If you have large and open eyes, dont use bright colors that will
over-emphasize the fullness.
On deep-set eyes, you should use shadow colors that are on the light side
of the color spectrum. Light brings out.
Be careful with shimmery products, especially on your eyes;
they tend to collect in creases.
Always use less mascara on your lower lashes.
Dont pump your mascara wand into the mascara container.
This pushes air in the container and makes the mascara dry out faster.
Gently insert the wand, turn 2 or 3 times, then remove and apply to lashes.
If your mascara thickens when it reaches the end of the tube,
place tube in warm water. That will help make the mascara thinner.
For clumpy eyelashes, use a lash comb to remove clumps.
If you have problems under the eye such as dark circles, bags,
uneven skin tone, wrinkled skin, etc
.these problems will become more
obvious if you apply mascara to the bottom lashes.
Women insist on using the lightest concealer. In reality all you need
is one or two shades lighter then your skin.
Concealer doesnt have to be worn with any makeup or powder.
Sometimes all you need is a little concealer and something on your lips.
Make sure your concealer is the same shade as your skin.
Concealer should be applied as sparingly as possible.
You dont want it to be cakey or thick.
If you are thinking of lightening your brows, try a colored mascara first
to see what they would look like.
If you want your eyebrows to stay in place,
put a clear mascara on them or a little hairspray on an eyebrow groomer
and brush to desired shape.
Dont test foundation or concealer color on your hand.
Match it to the skin on your face and neck.
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Make sure you shake your foundation vigorously before applying.
For a light or sheer look, dampen sponge before applying foundation.
If you have sallow skin, pick a foundation that disappears on your face.
To counteract your skin tone choose a pink or rosy blush.
Powder stops shine. Dont over powder, it is healthy to have some sheen.
Before applying powder make sure there are no lines or creases.
Once you powder, it will stay put.
If your face is very moist, blot first gently with a tissue,
otherwise the powder will clump.
Put a light layer of powder under the eyes before applying eyeshadow.
If color falls when applying color, it can be gently whisked away
after you have finished your application.
Too much color? Dust on a layer of loose powder or pressed powder
to take off the edge.
Dont worry about matching your lip color to your blush, just keep it
in the same color family.
The thinner your lips, the more neutral your lip color should be.
Mixing colors is the best way to vary your lipstick shades.
Avoid true red shades if your face is blotchy, irritated or ruddy.
Your lips will draw attention to your skin.
Pale shades of lipstick make lips look fuller.
To enhance a pout, dab a silver lip-gloss onto the center of your lower lip.
If lip liner is too dark tone it down with a small amount of foundation
then reapply lip liner.
Vitamin E oil gives your lips a topcoat plus seals in color.
This also creates instant shine and helps to protect sensitive areas.