Makeup: Enough is Enough!

Have you ever seen a girl in the hallway at school or at the mall and the first thing you notice is how much make-up they have on?  Maybe its just SUPER sparkly or neon colors or the mascara is super thick.  Now bright colors are never a bad thing.  In fact in the right time and place they can look awesome.  For example, I have a friend who rocks a 50’s style and when she wears cute dresses she’ll put on bright red lipstick.  It looks really adorable because she is replicating an old trend, so no one would look at her and say that’s super obnoxious looking, they’d just recognize the look she’s going for and say that’s super cute.  However, sometimes make-up can just be too much. 

 

    Make-up originally started as something that was meant to enhance natural facial features.  People thought that eyelashes were really pretty when they were dark and thick, so they invented mascara so that all girls could look like that.  Lipstick, blush, eye liner and cover up were all made to cover things we don’t like and enhance the things that are considered beautiful about our faces.  When make-up is put on so thick that it not only looks unnatural, but it distracts people from seeing how pretty you are, that’s when you’re using too much! You want people to be able to see the things that are naturally beautiful in your face, lightly enhanced by make-up.  Because ultimately, that’s make-ups real purpose.

Makeup Tips:

  1. Skip the foundation If you have acne the first thing you want to do is slather on the thick foundation. Don’t. Instead, cover up blemishes with concealer, then follow with a powder or tinted moisturizer.
  2. You pat concealer in, you never rub it in. When applying concealer, put a bit on the pad of your middle finger and pat it in. Never rub. Got acne? Pat the concealer on top of it.
  3.  Buying foundation or lipstick? Test it first There are some beauty products you simply must try out at a department store or Sephora before you buy. These include: Foundation, lipstick, blush and powder.
  4. Play up your lips or your eyes, never both If you are wearing heavy eye makeup, go for nude lips with just a bit of gloss. Prefer the drama of dark lipstick? Keep face light (stay away from heavy blush) and wear only mascara on your eyes and a light eyeshadow. Don’t heavily line your eyes. Play up both and you’ll look like a clown.
  5. Vaseline is your best friend Vaseline is a great, cheap eye makeup remover. It’s also great for fixing chapped, scaly lips. Slather on a bunch of Vaseline, then use a toothbrush to massage lips. Wipe the excess off on a tissue. Your lips will be smooth and soft.

For more beauty tips you can check out http://www.makeup.com

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