Whether you’re looking to change up your look for the new season, or you don’t usually wear makeup and are looking for cosmetics that will still give your face a natural feel, you may need some make up advice that will help you to establish your new style. Here are some tips that will help you to find the right makeup shades for you, as well as the best places to shop for cosmetics.
If you are looking for a new face powder or foundation, or are looking to wear face makeup for the first time, you can test the color of the foundation on the inside of your arm to get a more accurate match. The skin on this part of the arm is usually the same color as the undertones of the skin on your face, so testing the foundation out before you leave the store will help you to avoid getting makeup that gives you a pasty or mask-like feel. Once you find the right shade of foundation, you may want to mix the makeup with a little water or moisturizer for a more dewy look; this works great in the autumn and winter months, and makes the skin look more supple.
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You may also want to try a powder bronzer for spring and summer to go on after you apply foundation to give your skin a healthy glow without adding extra oil.
When it comes to blush, the best make up advice is not to choose a blush that is too bright for your skin tone. If you have fair skin, a blush that is definitely pink in color will be best for your face. For more olive tones, reds and dark pinks are best. For darker skin with a richer tone, burgundy and shades of brown are the the most fitting. Be sure to apply the blush on the apples of the cheeks, and to make your face feel more alive, you can apply a small amount of blush to the tip of the chin and the forehead. You can also apply a little to your eyelids to give your face an all-around glow without having to use eyeshadow.
Make up advice when it comes to eye makeup is simple; less is more, even when you’re trying to achieve an evening look. For a ‘smoky’ eye, use a darker shade or gray or silver on the eyelid, or use a dark eye pencil and smear the color on the lid. Then, you can use a little on the bottom of the eye, and a small amount of mascara to complete the look.