If you have been working hard, soak cotton wool pads in rose water and apply on the eyes. It can help to remove fatigue and induce relaxation. But makeup can be your greatest friend, if you can use it subtly and skillfully.
After cleansing, take some ice cubes in a clean napkin and apply on the face for a few seconds at a time. This closes the pores and adds a glow to the face. Ice cubes work well if you are wondering what to do about a few angry red pimples. Hold the ice cube napkin on the pimple for a few seconds. Remove and repeat the procedure 4 or 5 times.
Under-eye dark circles can be camouflaged with concealer or foundation. In fact, when you apply foundation, use two shades. A lighter one for areas like under the eyes, or down the nose. If you want to create cheek hollows, use a darker tone on the area and on the chin. This helps to contour the face. Another quick fix is to apply a creamy concealer on the eye lids. This provides a base for your eye shadow and also helps to put on eye makeup smoothly.
Then, apply your normal foundation on the rest of the face. Or, apply pressed powder (powder compact) on the entire face. It should be close to your normal skin tone.
Smokey eyes are perfect for a gala night. Try this quick method. Use black eye liner to line the upper eyes, close to the lashes, and also the lower lid. Smudge the line and then apply a dark shadow on the lids. You can also put some glitter over the eyeliner. Or go for an eyeliner that has some flecks of glitter!
Fake eye lashes, eye lash extensions and even individual lashes are being used, to add glamour and make the lashes look longer and thicker. They really help to add that extra touch. Try using an eyelash curler for an attractive effect. Then apply mascara.
Another alternative for eye makeup is to use a bronze colour shadow on the eyelids. Don’t forget to highlight under the brows and on the cheekbones.
You may be dead tired after a hard day’s work, but to achieve a wide awake look, use a nude coloured eye pencil to line the lower lids. The eyes immediately look open and wide….and brighter.
Most women want fuller lips with a pout. They are said to be most appealing. There are all kinds of ways by which one can get lips that pout, but I think it’s easiest to get take the help of makeup. Light colours and glossy lipsticks make the lips look thicker and fuller.
To make lips look fuller, first apply foundation and a light touch of powder to “set” the foundation. Wait for a few minutes. Then outline the lips just outside your normal lip line. Use the same colour lip pencil as the colour of your lipstick. To give the illusion of a pout, apply lipstick all over the lips, leaving out the centre. Then, apply a lighter coloured lip gloss on the centre.
Whether it is eye shadow or foundation, remember to blend well, so that the makeup looks like a whole, without lines and blotches. These are some of the tricks of the trade!