Beauty is only skin deep. For a woman to be truly beautiful, she must be beautiful on the inside as well, which mean once should be kind, compassionate and have all the good values. Well as for outer beauty, cosmetics and techniques for applying them are essentials, especially when we age. If you think that what you need is only natural beauty, please ignore this blog as i strongly disagree with you. Makeup is a way to make us look much better, and a way to boost up our confident. Will you look good if you take a photo-shot without any makeup on? The answer is definitely NO!!
Firstly, you'll need
- Quality Foundation
- Quality Powder
- Quality Eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara
- Eyelash Curler
- Skin toned and green concealer
- Quality cheek blusher
- Cosmetic brushes
The very first step for a basic makeup is to clean your face with a gentle facial or cleansing foam. Be use to wash your face with circular upwards strokes to prevent sagging and fine lines. Rinse thoroughly with water and gently pat dry your face with facial towel or cotton pad.
Apply toner with a cotton pad and then a moisturizer, either with sunscreen or without. If you have one that's without sunscreen, you can apply sunscreen after your moisturizer. Let the moisturizer being fully absorbed by your skin for 5 minutes. Next apply your foundation that suits your skin's natural colour and texture evenly. Apply foundation with gentle, upward strokes and remember to blend the foundation gradually from beneath the chin to jawline. Apply concealer to conceal your puffy eyes or dark circle. Do not rub it in but dap it with your ring finger gently.
Apply your cream blusher if you want a longer lasting effects. Then set your makeup with a translucent powder with the powder brush. If you're using powder blusher, apply it after setting your makeup with the translucent powder lightly. The way to apply the blusher is by smiling to determine your cheekbones and blend the blusher from there towards the temples.
Brush your eyebrow and fill in gaps with light strokes with an eyebrow pencil. Be sure to shape your eyebrow before doing this. Apply eyeshadow. Apply the lightest shade as a base, deeper shade on the eyelid. Apply a light shade below the brow to make your eyes look bigger and energetic.
Apply eyeliner with feathery strokes. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara. Apply mascara carefully from the base to the tip. A brown mascara create a warmer look which is suitable for day time look and a black or blue one create a dramatic look for night time.
Apply lip liner, lipstick or lip gloss. Choose a sheer lipstick for a more natural look, shimmer for a pearly and subtle coverage or cream one for matte finish. Lightly outline your lips with a lip liner that matches the lipstick colour. Fill in your lips with lipstick and blot them with a tissue. Add some sexy shine to your lips by adding a thin layer of lip gloss over the lipstick.
-Always use quality cosmetics at a price you can afford, try not to use any imitated cosmetics as it will cause breakouts in your skin.
-Remove your makeup when you get home. Never sleep with you make-up on your face overnight as your skin needs to breathe.
Well let's look at some of the celebrities' photo-shot with and without makeup..
The foundation, bronzer, blusher etc instantly make her face look amazingly energetic than without makeup.
Concealer and foundation hides away freckles or pigmentation on her cheeks.
The eyeliner and mascara/fake lashes instantly brighten up her eyes.
Look at that saggy eyes before makeup. And the fine lines.
Concealer hides dark under eye circles and even out your complexion.
Makeup makes your face appear slimmer.
Now you believe what i mean? Look at the wonders of makeup with the correct techniques!! You can hide all the imperfection that you want. Name it, fine lines, freckles, pigmentation, discoloration, eye bags, under eye dark circles, scares, acne, mole, saggy eye, tired face, and etc. So what are you waiting for, practice makeup everyday and make yourself a more confident you!! XOXO =)