Bring Out Your Beauty With the Magic of Cosmetics

by Adrianna Noton - Date: 2010-05-24 - Word Count: 529 Share This!

Beauty products abound to increase your allure and thanks to our advanced modern society we have a wide selection of amazing products to choose from. Cosmetics are amongst the most widely used items to enhance our personal appearance. The beginner may feel somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer variety on offer, but as with all things, cosmetics are a matter of personal preference.

Before a single granule of this seasons fashion color dusts your eyelids, you need to prepare the foundation, just as any good artist might prepare his canvas. Your first step is to thoroughly cleanse your skin with a good quality cleanser that is not only gentle but is suited to your skin type. This is an important first step.

Next is the use of a good toning lotion, which aids in removing excess cleanser and also tightens and smooths the pores, ensuring that they do not easily become clogged. Apply a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type, not forgetting the throat and decolletage area.

If you have any blemishes, this is the perfect time to apply a blemish stick to conceal any discoloration on the skin. A concealing stick may also be applied beneath the eyes to minimize dark circles. When choosing a foundation, pick one that is as close in color to your natural skin tone as possible. Foundation is the overall base for your makeup and is also used to conceal minor flaws or blemishes, blending in with the blemish stick used earlier. It is meant to look natural, not like a painted mask.

Be careful about blending the foundation into your hairline and along the jaw line. Be sure that you do not have a clearly defined line of color that stops suddenly on the jaw as this looks unnatural. Apply a small amount of foundation to the lids and beneath the eyes for an even appearance. Next apply your powder in light even sweeps to the entire face. Ensure that you choose a natural, neutral tone to compliment your foundation.

The selection of color depends upon the overall look you are trying to achieve. The color of your eyes will be the deciding factor in which colors you choose. A good rule of thumb is to steer clear of colors that match your eyes as they will only detract from and muddy the color of your eyes.

Generally those with blue, grey and green eyes should choose a warmer palette, while those with dark eyes, whether brown or dark blue, can lean more towards the cooler spectrum of the color palette. Eyeliner defines the eyes beautifully and should be applied to both upper and lower lids to define and enhance the shape of your eyes.

Eyeshadow can be applied to both upper and lower lids, using a darker shade in the crease and on the lid, while selecting a lighter shade for below the brow bone. Complete the look by applying mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Apply blusher to the area just below the cheekbones and then finish off by applying a complimentary shade of lipstick or lipgloss. An important beauty tip is to check your makeup during the day or evening and retouch as necessary.

There are many steps that can be taken to remain youthful and radiant. Hair removal, exercise, nail care, hair care and a trip to the beauty salon can all help this process.n
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