TIPS & WARNINGS FOR YOUR SKIN & MAKE-UP
Without a little help, no one has absolutely flawless skin. It is the dream of every women to look beatiful and and in good shape. That is why they use help of make up products. Make up without basic knowledge, on the other hand, neither makes women look good nor helps a healthy skin. So there are tips and warnings for your skin and make-up.
- The amount and type of makeup that you wear is completely up to you. You know your face better than anyone - take the time to experiment. Makeup is, quite literally, the art of painting faces. Experimenting allows you to find what works best for you.
- When you apply eyeshadow, it's common for specks of color to fall onto your face. This is a pain to get rid of after you've already perfected your foundation. If this happens frequently, apply your eyeshadow first, clean up the mess and then apply foundation. Alternatively, if there are only a few specks, you can just very carefully pick them up off your skin with tweezers.
- If your lashes don't stay curled well, or you need to keep them curled for a long period of time, try blow drying your eyelash curler before using it. Just make sure it isn't too hot. It's like a hot roller for your eyelashes and keeps them curled even when you have a lot of heavy mascara on.
- For the best results, apply your makeup with good, natural lighting.
- Make sure that your lips do not look chapped or cracked before you put on lipstick. If your lips are chapped, lightly brush off the dead skin cells with a toothbrush or towel. Next, apply chapstick with an SPF of 15 so your lips will look great all day. This way you have a nice, smooth, clean canvas to work with.
- A little bit of makeup goes a long way and looks better then a layer and layer of makeup. The more natural you keep it the better.
- It's best to start light and add more as you need it.
- Makeup is made to compliment your natural beauty, not to cover it up.
- Lipstick and lip gloss are very different - keep this in mind when you apply them. Lipstick adds color to your lips while lip gloss just makes your lips shiny and sometimes sparkly.
- Don't copy some other person's makeup, switch it up. Be yourself. Do what you want. But, if you like it, take parts.
- Be careful not to buy cheap quality products. Price doesn't matter, quality does. Always read reviews before buying. Don't go to dollar stores or anywhere where there isn't a name brand of makeup. That might mean that its cheap quality.
- Make sure you are not allergic to any makeup you use. Some products can give you a sore throat or bad itching. A good way to minimize this is to get products that are fragrance-free.
- Never let friends use your makeup sponges or brushes. They can leave bacteria, and this can cause irritation or infection. Wipe any makeup eye tray, lipstick, liner, etc. with a cleanser after it has been used by someone other than you.
- Wash your face before and after you apply makeup. Use a moisturizer that has sunscreen that still keeps your skin looking natural.
- Be aware that many concealers, cover-ups, and foundations may fade or turn orange in the sun. Before actually applying the product, test it on your hand near the base of your thumb. Do your daily activities and see if the product stays the same color, fades, etc.
- Don't use soap to take off mascara. It can damage your eyelashes badly.
- Don't make any straight lines or visible lines with your blush or foundation. You don't want racing stripes. You're not a zebra.
- Do not pull on your eye while applying eyeliner. This can cause premature wrinkles and sagging.
- Wash your brushes with anti-bacterial soap, and replace or wash your sponges regularly (every week or two). Bacteria and oils will collect on these and cause breakouts later. Try to stay away from sponges in general, as they are usually filled with bacteria.
- When contouring, make sure to not use any colours that are 4 or more shades darker. Stick with colours that are 2-3 shades darker to help give your face a more natural shape.
- Make sure your foundation matches your skin tone. Nothing looks worse than bad, discolored, or cheap foundation.