Bleeding - Use a lip liner slightly darker than your lip color
shade. Outline your lips, starting with the bow area. This will also
help to correct any unevenness. Then fill in your lip area with the
lip liner. This will also help you keep in color after your lipstick
has worn off during eating or all-day use. For the finishing touch,
apply lipstick with a lip brush and blot with tissue.
- Red is definitely in! To make them modern, use light-reflecting
powder on your eyes for a hint of color, instead of using dark colors
Lips - This is caused by a lack of moisture. Licking your lips
speeds up moisture loss. Use lip balms that contain petroleum, cocoa
butter or beeswax. Drink lots of water and try to use a humidifier indoors.
- When using a brow pencil, do not color the brows in like you are
painting them. Fill in the holes to create definition. Use a shade
similar to your hair's color. Using a slightly darker color will give
your eyes more definition if you have fair skin.
- Avoid angles and very thin brows. The right shape depends on your
face and eye shape. Groomed brows balance your features, define your
eyes and give a clean finish, even if you're not wearing any make-up.
Hide Puffiness Under the Eyes - Apply thin layer of foundation
all over puffy area. Dab concealer that is a lighter shade than the
foundation under the puffy area using a small brush. Blend color and
set with loose powder.
- Do not use a perfect line. It's outdated. Smudges are in. Dot along
the lash line, connect he dots lightly, and blend.
- This happens with heat. When the heat rises, mascara can melt since
a significant part of its formulation is wax. Try using a mascara
that boasts a heat-resistant, high-melting-point-wax formula. Some smudgeless ways to emphasize eyes is by using an eyelash curler and
clear mascara. Also, a waterproof mascara gives depth to the eyes
without clumping or smearing which is ideal for hot, sticky summer days.
Types - If your skin is dry, apply a moisturizer first. Use a
cream blush and top with translucent powder. If your skin is oily,
apply translucent powder first, then use a powder blush with a large
brush. Begin directly beneath the center of your eye on your cheekbone.
- Even though cuticles may look ugly, do not cut clip them. They help
to keep out harmful things and can get red and infected if you do
can use olive oil, hand cream or even lip balm to soften cuticles.
- When washing hands, always use water at room temperature and use
hand cream religiously after each use. To avoid hangnails, rub some
cream on the fingertips. This will also help to prevent nails from cracking.
each time you put your hands in water, such as doing the dishes or
washing the tub, make sure you moisturize your nails, otherwise they
will dry out and crack.
not use a metal file to file your nails. It will tear the nails and
lift the layers.
not use an acetone nail polish. It will strip your nails of
essential moisture and cause heavy ridges.
Polish Care - To make your nail polish last longer, keep it in
the fridge. Heat, humidity and light can affect its consistency. And
make sure that the bottle is sealed properly before putting it away.
- Although a tan may look nice, in the long run the sun's rays will
do lots of damage to your skin, not to mention the possibility of
skin cancer. An alternative to looking tanned is to choose a tanning
cream. These creams can be found at any cosmetics counter and are
easy to use and safe on your skin. And if you use a tanning salon to
start out your tan, that does not mean it is any safer to go out in
- If whenever possible, stay out of the sun. If you
are out and about, protect your skin by using a sunblock on not only
your face but also your hands. Not only does the sun contribute to
dryness and wrinkles, but it can also contribute to skin cancer.
- Use a good night cream every night on your face and
neck. Skin cells get their best renewment during the night time, so
take this opportunity to take especially good care of your skin at
this time. I would not, however, recommend that you use a night cream
if you have oily skin, as this can contribute even more to the oiliness.
- Even if you have oily skin you should always moisturize after
washing your face. Choose a moisturizer that is made for your skin
type. Moisturizer will also help your foundation to go on more
smoothly and evenly.
- Only take warm showers or baths. Do not use hot water. Hot water
will dry out the skin and make it flaky. Use a moisturizer while your
skin is still wet to seal in the moisture.
- Do not use the "100 strokes" theory. This will only cause
breakage to the hair.
- No matter what your hair type you should always use a conditioner. Conditioners are formulated to work instantly so you should rinse conditioner
Shampoos - These are the worse things to put on your hair!
and conditioners don't mix well chemically so they will not have the same
benefits to your hair as using a separate shampoo and conditioner. By
using 2-in-1's you'll inevitably have a problem with buildup, since every time
you wash your hair to get rid of it you're actually depositing more!
- To prevent ingrown hairs after waxing, exfoliate the skin area
before you wax. Use a dry loofah or body exfoliator gently, 2 - 3
times per week before showering. This helps bring the hair follicles
to the surface and opens the pores to allow for the hair to come through.
- Bikini area rash is caused when you shave the area. To avoid this
problem, try waxing the area instead. You will find that the area
will be hair free much longer and the more you wax, the less often
you'll have to do it.