Making yourself beautiful can be an extremely rewarding experience for anyone. However, for a beginner, those products or brushes can be very intimidating pieces of equipment to handle. How does a novice learn what they need to know about beauty products? Read and learn from the tips below!
To give your medium-to long-length hair a quick boost of volume in the morning, turn your head upside down, then apply a spray-on product like mousse or serum to add volume. Aim for the roots, then scrunch your hair at the crown and sides. Turn right-side up, then use your fingers to smooth the top layer.
Your hair color should influence which cosmetic colors look the best on you. For example, if you are a brunette, you can use a dark mahogany eyeshadow as a multitasking tool. In a pinch, it can be used to fill in sparse eyebrows, line your upper lash line, and even cover gray roots on your hairline.
Using a “hot spray” before taking a blow dryer to your hair is a smart idea. This product, which helps hair to dry quickly and prevents split ends, can be found at stores such as Wal-Mart or Target. It prevents moisture from escaping and smells great to boot!
To deal with greasy or oily hair, shampoo every other day and just rinse with water on the other days. Sometimes people with oily hair try to combat the problem by over using shampoo. This removes to much oil from hair, which makes the sebaceous glands overcompensate to replace it.
There are two ways to disguise blemishes and flaws on your face. First, gently apply concealer to the problem areas with a small cosmetics brush. The second method of disguising imperfections is distraction. Try wearing a warm, pink lipstick. This will draw peoples’ eyes away from any flaws you wish to conceal.
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.
You should always try and exercise everyday. Exercising on a daily basis will help you stay limber and healthy. It is a pertinent part of any beauty kit. Have some physical activity for about 15-20 minutes every day. Be it spiffing up your flat or walking the dog; keep your body in motion.
Do not forget your hands need to be pampered too. Hands are often overlooked in beauty treatments. That is why it is said, if you want to know someones age, check their hands. In addition to daily treatment with lotion or cream, you should exfoliate your hands once a week.
Always remove makeup before going to bed. If you sleep with your makeup on, you increase the likelihood you will get acne and blackheads. Makeup can trap dirt and oil on your face. Clean and tone your face every night. Don’t forget to add moisturizer when you are finished cleaning.
Remove the arch from your eyebrows if you have a problem with dark circles under your eyes. The arch in your eyebrows can create a circular look around your eyes. This can exaggerate any dark circles you might already have. To remedy this, just tweeze your eyebrows so that they are straighter.
When you want the added beauty of curled lashes, and do not want to hassle with getting them to set, try this: before you use the curler, apply a thin coat of mascara to your lashes. Then while your lashes are still wet, use the curler. Doing this will allow you to curl your eyelashes faster and easier.
To improve your lip color application, always apply lip balm first. The lip balm will leave your lips soft and moisturized, and will allow your lip color to go on smoothly. Try using a basic, untinted lip balm so that you don’t effect the color of the lipstick or lip gloss you’re using.
To help your lip gloss last longer, apply lip liner first. Fill in your whole lip with the liner before putting on your gloss. With the liner applied, the gloss will have something to stick to, which will help it stay on all day long. For the best effect, use a liner close to the natural color of your lip.
If you like to wear makeup daily, take one day every month where you don’t wear any at all. You will let your skin breathe and it will remain healthy. Your skin will look much fresher the next day.
Putting on your own nail polish can be very frustrating, especially when using your non-dominant hand. Next time, apply your normal two color coats and a topcoat in the evening (give the polish a few hours to dry before bedtime). Don’t worry too much if the polish gets on your cuticles. Then, in the morning, take a hot shower, and all the extra polish on your cuticles and skin will rub right off.
Believe it or not, you can reduce the puffy look of your face from within. Place an ice cube in your mouth, and press it against the roof with your tongue. To address the puffiness externally, splash your face with cold water.
Keep a tube of red lipstick around. Red lipstick looks great on a wide range of skin tones and face types. It can really accent your face, and draw attention to your lips. Beware if you have a sore, or a reason you do not want people to look.
If your eyebrows have become a bit unruly and you want to tame them, try using a small amount of hair spray on them. What you would do is get an eyebrow comb or unused toothbrush, and spray it with the hair spray. Comb through the brows to flatten and smooth them.
Now you should be able to see why beauty can be such an enjoyable activity to do for yourself. You can get so much enjoyment out of reworking your appearance to fit your vision of yourself. With the guidance from this article, you can start making yourself look like a movie star.