Friday, May 23, 2014

How to Do Bridal Makeup

Every woman wants to look perfect on her wedding day. Before that day, we make sure that everything is set - from the venue to the wedding gown. Of course, we should not forget about our makeup as this will complete our wedding-day look. You can hire a professional makeup artist or you can do the makeup yourself. If you want your make to be done by a professional, you should schedule an appointment with the artist and discuss the event. Tell her the kind of look that you want on your wedding. You can scan magazines beforehand and show her your desired look so it will be easier for her to picture out your look. The venue and time for the wedding is very important because it has to match your makeup. If your wedding will be held after sunset, you can opt for a heavier makeup. If your wedding will have a beach wedding or a garden wedding, your makeup has to have a fresh appearance. Days before the actual event, have an appointment with your makeup artist and try to do your desired look to know whether there has to be changes.

When trying to do your own makeup, plan how you want to look on your wedding day. Determine how you would do this look and start buying the makeup and other materials that you would need. Read makeup articles and find tips on how to do your own makeup. A makeup primer is essential before putting on foundation because this gives the foundation something to cling to so it can last for a long time. The next important thing is to choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. This is very crucial because if the two do not match, your skin will appear too pale or too dark. You can use a foundation brush to apply this makeup product to ensure that it is applied evenly. The foundation can do the trick of covering up the pores and uneven skin tone but for those who have dark blemishes, it is important to use a concealer. You can use a translucent powder to finish off your makeup. The lip and eye makeup generally depends on the time and palace of your wedding so you have to learn the appropriate makeup for different times and venues. These are the things to take into consideration when you want to have a perfect bridal makeup.

Best Makeup Foundation 2014

This time I will teach you how to choose and apply the perfect makeup foundation. Let me assure you something, you do not need expensive surgeries to cover those imperfections that we all have and we all want to make disappear. I will give you my secret to accomplish that task without emptying your pockets.

Like we all know, everything starts with the correct and perfect makeup foundation. In a prior article on makeup in general, I talked briefly about makeup foundation and its importance. Now, let me elaborate. Makeup foundation is an amazing secret that makes our skin look naturally flawless, smooth and with a healthy glow. The tone of your makeup foundation completely depends on your skin, and when you have a good regime of maintenance, reparation and prevention system (skin care regimen and the subject of another of my informative articles) you will notice that foundation is not as necessary which means that you can go straight to a light dusting of powder. Until we get you there though, there are many types of makeup foundations, and is important to choose the one that best adapt to your skin tone and skin type so its looks natural. Also there are foundations that have luminescence with is light reflecting qualities creating a glowing, refine look; creating a more youthful look. When you choose the correct and perfect makeup foundation I guarantee your makeup will stay on longer and look its best.

Technology has given us many forms of foundations with multiple consistencies such as stick, liquid, crème, tinted moisturizer, tinted face balm, moisturizer compact, mineral powder and mousse. The stick form is neatly packed crème foundation and concealer in one, best for normal to dry skin. Liquid form is the most popular, and it can be formulated to different types of skin. Crème form is smooth and creamy, specifically formulated for dry to normal complexions. Mousse form is actually a crème foundation that comes in a jar and is of whipped consistency. It is perfect for mature skin because it does not accumulate in fine lines, and instead of sitting on your skin it tends to sink in to it giving you skin a natural appearance instead of the cakey look. Tinted moisturizer is perfect for summer time because is very light and gives sheer light weight coverage. Tinted face balm gives skin a dewy finish and is formulated for extra dry skin because it adds hydration to the skin. Moisturizing compact provide medium to full coverage for dry to extra dry skins. Mineral powder is best for oily to very oily skin and there is a warning: oily skin tends to change the shade of the powder.

Now it is time to choose the right shade. The most important aspect at the time to choose a shade is that it has to blend well into your skin, for nobody wants a cakey look. Choose a makeup foundation that is yellow base, as just about 1% of people is pink base (basically people that get sunburn even in the shade). Makeup foundation should only even out your skin tone; therefore, you should try many shades or ask a person that knows about makeup to help you choose the correct one. Many companies have shades cards that will give you an idea of your shade. Is very important for the perfect makeup to have an even skin tone, and that is why I recommend to double check the shade of your makeup foundation on your forehead, for many women tend to have darker skin around that area. I also suggest choosing a shade during the day, because it helps you to select one that better blends with your skin. Never try makeup foundation on the arms or other areas, as your face is rarely the same color of the rest of your body. Some skins get darker during the summer or when on vacation as a natural response to sun exposure. Keep a darker shade on hand so you can blend it when you are between shades or use it alone when your skin gets darker.

Before applying your foundation use a good primer and concealer to cover imperfections like red spots or blemishes. Begin applying the foundation on the nose using a small amount; blend it upward toward the hairline. You can apply it all over, or just where you need it and press it to your face with your fingers to fully blend.

Times have change and there are foundations made for those with combination skin. These new foundations are made with silica beads that soak up oil and lecithin that hydrates skin. Moisturizers and oil control lotions can be applied on the skin before you apply your make up. There are primers and concealer that will help you to create the perfect skin tone and will help you minimize dilated pores. Also there are primers to give more light to tired eyes, to cover marks on skin and blemish skin.

Makeup Guide for Teens

There is no question that being a teenager is hard. The stress of making important choices about the future, a changing body, romantic entanglements, a first job, driving lessons, and so many other countless items only serve to make the teenage years more difficult. One thing that does not have to add unneeded pressure to an already hectic life is makeup application. The following makeup tips for teenagers cover a multitude of problems. Better yet, these makeup tips will help in avoiding common mistakes made by young women learning to use makeup for the first time.

Makeup Tip #1: Building Healthy Skin
Cleansing and moisturizing skin every morning and night are important pieces to the makeup puzzle. Healthy skin is beautiful skin, and the healthier your skin, the better your makeup will look. For optimally healthy skin, it is important to eat nutritiously, drink plenty of fluids, steer clear of tanning and wear sun block when out of doors, and avoid smoking and smoky atmospheres.

Makeup Tip #2: Covering Basic Problems
o Concealer
o Foundation
o Powder

Acne is the plague of youth, but with the above items, most pimples can be covered well if not completely. The key is to choose both concealer and foundation that match your skin tone. It is ideal to have a professional consultation performed to determine the perfect shade for your skin. If money is a concern, you can ask for samples from the department store performing the consultation and use those samples to find similar shades in less expensive, drugstore brand makeup. Concealer and foundation are both offered in solid, liquid, and loose mineral forms. Deciding which is best depends on your skin type and personal preferences. Solid makeup tends to cover very well, but can look caked on and has a higher tendency to clog pores than the other types. Liquid foundation is the most readily available, and therefore offered in a number of shades, but can cause problems with mess and can streak if not blended well. Loose mineral makeup covers very well but tends to be the most expensive of the three.

When it comes to powder, you must remember that powder exists to set your makeup. Whether choosing compact or loose powder, translucent is usually the best way to go.

Makeup Tip #3: The Eyes Have It
o Eye shadow
o Eye liner
o Mascara

A makeup tip for teenagers regarding eyes is that less is definitely more. Too much eye makeup can cause you to look clownish or can create an unnecessary harshness. Stick with nude colors such as pale pinks, peaches, and tans for eye shadow, using only a slightly darker shade along the crease of the eyelid for definition. For color, try using a navy eyeliner. This color will make the whites of the eyes appear whiter.

Mascara plays an important role in eye makeup, and there are as many different types of mascaras as there are young women to try them. First learn what your needs are. If you have short lashes, look for a lengthening formula. If your eyelashes tend to clump, look for a mascara with a separating wand.

Makeup Tip #4: Read Your Lips
o Lip gloss
o Lip liner

Painting lips should be left sweet and simple. Choose a light shade of lip liner and line all around the lips. Be careful not to line on the outside of the lips - simply stick to what nature gave you. Fill in the lips with the liner and then cover with a pale gloss. Do not go overboard with lip color lest you be left with Kool-Aid mouth for the remainder of the day.

Makeup Tip #5: Adding Color
o Blush
o Shimmer
o Bronzer

Using just one of the above items will enhance a teenager's face subtly yet significantly. Blush, when used along the cheekbone, can create definition where there is none. When used on the apples of the cheeks (that is the area between the cheekbone, eyes, and nose), it can add plumpness to faces that may be drawn. Shimmer can be applied to the T-Zone with excellent results, and bronzer can be used all over to create a natural looking glow. It is important that, whichever of the three items that are chosen, they are used sparingly so as to not look overly done, and to let your natural beauty shine through.

About Permanent Makeup

Permanent make up is a form of tattooing that many people are not familiar with. While people are used to tattoos, that are not used to the idea of tattooing permanent make up on their face. While it may not be familiar to many, it is still a popular procedure. While permanent makeup is offered to help those who feel that they are too busy to worry about make up every time they need to go somewhere, it is often used for other reasons.

There are people who are literally allergic to makeup. They are allergic to the materials that are in the makeup, and cannot use it. This allows them to have the look of makeup in a way that their skin and body can handle. There are others who have problems keeping steady, or problems with eyesight; this procedure allows them to have the perfect look every time. The general idea behind permanent makeup is the fact that someone who has taken permanent makeup classes tattoos the face of the client. The tattoos mimic makeup, as far as the lips and eyes are concerned, meaning that actual makeup will not need to be used again.

At first, the permanent make up will look extreme. Do not worry, however; the person who has gone through the permanent makeup classes expects this. At first, the tattoos will seem too harsh. This color fades soon after the procedure, meaning that it will look normal a short while after the procedure. Think of it as a type of surgery; there must be a recovery time before it has the exact desired effect.

If you are thinking about permanent makeup, be sure to consider the fact that it is a tattoo. Permanent makeup classes help those to put on a tattoo to the face; just like any other tattoo, this one can be hard to remove. Just like any other tattoo removal, the removal process can be incredibly painful, will take a lot of time, and may not be able to completely remove the ink.

Those who are looking into permanent makeup should look into permanent makeup classes. These classes show people how to actually perform the procedure; looking into these classes can simply help you to get the information that you need. Taking in all of this information from the professionals can help you determine if this is the procedure for you.

Makeup Styles For Parties

A point to note. Anyone above forty should avoid all out shimmer as while the shine highlights facial features, it also draws attention to existing fine lines and wrinkles. If you are young and your face is line-free, fantasy makeup is the way to go.

Makeup Style #1. Fantasy Makeup.
For that ethereal look, get a shimmery eye shadow or a shimmer powder in silver, gold, bronze, or any flattering color that captures your fancy. You would also need a brilliant lip gloss to go over your lipstick. Wear a lipstick that you like, which flatters you. Then go over it with the shimmery gloss. Add some shimmer powder or gold or silver flecks to the center of your lip to emphasize your pout. For the eyes, how far dare you go? You can apply metallic eyeshadow over your entire eyelid for a real head turning look. Or you could use a more neutral shade like peach, brown or lilac, but highlight the inner corner of the eye by lining it with a silver or gold eye pencil.

The lash out with black mascara.
If you like, you could even attach crystals to your eye lashes, with false lash glue. Or you could use a metallic mascara for gorgeous, magical lashes.

Finally, take a large powder brush and lightly dust shimmer powder over your cheekbones, your forehead, nose and chin.

Makeup Style #2. Dramatic Eye Makeup

Do you want Egyptian makeup or smoky eye makeup?
Both feature dramatic eyes.
However, strong eyes and strong lips would clash, so keep your look classy by going for nude lips.

For starters, do you want to use false lashes as well?

If you want really dramatic lashes, start off by trimming false lashes to fit your eyes and applying them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Or you could just use 3 coats of mascara instead when you are done.

Male Makeup

A few years back, male makeup was a taboo subject. But today whether you are talking of a manly man or a metrosexual man, the industry of male makeup is really booming. But before you whip out your plastic to purchase male makeup, here is a primer of the basics of male makeup. This will serve to familiarize you with what you can expect to find.

1. Skin care basics for men: This did not really deviate from women's skin care. You will find cleansers, exfoliaters, toners and moisturizers. However, male skin is often more oily than a woman's, and as such, male formulation differs. These skin care basics allows the succeeding layers of male makeup to be applied at its best. Also, makeup removers must be prepared so that skin will not suffer from allergies because of residue buildup.

2. Translucent powder power: males are often recommended to have the translucent powder variety. If you are male and starting out in the makeup basics for the aim of improving how your skin looks, then this is the best way to go.

3. Concealer: A male makeup option that you can use liberally is the concealer as long as it closely resembles your natural skin color. Concealers are best applied after you place translucent powder or foundation.

4. Mineral Makeup Option: A makeup line that you can try is the mineral makeup variety since among the many types of makeup available these days for both men and women, mineral makeup is attractive for its simplicity and realistic look. You can pull off the brushed up look without making it too obvious to others that you applied makeup.

5. Jaw Line Defining Shaving Cream: The particular cream for Ultra is a good buy. It's part of makeup since it involves firming up your jaws for that very mysterious and sexy look.

6. Manscara Mascara: In applying mascara for men, a thin application is sufficient unless you want to become a typecast for a future vampire or zombie movie. Few males can pull off the Goth look, but if you are one of them, liberalize your application of your manscara accordingly!

7. Guyliner Eyeliner and the Rocker Look: Eyeliner for guys is very, very optional. You can choose to apply a lot of it or just apply a super light amount on your eyes to provide the proper accent without stealing the thunder out of anyone.

8. Lipstick and lip balm: Lip balm is always good for male lips. Lipstick is optional and best done when it sticks to male colors, such as a subtle peach shade. Depending on what you are wearing and the look that you are trying to pull, use these two minimally. Subtlety is the key. The more natural, the better it is.

9. Fake Tanning and Corrective Cosmetology for Men: Fake tannings, skin shade blending, firming and hydrating are some of the few products that males can put in addition to their daily basic makeup regimen.

Tips For Buying Makeup

1. The very first thing to do is to set a budget for your girlfriend's makeup. Prices of cosmetics these days are not cheap and they vary per brand name and per manufacturer [if imported or local]. If you have read several articles about makeup, you'll be surprised on how much money women are spending on makeup each year. From there you'll get an idea of how much money you should have before you hit a cosmetic store. As an advice, it is better to set a budget of $100 to $200 just to be safe and sure. If you are planning on buying a whole set of makeup for your girl- from the lips to the cheeks to the eyes- it's better to buy it altogether and you might be lucky if you'll get a discount.

2. If you live with your girl already, you may need to snoop and look for the brand and color shades of makeup she has. It will be easier if you do this and if the two of you are together in one house. Make sure that she's not around the house so you could surprise her when it's time to give it to her.

3. If you're not living together, you can ask her closest friends or her sister or mother to help you out. This is the easiest way instead of guessing what she might like. Talk to her best friend, her sister or her mom and ask them a favor not to tell her that you're snooping around about her makeup preferences. For sure, they'll be happy to help you especially if it is a special surprise for her.

4. Make a list of the brand, color and hues of makeup that she uses, the type of makeup that she prefer [hypoallergenic, organic, oil-free, water-based] and the most makeup she buys [makeup for the eyes, cheeks, lips]. You need to know these things in order to get her the right type of makeup. It's okay if you can only give her eye makeup such as mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow and eyebrow pencil because these are already too many. But knowing her ideal kind would be more personal and thoughtful. Of course you can always buy the whole set, which is why it is important for you to know the right info before you hit the stores.

5. Now, where should you buy? Calm down. You already have your list, so it won't be that difficult to look for the makeup that she likes. Firstly, it is safe to go to a department store since there are a number of makeup brands there and chances are you'll find the ones on your list.

Secondly, if there's only one specific brand of makeup she uses, it is easier to look for it from a department store or cosmetic boutique. Most major brands are available in department store cosmetics section, but there are those that have their own boutiques in malls.

Thirdly, if ever the makeup brands that she's using are nowhere to be found in major stores, you can look them up via internet. There are cosmetic boutiques on the internet and you can order from them and have them shipped right to your doorstep.

Buying makeup for the special woman in your life shouldn't be a problem. There are ways to find out so your girl will be more surprised. As much as you can, don't buy her makeup on a whim or on a hunch because there's a chance that she might not like it. Always look for ways to know what brand and color she loves to wear so you won't end up frustrated and disappointed.