Beauty means different things to different people. We know it’s important to be beautiful on the inside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be beautiful on the outside too. Take the time to make yourself look and feel great with these tips.
Look for a concealer palette that comes with two different shades of concealer. This allows you to blend a perfectly customized shade that will melt flawlessly into your skin. Use small dabbing and patting motions to apply the concealer over red areas, broken capillaries, and any other marks or discolored areas.
Try using gold, yellow, or copper eyeshadow to bring out blue eyes. Use mascara and eyeliners in dark brown that has a little bit of deep purple, maroon or brick. They will draw attention to the blues of your eyes.
Imperfections, such as pimples, can be really distracting. Apply a small amount of toothpaste on it. Leave it on for approximately ten minutes. After gently wiping off the toothpaste, you will find that the pimple is much less noticeable.
Use a gel or creme blush instead of powder. This type of blush gives your skin a glowing and healthy look. Gel and creme blushes are more transparent and blend more evenly than regular powder blush. You should rub this blush on your cheeks and blend upwards for a flawless finish.
Keep your skin, body, hair and nails looking great by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Providing your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs is the most effective way to look your best. So, remember that beauty starts with healthy food choices while shopping for groceries.
Do not use extremely hot water when bathing. Hot water will enlarge your pores and bring more oil to the surface. Those oils then get washed away by the shower. Use warm or tepid water, as this is more gentle on your skin, keeping it soft and healthy looking. This has the added bonus of reducing your monthly heating bill.
To make your eyelashes look thicker, dust them with a coat of loose powder before applying your mascara. Use a small brush to apply a thin layer of translucent powder to your eyelashes, taking care not to get the powder in your eyes. Follow up with a coat of your favorite mascara over the top of the powder.
Boar bristle brushes can help you with frizzy hair. Frizzy hair is a common problem for many people. When drying your hair, use your boar bristle brush to tame it down. This will help to avoid frizzy hair. Blow in a downward direction, and brush your hair gently with the brush.
To clean your skin without depriving it of its natural oils, use a cream cleanser. A cream cleanser will help lock in the skin healthy oils on your face, and will also leave your face moisturized and glowing. Using this type of cleanser will slow the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Whiten your teeth using strawberries. Before a big event or pictures and to instantly whiten your teeth, use the juicy side of a cut strawberry and rub over your teeth. This will help whiten them quickly and easily. This works great if you are unprepared or running low on time.
Try going for glossy lips to enhance your lips. Use a concealer brush dipped in bronzer that is a shade 2 deeper than your skin tone, and outline the edge of your lips. Top that off with gloss in gold, peach or coral.
Putting on your own nail polish can be very frustrating, especially when using your non-dominant hand. Next time, apply your normal two color coats and a topcoat in the evening (give the polish a few hours to dry before bedtime). Don’t worry too much if the polish gets on your cuticles. Then, in the morning, take a hot shower, and all the extra polish on your cuticles and skin will rub right off.
If dramatic looks are what you crave, consider using liquid eyeliners. You can have fun and experiment with this tool. Use a small brush with angled bristles. This gives you greater control and clean lines.
Make sure that you shave and exfoliate your skin before applying any sort of spray on tan. Preparing your skin prior to the tan with ensure that it looks uniform and even.
To help you pluck your eyebrows, you want to hold the tweezers in a vertical position against the side of your nose. You then move the tweezers along your eyebrows, and you will see very easily where your arch should start and stop. This will ensure that you stay with the natural shape of your eyebrows.
Use a base coat, two layers of polish and a top coat to maximize the length of time that your nail polish will look great. This will give you the look of a professional manicure and keeps the varnish on the nail much longer than what one coat of polish would.
Have your eyebrows professionally waxed or trimmed. Eyebrows are often overlooked, but they can shape the face like nothing else. Look through magazines and find eyebrow shapes that you think will suit you, and give them to a professional so they have an idea of what you’re looking for. You’ll find that your eyebrows look neater and your face looks more striking.
Don’t wash your hair everyday. While many people are in the practice of washing their hair everyday in the shower, the truth is that everyday hair washing is just not necessary. More than that, it can strip your hair of essential oils that keep it from looking dry and lifeless. Wash every other day to keep your hair looking its best.
Inner beauty is one of the most important aspects of appearance. But, it still feels good to look your best on the outside. Improving your outer beauty allows your inner beauty to shine through. Follow these tips and learn how to do just that.