When it comes to beauty, you cannot expect to get a uniform answer from everyone on what it means. Everyone knows that the inside counts most, but you need not neglect your outer appearance. Use these tips to stay looking your best.
A coat or two of waterproof black or dark brown mascara is an easy way to open up the eyes and draw attention to them. Use a disposable mascara wand to remove any clumps after you have applied your mascara.
Wash your face before going to sleep. This will remove all the impurities and dirt from the day. Use a makeup remover first, to remove your makeup, then use a face wash. If you don’t cleanse your face before bed, your pores can get clogged and cause pimples or spots.
Make your nail polish last longer. You can make your nails look like you just had a manicure and last longer by using a base coat, 2 coats of color and a top coat. This will provide your nails with a glossy look that will last for at least a few weeks.
Never go to the cosmetics counter for skincare application tips while your skin is irritated, bumpy, or in especially bad shape. Applying a new cosmetic product over the irritated skin can actually make the condition much worse. Wait until the condition has improved, then make the trip and set up an appointment.
Consider a new hairstyle for a more narrow-appearing face. Long, straight lines cut to mid-neck work best. Also, use highlights to create a narrow and more defined appearance. Parts of your face will be accented and look very appealing.
Use a misting spray to set makeup. After you are finished fully making up your face, lightly mist yourself with a sprayer. This will set your makeup, keeping it in place longer before requiring you to touch it up. This is perfect for long nights out or events such as weddings.
You can patch a torn fingernail with a tea bag and clear nail polish! Pour the tea leaves into the garbage first. Then, cut a small piece from the teabag that will be big enough to fit on top of the nail. Apply the bag, paint over it and the look will be complete.
If you continually get acne only on one side of your face, it could be caused by your cell phone. Make sure you clean your cell phone regularly to remove dirt and oil. You may also want to try switching sides each time you talk on the phone to give the acne-prone side of your face a break.
Always apply a heat protectant spray to your hair before using a curling iron, flat iron or hair dryer. Heat can damage your hair, leaving it brittle, dry and full of split ends. Just like their name implies, heat protectant sprays coat your hair to protect it from the heat. This allows it to stay smooth, sleek and shiny no matter how you choose to style your hair.
A great tip to use when tweezing your eyebrows is to use restrain. Over plucking the brows can lead to bald patches and emaciated brows where hair only grows back irregularly. If this has happened, use a brow gel which is protein-spiked to encourage healthy regrowth and brow fillers that can shade in areas that are problems.
Use loofah to exfoliate your skin. Loofahs help with skin exfoliation and smooth your winkles, which will provide a a smoother look. Using a loofah in addition to an exfoliating wash can give you nice results. For best results, loofah at least twice weekly.
You may be surprised to know that holding an ice cube in your mouth will help reduce puffiness in your face. After the ice, splash come cold water on your face, and you have quickly remedied the problem without spending anything.
It is not uncommon for women to get stuck in a look that makes them feel comfortable. If you’re happy with your look, that’s fine. However, if you are re-entering the workplace or just curious to know whether it’s the best look for you, it’s worth seeking out some impartial advice, either from a friend or a trusted beauty professional.
Many people tend to get dead skin on their lips. This makes them look old and dry. A great way to prevent this from happening is to brush your lips gently with a toothbrush every single day. After you have done this, you will want to put some balm on to keep them protected.
The mouth is the ultimate attention getter. If you wear lipstick, know that the color you wear can work for or against you. Choose a color that compliments your skin and that is “in” for the season and you will look amazing. If you want to help your lipstick last longer, apply powder over the first coat and then reapply. If you don’t wear lipstick, make sure your lips are well hydrated and you regularly use chapstick. Chapped cracked lips will detract from your appearance.
Used coffee grounds are a great way to exfoliate for your hands. Once cooled, put the coffee grounds in a plastic bag, and keep them in the refrigerator. Rub about a teaspoon of grounds a couple of times a week, then rinse, and apply hand cream as usual. Coffee grounds work in much the same way as when you exfoliate with sand-based products, and your hands will feel silky smooth.
For the most natural look when shaping your brows, avoid plucking hairs above your brows, instead removing stray hairs below your brows. Plucking hairs above your brows makes it too easy to remove too much hair, resulting in sparse brows or an unnatural “surprised” look. Step back from the mirror and check your brows as you pluck, to ensure you aren’t removing too much hair.
It’s true that your inner beauty is more important when it comes to “real beauty.” That said, you still have an outer beauty that can always be refined and bettered. You can always find some way to bring your outer beauty in line with your inner beauty, and it is hoped these tips will help you do that.