When you think of beauty, do you just see it as something that makes your commute take much longer? If so, then you have a very narrow view of the subject. Beauty is so much more than that and it can be personalized so that it works with your own schedule. Read on to find out how.
Apply a moisturizer that is light before putting a fake tan on your skin. A fake tan will collect on spots of your skin that are dry. You should make sure you pay attention to your feet, elbows, knees and around your wrists. Apply lotion to these areas before applying a fake tanner.
If your eyes are blue or gray, bring these colors out with eye shadows colored gold, copper or apricot. Look for dark brown eyeliners and mascaras that have either maroon, deep purple, or brick hues in them. This brings out your blue eyes.
Make your nail polish last longer. You can make your nails look like you just had a manicure and last longer by using a base coat, 2 coats of color and a top coat. This will provide your nails with a glossy look that will last for at least a few weeks.
If you have overly round eyes, you can elongate them by adjusting your eyeliner application. The outer two-thirds of your lower and upper lash lines should be lined with a dark brown liner. The two lines should meet at the outer corner of each eye. Finally, apply two coats of mascara to your outer upper lashes.
Using eye shadow and liner are great ways to help your eyes look vibrant and standout, but when your eyes are bloodshot and unhealthy looking, your efforts will be useless. Carry along eye drops wherever you go! They can be used to perk up your eyes if they get red and tired from starring at a computer screen for too long, are are overexposed to the sun.
To prevent buildup on your hair, use a clarifying shampoo once a week. Over time, residue from styling products and conditioner can build up on your hair, leaving it dull and lifeless. Using a clarifying shampoo at least once a week can remove this buildup, leaving your hair shiny, bouncy and full of life.
Honey should be in your beauty kit. Honey has many benefits for your skin. It can be used with sugar or sea salt to remove dead skin cells. Putting honey into your dry skin lotion will help to improve moisture retention. Adding honey to shampoo will actually create hair that is softer and shinier.
A brush with boar bristles is useful in combating frizzy hair. Certain weather conditions can increase the problem of frizzy hair. To keep frizz down while you dry your hair, use a brush with boar bristles. Brush while pointing the hairdryer down to dry your hair.
Here is a beauty tip! Warm your concealer before using it! Often when you put concealer on it can come off looking thick and caked. You have to know how to conceal your concealer. First warm it by rubbing it in circular motion on the back of your hand! Then use your finger to apply.
When applying makeup before a photo shoot, school pictures or any other photography session, favor matte finishes over shimmery ones and make sure that you apply your makeup under natural light. Shimmery shadows, blushes, lipsticks and powders will look too shiny in a camera flash. Applying your makeup under natural light gives you the best idea of how your makeup will actually look in the photos.
After reading through all of that, do you still see beauty in the same way? Do you now see that it is so much more and that they are very simple things that you can add to your commute to help improve your appearance? It’s really not hard work and hours of getting ready. It’s, basically, whatever you make it.