They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is very much true. What you may find beautiful, someone else may find repulsive. It is a matter of people’s perceptions, not a matter of the object’s actual beauty. The tips in this article will help you to “alter” your perceptions a bit, to find more beauty all around you.
Invest the extra money in a set of quality makeup brushes. Remember, these tools will be touching your face every single day. Spending more on these brushes can get you a set that will last for years. You should also pick up a bottle of brush cleaner, which is to be used regularly, at least twice per week. This removes dust and bacteria.
You can easily exfoliate your face lightly during your daily bath or shower by using a soft, nubby terrycloth or wash rag. This is especially effective if the water is warm, not hot, and only if you are using the cloth for the first time. Never use the same cloth two days in a row as bacteria may build up overnight.
To help your eyeliner last all day, apply a thin layer of eyeshadow in a matching color over the top of it. Most eyeliners have a tendency to fade or run throughout the day. This is particularly true for oil-based eyeliner pencils. You can eliminate this problem by brushing a layer of matching eyeshadow directly over the top of the eyeliner using a thin makeup brush. This helps to set it so it stays in place all day.
To brighten up that dull winter skin, try moisturizers or highlighters that have warm pink or golden undertones. A cosmetics sponge is key to applying makeup to your brows and your cheeks. Be careful not to over apply the product, as this will make your face look unnaturally shiny.
To keep your skin looking fresh and flawless, make sure you drink plenty of water each day. When you are dehydrated, your skin is the first organ that suffers. Therefore, make sure to drink eight or more glasses of water every day. If water tastes boring, liven it up with cranberry or lemon juice. Without a doubt, your skin will benefit from this advice.
If you are using makeup that shimmers, apply it both lightly and strategically. This will give you a subtle glow. Use highlighter on the higher, more defining areas of your face. For example, you could highlight brows, nose and cheekbones. Follow with a loose dusting of face powder.
Pink lipstick can be used to conceal any imperfections. Applying a warm toned pink lipstick will draw away attention from blemishes and send them looking at your beautiful lips. Between a good concealer and lips that pop, nobody will notice that little blemish.
It’s a good idea to keep your make-up in the refrigerator, in a special container. You should remember this during the summer especially. If you store your beauty products, like oils, toners and lotions on ice, they are easy to apply even during scorching weather. Keeping them cool will also give you skin some relief in hot temperatures.
You can make a great mouthwash at home with peppermint oil and water. You need one drop of the peppermint oil for each ounce of water. After you boil your water, measure your peppermint oil into a heat-resistant container. Add the boiling water to the container. Cover the container with a clean cloth (i.e. a handkerchief) and allow to cool. Pour this into a container, such as a bottle, with an air-tight lid. This can now be used as a mouthwash.
If you want to improve your overall beauty, avoid caffeine. Caffeine has been known to make you feel tired, cause you to feel jittery, and also make you look older over time. Because of this, always try to keep your caffeine intake to one serving each day. This includes soda, coffee, or caffeinated tea. Rather than drinking caffeinated tea or coffee, drink a good quality green tea and decaf coffee.
If you have an overly pale appearance this can be due to iron deficiency. Take a daily iron supplement or eat a spoonful of iron-rich manuka honey. This will help you look healthier and give your skin a natural glow.
Use Vaseline on the outer edges of your eyes to make a shield. This will act as a waterproof barrier and will keep your makeup on around your eyes. This is especially good to use if you find your eyes are watery because of wind or any other factor.
Remember that excess sun exposure is not only bad for your skin, it is also bad for your hair. As a result of sun exposure hair may become dry, brittle, fragile and discolored. Sun exposure can tear protein bonds in your hair and make your hair permanently weaker. So, if you are going to be spending a lot of time in the sun, remember to wear a hat.
To get the best results from your styling products, don’t apply them to soaking wet hair. The water in your hair will dilute the products, rendering them less effective. Before applying any products, remove as much excess water from your hair as you can. You’ll see a change in how your products work immediately.
To help your makeup last longer, layer it when you apply it. Place your blush over your foundation, and then set it with a powder. Layering makeup gives the makeup something extra hold, and also creates a softer, more youthful look. Primer is especially useful when trying to create layers of makeup.
As stated at the beginning of this article, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what one may find attractive, another may quite as easily find unattractive. It is possible to “alter” your perception a little bit, and by using the tips from this article, you should be able to open yourself up to seeing more beauty in the ordinary.