Cosmetics: A guide to the world’s best makeup, from the best-selling to the most obscure
Makeup has long been a big part of women’s lives, and there’s a long tradition of makeup making its way to the forefront of women and men’s lives.
Now, with makeup becoming so mainstream, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular with both men and women, and what makes it such a powerful tool in the modern world.
But what is makeup, and how does it make you feel?
And is there anything you can do to make your makeup look better?
Here are 10 tips for the ultimate make-up geek.1.
Pour your own ingredients into your makeupThe best makeup brushes, makeup products and makeup remover are available in the UK, but there’s no shortage of other brands to choose from.
This can mean getting your makeup on without the aid of a brush, or having your makeup in the fridge or freezer.
Here’s what you need to know about how to use your own makeup brushes and makeup products.2.
Choose a neutral or slightly warmer toneYou’ll probably find it easier to apply makeup if you find your skin tone neutral, which is often associated with lighter colours and more pigmented skin.
You can also use the same neutral colour palette to find the right shade of highlight for you.3.
Don’t let your makeup stand in your wayDon’t let makeup make you look less attractive, because makeup can make you appear more attractive.
Instead, use your makeup to emphasise the way you appear.
For example, a bold lipstick can be an eye-catching statement piece, while a dark shade can help emphasise your contours.4.
Use a concealer to help conceal and contourThe best concealer for eyes, lips and hair is often an anti-aging powder, which can give your skin a softer and smoother appearance.
Alternatively, if you’re prone to redness and uneven coverage, you can apply a blush to cover the area, or use a moisturiser to soften the skin.5.
Use eyeliner, eye shadow or a powder for highlight and shadowYou can apply makeup with eyeliner or eye shadow, as long as the application is done properly.
Apply your favourite eye shadow and highlight powder to the upper lash line and make sure it’s angled slightly upwards.
For the inner corners, apply a powder or concealer shade to the outer corner of the eye and make a small amount of it around the edges of your eye.6.
Choose your perfect eye colourWhen choosing a perfect eye-colour, make sure you don’t use a colour that will make you stand out from the crowd, or will make your skin appear darker or darker.
Instead of using a different eye colour, you could use a combination of colours from different shades.
For instance, if your eyes are yellow, you might want to use a lighter shade of green or white.7.
Use concealer or powder to add shineThe best way to achieve a flawless complexion is by using a light or medium colour concealer and powder.
Apply a light colour concealing cream or powder on your cheekbones and eye creases to give your complexion a soft and glowing glow.
The concealer also provides a boost to the skin’s luminosity.8.
Apply foundation to your faceThe best method of covering your blemishes and imperfections is to use foundation that you apply with your fingers and apply in the shape of your brows and temples.
Apply it gently over your brow bones and under your eyes and blend it into your skin, leaving the rest of your skin looking flawless.9.
Use an eyeliner to emphasisde your faceIf you’re tired of wearing a black eye shadow everyday, try using a black eyeliner for an extra dramatic effect.
Use it to add a subtle lift to your eye makeup, or to accentuate your cheekbone.
For those with dark skin tones, try applying a light eyeliner with a matte finish, or a darker colour with a glittery finish.10.
Use the right eyelinerThe best eyeliner is an eyelash-enhancing eye liner.
Apply eyeliner using a small circular motion and blend to create a sparkly effect.
If you prefer, you may want to add the lash-enhancement in the form of a sparkle in the eye.11.
Use blush to highlight and contortMakeup is always going to look better on you, so don’t let it hold you back from enjoying the world.
Blush can be used as an accent colour, highlighting and contouring.
Start with a simple light shade and blend in the lighter shades to give a subtle effect.
For a more subtle effect, add some powder to highlight the darker shades of your face, or even go with a powder eye shadow.12.
Apply blush to your eyelashes and apply to the corners of your eyesThe best time to apply blush to the sides