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Holiday Make Up Beauty Tricks

CLEANSING the skin properly, especially the face, is fundamental to good skin care. Oil-based makeup, which is preferred by those with drier complexions, should be removed with oil-based cleansing creams. Never go to bed without removing your makeup and thoroughly cleansing your face.

BEFORE makeup is applied, moisturizer should be applied to the face and neck after thorough cleansing. Moisturizers will keep you looking younger with smoother skin. The best time to apply moisturizer is right after you wash or shower, when the skin is damp and the moisturizer can seal in the moisture.

FOUNDATION is very important to one’s overall beauty. Foundation is used to enhance the color of the complexion. Choose a foundation to match your skin tone. Using the right foundation makes your skin look flawless and smooth. Choose the shade closest to your skin tone by testing it on your jaw line. When applying the foundation, be sure to blend it into the hairline and neckline to achieve a consistent tone. Set the foundation by brushing it with loose powder that matches the foundation and the color of your skin.

LIPS especially take a beating during bad weather. A good lipstick will moisturize the lips and shield them from the sun without interfering with the final sheen or finish of the lipstick. Keep your kissers moisturized with vitamin E oil, petroleum jelly or a lip balm or gloss.

NAILS that are beautiful certainly will enhance your overall festive appearance. Our nails are designed to protect the fleshy fingertip and help us manipulate small object. Remove dirt lodged underneath nails. Nails are polished with a buffer. This improves blood circulation and gives nails a shine. Two coats of nail polish and a topcoat later.

Make Up in 15 Minutes

Cleanse your face.

Is it necessary to wash your face in the morning? This will depend on your skin type. For dry skin. if you washed the night before, it is not necessary to wash your face in the morning again as it may be too dry for the skin.

Moisturize your face before make up.

Apply light texture moisturizer and after which, apply either foundation, powder or BB cream on your face and neck. Avoid the eyes area. For BB cream, you can do it without the moisturizer since it is a 2 in 1 combination. A good BB cream will last the whole day which is natural and smooth. Loose powder is good for people who prefer light natural make up.

Apply concealer to cover up any dark circles or eye puffiness

Before applying your eye make up, apply a few drop of eye cream or eye gel (suitable for dry skin) on your eyes areas. Do not use those overnight eye cream as it is too thick for day use and may be too oily for the skin. This will allow the make up to stay longer and it will also be easier to blend in your concealer.

Apply loose powder all over the face with a powder blush.

This will help to even out the skin tone of your face for natural finishing.

 Highlight your cheekbones with a blusher.

Smile to the mirror and stroke upward to highlight them. The colour of the blusher use would depends on the look you would wish to have. A sweet pink tone will have a youthful fresh look. A peach orange tone will be for ladies who wish to get a more mature and sophisticated look which suits the executive image.

Apply eyes shadow and eye liner to highlight your eyes.

So what eyeshadow colours should you choose? Choose eyeshadow that complement your eye colour and skin tone. You can choose 3 eyeshadow shades – light, medium and dark. Start with the base colour which is the medium shade on your eyelid over your eyeball.

Fill up your eyebrows

Use a eyebrow pencil to fill up the missing area of your brow. Choose a shade closer to the brow colour.

Apply lip colour

Choose a suitable lip colour depending on occasion. For casual outing, choose a lighter shade to get a natural look. If attending dinner function, a darker shade or bright red lip colour will stand you out.

Foundation Right Product

Foundations are usually manufactured to match skin types. For example, those who suffer from oily complexions need not go for oily foundations as this is not the best foundation for them considering their skin does not require more oil than it already has. Instead, oil free foundation is what they need to go with. Whether your face is milky white or chocolate in color, a foundation that matches your skin tone should be in order.

Remember to buy foundation from a reputed brand only if you wish to get value for your money. Ariane Poole cosmetics come highly recommended and are suitable in meeting your entire make up needs.

Consider the weather. Those residing in tropical regions with high temperatures should go for water proof foundation that has a high sun protection factor. In addition to providing the illusion of flawless skin, the high SPF ensures that your skin is protected against harmful ultraviolet rays. Waterproof foundation comes in different shades to suit a variety of skin types. This is to say that, in spite of the sweltering conditions, you can still look good.

Skin condition and age factor also play a role in finding the best foundation. Women who are approaching their mid-life should go for powder foundation. Those with dry skin should remember to use a base since their dry skin will absorb the foundation causing one to apply more than is required.

Liquid foundation can be used if you have fine lines on your face. However, you must remember to apply it correctly otherwise you might just end up creating more wrinkles.

Also consider the ease of use and the application time that the foundation requires. Specialists recommend powder foundations for women who don’t have much time to devote to make up. For women without much skin problems, liquid foundation is okay. Not only is it easy to apply but it also lasts long.

Make Yourself Look Prettier

Most of us however have little say, in the matters of our appearances. Our face and its features are physical attributes that we are born with, and even after growing up, it’s not exactly our choice, how we will look like. But thanks to the recent big bang in the cosmetic industry, thousands of beauty products have been made available for the women, so that they can look as beautiful on the outside as they are from inside. Indeed, with the biggest and the best brands, all over the world, coming up with new and improved beauty products and cosmetics, one now has solution for every possible beauty problem, within her arms reach.

It is but human, to desire to look beautiful. Looking beautiful, makes us feel good about ourselves, it makes us feel special and wanted. When we see ourselves in the mirror, we don’t like seeing our patchy skin or puffy eyes or the lackluster hair. On the contrary, when we look at the mirror, we hope to see a princess smiling back at us, the princess that we are from the inside. And that is exactly what cosmetics do. They help reveal our inner beauty; they help us to gain an appearance that matches our personality.

Indeed cosmetics, when applied correctly and in the right proportion, can create magic. Applying a bit of foundation can make our dull skin glow; a shiny lipstick enhances our lips while a concealer can hide our dark circles; and mascara beautifies our eyelashes. Cosmetics can take years of our face, and make us look and feel sixteen all over again.

Although, many erudite people around the world consider cosmetics as superficial, and women using make up as artificial, we cannot help but accept that using make up is the need of the day, while the great demand for cosmetics is the call of the day.

The catchy advertisements by the various cosmetic brands promising magical results on application of their products, various magazines patronizing the thought that cosmetics make a woman complete along with the cumulative effect of other social factors has resulted in this great cosmetic craze that is ruling the minds of millions of women, all over the world. Also, even today, at the end of the day, a woman’s appearance is given more importance over her individual achievements, thus giving rise to an innate compulsion among women to look good.

However, even the wonder product – cosmetics, have limitations. Other than the fact that their constant use can cause skin problems and hamper your natural beauty, cosmetics can only make a woman look beautiful on the outside. For a combination of inner aura and outer beauty is needed to make a woman look truly gorgeous.

Keep Skin Healthy

All of us want to have a beautiful face and a glowing skin, but what if, you don’t have money or budget in order to go to a saloon and get a facial? No need for you to worry at all, because this article will help you achieve this goal at the comfort of your home and without even the need to spend even half of the price if you go to a salon. And ultimately, you don’t need to spend too much on buying expensive beauty goods which could lead to irritation and further damage your skin and face if not prescribed by you dermatologist or if you don’t undergo beauty procedures or sessions that basically would cost you considerable amount of cash. All you have to do is simply follow and stick to the natural beauty guidelines that you can easily do alone at the comfort of your home and anytime you want.

Diet is a big factor that can contribute to beautiful and glowing skin. You just need to eat well balanced, healthy diet and choose the right variety of food. Keep in mind to always check the value and the profit it offers you. Take note eat more fruits and vegetables as you can gain a lot of vitamins and minerals from these foods and have a moderate intake of carbohydrates and protein this combination is guaranteed to provide you with a beautiful, glowing and naturally healthy skin.

Of course, we are all aware that we should have at least 8 glasses of water per day. If you want to have beautiful and glowing skin and if you are sweating and moving a lot then you must drink plenty of water, more than 8 glasses per day, drink as often as you want. Studies show that proper hydration will help your body remove waste and toxins in your body as a result your skin will have a more glowing and youthful look than ever.

Make sure that you take a bath at least once a day and rinse your skin, apply lotions and mild moisturizers this would help you maintain the moisture of your skin and prevent your skin from getting dry. And don’t forget to apply sun block and wear sunscreen for added protection from the harmful sun radiation.

Natural Beauty Solutions With Sensitive Skin

Natural beauty products have come a long way in the last five years, and this is great news for anyone with sensitive skin problems. This is because these new natural beauty products are containing less and less harmful or irritating substances, like parabens, SLS, or other potentially problematic ingredients. And with these less stripping products, our skin really can see wonderful benefits.

So what are these natural products, and what should you be looking for when picking out natural beauty products? Well for starters, we need to understand what the word natural means. Natural does not mean that these products are plucked from herbs and plants and placed in a container straight out. Natural does mean that each ingredient used has come from a natural source. This can be deceiving though because a lot of natural sources and components can be recreated. So your best bet is to start looking for products that show mostly botanical names in their ingredient list. You probably won’t find many products that are completely “natural”, and this is due to the preservation techniques that need to be used when creating even the most natural beauty products. Bacteria and other harmful, damaging things could grow in your beauty products if these important preservatives aren’t used.

With that said though, going natural is much better than picking an old product off the shelf. For sensitive skin you are going to want to look for products with less ingredients, less ingredients means less room for irritation. You can also look for things like Calendula oil, and Chamomile in them. These ingredients are very beneficial for sensitive skin, and are easily available in a multitude of products.

Summer Make Up on Shoestring

Waterproof mascara is a no brainer for summer, especially when on holiday. Alternatively, before you go away, get your eyelashes tinted instead. This is not expensive, looks amazing, and totally eliminates the need for mascara. The effects generally last for up to eight weeks.

Lips should be subtle in both color and texture – the aim is for a slightly tinted sheen. If you usually wear lip gloss in summer, go for a more natural looking stain that is not too gloopy or sticky. Treat yourself to a new lipstick – even the most expensive lipsticks are still quite affordable.

Keep skin natural looking with a hint of color and just a little bit of shimmer. Save on fake tan costs by going au natural, or if you simply must use a tanner then save money by doing your own instead of going to a salon. A tip for self tanning is to have someone on standby to do your back!

Nails should also be kept low key. Over the top nails are so over in the current economy. So either go without, or otherwise a pinky beige tone suits most hands and looks great with a tan. The exception is for your tootsies – brights are great for vibrant toes and perfect for sandal season.

Make Up Techniques Natural Beauty

Focus on good looking Part: This may seem like common sense but it is a must and to focus on your sexiest feature. For example if you have broad eyes with long thin lashes, then try to add more flavor to your smoky eyes to get sexy look. And another example is your lips. Almost they make temptation, if you keep your lips toned down. In other words you have to highlight the main focal point with other supporting features. Make sense? But finally, what you end up is to make yourself looking catchy, noticeable and of course sexy.

Less is best! Yes, this is right. You have to keep yourself fairly natural. Your particular make up style makes you to feel comfortable in any occasion. Don’t do any mistake like irregular over make up that 90% women are doing in this world. Watch the current trending cosmetics and choose the best color match that fits you. In other hand you can also get fair in natural methods by using mild soaps and minerals.

Try Mineral Make up Naturally:

Of course, some people have sensitive skin and have to be careful about using make up. If you are one among the crowd then I highly suggest you grab the advantage of mineral make up that is available at a low cost. Because it is highly jam packed with natural organic ingredients and can find it in all local departmental stores, as well as online counters. But before stepping in, you can also ask for complementary samples from the vendors and this enables you to find right shade for your skin tone respectively.

Make Nude Beautifully For Skin Tone

The neutral or nude shades have been improved upon over the time and they now have some excitement to them. The shades are now vast and more interesting for all to try out no matter the skin tone they have. The texture of these nude shades are now diverse that we all find one that can work well for us and makes that natural beauty a lot enhanced and more fun to carry. The glow can now be brighter with shimmers.

To choose your nudes, make sure the colors are clear so that it will not drag down your skin tone. You need to add a level of warmth by the application of fresh blush and you can then finish it off with a soft color to your lips.

A dark skinned lady can go with pale banana shade on the entire eye area. This is the base for the whole application. Then she can define her eyes by using a light shading of deep copper to sculpt that crease of the eyes. You can now blend the shadow up from the crease straight to the brow bone area and do not fore tuner the eyes. You can use a shimmer cloud to accentuate the inner corner of the eyelid.

After all that has been done, you can then apply the mascara.

Hot Weather Make Up Ways


Cleanse: Wash your face using a gentle, oil-free cleanser such as Cetaphil, ($6.99; in drugstores ). If you’re experiencing breakouts, follow with an astringent that has salicylic acid. If you have extra oily skin, try an oil zapping toner-Dermalogica makes an astringent called Oil Control Lotion, ($44.00). Oil Control Lotion contains lemon and burdock root, which, when applied topically, helps skin heal after trauma.

Moisturize: If your complexion is oily, only moisturize under the eyes and skip the rest of the face. If you have dry skin, use a light, non-oily lotion.


Tinted Moisturizer: In lieu of foundation, blend a small amount of long-wearing, flesh-tinted gel or moisturizer evenly over your entire face. Unlike traditional foundation which has a heavier texture, tints and gels have no texture at all, yet give a lovely translucent glow to the skin. For dry and normal skin, NV Perricone makes a terrific tinted moisturizer. ($55). If your skin is oily, Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer ($40; Laura Mercier) is an excellent choice.

For Extra Coverage: If areas of your face need more intense attention, such as broken capillaries, under-eye darkness, or rosacea, use the minutest (pin-sized) bit of a highly pigmented, opaque matte cover cream applied directly to the specific area. You may want to try DermaColor from Kryolan ($40.00)


Eyeshadow: Eyeshadows that have a luminous quality look gorgeous, and shades such as pearly-pink, ecru, taupe and pale peach can bring attention to the color of your eyes. Bourjois makes a wonderful shadow called Intensely Luminous Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow ($13.50; Sephora) is a great hot-weather pick, and Ambre Alternatif is a gorgeous, glowing amber shade.

Eyeliner: Eyeliner offers a classic way to define eyes, and for festive occasions, hues such as pale plum, turquoise, or even silver can look amazing. For hot weather, it will help if your liner is waterproof. Make Up For Ever makes a brilliant Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($16.00; Sephora) and the company’s version of turquoise is stunning.

Mascara: As much as mascara gives lush definition to lashes, much of the time, it’s the first part of make-up to melt away-heat or no heat. That coupled with the fact that we rub our eyes (most times unconsciously), can really make mascara a challenge for hot weather. A good idea is to apply mascara only to the upper lashes, and in a very fine layer; then wait a full minute and apply again.

Cheeks: For blush to stay vibrant, a good tactic is to finely layer powder blush over a non-oily cheek cream. Mally Roncal makes a terrific long-lasting blush called Get Cheeky, ($25.00; QVC). Roncal’s version of soft pink is called Dawn, which is lovely and natural looking. A nice powder blush to layer over it is Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in Stoic Pink ($21.00; Sephora)

Lips: For lip color to last in the heat-as well as look flattering-there are two options: find a lipstick or lip tint that features higher pigmentation, or use a waterproof lip pencil over the entire lips, over which you can layer a semi-moist lipstick or gloss. Keep in mind that matte lipstick can make lips appear dry and dull. That said, look for a product that says “long-lasting,” or “highly pigmented.” Shiseido offers Shimmering Lipstick, ($22.00; Sephora) which has a moist texture, comes in wonderful gem-like shades, and is impressively long-lasting.