Women have continued to use make-up over the years for two main reasons; camouflage and seduction.
It has long been one of those best-kept beauty secrets by celebrities to begin with to help them look better than the rest of us, but it’s only in recent years that they have started to be more open about the fact that their beauty routine extends beyond their faces.
As we go through major body changes, like having babies, or gaining, losing weight and aging in today’s mediated world it brings a set of beauty expectations.
The answer to hiding body imperfections (as believed by some females) calls for kicking off your body makeup routine just like you would your face, with clean, moisturized skin. For e.g. choose a milky, hydrating lotion which will fully soak into skin, and apply it at least 15 minutes before you plan on kicking off your body beautification to make sure you’re starting with a plumped, not greasy, base.
- Add a little glow to your cheekbones. Douse your collarbones or shoulders with a hint of shimmer.
- Skip the body bling and opt for matte bronzing formulas to add depth to specific body areas.
- For those killer legs apply a touch of a full-coverage product to blur imperfections and create a little light-catching illumination. Body makeup on the legs can hide a multitude of sins, it can add color and hide veins, razor burn, bruises, and mottled skin.
- The fastest way to a brightened overall glow is to exfoliate away dull, dead skin cells. Just be sure to pick a scrub that won’t leave an oily sheen on the skin, or the makeup won’t stick later. This will help boost circulation and slough away debris.
The list is endless.
Real-life body makeup must look good at every angle, in any light, which means focusing on blending down lines and edges and using a featherlight touch to add dimension where it already naturally exists on your body. Think: your arms, legs, neck, clavicle and sternum.
- For those using body make-up need to take care opting for precise body makeup to match hot weather.
- Likewise, any situation in which you’re likely to get splashed with water or where you’re going to be especially active won’t be fit for body makeup.
- You also must assess what you’re wearing… and how much you love it. For e.g. If you want to wear your favorite white dress, just think about if you’re okay with a little transfer onto the fabric.
Never go to bed with the make-up on.