Makeup is not essential to life although many people mistakenly believe it is. We all have an innate beauty that has nothing to do with physical appearance.
Frequently makeup is worn to make a person “look good” and hence feel better about themselves.
Unless it is done for a specific purpose then most of us would prefer to wear makeup that looks as natural as possible. The following hints have been compiled with this aim.
Makeup application – hints and tips
Always ensure you face is scrupulously clean before applying makeup, otherwise you will just trap bacteria under your makeup. After your face is clean apply toner and then moisturizer. Only then should you apply your makeup.
Properly applied makeup can and should leave your face looking flawless and natural.
If necessary, get help from cosmetic staff to choose the correct foundation for your skin and coloring. Foundation is the basis of your makeup and it is important to get it right. Your foundation must match well with your neck because you will be blending it down to you neck. When sampling foundations in a shop you must trial the color and then go outside in the sunlight to check it before making your final decision.
When buying foundation you should choose one with a sun protection factor of at least 15+.
If you have older and/or drier skin then it may be better for you to buy a richer foundation that will improve the moisture level of your skin. Oilier skin may require a water-based foundation.
When choosing a blusher find one that is as close as possible to your own cheek color when you blush. Remember you want your makeup to your face a natural look. To do this you may have to gently pinch one cheek
People with blonde/fair hair may prefer to use brown mascara as it looks more natural than using black.
When using lipstick try using a lip brush. You will get far more use from your lipstick by doing this.
A lip brush is also better for applying lip gloss.
If you use concealer then you must apply it after you have applied foundation, not before.
Apply foundation or concealer to your lips before putting lipstick on. The lipstick then stays on better.
If you have small eyes and wish to make them look larger then stick to lighter colors of eyeshadow.
After applying makeup spray your face with a fine mist of mineral water.
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