You have walked past the beauty counter in department stores a thousand times on countless trips to the mall. Many people pass these daily, and they are unaware that a full makeover is often offered there for free. Here, you will find some tips to help you with your own beauty routine.
Want pouty, sensual lips? Put a little dab of white eyeshadow right below the divot between your nose and upper lip. A little highlight here makes your upper lip look larger.
Keep wool pads that have been soaked in water, in your fridge. You can also keep teabags or cucumbers in your fridge. This is great if you have puffy eyes and can relieve them. Using this on your eyes will make you look refreshed and will last all day.
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.
Apply “hot spray” to wet hair before you blow it dry. You can find this in generic stores like Wal-Mart or Target. It’s used to prevent split ends and help your hair dry quicker. It also usually smells awesome and helps your hair stay moisturized.
Live in a cold, dry winter climate? Find a winter-specific conditioner for your hair to help lock in moisture and prevent that annoying static cling to EVERYTHING. Use in place of your regular conditioner as soon as you start to notice dry air and discontinue use in the spring time.
Create the illusion of less deep-set eyes by using lightly colored eyeshadow to the entire eyelid. The light colors will appear to come forward, whereas a darker liner or shadow would have the reverse affect, making the eyes appear to recede further into the face. The color you apply should be light and very subtle.
To keep feet looking beautiful, especially during the warmer, dryer summer months, try applying Vaseline to them every day. It will keep them smooth and soft. Then go get yourself a pedicure and a pair of brand new sassy sandals, and you’ll have the best looking feet of the season.
Keep your skin, body, hair and nails looking great by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Providing your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs is the most effective way to look your best. So, remember that beauty starts with healthy food choices while shopping for groceries.
To make close set eyes appear further apart, apply your eye makeup so it is heaver on the outer edges of your eyes. Use light eyeshadow on the inner half of your eyes and darker shadow on the outer half, blending the two together seamlessly in the middle. Then, to finish off the look, apply your eyeliner and mascara so that it is heavier at the outer corner. This will give the illusion that your eyes are set further apart.
Give your face a monthly beauty treatment. You do not need to go to a spa to get your skin in its best shape. You can, instead, give yourself a complete facial at home. Start with a product to exfoliate, follow with a mudpack, next apply an astringent, and finish with a deep moisturizer.
To help increase the elasticity of skin and thereby reduce the chances of stretch marks, depend on olive oil! Everyone has olive oil in the kitchen and every week you need to bring it in the bathroom and use it in place of your regular moisturizer after showering. Massage it well into your stomach, buttocks and thighs for improved skin strength and to keep those nasty stretch marks away!
If your hair is extremely fine in texture, don’t use a daily conditioner. Once a week should be plenty. Your hair could become heavy and appear to be weighed down and dull if you condition it. So use conditioner sparingly if you want hair that looks bright and shiny.
You can save a lot of money by trimming your own bangs at home. First, make sure you have the proper scissors. Spend the money for a small pair of good haircutting scissors. Trim your bangs dry. How to trim them will depend on your hair type, but most people do best by dividing the bangs into three sections, holding the hair up in a twist, and taking small diagonal snips so that the cuts aren’t straight. Drop the twist, see how you look, and repeat until it’s short enough for your liking.
Wearing heavy foundation or powdery makeup is not a good look for faces over 40. It accentuates the drier character of the skin. If your face is 40 or older it’s better to use a lighter touch. If your skin is fairly even-colored you may be able to skip foundation entirely. Foundations should be very light in weight.
If you have ever woken up in the morning and discovered that areas of your face are puffy, look to your refrigerator and a cucumber. You can cut up a cucumber and massage it over your entire face using a circular upward and outward motion. The cucumber has a natural astringent to help reduce swelling.
The tip listed in the introduction is just one of many found here. Take advantage of this. It is fun, educational and can help to improve your appearance and level of confidence! Use these tips to make the most out of your beauty routine. You will feel wonderful when you leave!