Perfect Makeup in Minutes
Laying The Foundations
Foundation should be the perfect match to
your skin tone. Nobody looks good when they have skin the color of a
pumpkin! And worse yet, beware of the tidemarks at the jaw line. Always
make sure that your foundation is well blended if you want to avoid
looking like you're wearing a mask.
Top tip - if you use a shimmering moisturizer before you apply your foundation then your skin will absolutely glow!
No way! There is a huge range of products on
the market for different tones and textures of concealer. Don't be
tempted to go two shades lighter than your natural color, as it will
make the darkness of your skin more gray and muddy. And be careful not
to lay it on too thick. Apart from the fact that it looks like you're
wearing too much makeup, it may also damage the delicate skin beneath
your eyes. Remember, you want to tint the discoloration, not mask it.
tip - Have a good look at the actual color of your dark circles. If
your darkness is gray, lightly apply a soft pink eye shadow to the
circles before applying your foundation. If your darkness is more of a
blue hue, use a light peach color first instead.
Keep your powder application light by using
loose powder and a big brush for application. Less is definitely more
here. Make sure that you buy a good powder that will sink into your
skin, rather than visibly lie of the top of it.
Top tip - before
applying your powder, try blotting your foundation with a tissue. This
will remove any excess oils, and help to stop you from getting 'shiny'.
Only apply your blush to the apples of your
cheeks, and build up the color layers slowly. Next, blend the blush in
so that the color looks natural. Remember, you're just trying to
enhance the facial definition that you already have. No matter how much
we may want to, it is impossible to draw on fantastic cheekbones. Just
Top tip - if you make a mistake and put too much
blusher on, don't panic! You don't need to start over. Instead, just
moisten a sponge and gently dab your cheeks with it. This will dilute
the color and return your overall look to something acceptable!
Whatever lipstick you use, there is one golden
rule to follow... just make sure that it is right for your skin tone,
hair and eye coloring. Go vampy for the night time with darker shades,
and keep it calm and cute with tinted lip-gloss during the day.
tip - if you want great looking shimmery lips try applying sparkling
eye shadow over the top of your lipstick to create a new shiny shade,
So long as it's applied in a constant,
unwobbly line, your eyeliner can be as bold as you wish. Use lighter
shades of eye shadow during the day, and go darker at night. A
shimmering highlighter applied just beneath the eyebrow gives even the
most tired looking peepers a lift. And always apply your mascara in
thin coats, building up the length and thickness slowly. This helps to
avoid that terrible clumping which can happen it you try to apply too
much, too soon.
Top tip - blend your eyeliner with a thin layer of eye shadow. This will make your eyes look absolutely magnetic!