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Makeup Tips and warnings

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Makeup Tips and warnings

Makeup - Tips

Don't apply harsh colors to cheeks especially if you have larger pores, this will help with the invisibility of your pores. If you don't have visible pores still use this tip because it will look fake and you will get the stripe that is mentioned a few tips down.
Focus on one part, or two at most, of your face. Don't use a bold hue of lipstick with stand-out eyeliner and a bright shade of blush. Instead, zero in on the eyes and lips, or blush/skin. Keep it simple; don't over-do your makeup applications.

Quality is always better than quantity. If you have $50 for your entire face, don't get 10 cheap things, get 4 good-quality things ($25 foundation, $10 mascara, $10 for blush, and then a $5 lip-gloss
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.Eyeshadow sometimes falls onto your eyelashes and on oily skin, and it can smudge underneath your eye. To avoid this, use a make-up wipe or a cotton bud with a little make-up remover on it, and gently sweep it over your eyelashes from root to tip to pick up any leftover eyeshadow.

To prolong your eyeshadow staying power use an eyeshadow base. A really good one is Urban Decay Primer Potion (UK £9.50, US $15.) Or you can use a good vitamin E cream (this also moisturizes your skin)Try to buy non-comedogenic makeup (it won't clog your pores; it says on the back if it's non-comedogenic.)Make sure all of these colors go with your skin, eyes, and hair colours. Use a liquid-to-powder Foundation to save time and skip powder application. 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 a chap stick 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.
Keep in mind the difference between day makeup, night makeup, and special occasions. Day makeup is light and tinted with neutral colors. Night makeup is more strongly tinted but never very heavy or caked on - use stronger colors. Special occasions take special items like false eyelashes, liquid liners, and highlighting under the eyes - look at the magazines around awards season.

When choosing eye makeup, take the occasion into consideration. For everyday makeup, just use a pencil. Black or dark brown will do--but remember, the only women who should use black are those with black hair. Match your hair color (original), if possible. Liquid eyeliners are best for special occasions. Your eyeliner should be more natural looking for day makeup, and can be a bit heavier for evening looks. If you want a more dramatic look, dot the eyeliner under the lash line, then use the angle brush to blend. Your mascara will bring the eyes out more.

Always apply a foundation that contains at least an SPF of 15. If your foundation does not contain sunscreen, apply a separate sunscreen before starting your makeup routine. Wearing sunscreen will keep your skin looking healthy and decrease the likelihood of wrinkles. Look for something that is oil-free to reduce the chance of getting acne. It will also smell less strong. Your make-up might also turn a different (darker) color that will not blend with your skin tone as well.

Take as much time as you like! It allows you to figure out what looks best on your face. If you try to rush, you might do some damage to your skin by dragging.If your skin doesn't look smooth, put foundation on before the other makeup, making it look smooth. If you are an active person who needs to wear makeup to the gym, make it waterproof. Have waterproof makeup remover available, and make it part of your daily routine to clean any and all make up before going to bed.Sometimes they have free makeovers scheduled at the mall on a walk-in basis. It's fun, and you learn a lot about your skin without spending a ton of money.

The amount and type of makeup that you wear is completely up to you. You know your face better than we do - take the time to experiment. Makeup is, quite literally, the art of painting faces. Experimenting allows you to find what works best for you.Try using tinted moisturizer instead of foundation. It looks more natural and it's much easier to match to your skin tone.Always curl your lashes before applying mascara... 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.

Use waterproof makeup if you do sports or sweat a lot.It is easier to start light and add more as you need it. Wearing lighter colors makes it easier to avoid over-application. A sheer powder can help set your makeup, and it will last longer. Younger people should go for a sheer coverage unless you have serious blemishes that need coverage.Remember to clean your face every day with a gentle cleanser to avoid over-drying and breakouts.
If you don't have eye makeup remover, you can use baby shampoo, that way if it gets in your eyes it won't sting. Vaseline takes off eye makeup very well. Put it over the eyeshadow and over any eye makeup, and get a towel to wipe it off.

Make sure you use a makeup remover before going to sleep. You can use cotton balls, or makeup remover pads. You can usually find makeup remover at your local grocery store if they sell makeup there, or at a drug store. Taking off your makeup before going to sleep is very important, it's bad for your skin if you don't remove it before going to sleep. Make sure you wash your face after too, it gets off the rest of the foundation and powder. Baby wipes work well, too. Another way s to apply olive oil (or any other kind of oil) to your entire face, rubbing it to make sure that all the makeup is covered. Then, wipe it off and rinse. It will take the makeup of and help your skin too.

Makeup - Warnings:
Make sure you are not allergic to any products you use. Some can give you a sore throat or bad itching. A good way to minimize this is to get products that are fragrance-free.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.
Don't over-apply. If you over-apply, it will not look great with your arms, legs, and even your neck! Always try to keep it simple. Don't spend big money on small items like lip pencils, mascara, eyebrow pencils. You should frequently visit beauty supply stores. Target discount stores are fast becoming a great place to go for several makeup tools.
Drugstores and beauty supply stores are good sources of trend colors of make-up, or things that you don't wear every day. Buy your foundation at the department store - the pigments are more finely milled, so it goes on smoother, and there is better coverage. Also, you can make sure that the color exactly matches your skin tone and the formula gives you the right coverage for your skin type.
Be aware that many concealers, cover-ups, or foundations may fade or turn orange in the sun. Before actually applying the product, test it on your hand, the area 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. Make sure your foundation matches your skin tone. Nothing looks worse than bad, discolored, or cheap foundation. Over time, mascara--especially waterproof mascara--can damage or remove some of your eyelashes (they grow back). Try NOT to wear makeup to the gym, it can clog your pores or lead to infection, not very pretty. It's better to wash your face before exercising and reapply makeup afterwards. If you feel that you absolutely must wear something, focus on your eyes and lips to avoid clogging pores.
Wash your face before and after you apply make-up! Use a moisturizer that has sunscreen that still keeps your skin looking natural.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.
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 kleenex after it has been used by someone other than you.Try not to have makeup lines by your chin and jaw. That makes your make-up look ugly.


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