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The Benefit Makeup Can Give Your Self-Esteem

Tips and trade secrets from Beauty Therapist, my daughter Lucy, on the benefit makeup, correctly applied, can give you.

Some techniques to emphasize and correct your particular face shape.

Oval

No need to correct.

Round

Slightly darker foundation to be blended into the sides of the face, length wise.

Square

Slightly darker foundation to be blended into the “corners” of the face.

Rectangle

Slightly darker foundation to be blended into the “corners” of the face.

Pear

Slightly darker foundation to be blended into the bottom “points” of the face and a slightly lighter foundation to be applied to the same “points” at the top of the face.

Inverted Triangle

Slightly darker foundation to be blended into the top “points” of the face and a slightly lighter foundation to be applied to the same “points” at the bottom of the face.

Heart

Slightly darker foundation to be blended into the top “curves” of the face and a slightly lighter foundation to be applied to the same “curves” at the bottom of the face.

Diamond

Slightly darker foundation to be blended into the “points” of the face and slightly lighter foundation to be made in a square shape’s points.

Make up Tip: – Lighter colors make something appear larger and darker colors make something appear smaller, like clothes.

Order of application of make up:

1. Moisturizer

2. Foundation lipstick and Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Blush

6. Eye Shadow

7. Mascara

8. Eye Liner

9. Lip Liner

10. Lipstick/gloss

Eye Makeup

Here are some techniques to emphasize, and correct your particular eye shape.

Almond eyes

This shape is what all eye shapes are corrected to be, and does not need any altering, this eye shape can use any technique.

Protruding eyes

I know that sounds horrible but its not that bad, some people’s eyes are a tiny bit forward from the skin below them. Dark matte colors are better to use for this eye shape, no sparkles or shimmers, and the best technique to use is “Smokey” or “Yasmine” eye.

Down Turned eyes

Slightly turned down at the outer sides and slightly wider apart. Mascara and fake lashes are useful with this eye shape, particularly make the outer lashes larger than the rest. Dark colours are best.

Small eyes

Look smaller than usual, so use highlighting colors, not dark because lighter colors will bring them out. Use a simple technique because there isn’t much room for extravagance. Curl lashes large and bring color out a little. Tidy brows to make more room for color.

Hooded eyes

Loss of elasticity in eyes, usually on aged skins, this eye shape needs matte colors, always blended well and medium to dark colors, “Smokey” or “Yasmine” eye is best for this eye shape.

Round eyes

Round and full in appearance, this eye needs to be brought out at the sides a little, extending the eye liner beyond the natural line of the eye to lengthen light to medium color on the lid and blend upwards and outwards. Make a small point of eyeliner on the inner corner as well to make the eyes appear longer.

Deep Set eyes

Smaller mobile lid compared to area below the brow. A light color needs to be used on the mobile lid to make it look larger and a deeper color on the socket line, blended upwards. “Socket” or “Classic” eye make uptechnique is best for this eye shape.

Best color for blue eyes – Orange/brown and earthy colors.

Best color for brown eyes – Blue and pastel colors.

Best color for hazel eyes – Purple/light pink and pastel colors.

Best color for green eyes – Red and earthy colors.

Good color combinations to start you off:

White and Silver

Black and Silver

Pale Green and Dark Green

Pale Blue and Dark Blue

Pink and Plum

White and Gold

Pale pink and Brown

Beige and Brown

Beige and Grey

Pink and Purple

Blue and Purple

Pale Pink and Pale Blue

Pale Green and Pale Yellow

Tony has provided these articles based on information from his daughter, Lucy, a professional Beauty Therapist. More tips can be found on their website at benefit makeup

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