10 Timeless makeup tips

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Women apply cosmetics to look better and enhance their beauty, not detract from it. Get the look right every time with these hints.

Despite changing trends, fads and fashions some basic beauty rules never go out of style. Make sure you follow them and to look your best whatever the whims and wants of the season.

Crossing the line

Although not everyone wears it, there are definite rules when it comes to lipliner. Gone are the days of dark lipliner and light lipstick. If you use dark liner, like a red or berry shade, fill in your mouth completely, and then top with clear gloss, not a light lipstick. For a more subtle effect your lipliner should be in the shade closest to your natural lip colour. Line and colour in your pucker, then top with sheer gloss.

Making your lips look kissable

Your pre-school teacher was right! Colouring outside the lines is a no-no! To get luscious lips, simply line the border of your lips with a lipliner, colour in with a matching lipstick and apply a plumping lipgloss. A dab of clear or light gloss on the centre of your lower lip will reflect the light and make your lips appear fuller.

Awesome eyebrows

Women with lush, full brows should skip any added colour; all they need are tweezers for stray hairs and some brow gel. To plump up sparse brows, dip an angled brush into brow powder. Move the brush along the natural line of the brow, extending it to the edge of the eye.

Flawless foundation

To avoid a telltale foundation mask make sure you select the right shade. Our necks are often a different colour to our faces and chests, so it’s important to blend foundation down into the neck for a uniform colour. Use a makeup sponge to create a seamless edge.

Wipeout wrinkles

Suffocating your skin with a heavy cover-up will only draw attention to the problem you’re trying to hide. Mix in a little moisturiser with your foundation, to prevent it from seeping into fine lines and highlighting wrinkles.

Lovely lashes

Long, clump-free lashes are always in! Before you apply mascara, wipe wand against the opening of the tube to get rid of any excess mascara. Wiggle the wand from side to side, while applying mascara from the base of your lashes to the tips to avoid clumps. Before the mascara dries, comb through your lashes with an old toothbrush or an eyelash comb.

Blend your blush

Use a bigger brush to distribute cheek colour evenly. Tap the brush gently to get rid of excess powder. Smile and apply the blush in short, upward strokes on the apples of your cheeks, blending up to the hairline and ear. When in doubt about what colour to choose, stick with a pinky/peach hue with a soft shimmer.

Minimise blemishes

Caked-on foundation is a definite no-no and only serves to highlight what you’re trying to conceal. Opt for a natural, even light foundation with full coverage for pockmarks and acne. Gel and mineral foundations works best as they look most like real skin.

Come-hither eyes

A strong, hard line all the way around your eye can make your peepers look smaller and closer together, but lining them only halfway looks silly. Opt for a softer line to make your eyes look bigger, Line your top and bottom lids at the inner edge of the iris and extend the liner to the outer corner of your eye. Then, gently smudge the line toward the inner corner of your eye.

Simple shadows

Eyeshadow trends change often and easily. A nude, natural look is always pretty and appealing. Simple apply a taupe or neutral shade to your lids and finish off with a lighter, brighter shade in the inner-corners of your eyes and on your brow bone to highlight.

Keep it pretty and fuss-free whenever you’re unsure of current trends and you’ll always be in style!

Author : Serisha Singh

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