Ready to get started with your own beauty regimen? No? What’s the matter, you don’t know what to do or where to start with beauty? No worries, this article has your back. Below are some tips and tricks that can get you started with the basics of beauty so that you can do it your way.
If your eyeliner tends to smear and crease, try dabbing a bit of a similar colored powdered eyeshadow over the top of it with a soft cotton swab. This will help to keep the eyeliner in place and make your eye makeup last longer before it requires a touch up.
Bring out blue and gray eyes with copper, yellow, or apricot eyeshadows. Look for eyeliners and mascara that are brown with touches of deep purple and maroon. These colors will make the blues stand out brightly.
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.
Spray your hair with a heat protectant before blow drying. This is usually found in the beauty section of stores such as Target or Walmart and is quite useful at helping the hair dry quicker and preventing split ends. It works by keeping moisture in your hair, and also smells great!
To add life to dull winter skin, look for a moisturizer or highlighter that has a warm pink or gold undertone. Use a sponge to put makeup on the apples of the cheeks and on the brow bones. This will produce a glowing and radiant effect. Make sure you stop here; any more application will cause you to appear shiny.
Keep rosewater in your beauty supply kit. Rosewater is a remedy with roots in antiquity. Rosewater has many uses, from soothing sunburn to helping cure allergic rashes. It is the best toner you could use on your own skin. Apply daily after cleaning to tighten skin’s appearance and remove excess oil.
If you need to hide an imperfection, use a touch of pink lipstick. A warm pink shade compliments every skin tone so the attention will be on your lips rather than the flaw. If you can draw attention to your mouth or eyes, people will not look at imperfections.
To whiten and brighten your teeth, add a little baking soda to your toothbrush once a week. Just sprinkle a little baking soda in the palm of your hand, dampen your toothbrush and press the bristles into the baking soda, add toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual. Don’t do this more than once a week since baking soda can be hard on your tooth enamel if overused.
Go on a detox diet once a month to maximize your beauty routine. You may not realize how many toxins are building up in your body on a daily basis. If you do not remove them regularly, they just sit in your body, and may later negatively affect your health.
If you have found a shampoo and conditioner that work well for you, then you should stick with them even if the brands may be different. It is best to choose those that have the same style intentions, however, such as getting both products for curl enhancers, color enhancers, etc., as the ingredients will be similar.
Skin care is what helps keep one looking beautiful. You should defoliate and moisturize your skin regularly. Apply a quality lotion to your skin once or twice a day.
Your used ground coffee makes an excellent exfoliator for hands and could not come at a better price! Instead of throwing out those coffee grounds, place them in a plastic bag once they are cool enough and pop them in the refrigerator. Once a week scoop some out onto your hands, rub them together, rinse and apply your regular moisturizer for soft hands with renewed skin!
Keep lotion around at all times. You can never tell when you need to quickly fix your skin. Using lotion can help correct dry skin quickly and can also help with hair that has become frizzy. Put a small bit into your hand and smooth it through your hair.
Eyeshadows can be tricky for eyes over 40. Metallic, glittery shadows are beautiful, but eyelid skin develops tiny folds which are, unfortunately, accentuated by those gorgeous metallic colors. On the other hand, some matte shadows look too flat and dry, and do not flatter the eye either. Instead, look for shadows that are neither matte nor metallic: “quietly lustrous” should be the goal.
Before using any kind of eyelash glue around your eyes, test it on the inside of your arm twenty-four hours before you are planning to apply it to your eyes. This is the best way to test for allergies and can help you avoid having your eyes swell shut from an allergic reaction.
Use coffee ground to smooth your hands. Don’t throw out old coffee grounds. Save them in a bag in your fridge. Twice a week, before moisturizing your hands, use a teaspoon of the coffee grounds and rub your hands together. Wash your hands, then apply lotion as you normally would.
With the previous tips floating around your thoughts, you ought to be ready to take out the products and tools and start doing beauty your way! It does take some knowledge and some practice, but if you keep at it, it is indeed achievable. So, get going, enjoy yourself, and have fun!