Tips for Successful Make Up
September 12, 2010 by femguide In Category Make up
Make up can enhance your favorite feature or cover an embarrassing blemish. When properly applied, make up and make the most of your best features while downplaying your less desired ones. Certainly, professional models and actresses can completely recreate their look with make up. On a personal level, carefully chosen and applied make up and give you the look you desire.
Make up can make your eyes wider, bluer, younger, or more distinct. There are specific techniques of applying eye shadow, eye liner, and mascara that will help you achieve your desired results.
To make your eyes appear wider, start with eye shadows in light tints; dark shades tend to make eyes look smaller and deeper set. Apply eye liner on the tops and bottoms of your eyes, avoiding putting eye liner on the insides of your eyes; this will open up your eyes. Apply eye shadow, blending with a cotton swab instead of your fingers for a softer look. Use a curler on your lashes, which will give your eyes a wide open appearance. Follow with a dense mascara in black, if you are dark complected or brown or brown/black if you are pale. After the mascara dries, you can add a second layer for a darker, richer look.
For a sophisticated look for day or evening, try this make up technique. Choose a light shade and apply it to your entire eyelid, from the lash line to the eyebrow. Next, use a darker color across the crease; the darker the shade, the more dramatic the look. To make your eyes look more open and lively, add a dot of a third, lighter shade on the outside borders of your eyes. For a softer look, use pastel colors. Darker shades will give you a dramatic, smokey result.
In order to choose a shade of blush, consider the shade of your skin when you have just finished a workout. This will give you an idea of what shades will look natural on your face. Once you have chosen your blush, there is a fool proof technique that will give you the natural glow you are seeking.
Tap your brush to be sure that you have removed any excess blush. Then apply blush to the “apple” of your cheek and blend toward the hairline. If you have found that you are getting the best shade by using two colors, apply the darker color first. If you are not sure where to apply your blush, bend over for a couple of minutes. When you stand back up, your cheeks will be flushed where your blush should go. Apply to this area.
Choosing lip color is a matter of taste and style; however, to find the most natural look, pull on your lip and look at the shade that is on the inside of your lip. This is the shade that will look most natural on your lips. To achieve a look that is pretty, long lasting, and doesn’t smear, use a matching lip pencil to outline the lips and fill in your lips before applying your lipstick.