Beauty is a lot more that just fixing your hair or swiping some makeup on your face. It is truly an art form. It has so many techniques and products that require a keen eye, precisions and a sharp attention to detail. Do you have what it takes? Regardless of your answer, here are some tips to help you.
Make lips appear bigger by applying shimmering white shadow above the bow at the center of the top lip. When this area is highlighted, it will reflect the light and make your upper lip seem fuller.
Cracked heels and dry, flaking feet are very unattractive, especially in sandals. To combat this problem, right before you go to bed, soak your feet in a warm water bath for ten minutes, coat them with petroleum jelly and then cover them with a thick pair of socks to lock in the moisture. In no time, you’ll have soft feet.
Since unwanted facial hair can be embarrassing, remove it. You can easily do this yourself by using wax or tweezers. Or, you can have it done at a salon by a professional. Either way is an easy solution to help you feel better about your appearance.
To determine whether you have cool or warm skin tones, check out the veins on the inside of your wrist. If you have cool skin, the veins will appear bluish in color. If you have warm skin, they will have a greenish tint instead. Cool skin tones look best in cool colors, such as blue and purple, whereas warm skin tones, look best in warm colors like red, yellow and orange.
Commit to drinking enough water every day. You need to drink eight to ten glasses a day for maximum beauty benefit. Being hydrated will help you look younger, and will also help you keep in better overall fitness. Do not neglect yourself and you will have great results from any beauty program.
Here is a beauty tip! Warm your concealer before using it! Often when you put concealer on it can come off looking thick and caked. You have to know how to conceal your concealer. First warm it by rubbing it in circular motion on the back of your hand! Then use your finger to apply.
Exfoliating your body prior to applying tanning lotion or spending time in a tanning bed will extend the life of your tan! Since skin sheds, it’s best to do as much of it as possible before getting that great tan so you can keep the glorious glow even longer! Any natural exfoliant applied a day or two before tanning will do!
To hide purplish under-eye circles, try a yellow concealer. The yellow helps to cancel out the purple, leaving a smooth palette for applying your foundation. A thin layer of creamy yellow concealer also makes a great primer layer for your eyeshadow, because it minimizes the appearance of capillaries and helps the shadow stick.
If you ever run out of concealer you can turn to your foundation! Simply turn the cap of the foundation over and you will find a thicker, more condensed collection of it which you can use in a pinch in place of your regular concealer. Simply dab your finger tip in the cap and pat the foundation under eyes or over any other blemish!
If you find you are wearing makeup every day, try to pick a day once a month to let your skin go natural. This lets your skin breathe and keeps it healthy. Your skin will look much fresher the next day.
Eyebrows are one thing on your face that affect your looks greatly. Tend to your eyebrows and make sure that you have two separate eyebrows, not a uni-brow. Thread, wax or pluck them to keep your eyebrows defined and under control.
If your skin looks like it could use a wake-up, try this idea. Use a hot, damp washcloth (with a few drops of your favorite essential oil on it, or plain is fine too) and press it gently against your face for a minute. Finish with a splash of very cold water. The heat will improve your facial circulation and open your pores, while the cold water will tighten your skin and wake you up generally.
Enhance your eyes by doing work on your eyelashes. Many women just apply mascara and go on their way. If you take the additional second to curl your eyelashes prior to applying the mascara, you will accentuate the eyes better than you would if you just apply the mascara.
To get rid of any puffy skin, try putting some ice in your mouth. After the ice, splash come cold water on your face, and you have quickly remedied the problem without spending anything.
Keep some fabric softener sheets on hand for beauty emergencies. Fabric sheets can be used to tame a static skirt that wants to stick you your hose. It can do the same for wild hair. Another thing it is good for is running through your hair to quell obnoxious odors like smoke.
The mouth is the ultimate attention getter. If you wear lipstick, know that the color you wear can work for or against you. Choose a color that compliments your skin and that is “in” for the season and you will look amazing. If you want to help your lipstick last longer, apply powder over the first coat and then reapply. If you don’t wear lipstick, make sure your lips are well hydrated and you regularly use chapstick. Chapped cracked lips will detract from your appearance.
Now you see that beauty is a lot more than haphazardly applying products to yourself. It takes skill and an eye for pleasant aesthetics. You don’t want to look slovenly, so why not take some time to learn how to do it right? The above tips should have given you some pointers on how to do that.