Friday, 31 August 2012

You Should Look Glamorous Everyday! (Top 10 Beauty Essentials)

A girl's gotta look flawless. Right?

And flawless you shall look once you get a hold of these Top 10 beauty essentials.
For whether you're getting made up for an event out, or seeking to look grand on the go, I present to you, your beauty implements..

#10 Powder; For those of you who find putting foundation on too oily or heavy for your skin, powder is the ideal substitute. Powder is a beauty must-have for all seasons as, unlike foundation, powder is less oily and gives you more of a 'matte', finished overall look. Tip: You will want to use a powder puff applicator or a wide bristle makeup brush when applying powder to your face for even application.

#9 Brow brush & pencil; Having well groomed eyebrows pulls together your makeup and your face all together. A brow brush and pencil applicator allows your eyebrows to neatly stand out. Tip: Apply by brushing from the inner to outer corner of the brow with short, light strokes. Then, with the pencil, Lightly fill in any eyebrow spaces by working from the inner to outer corner.

#8 Colored eyeliner; Out with simple, black eyeliner and in with the colors! Colored eyeliner is such a must-try trend for all seasons because it draws a very flattering focus to your eyes and gives them that 'wide-awake', bright-eyed look.
Tip: Colors for..brown eyes: shades of green (like turquoise), blue, gold, and copper. blue eyes: orangey, rose, bronze plum and lavender shades. green eyes: blue, purple and burgundy. hazel eyes: Golds, purples, apricot, dark greens and coppery bronzes.

#7 Bronzer; The list is endless when it comes to bronzer! I am here to dispel two common myths about bronzer; 1. Is bronzer only necessary for fairer skin tones? Not at all. In addition to warming up lighter complexions, bronzer can also even out skin tone and add a luminous, sun-kissed glow for any warmer complexion(Be it olive,tan,caramel or coca). Add a deep, shimmery (not glittery) copper hue for darker skin tones and concentrate on the areas where the sun naturally hits your face (cheekbones, bridge of nose, and forehead). 2. Does bronzer just go on your cheeks and forehead? No! bronzer looks great swept across your collar bones, making them more defined and visible. Also, bronzer has a great affect during the summer time when swept along your legs and inner thighs for a seemingly, slimming affect.

#6 Jojoba Oil;  You will want to keep a small container of this 'magic' oil with you in your handbag at all times. What makes jojoba oil so great and beneficial is that it works wonders on all hair types restoring the natural texture, glow and luster of your hair in a natural and healthy way whilst giving it long-lasting sheen. Rub a few drops into your palms, rub your hands together and smooth the jojoba oil over dry hair to keep frizzing down and to add shine for dry, brittle and frizzy ends. Tip: This product is excellent for using on flyways in tied-up hairstyles as well.

#5 Nude-colored eyeshadow; What a nude-colored eyeshadow does ,that a bright or dark-colored eye shadow does not, is that it adds a warm, inviting natural gleam to your eyes without having to be too lucid and luminous. Tip; Choose a “nude” shade that is one shade lighter than your natural color of your eye lids to make you look awake and take a flat-tipped eyeshadow brush and run the shade right under your eyebrow, down to the crease. Then sweep the shade from lash line to crease for an absolute application.

 #4 Lip tint; This is like a lipstick and a lip balm all in one. What's not to love? Its beneficial to have this lip accessory carried around with you as it adds color to your lips, often without much gloss or shine included. When choosing a lip stain, try not to go too avant garde with vivid colors as you want the stain to look natural and pretty on your lips. Tip: Psssst...lip tint doubles as a cheek tint too! It gives your cheeks a very lovely 'flushed' look.

#3 Blush; Blush is used to simulate a natural glow and must look subtle.The remarkable thing about blush is that it looks absolutely magnificent on all skin complexions, guaranteed! Tip: If you find you have warm under tones try using yellow based colored blushes such as peach and terracotta.This will giving you natural looking rosy cheeks. For fairer skin tones,try baby pinks. If you want to warm up your skin tone try a terracotta blush to give you a nice glow too.Its good to remember to use an angled brush when applying blush, as it allows you to cast perfect contouring and application to your cheeks.

#2 Mascara; Ahhh yes, finally, mascara! Mascara is used for 5 reasons, (which is why it is #2 on our list...great isn't it?), It is used for thickening, lengthening, curling, coloring and adding definition to the eyelashes. For vast application on the upper lashes sweep your brush side to side while sweeping up to get a nice even application on the lashes. For the lower lashes hold the brush vertically and then sweep it back. This form of application gives your eyes a bright, wider-eyed look. Tip: When choosing the perfect mascara for yourself, make sure you keep these 5 properties in mind; color, type, brush, formulations and price. Make sure that you agree with each of the criteria and be sure that the mascara is absolutely right for you, before making your purchase.

#1 Water; The most essential essential of them all. Water keeps you hydrated during the day and keeps your skin naturally glowing for longer. You'll want to keep a bag-sized water bottle in your bag with you at all times throughout the day. Water is the best beauty enhancer of them all. Besides, nobody wants to dry up like a prune.
Eco-Friendly Tip: Re-use your water bottle throughout the day by filling it up by water fountains or near any drinkable water source to avoid wasting plastic.

Now, take your tools and all that you've learned, and go out there and rock it out!
Your welcome..

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