They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is very much true. What you may find beautiful, someone else may find repulsive. It is a matter of people’s perceptions, not a matter of the object’s actual beauty. The tips in this article will help you to “alter” your perceptions a bit, to find more beauty all around you.
If you have a hard time getting your eyeliner to stay put, you can apply eyeshadow after you put on eyeliner. You should lightly put your shadow over your eyeliner with a cotton ball. This will seal the application of eyeliner and it will last longer and not run.
To give your medium-to long-length hair a quick boost of volume in the morning, turn your head upside down, then apply a spray-on product like mousse or serum to add volume. Aim for the roots, then scrunch your hair at the crown and sides. Turn right-side up, then use your fingers to smooth the top layer.
If your face is a bit on the long side, you can make the effect seem less severe, simply by using some well-placed cream blush. Opt for a dark rose or brick shade, then use your fingertips to apply the color only on the apples of your cheeks; do not extend the color past this point, as it can actually make your face appear, even more narrow.
You must always wash away all makeup prior to going to bed. Gently wash off all makeup with a soft cloth and luke-warm water or makeup remover. Cleanse your face with other products thereafter. When you leave make-up on, pimples and rashes can occur.
When applying winged eyeliner, extend the line at the outer edge of your eye so that it follows the natural curve of your lower lash line. This helps it blend with the shape of your eye so that it looks more natural. The eyeliner should be thickest at the outer corner of your eye and then taper to a point at the tip of the wing.
Boar bristle brushes can help calm hair frizzing. Frizzy hair is a common problem for many people. One way to combat frizz is to use a boar bristle brush while drying your hair. When running the brush through your hair, keep the hair dryer pointed downward.
If you have an overly pale appearance this can be due to iron deficiency. Take a daily iron supplement or eat a spoonful of iron-rich manuka honey. This will help you look healthier and give your skin a natural glow.
If you intend to make use of fake eyelashes, your nightmare would be discovering an allergy to the glue. Before applying, place some of the adhesive on your arm. Put a plaster over it and leave it on for a day. If you don’t have a rash, you should be okay.
When your eyes are puffy, you can use a slice of potato to reduce the swelling. Let it sit for ten minutes or so. Other things that may work include used teabags and cucumber slices. This can help even out the tone and give you a calming relief to your irritation.
Do not condition every day if your hair is very fine. In fact, using it once or twice a week would be plenty. Conditioner weighs hair down and makes it look somewhat dull. If your goal is to have light and shiny hair, then limit your conditioner use.
In order to lengthen the lifespan of your manicure, you must use a high-end top coat. The top coat should be applied right after your manicure, and keep applying thin touch-ups each day to prevent the polish from peeling or chipping. A strong topcoat can prolong the life of your manicure by a few days.
If you want to fill in your brows but find pencils too harsh-looking, try a brow powder that’s a bit lighter than your hair color. Powder provides a softer look and is easier to blend than waxy pencils. You can set the powder using a brow gel or a dab of clear mascara.
Love the feel of waxing but hate the pain? When waxing at home, a half hour before doing the wax, apply a tooth-numbing cream to the areas that are going to be waxed. This will numb the skin temporarily and make the waxing much less painful yet will not damage or hurt your skin.
Wearing heavy foundation or powdery makeup is not a good look for faces over 40. It accentuates the drier character of the skin. If your face is 40 or older it’s better to use a lighter touch. If your skin is fairly even-colored you may be able to skip foundation entirely. Foundations should be very light in weight.
Let’s say you love your foundation color, but as your skin matures, it doesn’t moisturize like it used to. Adding some moisturizer to your regular foundation will achieve two goals: One, you will have a tinted moisturizer which will give you a sheerer more natural color. Two, your skin will be better moisturized.
Make any eye shadow bend to your will. If you are bored with the shadow choices in your beauty kit, it may be time to get creative. Try using a moistened brush to apply your shadow. You will find it brighter and more interesting than it was before. Try it as an eyeliner too.
As stated at the beginning of this article, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what one may find attractive, another may quite as easily find unattractive. It is possible to “alter” your perception a little bit, and by using the tips from this article, you should be able to open yourself up to seeing more beauty in the ordinary.