Make-Up Application Tips

Okay, let’s “face” it. There are very few women in the world that are naturally picture perfect. Luckily, there are many make-up techniques that can help.

What colors are right for your skin tone? How should your make-up be applied? Here are some general ideas for those of you who are applying your own make-up on your wedding day.

Colors

*Do not apply white or black shadows to your eyes. If you want to apply a light color, choose light beige. If a dark look is your thing, go with dark brown or gray.

*If you have an olive complexion, avoid shades of gray.

*If you have a pale complexion, stay away from bright, vibrant colors.

*For blush and lipstick, blondes should go with pink shades, brunettes with peach, and red heads should go with bronze. Experiment with different shades of the same base color to find your best look.

*For a natural look, use brown mascara.

Application Tips

*To make your eyes pop, curl your eyelashes with a lash curler and use several coats of mascara.

*Apply a light color all over the lid. Use a darker shade for your upper, outer lid. For deep-set eyes, use another shade that’s the darkest of the three and apply only to the crease of your eyelid. Blend well.

*To apply blush, use a round tip blush brush and place it on the apple of the cheek. Blend well.

*Place dots of foundation on your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Rub in well with either your fingers or a make-up sponge.

*For longer lasting lips, color in first with a lip liner, and apply lipstick over that.

*Use make-up brushes to apply your eye shadow and abandon those tiny brushes that come with your cosmetics.

Acne

*Purchase Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation. This is proven to cover up acne well, without looking too thick.

Dark Circles

*First pat an eye cream underneath your eyes. Then use a yellowish undertone concealor to balance out the blue and complete the job with a foundation that matches your skin tone.

Thinning Eyebrows

*Use a sharp eyebrow pencil that matches your eyebrow color and short quick strokes.

Wide Nose

*Create a shadow effect. Use a dark foundation or powder and apply it down the sides of your nose. Highlight the center of your nose by using a lighter colored powder.