BEAUTY HAVEN’S TOP 5 MAKE UP TIPS
We all love to look our best each day and having beautiful skin and make up can give you a little confidence boost each morning, however, juggling all of life’s activities can often mean that your makeup routine flies out the window.
With a few tips and tricks you don’t have to be a professional to have fabulous looking make up!!
Skin is the most important thing, if your skin is not in great shape than covering it with make up will not really solve any problems, by keeping your skin moisturized, you will minimize quite a few common skin problems like fine lines and dry patches.
STEP 1 – PRIME
It is so quick to do and will give you a long lasting finish to your foundation, yes ladies priming needs to be part of your daily routine. There is an extended range from primers, BB creams and CC creams on the market now, here I have listed my 2 favorites by far :-
Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener ( Jane Iredale)
By using this product you will moisturize and prime your skin in one easy step. This gem is also packed with antioxidants so your skin is instantly transformed into a conditioned and luminous look. All you require is a small pea size amount of product, dab onto the forehead, nose, chin and cheeks withy fingertips.
Skin Perfect Primer (Dermalogica)
Love this primer as the velvety silicones combined with Soy Protein helps even out skin texture creating a smoother surface, you also have within this primer Peral powder and Earth minerals which provide a natural tint for visible luminosity and radiance. Not only does this primer offer you a smoother canvas for make up application it also has a SPF30 to shield your skin from UV light.
STEP 2 – FOUNDATION
Getting your base right is so vital to your overall finish look.
JANE IREDALE is known as the “Skin Care Makeup” as the founder, Jane herself always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman’s sense of well being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve. She was the first to supply this with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.
With JANE IREDALE foundation, the highest quality ingredients are used to ensure satisfaction with performance, coverage, application and texture. Our minerals conform to the most current technology available that ensures broad spectrum sun protection.
The foundation is a multi – testing product that provides 4 important functions in one :- foundation, concealer, sunscreen and has active skin care benefits.
Due to the high quality of minerals in this foundation they interact with light, this is what gives them their soft focus effect. As Jane Iredale uses pure mineral pigment with no fillers such as talc their foundation give exception coverage that require minimal touch ups.
JANE IREDALE makeup forms a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breather and function normally with Laboratory test confirming that all of their products are non-comedogenic and does not block pores.
This foundation also offers you sun protection with a difference!! Jane Iredale products have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal Of Recommendation. To earn this seal a manufacturer must provide scientific data showing its products sufficiently and safety AID in the preventation of sun induced damage to the skin.
STEP 3 – LASHES
Looking for that instant eyelift and high impact, coat your lashes with mascara, not a good look is coating your lashes with clumpy mascara! Lets face it, this happens to every tube of mascara over time. The problem is it dries out and then starts to form unattractive lumps. To prevent this, don’t pump your mascara trying to get more on your wand as you are basically pumping air into the tube causing it to dry out even faster.
I know that mascara should be replaced every 3-4 months, yet I always need to replace mine much sooner just because it dries out so fast!!! But a tip to fix that………………
Add a drop or 2 of saline eye drops into the tube and then rub the wand around inside, the solution softens the mascara liquid making it apply as if it were a brand new tube .
STEP 4 – MAKE EYES APPEAR BIGGER
Ladies if you don’t already own a white pencil, invest in one now for this simple trick! Instead of lining your water line with dark eyeliner, use a white pencil to create the illusion of a bigger eye.
STER 5 – EYEBROWS
Groomed brows make such a difference to the overall appearance of your makeup. Finding your natural or preferred brow shape is something that can brighten up your face without even putting on a single swipe of makeup. Its very important to maintain your eyebrows once you have found the right shape to compliment your eyes as well as your face. I really do suggest you have them shaped professional as I personally made the mistake many moons ago of having a friend do mine, and believe me it literally took me a good 2-3 years to get them back into a decent shape!
With the 5 key tips being your primer, base and eyes you can have fun and experiment!
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