Everyone wants to put their best face forward and make an impression, but sometimes we don’t know where to start. Learn how to achieve glowing skin, stellar makeup and radiate your inner beauty with these tips and tricks.
When applying concealer beneath the eyes, don’t dab dots. Draw a triangle, placing the base under your eyelid and the point downwards. Use complimentary colored concealers—namely orange and green—to mitigate blemishes. Red pimple? Cover it in green. Purple-blue bags beneath your eyes? Use orange. This trick works for all skin colors. Next, contour and highlight your face with concealers. One stick should be two tones darker than your natural tone for shaded places. Your other concealer should be lighter for places that catch light. It will look like war paint before blending. When blending, move outward from your nose. Use white eyeliner as a brow highlighter for an instant eye lift then smudge the line with a sponge to define your eyebrow shape. Lastly, try baby powder on your eyelashes between applications of mascara to pump up volume.
Apply lip balm or Vaseline around your cuticles prior to painting your nails to avoid messes like runs and uneven edges. Start with a white base coat to brighten dramatic nail colors. And when you are done painting, make nail polish dry rapidly by soaking your just painted nails in ice water. Cold water sets paint faster than air drying.
After pregnancy or losing serious weight your breasts will inevitably lose volume. Augmentation mammoplasty can give you a more curvaceous frame or restore your breasts to their original size. Depending on your age, body shape and goals, you can choose from multiple augmentation methods and breast implants during your search. Popular implants are saline shells and silicone shells that come in round, smooth and textured varieties. During consultation, you can determine which is best for you and your lifestyle. Other options for women who would like a natural lift and small increase in size can opt for “fat transfer” breast augmentation, which uses liposuction to take fat from another part of the body and inject it into the breast tissue.
Try “frosting”—fill in the middle section of your lips with a light concealer, blend it in with your fingertip, then finish with nude lip gloss. Another trick is adding peppermint oil to your favorite gloss or Vaseline. Peppermint improves circulation and brings blood closer to the surface. The scent is also invigorating.
Dehydration makes skin lose elasticity. By drinking enough throughout the day, you will prevent wrinkling, blotchiness and dryness. As a bonus, drink green tea and use those tea bags afterwards! Cold tea bags decrease puffiness underneath your eyes. Hold them there for about five minutes, and you will notice a difference.