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You Can Achieve Transformation like Christina Aguilera Too with These Makeup Tips!

April 5, 2018

Preparing to apply makeup for day or night.

When applying make-up for your daytime look, use a prop-up mirror near a window to make full use of natural sunlight. This will help you achieve a lighter touch and a natural look. Facing the window is best, as this produces less shadows and will show you how your makeup will look in daylight. If relying on artificial light, wall lamps work better than ceiling lights that produce shadows. For precise eye-makeup, use a small hand mirror – you can then zoom in to your face and pay more attention to fine detail such as eyelashes (lighted tweezers can help make plucking easier). When applying makeup for night-time, use bolder colours to enhance facial features under artificial light. You should also accentuate your lips with darker colours. In addition, the use of heavy eyeliners or an eyebrow pencil can add beauty to brows and eyes at night-time.

When preparing yourself for a photograph add more colour in your makeup to gain vibrancy and beauty to your look. Natural hues are harder to capture on camera and by adding colour you will avoid a washed out appearance. Your lips can be made bolder and brighter with coloured lippy, and don’t forget to add a little blush to your cheeks. To accentuate eyes, give your eyebrows more definition; Brush your brows into place and then use a powder liner to lightly fill them in (use dark brown powder rather than black, as this can create a harsh look). In professional photo shoots or selfies too much foundation should be avoided. The liberal use of foundation will take away the skin’s soft hues and diminish the appearance of healthy looking skin. The flash on a camera may also expose heavy foundation and make the skin appear pale. Avoid the use of high SPF (sun protection factor) titanium or zinc dioxide as these create a mask like appearance. Also, avoid the use of foundations that contain HD (high definition) face powder. They may show up in photographs as white patches on the skin. If you are taking a selfie indoors be aware of the distorting effects of light. The wrong light can result in shadows or bright areas and draw attention to protrusions such as your nose.

Beauty is not only in the eyes of the beholder.

For bigger and brighter eyes lighten up those brown eye circles. Blurring eye lifting gels can tighten up eye bags and smooth away lines. When the gel has dried use a correcting concealer to hide the colour and then finish with an illuminating concealer. You could also use a naturally formulated solution called ‘Remescar Eye Bags & Dark Circles’. It will firm up the skin and reduce the accumulation of fluids that cause the dark circles around eyes. To make your eyes look bigger apply eyeliner to the top and underside of your lash line followed by a light coat of mascara (a little heavier on the outer edges).

Removing makeup and nourishing the skin – in one go.

To remove makeup use a natural product such as Camellia Oil. The oil serves a dual purpose as it will also moisturise, nourish and tone the skin. This will rejuvenate and slow down the ageing process. Camellia japonica or Tsubaki oil has been used by the beautiful Geisha women of Japan for centuries. Its composition has powerful anti-bacterial qualities that are similar to sebum – the oil that is naturally secreted by the skin. Camellia oil is also a rich source of Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids with an abundance of natural antioxidants. These include phytonutrients that help prevent the skin from premature ageing caused by too much exposure to the sun. Recognize your face shape and make better use of contours. To contour your face with makeup correctly you need to identify its shape. This can range from round to diamond, and everything in between (triangle, rectangle, heart, oval pear or oblong). For example, the most common shape is oval. This shape can be elongated by giving some attention to the nose. To achieve this affect simply apply bronzer from top to bottom of the nose (before applying bronzer, sweep and test on the back of your hand and look to achieve a shimmer rather than matte finish).

Attention to colour combination is important when contouring your face.

The colour contour you choose should be two to three shades darker than your natural skin tone. The areas to highlight will always be the centre of your face. When highlighting choose one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. This will accentuate your favourite features and draw more light to the centre of your face. To make the nose look thinner, contour along the sides and the natural hollows of your nose. You should add highlight to the very top of your nose from (between the eyes) drawing a line downward to the tip. Then blend the colours to eliminate makeup lines and your nose will appear thinner.

 

References
“How To Use Bronzers On Asian Skin – CLEO Singapore.” 2017. CLEO Singapore. June 12, 2017. http://www.cleo.com.sg/beauty/how-to/use-bronzers-asian-skin/.