Touch Up Your Face

As the day goes by, even the best-applied makeup can slip, fade, and get phone- or finger-printed. Long days call for a few quick touch-ups to revive beautifully applied makeup.

• If you have oily skin, blot away the excess oil by laying either a tissue or one of the face-blotting papers sold by some cosmetics companies over the face and blotting. Perm endpapers also work well. Do this before you do anything else.
• Remove all of your lipstick so you can start over after you have touched up your face makeup. Apply a light layer of lip balm if lips feel dry.
• Once the excess oil on your skin has been absorbed, take a fresh sponge and smooth out the foundation, blush, and contour (women with dry and normal skin should also follow this step). Use a gentle buffing motion, making sure to smooth things as you go.
• Apply a little extra concealer under the eyes if that area looks a bit dark.
• If you need a little more foundation over blemishes or discolorations, blend it on now, avoiding the blush and contour area.
• Dust a light layer of pressed powder over the face. A pressed powder with an SPF 15 that includes the UVA-protecting ingredients, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide is an excellent option to assure all day sun protection.
• Apply more blush or contour if needed, but only if needed, and be careful—color grabs more over makeup that has been on the face awhile.
• If you want to touch up your eyeliner, particularly under the eyes where it might have smeared, use a powder shadow instead of a pencil. Use the corner or side of your makeup sponge to remove any evidence of smeared eyeliner.
• If your eye shadows have creased, blot the area gently with a tissue or blotting paper and then use a brush to smooth out the color. Apply a powder over the area to even out the shadows and add whatever color is needed to make your eye makeup look balanced.
• Finally, reapply your lip liner and lipstick.


Get A Slimmer Face

With an artistic thought make use of your make up blusher cleverly to slim down chubby cheeks. This will help you to slender your face and give a look which you dreamed of. Follow these steps for the same.

• Select two shades of blush, one of a deeper shade and other of lighter. Also purchase a compact with two coordinating shades so that the shades go together.

• Apply your usual foundation make-up or powder to cover any imperfections and even out your skin tone.

• Apply the lighter shade of blush in rounded motions onto the apples of your cheeks.

• Next, following the line of your cheekbones, apply a sheer sweep of the deeper shade of blush.

• Blend, blend and blend. The key with this trick is to create dimension, but you do not want a very obvious demarcation between your natural cheek color and the blush.

•Sweep a small amount of the lighter shade across your nose and/or forehead as desired to add an extra glow to your complexion.

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Fill Your Eyebrows

A thicker brow with a sharp eyebrow pencil using light, feathery strokes, adding color to thinner areas. As much as possible, work only with the hair that is there. The idea is to shade rather than draw on eyebrows.
Brush the brow up with a toothbrush. This will help to get the hair into firmness and settle them evenly. Apply the color by filling in the shape of the brow between the hairs where needed. Fill in only at the front or underneath the brow, or through the brow itself.

Groom your brows with a clean mascara brush or similar tool. Move loose hairs into place and blend color for a more natural appearance. When you are finished with the filling process, with the help of upward strokes, brush the brows back into the place. Prefer using an eyebrow brush for this purpose as this will help soften and shade the eyebrow pencil coloring to make it look more natural.

To see the natural line of the eyebrow and where it needs to be filled, comb your brow with the help of an eyebrow brush or a toothbrush in the direction in which it grows.


Makeup For Photos

If you are going to be photographed do not forget to take your makeup bag with you as you will need to do a few touch-ups to your face. It is important so that you can give a look what you want the photo to appear like. Also carrying your own make up will not leave you out of place to borrow the same or to stay incomplete. Everybody wants to look great in photos and pictures. Unfortunately not everyone is blessed with a natural beauty – some of us have to work harder in order to look great in photos, some have to conceal blemishes /pimples, discolorations, large pores/, other have to change their hairstyle and clothing.

The professional makeup artists highly appreciate the healthy, clear and naturally beautiful skin. But if your skin isn’t flawless you will have to use a few makeup products to achieve this. Every makeup artist makes use of a make up primer /base. If you use a good makeup primer, you can hide imperfections like, large pores, small pimple, skin discolorations, spots, freckles and so on. This will give you a clear face look and the same outlook will appear when you picture is clicked.

Besides using products to glow your face for the photo, you shouldn’t forget about your eyes. Remember, your eyes are the most attractive part on your face so you need to make it look the best. There are even eyelid primers that conceal the yellowing hints under your eyes. So never miss out in glowing your eyes.

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Get Your Lips Shaped

Once you have chosen your right cosmetic kit to suit your face, you must also know the right tips to get your lips in shape. Applying a lipliner is not only a great way to define and accentuate the shape of your lips, but also to keep your lipstick from feathering. Learn the tips to shape your lips.

Begin with the first step of applying the lipliner at the center of your natural upper lip line to define the bow then work toward the outer corners to complete the line. Start at one corner of your bottom lip then follow your natural lip line all the way to the other corner.

Choose a lipliner that matches your lipstick or a flesh tone shade for a soft, natural look. To get plumper, pinker looking lips do not touch up by drawing a hard lip line; smudge it so lips look fuller! For a more dramatic fullness, choose a lipstick shade with a hint of frost. To avoid lipstick on your teeth, put your index finger in your mouth and then draw it out slowly with your mouth closed. What you see on your finger is what would have ended up on your teeth!


Sandalwood for Skin

The well kept beauty secrets have been transferred to the future generation. Out of the all beauty aids, sandalwood has a unique place. It has been used as a cream, medicine as well as a make up in India. Explore those explicit beauty secrets of sandalwood to enhance your beauty! The white sandal is used for make-up and skin care. The red sandal has been widely acclaimed for its medicinal values and skin care abilities.

Sandalwood Oil
Sandalwood powder combined with rosewater can be used as a mask to treat acne. Sandalwood oil can be used for massage and as a moisturizer. Sandalwood’s cooling effect soothes the skin. If your skin suffers from hot and itchy symptoms, try sandalwood oil to cool them off. To make your own, add sandalwood powder to your favorite oil and let it sit overnight before use.

Sandalwood & Almond
Mix 5 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 teaspoons of almond oil. Add 4 teaspoons of sandalwood powder and apply the mixture to the overexposed areas. This sandalwood tone oil will keep your skin complexion even. It will also remove the suntan and will stimulate a fairer complexion.
Sandalwood & Rosewater
Sandalwood powder combined with rosewater can be used as a mask to treat acne. Combine 2 teaspoons of sandalwood with enough rosewater to make a spreadable mixture. Spread it evenly on your face and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. This is also a pleasantly cooling treatment for acne on the chest and back.

Sandalwood & turmeric
Make a paste to treat pimples with 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder with 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Add one teaspoon of water to make the paste, and apply to pimples before bed as a nighttime treatment. Add a small piece of camphor to the recipe for an added cooling effect. Your pimples will vanish without a scar within a very short period.


Lip Liner and Lip Gloss

Applying a lip liner & lip gloss is a work of art because you need to know perfectly the angles of the lips. However, before doing the applications, you need to choose the best colors of lip liner and lip gloss you will be using. You also need to know your purpose of choosing the right colors if it will perfectly pout your lips or what. You also need to determine the best lipstick you will be using that is long lasting, perfect and made with the finest ingredients that will enhance your look as well as the skin of your lips.

Tips to Apply lip liner
Before putting on a lip color on your lips, use a lip liner or pencil as this will help in forming the natural shape of your mouth. To apply the lip liner you just have to draw line outside your natural lip line for more fullness and another line on the inside of your natural lip line to make it appear slightly thinner. But if you want to achieve a luscious pout for your lips, add a line on the bottom lip that is two shades lighter than the line of your upper lip.

For a more freedom on your lip colors, ensure that you have the various colors of your lip liner pencils as one single color of lip liner will not cut it out especially if you want to create an illusion of fullness and heavier for your lips.

Tips to lip gloss
Applying lip gloss with essential oils will make your lips look wonderful as well as your feeling. The choices of warm and cool shades for your lip gloss are great for your lipstick as these will make your favorite lipstick color to have that extra layer of light loving color. Plus, you can even wear lip glosses alone if you want a more pretty and natural look. However, in achieving this look, choose the best lip gloss that matches your skin tone.

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Tips For Cheeks

When applying blush, you want the color to look soft and natural, as if it comes from within. Read below for tips on how to put on make-up.

  1. Tap or lightly blow on the applicator brush to remove any excess blush before applying to prevent a harsh and uneven application.
  2. Apply your blush on the apple of the cheek and carefully blend towards your natural hairline.
  3. If you have two shades, apply the darker one on the apple of the cheek first, then use the lighter shade to highlight. Blend well so there is no visible line between colors.
  4. Highlight your temples, forehead and chin.

Some tips to make your cheeks appear healthy:

  • To know “where to glow” bend over for 30 seconds, then slowly stand up. Where your cheeks are flushed is where you are meant to blush. Apply your blush there and it will be naturally rosy every time.
  • Cheek color should be used to enhance your complexion, not to change your natural skin tone. Use sparingly for daytime, then add more or a deeper shade for a more dramatic nighttime effect. For special occasions, dust a lightly frosted powder over your cheekbones for a subtle but alluring glow.
  • Make sure to blend your blush into your foundation well or it will tend to look unnatural and add the appearance of 5 years to your looks.


Career Woman’s Beauty

Women today are juggling and taking care of their homes as well as their careers. Office going females have to attend to challenging chores of the office but also has to take well care of the household responsibilities. Being highly engaged indoors and outdoors she is left with no or very little time for her personal maintenance. But beauty regime is an important part especially for career women’s as they have to look presentable too.

But the thing is how to mange it? You can manage your beauty routine in weekends or on holidays and can pamper and rejuvenate yourself. Let one day belong only for you. You can chill relax and beautify yourself. Make the appointments beforehand in the beauty salon that you visit. There are other professional who come down to your place and serve you. Sparing some time will keep you healthy and your youthfulness will be preserved.

While taking bath you can defuse your legs and arms, attend to your hair ritual and pedicure and manicure your nails. Let this become a practice and be done on regular basis. By regular maintenance you can get well-groomed look. Pamper the body; mind and soul by soaking yourself in bath tub with goodness of aromatherapy. The body will be relaxed and fresh. You will emerge energized and revitalized.

Ensure that you clean the face twice properly with basic of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Being a working woman the face is more subjected to dust and grime and other dirt. At night ensure that every bit of make up is removed neatly with cleansing lotion.

By paying attention to personal cleanliness and beauty routine who will remain lively even after work. How to mange it remains in your domain. Even working women can take some time out for themselves. Let this be like a reward for all the hard work you do six days a week.


Natural Nails

Our hands are such an integral part of our daily lives, and constantly, we risk their health and strength, often without even noticing, because of the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day activities. Take a few moments each day, or at least a few times a week, to monitor the condition of your nails. Just look at the color, the texture, the appearance of ridges or white marks.

Make a greater effort to take good care of your nails, and you will be thrilled with the way they complement your wardrobe and your own personal style. Consider the following tips as a way to enhance the health and quality of your nails.

Avoid Brittle Nails
Avoid using your nails as tools. This means no picking, scratching, digging, pinching, etc. You know who you are! Increase the amount of calcium in your diet. Use products containing alcohol, especially perfumed lotions, sparingly. These items can make nails prone to breaking.

Healthy Nails
Apply speed-dry nail polish when time is of the essence. Drink lots of water. Keep your body hydrated everyday to maintain healthy nails. Fortify your diet with FDA approved vitamins or supplements. Your fingernails count on you to be responsible with your health and your diet. Unless instructed otherwise by your physician, increase your daily doses of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, folic acid, protein, Vitamin B12, and zinc. Touch up your manicure on a daily basis to prevent chips and cracks.

Nail Polish Tips

  • Finish with a clear topcoat to add gloss and sheen. Start with a base coat to strengthen and protect the nails.
  • Store nail polish in the refrigerator to maintain a smooth consistency.
  • Try not to store nail polish in a room that becomes cold. The nail polish bottles may break without warning, leaving you with a big mess.
  • Wear rubber gloves when you do chores that involve continual submersion in water or contact with harsh detergents or chemicals.

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