They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is very much true. What you may find beautiful, someone else may find repulsive. It is a matter of people’s perceptions, not a matter of the object’s actual beauty. The tips in this article will help you to “alter” your perceptions a bit, to find more beauty all around you.
Disposable mascara wands, which are often known by makeup artists as “spoolies”, are a cheap and effective tool for your makeup kit. These tiny brushes are useful to break up clumps in the lashes and brush off excess mascara without spoiling your makeup. In a pinch, they can also be used to groom your eyebrows. They should be disposed after each use.
Exfoliation is excellent for your face! If you have sensitive skin you should exfoliate a few times a week, if you do not do it enough you will not remove enough skin cells to get to the good skin. This can help you skin radiate with that fresh, clean feeling. It also prevents the buildup of harmful skin-clogging debris.
Unless you are suffering from severe acne, you should be sure to use a moisturizer that includes emollients, which help your skin to soak up moisture from the environment. Other ingredients, such as humectants, can actually attract moisture to the skin. Dry skin would benefit from a moisturizer with a heavy, creamy consistency.
If you only have the time and money for a single beauty product, consider spending it on a flattering cheek color. A cream-based blush is easily applied using only the fingertips and can be thrown in your purse and applied quickly and with little to no effort at all. This is one item that you shouldn’t be shy about spending a little extra on.
If you are fighting an irritating, itchy and flaky scalp, you can use yogurt to remove flakes and keep your scalp itch-free. Simply massage a plain Greek or dairy yogurt into your scalp, then allow it to sit for no longer than 15 minutes. After you rinse, you should notice less flakes and itching.
Wear gloves when you are applying tanning lotions and keep a towel near you. This will help you if you make a mess and to keep your palms from turning orange or tan. You should also make sure to pull your hair back so your tan is evenly applied.
If your eyes are green or hazel, find colors that emphasize the golds and greens in your eye. These highlighting colors include silvery pewter and deep purples; pale, shimmery lavender and light brown can also be used.
Red eyes make you look tired and worn out. Carry a bottle of eye drops in your purse and reapply as needed throughout the day. At home, keep a bottle of eye drops in the refrigerator to refresh your eyes when you get home from a day in a dry, air conditioned office.
Heat your eyelash curler with your blow dryer. Hold your curler in front of your hair dryer for a few seconds. Be sure to check the temperature before using it on your eyelashes because it could burn you. Your eyelashes will curl better with a little heat applied to them.
Apply cream to your eyes every night. The skin around your eyes is delicate, and not as thick as the skin elsewhere on your face. This makes the skin around your eyes more prone to be lined and dry. Keeping the skin moist is a simple solution to that beauty problem.
Sometimes, when coloring your hair, you may find that the color you chose simply isn’t strong or intense enough for your liking. You can solve this problem by purchasing a second box of color, mixing half the product with shampoo, and reapplying it to just-colored hair. Let it sit for only 5-10 minutes before rinsing and you will find the color intensified.
If you do not have a lot of time to spend on make up, you can still hide blemishes and dark spots. A concealer stick is a great way to cover up any spots or dark circles under your eyes. Put on powder over the concealer and you will look great by only spending a couple minutes of time.
To give more definition to your eyes apply mascara. If you only have a few minutes, you can apply mascara to highlight your eyes, and look like you have spent more time than you really have getting ready. Adding eye color will only take a few moments, and really completes your look.
Love the feel of waxing but hate the pain? When waxing at home, a half hour before doing the wax, apply a tooth-numbing cream to the areas that are going to be waxed. This will numb the skin temporarily and make the waxing much less painful yet will not damage or hurt your skin.
Try to use an eye pencil instead of liquid eyeliner if you can. Eye pencils give a less dramatic look, while liquid eyeliner may be too much. If you have to use liquid eyeliner, make sure to pull your lid downward with one hand while applying it with your other hand.
While having bushy eyebrows is not chic, neither is it attractive to have extremely thin eyebrows. It’s important to keep your eyebrows well-groomed to draw the right kind of attention to your eyes. Whenever you tweeze, be sure to pluck only the smaller hairs and not the larger ones.
Brush your hair at the right time. If you have straight hair, comb and brush when your hair is dry. If your hair is curly, brush and comb when your hair is wet. This allows you to work with the texture of your hair while avoiding frizz and fly aways in the process.
As stated at the beginning of this article, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what one may find attractive, another may quite as easily find unattractive. It is possible to “alter” your perception a little bit, and by using the tips from this article, you should be able to open yourself up to seeing more beauty in the ordinary.