How to Do Your Makeup
How to Do Your Makeup
Doing Your Makeup Is a Cinch With These Tips
How to do your makeup for a garden party? Take a fresh, seemingly effortless approach that appears au naturel. If your complexion isn’t in tip-top condition, fake it by following a few simple rules: Enhance the inherent luminosity of your skin with a tinted moisturizer and shimmery cream highlighter (applied to the temples and brow bone). If you’re experiencing breakouts, cover them with hide-and-heal concealer and sweep bronzer onto the temples, cheeks and forehead with a fluffy blush brush. You can make this look dewy by misting Evian spray water on your face (hold the can 12 inches from your skin). As a general rule, eyebrow powders yield more natural-looking results than pencils, however, a tinted brow gel may be all you need to cop this style. Eyes and lips are best kept simple with a hint of peachy or nude color. Subtle brown eye liner and mascara are suggested, but always optional.
*Recommended for: school, work, job interview, or Sunday brunch
Since this look is all about the lips—in all of their luscious glory—you’ll want to exfoliate them lightly (a regular facial scrub will work) and follow with a moisturizing balm. Do this every evening for a pristine pout. Even out your skin tone with foundation, and sweep a bit of pinky blush or bronzer on the temples, cheeks and forehead. Light eyes require only a hint of shadow at the crease, but you may want to add more definition by using a pearly shadow on the brow bone and a layer of mascara on the top bottom lashes. Outline your lips in red pencil and follow with red lipstick (or a similarly bright color). Paint it on with a lip brush for a precise, suede-like finish. Gloss is optional.
*Recommended for: a first date, anniversary diner, or other romantic occasion (make sure your lipstick is kiss-proof)
This vampy 1920s-inspired face is one you might see while promenading the Champs-Élysées in Paris, where women are as discerning about appearances as they are about their chocolate mousse. Skin takes on a smooth, velvety appearance with a medium-coverage eye concealer and foundation—both of which can be blended with your finger tips. Turn to blush and bronzer for a soft glow, since dark lips can washout fair or medium-skinned faces. Dress up the eyes with dark brown, black or metallic charcoal shadows, which necessitate plenty of blending with a contouring eyeshadow brush (keep the lid and brow bone pale to avoid a sooty look). An opaque ivory shadow can be a clean, but equally dramatic alternative to black when applied on the lid. False eyelashes lend a hint of drama to either look.
*Recommended for: a party, black tie wedding, or night on the town
The most sultry and versatile of all, dark eyes and a light pout transition effortlessly from a moonlit picnic in the park to a trendy nightclub. Deep plum and jade shadows work just as well as the usual dark-hued suspects, but either way, you’ll want to smudge black liner into the top and bottom lashes. When eyes are this dark and smoldering, eyebrows should be polished with a pencil or powder. A creamy pale lip in an opalescent peach tone complements all skin tones.
*Recommended for: any evening or dressy day occasion
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