Makeup Blunders

The application of makeup is almost like a work of art. Some people would do anything to be ‘talked about’, but I have compiled a list of some common mistakes you must definitely avoid so that when people talk about you, it is for all the right reasons!

Common Mistakes You Need to Avoid

– Ok, so that blush looks fantastic in the magazine advertisement on that model with the drop dead gorgeous looks, but too much blush can actually make you look as if someone has dropped a color palette over your face! The blusher you use should give you a natural look – rosy and pretty! Look for soft pinks or peach, that makes you look youthful. The area of application also should be done appropriately; smile a little, and tap the blush onto the cheekbones. Dust only a little, save your generosity for something else.
– When you try to hide your blemishes, do you realize you are actually highlighting them? This is another common mistake that you need to carefully think about; wearing no makeup would actually be better, than giving prominence to your blemishes. If you must apply a concealer, always match it with your foundation. Blend shades well, or better still, create your own.
– Well, you have spent loads of precious minutes applying that magnificent branded eye shadow, but hey, hang on! Have you checked out all the dust that lies beneath your eyes and on your cheeks? One way to avoid this would be to do your eye makeup before you apply the foundation. Avoid rubbing off this dust, as this would embed it further into your skin.
– You walk into this party feeling great about yourself, and a second later you feel years older when a person walks up to you and says, ‘You look a little tired today’. Alas! All those layers of cosmetics are wasted! Sometimes, wrong color choices in your palette can add age to your face, rather than making you look youthful and fresh. Shades of blue and gray if applied incorrectly can be one of the biggest blunders you can make. Even if these shades are in vogue, stick to the basic colors unless you love drawing attention for all the wrong things.
– Being a workaholic will definitely give you dark circles under your eyes, but you need not advertise this to the world, by applying too much concealer. Instead, moisturize the area under your eyes, and use a light and creamy concealer in small amounts. Blend well.
– You may love applying lipstick, but if you have chapped lips, avoid using lipstick at all costs. Use a lip balm instead, which would keep your lips moist and soft. Some lip balms are available in tints of fresh colors and fruity flavors.
– Even if you have spent hours applying the eye shadow, forgetting to apply mascara or feeling too lazy can prove to be scary to others! Eye shadow particles can sit prettily on your lovely lashes and this certainly is not going to enhance your looks in any way! Ensure you use the mascara on your upper and lower lashes to give a good definition to the eyes.

So, the next time you go all out with your makeup brushes, do keep these points in mind! Use the cosmetics to enhance your looks, put on your best dress and party the night away, in style!

Nude Makeup

So, you wish to look naturally pretty despite the use of makeup? Having a painted face is something most women dread, after the use of various products that claim to enhance the looks. Sporting too much makeup can be uncomfortable, especially on a hot, sunny day. Natural, beautiful skin needs loads of skin care and healthy eating habits. If you have a hot date this weekend, and certainly don’t have time to embark upon a new beauty routine, here are some makeup tricks that can give you a natural glow, without the made-up look. Natural skin, combined with nude lips, is better anytime compared to wearing oodles of makeup on your face. Here are some tips to get those super-sexy nude lips.

Tips for Perfect Nude Makeup

– The bottom line is to keep it simple, and avoid the use of too many colors. For the eyes, use a few swipes of mascara strokes or the liner. If it’s a nighttime event you are planning to attend, then smoky eyes can certainly do the trick.
– If your skin has pale undertones, go in for peach, pink, and washed out nude shades for the lips. If you have olive undertones for the skin, you can stick to cream or pale beiges. The main factor of this makeup has always been that the lips should look natural. Using very pale shades can give your lips a ghostly look. The best way to avoid this would be to test these shades beforehand. Avoid doing this just before your event or party, as the application and the removal of these shades from the lips can cause the lips to redden. Choose shades similar or lighter to your skin tone.
– You can try applying a simple lip balm, concealer, and a lip-gloss as well. Use a lip exfoliator before you try this look. This would make your lips smooth and nice to feel. Once done, gently apply a dab of the lip balm on the lips, and add a light layer of the concealer over this. Use a lip brush for the application. Avoid dabbing too much concealer as it may end up making your lips look muddy. Remember, the percentage of the concealer can be increased later. Let the concealer and the lip balm sink into the lips. Then top this off with a fresh layer of lip-gloss for a basic and luscious nude lip look. To make your lips appear fuller, apply gold or silver lip-gloss on the lower lips. Another option would be to use a high shine, shimmery lip-gloss instead of the basic, clear one.
– Dab a lip brush into the lipstick. Apply this on your lips and blot with a tissue. Reapply it altogether. This trick would help to keep the color on for a longer time, giving you truly gorgeous, kissable lips. If you must use a lip liner, you need to match it with your lip color. Browns or darker shades are a huge no-no.
– Remember to add loads of mascara for the eyes. Nude lips need to be complemented with smoky eyes, or a touch of mascara and liner, to complete the whole look.

For a barely-there look, go in for a foundation that is light in texture, and transparent with a powdery finish. Apply this in parts to get the right coverage for your skin. Remember, minimum is the basic point that you need to remember for the nude look.