There is an art to applying foundation all over the face. Surprise! It has nothing to do with using the sponge as if you are trying to cover your face with face paint. In fact, we dont recommend the use of sponge at all! In applying foundation, it is advised that one makes use of a brush. This will ensure the even spreading out of powder dust. This will prevent nasty blotches from forming on your skin. It will also prevent uneven distribution of powder pigments from developing. Just a tip, before you apply the foundation, make sure you clear your skin from impurities with a toner. Apply a thin coat of sunblock as well as this could serve as base already. The base will allow the foundation to stay longer and more natural than it would without one. It will also prevent the dusts of the powder from entering the pores.

Tips to get Make-up tips


People think that it is easy to buy a make-up but I say otherwise. I find it really hard to choose one for myself because there are a lot of items to choose from and not all will suit your skin type and your color. That is why it is important to read something about make-ups and sometimes ask from experts and learn from them. Also it is a good practice to watch television shows that showcase make-up sessions. I, for one, watch local television shows that give tips on how to apply make-up and choose the color that compliments my skin. And last but not the least, try to experiment. I love doing it. Whenever I have free time, I sit in front of my mirror and just experiment with my make-up.

Using Primers for Flawless Looking Skin

laura mercier oil free primerRegular visits to the dermatologist for skin care is not realistic for everybody with tight schedules and even tighter budgets, which is why we resort to makeup to hide imperfections instead.

When trying to hide imperfections, women usually use foundation and concealers. And while the combination of the results in a pretty good looking skin, the use of primers before applying foundation will give you even more flawless looking skin.

The great thing about primers is that it does more than provide better coverage for your skin, thus hiding imperfections such as blotching and acne scars even better. What primers do is actually act as a base that ensures longer lasting foundation and makeup. This means less retouches throughout the day. On top of this, the best makeup primers will protect your skin, keeping it smooth and moisturized even with regular use of makeup. Of course, even if you use an excellent primer, we still recommend that you use makeup removers at the end of the day to keep your face clean.

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Keeping Your Face Clean with Makeup Removers

We use makeup to accentuate our best assets and hide imperfections at the same time. The problem though is that makeup itself can be a cause more skin problems in case you get an allergic reaction to the makeup you use or are not careful about removing the makeup at the end of the day. Even if you use the mildest of makeups, not stripping your face of your makeup will eventually cause skin irritations that can result in acne. This is why it is very important to use a good makeup remover and use it as part of your daily beauty routine.

In choosing a makeup removers, make sure that you get one that is suitable for your skin type. Major skin care brands like Neutrogena and Clinique have a good range of makeup removal products that has just about anything you need to keep your face clean, from eye makeup removers to moist towelettes that are perfect for those on-the-go.

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Long-term effects of Makeup

Makeup enthusiasts at times don’t consider the negative effects that go with the excessive usage of makeup. It is a fact that its usage leads one to looking her best in an occasion or looking fresh regularly but it is also a fact that there are harmful effects that are neglected. Users are unaware of the fact that the too much makeup can negatively affect one’s skin and worse, one’s health. Parabens and athletes are two commonly found chemicals in makeup that could actually lead to side effects such as that of the development of cancer. This alone gives its users this reminder; a reminder that it is normal to have that desire of being beautiful but it is a must that one knows the limit behind this desire. Not all things that make one beautiful are safe. With this, the aim of looking good always goes with certain precautions that one should not take for granted.

Most common makeups and its uses

There may be numerous makeup brands that appear to vary on quality but nonetheless, what is presented by one brand is almost the same as that of the other. The most common makeups are the concealers, face powder, eye makeup, blush, and lipstick. Concealers are used to cover unwanted features and imperfections on the face. These are used to somewhat give one’s face that even tone. Face powder is used to give that fresh appearance. Eye makeups include the eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, and others. These makeups are used to enhance the eyes making it look bigger or smaller. Usually, eyes are made up in accordance to the outfit and brings the totally of a person’s look. Blush, on the other hand, is used to give color on the cheek more specifically, rosy cheeks. Lastly, lipsticks are applied to give color to one’s lips. There are varying colors that are patterned on one’s outfit and even to how fit is that color to one’s features.

Expensive makeup

Clinique, Mary Kay, Clarins, Chanel, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Stila, Shu Uemura are just some of the most expensive makeup brands. There are women who choose to spend much money on these kinds of makeup arguing about how it’s better in the aspect of color, quality, and even texture. There are actually minimal differences present between the effect brought by the cheap and expensive makeup. Nonetheless, the ones available in the expensive brands are readily available at a cheaper price. It is still the case that women don’t take those things in consideration and one aspect that believe to be of great influence to them choosing the more expensive ones is popularity. As more women choose to buy these costly makeups, others will tend to follow just to keep up with the trend. Indeed, these makeups are advertised and presented to buyers in the best way, easily convincing those into its usage.

History of Makeup

When makeup came to existence, it was first considered to have a dangerous use and effect. Primarily the idea was caused by the fact that it is made up of chemicals that may be harmful at times and these are Lead, Sulfur, and Mercury. Makeup, back then, was used by women without the consent of the men more specifically fathers and husbands and due to numerous people who seem to contradict the use of the makeup, women somewhat feared. This fear actually led them to just settle on pinching their cheeks and lips to give some color. It was in 1920 that the use of makeup widened in a sense that women were given the opportunity to learn more about makeup, its new trends, and even on how to apply it. From then on, women were into its usage since makeup was believed to be safer made and more to this, they were given more choices.

Taking Makeup Classes

makeup class filmSo you need not be as good as the makeup artist who did the makeup of the girl on the picture. After all, you don’t need nor to look like some creature from outer space or a genetic anomaly when you go about your daily business no matter how cool and artistic you may be. And even if you want to stand out from the crowd, what you want to achieve is an eye catching but effortless look that screams beautiful.

If you wish to be able to improve your makeup skills to the point where you can change your look a little sometimes and be assured that you always look nice at the same time, then you might want to attend some makeup classes. Being able to practice hands on under the tutelage of an experienced makeup artist will teach you a lot about the basic makeup know hows and will really help you level up your makeup skills.

So while we recommend keeping on reading this blog and watching makeup how-tos on YouTube, you might want to checkout available classes near you.

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Dark Lips and Light Lipsticks

pink lipsThe no makeup look is really pretty, but people with dark lips struggle with achieving this look because the required nude lipstick or light pink lipstick does not blend well with the natural lip color.

If you have dark lips and want to use lighter lipstick shades what you need to do is to neutralize your lip color before applying lipstick. Neutralizing your lip color is easy. All you need to do is apply a thin layer of foundation or concealer over your lips evenly. Once your lips look pale, you can then use any lipstick shade your like and top it off with clear lip gloss.

The only problem with neutralizing your lip color this way is that foundation and concealers tend to dry out your lips. So make sure you always take care of your lips and moisturize it with lip balm before putting on the foundation and after removing your lipstick. You can also substitute a nude colored lip liner for the foundation to prevent this problem.

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