The Perfect Way For Your Face

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The perfect way for your face Being a female is not always easy. There are certain tricks involved to getting the perfect self image that are physically possible for you to get. There is of course dieting and exercise, keeping fit and healthy; but a very easy and common way to go, is with the application of make-up. Learning how to apply make-up properly, and according to your facial features is very beneficial and can help you feel more confident and beautiful, without changing your whole personal and physical image altogether. It is fairly easy to learn to apply make-up properly, but there are a couple of steps you must take before you can start.

You must make sure your skin is healthy by washing it with a hydrating cleanser and moisturizing it with and oil-free lotion. After this you must pick out the right shades of make-up for your type of skin.

You can do this by testing the colour of the foundation on the back of your hand, then rubbing it in. If the colours blends with your skin, then it is the right one for you. If you are having a hard time, just ask the consultant at the store, I'm sure they'd be happy to help you out. The next step is to find the right colour of eye make-up. depending on your eye shape, colour, and size. If you have a small eye, you can use eyeliner, brown for lighter skin and black for darker skin. If you wanted to look different or match your favourite outfit you can try blues, purples, greens, or whites. Any colour that you feel comfortable will do.

The next step is finding a lip colour that suits your pout, again depending on your facial features. Usually a gloss is an all around winner. It works in most cases, except that rare exception when you decide to whip out the red or exotic colours. When you have completed picking out your make-up, you must take the necessary step in putting it on. After cleansing, wipe your face dry and apply a little bit of moisturizer to face and neck. Apply foundation to the whole face and neck area or just apply to troublesome spots such as; blemishes or under the eye. After making sure that your face isn't blotchy and is even in all areas, choose you eye make-up and put it on as follows. If you have chosen eyeliner, this is something you should start with.

Apply the eyeliner to either the top of the eye, just above the eyelashes using light strokes, or inside the eye with a pencil, highlighting the skin just around the eyes, be careful not to poke yourself, this could lead to serious pain. After the eyeliner is applied, try some eye shadow. Apply this with an eye shadow brush, with sleek strokes from the corner of the eye, stroking towards the directions of your ears. Apply only to the eye area between your eyes and eyebrows... don't over do it. The final step is applying lipstick. This can be as hard or as easy as you make it. If you are using a gloss just apply to the whole lip area and you're set, but if you are using lipstick, you must go through a process, for the best results. First you must apply lip liner (again according to the colour of your lipstick). This is to assure that your lipstick will stay on for as long as possible. Then apply the lipstick to the inside of the lips, like colouring in a children's colouring book.

You are finally done. Now it's time to go out and have fun, or to go to work or school and start your day. These tips are very beneficial to improving your self image, but they do take a little time to perfect. Once you get the hang of it, you can start experimenting with new colours and new techniques. I suggest that you carry a little bag around with you, so you can touch up your make-up if necessary. Just make sure to pick make-up to suit your qualities, that enhance your features, rather than drowning then out.

Also make sure that you apply as little as possible and not to over do it. Make -up is just a way if of improving yourself, and should not be used to totally change yourself, unless you're planning on joining the circus or going on the Halloween parade.