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Make Up Tips to Enhance Your Tan

makeup for tanGetting a tan can be quite an experience. It’s the easiest approach to changing your look without doing anything too drastic. Tanned skin can be achieved through numerous ways such as sunbathing, indoor tanning and self tanning. No matter what method you choose, tanning will always result to getting the summer glow. Many individuals who are new to tanning can be a little confused on how to do their makeup.

It’s not that surprising since you have to work with a new palette of a different skin tone. It can be a little daunting at first but here are some things to consider to when it comes to putting on makeup and how it can enhance your tan.

Firstly, you want to identify your type of undertone. How warm or cool your tone determines your makeup. You should try to get cooler makeup if your undertone is too warm to avoid making it too saturated.

Another way you can enhance your tan is through contouring. Normally, you’d go for contouring through bronzer but with a little bit of effort, you can also contour your tan using self tanners. Makeup comes into place with the aid of highlighters. Since you’ve already defined the shadows using self tanners, highlighters can really bring out your look.

Good use of eye shadow will make you look great for any occasion. As with darker skin, try to choose eye shadow that can get more attention to your eyes. Try to avoid putting on too much of a lighter shade and make sure to blend the eye shadow well. You wouldn’t want to end up mimicking clown makeup, now would you?

All in all, try to match the intensity of your makeup that best complements your tan. Remember, your tan might differ from the time you spent under the sun so don’t use the same makeup recipe for varying shades of bronze.

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Makeup Tips for Self-Tanned Skin

tan makeupWhen it comes to tanned skin, it can be daunting to put on some makeup. While inexperienced makeup artists will tell you that self tanned skin is hard to work with, it’s actually not that hard. In order to enjoy a great look, you’ll need to be familiar with how self tanned skin works. To avoid ruining your self tan, it’s best to avoid products that contain retinol. This chemical can easily erase the tanned tone thus ruining your hard work on getting a good tan.

In order to make the most out of your tanned skin, you have to be familiar with the type of tan that you have. Do you have warm or cold tone? This tone can really determine the type of makeup you’ll be working with. If you aren’t familiar with your undertone, your makeup can be a disaster.

Another tip to consider would be to tailor your look to the occasion you’re going to be attending. You don’t want to overdo your makeup for a simple office meeting, right? Although there’s nothing wrong in being a little extra, sometimes how you look can make or break what you do.

Despite your tanned skin, don’t use too much light tones. Just because you want to make good use on highlighting your contour, it’s never a good idea to overdo on too much light makeup from your palette. Balance out the light and dark tones to make sure your makeup isn’t overdone. Additionally, try to make use of your self tanner as a bronzer. Having used your self tanner can lessen the time spent on contouring your skin thus try to contour your skin when you put on your self tanner. This can also help you become more familiar on which spots need to be highlighted and which spots need a little bit of flair to change how you look.

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Facial Features That Can Be Enhanced by Self Tanners

girl-eyes-makeup-sexy-60883When it comes to looking better, we rely on makeup a lot. Makeup can easily highlight what’s good about our looks or hide what we don’t like. Unfortunately, makeup can be quite tangible and at times is good for a certain occasion while another palette works best for another. One way to get around this is to make use of self tanners. While the hue of a self tanner is quite limited, it can work much like a foundation and as a bronzer.

If you are well-versed in using a self tanner, you’ll be surprised to know that a self tanner is a semi permanent bronzer. Thus, if you want to be able to make the most out of your self-tanner, you can make use of it as a semi-permanent makeup. A good method to apply the self tanner to one’s features for contouring is using a spray tanning kit. To accentuate your features, here some facial features you can focus on:

– Your cheekbone is the most important part of your face that you contour. Make sure to adjust the nozzle so that you can narrow the area. Apply until you get to the desired dark tone and use a brush to lightly spread the color.

– You can apply some of the self tanner along the outer bridge of your nose. This helps make your nose look more narrow.

– Apply a darker shade under your jaw to be able to sharpen your jaw line as well as change the overall shape of your jaw.

– Using some self tanner along your temples or the side of your forehead can help add sharper angles to your face. This works for those with round faces or those with wider foreheads. If you’re not the type to put your bangs down, this works best for you.

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Makeup Tricks that Make You Look More Beautiful

woman-girl-young-beautyIt’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While that can be argued, makeup is one of the better ways to make yourself look more beautiful. It’s a custom that has long been appraised in the earlier centuries. If in the past, individuals found makeup as a means to look beautiful, why not now?

 

With the various innovations to makeup, there’s a lot of ways to look better with the aid of makeup. However, there are just some foolproof techniques that anyone can use on themselves to look better.

 

One of the most commonly decorated parts of your face is your eyes. Make sure to use a good contrast with your eyelids and your overall skin. Normally you’d opt for darker tones but use lighter ones as they are more enticing to look. Another tip to consider is to line the outer area of your eye with dark waterproof eyeliner. This gives emphasis which makes your eyes standout more.

 

Normally we’d make use of shiny lipstick to give our do the finale. Opt for a less shiny do or a matte lipstick. While shine does give quite an appeal, a matte lipstick can provide that sultry look while also giving you an air of authority. Nobody misses out on a good matte lipstick with a smoky set of eyes.

 

Blush on is a universal approach to putting some color to your skin. It works with anyone and for any occasion. It’s a good idea to be familiar with the right kind of blush for your skin type and tone or else you’re going to look cartoony with a very striking color on your cheeks. For good measure, brush the blush on along your cheek bones as this emphasizes your cheeks thus giving a much smaller but sharp face.

 

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Makeup Tips This Holiday

makeup tipsWith the season getting colder and colder, not everyone can appreciate a good look. The cold tends to dry our skin out which is an inefficient palette for makeup. With little to do with our face, some individuals can feel incomplete without having a little bit of coverage on their skin.

While there are some methods to adhere makeup to one’s skin, it can be quite the hefty price. Another matter would be, certain make up brands can’t cater to every skin tone especially with how the weather works out.

If you’re hoping to find a more cost efficient way to get your make up done, you can make good use of self tanners. Normally, self tanners are used to change one’s skin tone without having to go through the arduous labor of lying under the sun or soaking the ultraviolet rays of a tanning bed. However, if you’re a more lucrative person, self tanners can still be used as an alternative to make up.

Self tanners act like lotion but they can also be a kind of concealer. Since self tanners provide coverage to your skin, you can easily hide the flaws of your body without doing extra effort. Tanning has always been a way to hide one’s flaws however self tanners make it a much easier approach since you can target the areas where the tan should go.

Another way that self tanners work as makeup is contouring. Normally, we rely on bronzers and highlighters to get the nice defined look. With self tanners, we need only to apply a much darker shade to certain areas and build up from there. One good reason you should make use of self tanners as an alternative to bronzers is that they are semi-permanent thus you won’t need to re-apply your contours every day.

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Applying Airbrush Foundation and Shades of Makeup

First of all, always ensure your skin is clean and dry before applying makeup. Wash your face with cleanser and apply moisturizer. Allow your skin to dry fully. Always apply concealer before applying your foundation. If you conceal on top of foundation you will ruin it.

Airbrush FoundationSet your compressor to L or M (L for Low and M for Medium). Low is better for beginners but you should work your way to medium. Shake the foundation well to mix. Use only 6-10 drops of makeup. Before applying makeup to the skin, test the airbrush on the back of your hand or a paper/tissue to ensure it is not blocked and it’s functioning properly.

You are now ready to apply foundation to your face. Between 6-12 inches away from your skin, start by using circular motions to apply the foundation evenly. Ensure that you do the same number of passes on both sides. Remember to watch for the right color to appear not for when the makeup is on your skin.

Decide when you have achieved the best coverage. You do not need to go overboard, especially if you are contouring and highlighting. If you make too many passes, the result will look “cakey”. The result should be even and glowing.

Always continue the foundation naturally down the neckline so there are no sudden changes in tone. You will find this easier with an airbrush than with traditional makeup.

Caution: Don’t spray the eyes and don’t exhale the makeup!

  • Applying shades of makeup

Unlike traditional makeup, it can be layered without creating any problems. But for this to happen, leave the first layer to dry and reapply when it is dry. Also, while it’s easy to correct mistakes in traditional makeup, it is a bit of a problem to do the same in airbrush makeup. So use little bits of makeup each time so that you don’t need to over apply. This is very important for blushes and highlights amongst others.

Always practice on a piece of paper. Practice mixing the shades  as these will create the best looks.Use small bursts of makeup on selected areas for better control. There are many types of airbrush makeup like water-based, alcohol based, silicon based and polymer-water based. Choose the best one for your skin type.

Remember not to mix up formulas. Alcohol and silicon don’t dry on the same pace! Practice yourself in measurements so that you will not waste makeup!

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Beautiful Ways to Apply Airbrush Tattoo

Nowadays, young generations as well as elderly people are crazy about body paints and tattoos! Airbrush body paints are non-toxic, water-based, and quick drying. That is why, they are most preferred for making temporary tattoos. Compared with the permanent cosmetic tattoo, airbrush painting is a much preferred choice. It is just made by spraying the paint with airbrush. In this kind of art, you don’t have to worry about the pain and discomfort when doing a permanent tattoo.

What you will need is the paint of your choice and your Airbrush system! Regarding about the ink, the viscosity and safety of the additives should be considered when buying them. The compressor of the Airbrush system has 3 speed options (depending on the machine you purchase). You can switch between the 3 speed options: L for low, M for medium and H for high. You can also play with the trigger so as to get the right amount of solution you want the airbrush to blow. It is all up to you!

expocosmetica-1311802_1280Now you can experiment with body paints using your Airbrush System! Body paints usually remains for few days or about a week, hence, it is considered as temporary body art. Usually, the paints are water-based products, and can be easily cleaned with body oils. As being said, body paints are non-toxic and dries within few seconds. There are available ready-to-apply body paints in the market, so can easily purchase them from any cosmetic store. You can even prepare the paint on your own, it’s all up to you!

Here are simple steps and tips you can follow:

  1. Start of by thinking of what design you want being painted on. You can look up to the internet and magazines for ideas or you can make up on your own. Let your creative mind do the work!
  2. If you can, find a friend or an artist to help you.
  3. When everything’s set, change to the clothes that you will be painted in. Some people choose to wear something while being painted while others choose to be completely nude.
  4. Depending on what parts you are painted, you may need to move into different positions from time to time. Some paintings may take longer depending on the complexity. Some may take minutes while more complex ones could take hours to complete.
  5. Allow the paint to dry completely, and enjoy your look!

How to Contour Your Face and Body with Self-Tanners

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Contouring is giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through the use of makeup. However, there is now a new technique that is low-maintenance and more natural-looking and it is called tontouring or contouring using self-tanners. The advantage of using self-tanners for contouring is that you can have a more defined glow that would last days without having to reapply makeup. Here are some tips on contouring using self-tanners.

Working the Face

facial contouring. Woman with a different shades of foundation oApply gentle circular sweeping motions under the jawlines, the sides of the temples and under the cheekbones. Picture these areas as a “3” shape figure. If you are using 2 shades of self-tanners, blend them out using damp sponge or foundation brush to make sure there are no harsh lines and look naturally tanned.

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The important step when working with the breast are is to highlight the top part of the breast and the collarbone. Apply the self-tanner in between the breast and on the outer breast area. These areas looks like a pair of parenthesis. Next is work on the collarbone area. Apply self-tanners in horizontal lines and make sure to blend them gently using a damp sponge or foundation brush. Make sure to work in front of a mirror to make sure that you’ve highlighted the breast area evenly.

Working the limbs

The technique is to apply self-tanners on the areas where your calves, biceps and triceps muscles caves in. In layman’s terms, these are the “muscle cuts” that you see when you flex your arms and legs.

Remember to use self-tanning products that are oil-free and suitable for all skin types. Especially those that you apply on your face. This is to avoid clogging your pores and possible skin breakouts. Also, make sure to exfoliate at least 12 hours prior to contouring for the self-tanners to become more effective.

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Christmas Makeup Tips

Christmas Makeup Tips

Christmas is just around the corner and as much as possible, you want look your best. Fortunately, there are many ways for you to look good with makeup.

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  • Putting eye shadows first, followed by foundation and any other makeup you want to wear will do the trick. By doing this, you can be sure that any loose eye shadow will not fall where you do not want it to fall.
  • Do things simple. Twist one section from the front of your hair if you want to put it up. After twisting it, pin it into place at the back of your head. Do the same to the other side. Once you finish this, take the remainder of your hair and tie a messy bun. This is not only easy and quick to do, but it will give you added appeal.
  • Put some glitters on your lips to match the vibrant holiday season. Line your lips with a light-colored lip pencil before and then add some foundation on the corners of your mouth. Afterwards, apply some creamy lipstick using lip brush before using a flat brush to add on your glitter. Lastly, you can apply gloss on your lips. You can also add clear lip gloss to give your lips more color. Keep in mind that you should refrain from drinking, kissing, and eating, if you have glittery lips.
  • Refrain from drinking alcohol because it will dry your skin. If you want to enjoy alcohol however, what you can do is to apply cleansing milk. This contains hyaluronic acid and can help keep your face looking young. You can also put on a brightening facemask. Just make sure to look for ones that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, which help in moisturizing your skin.
  • Massage your eyes to keep them from looking dull. Start at the corner of one of your eyes and then slowly work your way up, going between your brow bone and your eye. Make sure to rub them gently as you go until you reach the outer part of your eyes. Do the same thing when it comes to your lower lash line. Be careful however, when applying your blusher as applying it too high can make you look stressed.
  • The trick to getting a flat stomach is by taking peppermint capsules or drinking aloe vera juice. This helps the digestive system do its job, leading to a flat stomach. You can also cut down on foods that can cause excessive gas and bloating. Limit your sugar intake as well as fermented products like cheese or alcohol.

 

You can try one of this to see what works for you best.

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Quick Makeup Routine Every Girl Should Learn

Quick Make Up Routine Every Girl Should Learn

 

Women are known to take long doing their makeup and choosing their clothes. If you are one of them, here are some tips to finish your makeup in 5 minutes or less!

  1. Start early.

No. By early we don’t mean waking up early in the morning. We know how it felt good to be staying in bed for longer hours before actually getting up. So why not do the extra preparation at night?

What you will need to do depends on the kind of look you would like to achieve the next day. Whether you will be attending a party or just want to be extra feminine for your office presentation, you can start with your hairstyle.

You can wash and blow-dry your hair before going to bed so that you can skip this routine the next day. Instead, you just have to do a quick brush and touch ups. This is also the best time to clean and trim your nails. Moisturize your skin to make it more supple and smoother. Make sure that everything you will need the next day are very accessible.

  1. Choose long-lasting and moisturizing foundation.

As the name implies, this is the foundation of your makeup. Your all-day look depends on it.

  1. Cover those blemishes.

Pick the right concealer before applying transluscent powder.

  1. Apply blush and mascara.

You can do this quick. Apply blush on the apples of your cheeks then a very light eye shadow, and two coats of mascara. If you think you can do this fast, why not add a slick of eyeliner on the upper lash line?Happy young woman applying makeup in bathroom

  1. Pucker up with a nude lipstick.

A nude shade should match the color of your gums and that’s it!

  1. Smell good.

Spray your favorite perfume before going out.

You can challenge your friends to do the same thing and see who does it the quickest!