I have read that a large portion of the
female population is still wearing the same style and colors
of makeup that they wore in high school. Most beauty consultants
will tell you that this tendency is sick and wrong! Ok,
so maybe it isnt quite that bad, but because
summertime is full of special occasions, from weddings to
class reunions, it might be fun and helpful to review some
of the common mistakes and remedies when it comes to making
up your face.
Experts seem to agree that the eyes
have it! They should be the first thing anyone notices when
they first look at your face. Do you have something going
on that steals the interest from your eyes? Some common
Begin with well-moisturized skin to reduce
dryness and flakiness. Start around your nose and mouth
to reduce redness. Blend outward. When you think youre
all done, blend a little more! Set your foundation with
powder. If you arent used to wearing foundation and
youre worried that it looks artificial, give it about
five minutes for your skin chemistry to "cook"
with your foundation and powder.
Brows that are professionally arched can
frame your face and give you a mini lift.
After having your brows shaped, you can
maintain them on your own. Avoid over-tweezing because the
harsh line will only draw attention away from your other
features. You can get a soft look by choosing an eye shadow
to define your brows that matches your hair. To tame wild
brows, use a brow grooming brush and set with a neutral
When properly applied, blush can make
you look pretty and fresh. When mis-applied, it can look
garrish and overpower your features.
Pink toned blush is flattering and soft.
Apply it to the apples of your cheeks. Blend so there is
no line between where the blush starts and ends. A cream
blush is better for those with enlarged pores.
Remember to consider the light youll
be seen in. Soften your look for daytime, go more dramatic
for night. Invest in makeup sponges, and when in doubt,
blend it out!!