Make-up tips for beginners
Young women just beginning to wear make-up often reach too deeply into
the colour palette and also spray on too much perfume. It is better to
hold back when it comes to selecting and applying make-up, especially
at a young age, say experts.
"Girls have to find their own styles
first and learn that they do not have to make a grab for so much
colour," says Simone Bernard of Dr Scheller Cosmetics in Eislingen,
"They should create accents with a small amount of make-up," advises Annette Kreuels of Lancome cosmetics.
of the most common beauty mistakes is emphasising the eyes as well as
the lips. A woman who does not want to end up with exaggerated make-up
has to decide which of the two will dominate, says Antje Bruene of
Germany's association of cosmetic vendors in Wiesbaden.
To create a
discreet look, just a few make-up tools are enough. Two musts are
mascara and lip-gloss, the latter being especially trendy right now,
Girls who have little practice in applying make-up can
achieve a big impact with little effort by using lip-gloss. Unlike
lipstick, lip-gloss does not require the mouth to be prepped with
powder or lined before it is applied.
"Lip-gloss is easy to apply quickly in the school yard," remarks Kreuels.
is how beauty experts say girls should apply eyeliner. Heavy black
lines can make the eyes look small. To avoid this, try out eyeliner in
a discreet brown, Kreuels suggests. A little bit of colour under the
eye or on the eyelid is enough to create an expressive look.
also recommend lighter tones in eye shadow. In early spring, pastel
tones are especially popular, says Bernard. Finding the right tone of
eye shadow can determine an entire outfit.
Teenagers usually can do
without a heavy foundation. A day cream with a bit of colour in it or a
compact powder is usually more than enough for young skin.
have skin problems can choose an antibacterial make-up, Bernard
suggests. If an occasional pimple appears despite the use of the cream,
it is not necessary to cover the entire face. Instead the pimple can be
covered with a concealer that also works as a disinfectant.
Whether there are pimples or not, it is very important to cleanse the face thoroughly every evening.
the make-up is very important. No matter how tired you are, the mascara
must come off," said Bruene. Skin that is not well cleansed cannot
breathe and regenerate itself overnight.
Hygiene is equally
important in handling make-up. For example, Kreuels suggests washing
out the sponge in the face powder compact once a week.
selecting and applying perfume, light, fresh fragrances are most
suitable for girls, Bruene says. However, everything should be measured
carefully, especially when a perfume is worn repeatedly over a long
period of time.
A girl's own nose can become "blind" to the scent
and applications can become heavier every time, notes Werner Hariegel
of Germany's organisation for perfume shops.
Those who can afford it
should buy a few different perfumes so they can alternate wearing them,
said Bruenes. And even though a lot of girls do it, perfume should not
be sprayed directly on a sweater or T-shirt. Perfume is meant to be
sprayed on bare skin, adds Hariegel.