Happy Friday! Today I have a guest post about makeup tips, something I'm not completely confident in yet - so instead here is some advice from Isabella Franklin, who knows a bit more about this than I do...
If you slap on the same concealer and blusher every day with little to no thought, it might be time for a change. A few tweaks to your routine could leave you looking (and feeling) a lot more glamorous, so take a look at these makeup secrets every girl should know:
Find an everyday concealer
Concealer is notoriously difficult to wear, but finding the right product will help you achieve a wonderful, glowing complexion. Now, you shouldn’t be able to see any lines when you apply it, so opt for something that’s as close to your natural skin colour as possible. To find something suitable, don’t test the foundation on the back of your hand like many women do, instead rub it into your jawline. The ideal cosmetic will be very subtle and blend into your skin like it was meant to be there. It should not stick out like a sore thumb.
Learn how to disguise your flaws
Once you’ve found a foundation that can be applied over your whole face, look for something that’s a tone darker than what you’ve just bought. You can then use this to correct a whole array of flaws and perfect the symmetry of your face. If you have a wide nose, for example, you may have thought about rhinoplasty, but there is one simple makeup tip that can make it look thinner. All you need to do is apply the darker foundation from the inner corner of each eyebrow and down the side of your nose using a wet concealer sponge. This will create a shadow and draw the eye towards the lighter part.
Bring your eyes to life
If you are extremely tired, it can start to show in your eyes, so there are times where you’ll want to keep them looking fresh. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure your makeup is as neutral as possible, as dark colours can leave you looking a little washed out if you’re not feeling your best. Instead of plastering on thick eyeliner in a bid to look awake, stick to white, cream and ivory shades, as these will widen your eyes. If you’re going out, you can blend light and dark cosmetics together to create a more dramatic look. Once that’s done, learn how to curl your eyelashes and apply some mascara to perfect your look.
Perfect your pout
These days, you can hardly go a week without reading about the latest hair transplant procedure or boob job, but sometimes a good smile is all you need to look good – and this can be achieved with makeup. That’s right: lip fillers and other treatments may seem appealing, but maybe a little lippy could do the same job? If you don’t already wear it, applying a little colour to your pout could work wonders, but if you do, why not spice up your look by emphasising your Cupid’s bow? This is the dip in the top of your lip and can be defined using a high-quality lip liner.
Every girl needs a few trusty cosmetics, so see what you can find and revitalise your appearance.
Isabella Franklin is a beauty blogger and runs cosmeticsurgeryguru.com, a blog dedicated to advice and guidance on all surgical and non-surgical procedures. She also enjoys writing about fashion, beauty and current health issues. You can also contact her over on twitter @Cosmetic_Bella.