Archive for January, 2007

Tips about Matching the Foundation Makeup

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Foundation is made to even out the skin color on your face. Foundation should look natural and match your skin tone. In order to get the “perfect match” for yourself you must try a stripe on your face. Testing it on your wrist is a “no, no” mainly because your wrist is a completely different color than your face. Try a few swipes down the cheek to the neck and the color that you can’t notice and blends in is the one you should be wearing. Test the foundation on your nose. If the foundation appears to disappear into the skin and there is no discoloration then you have a good match. Make sure the lighting in the store is close to natural sunlight. Ask for several opinions from people around you and test a couple of color shades so you can compare and contrast.

Contact Lenses and Makeup

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Here´s how to lessen the chances of makeup irritating your eyes when you´re wearing your lenses:

  • Always apply your make-up after putting in your lenses.
  • Never use eyeliner on the inner edge of the lid or above the lash line on the lower lid.
  • Mascara should be used sparingly and only on the top lashes.
  • Replenish all eye makeup three months after opening and stop using any makeup that seems to be causing irritation or redness in your eyes.

Eyebrow Care and Makeup Techniques

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Eyes are naturally shaped and categorized into three categories: oval, round and slanted. Then they are subcategorized into smaller groups including small eyes, large eyes, hooded eyes, deep-set eyes and wide set eyes. Eye shape does not play a huge role in shaping your eyebrows. Your eyebrow should look well groomed and not too thick or too thin.

The best place to start when shaping your eyebrow is to look in the mirror and determine where you brow begins. Hold a pencil vertically against the out side of one nostril, where the pencil hits your brow is where the brow should start. Do the same on the other side. Then hold the pencil again at the outward nostril and aim it vertically to the outer corner of your eye, this is where your brow should stop. You never want to have “bushy eyebrows” but over tweezing can be detrimental. Your eyebrows can change the look of your entire face and expression, so tweeze carefully. If aren’t sure about it go to a professional and have them start the shape for you and you can keep them maintained at home.