
    These are face creams that contain colour. They also impart a sheer natural looking finish and suit all skin
    types, especially young skin.

  • COMPACT FOUNDATIONS:
    These are often called "two-in-ones" because they are a blend of cream colour and powder. They are applied with a sponge and usually give fine matt coverage making extra powder redundant.

  • FOUNDATIONS STICKS:
    These look like thick lipsticks, you dot them on to your chin, forehead and cheeks and then blend the colour on to your skin with your fingers.

  • MOUSSE FOUNDATIONS: These are not so common because they are expensive to produce but they give the sheerest coverage of all, are very easy to apply and work particularly well for oily skin.

  • FACE TINTS: These are made up of a water based coloured-pigment suspension, if you applying them using cotton wool, face tints make it easy to monitor the depth of colour of
    the foundation layer.

  • PASTEL CORRECTIVE BASES: These are geared to reduce high colour and blotchiness. Mint and pale blue calm redness (dot them on to your chest too, if it gets flushed) pinky mauve eases yellowy under-tones and apricot pale skin.

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