May 19, 2006

Make-up tips for summer

Summer is the time when make-up doesn’t stay on for a longer period of time or the way we want it to be. So make-up in summer should be kept to the bare minimum. Too much of make-up & foundation tends to smudge and run with heat. It also prevents the facial skin from breathing properly, leading to various skin-problems like acne. 
* Dab on an astringent lotion to seal off your skin pores, if you have a problem of excessive perspiration, for your make up to stay longer.

* If you really need to even out your skin tone, apply foundation using a damp sponge so that it spreads evenly and does not cake up after some time.

*Apply powder type rouge or a blush-on to cheeks, chin & forehead. Keep the color soft and ‘feather’ it off carefully at the edges.

* Try to avoid matte and powdery lipsticks and go in for transparent, pink or fruity colors. Avoid dark colors.

* Eyeliners & eye shadows are best avoided this season. But if you can’t do without them then at least use water-proof ones. For eye-shadows use earthy shadows; avoid elaborate shading. Try a pink eye shadow to give a look-alive sparkle to tired eyes.

* Does your hair feel grimy and you have no time to shampoo it? Then try this tip. Sprinkle a few drops of eau de cologne on your scalp and brush thoroughly. Your hair will become glossy and fragrant again.

* Avoid elaborate and fussy hairdos. Tying hair back with a silk scarf or tucking it into an elegant net can look very attractive. Pony-tails, French plaits and chignons are the best ways of managing long hair at this time of the year.

* If you prefer you may style your hair in short gamin cuts, wedges styles or blunt cuts, which will not only keep you cool but make you look cool & stylish.

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  1. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Great Site

  2. Chaitra4:43 PM

    The way you write every step is so clear and consize.
    I sometimes find it hard to get the instructions about how to apply make up, but your´s are really clear.

  3. Bhakti3:02 PM

    Good tips! Nice Job

  4. your methods work because I never really cared so much about make-up. As long as it was applied in a decent fashion and I did not overdo it, I was okay. Thank you!

  5. Anonymous9:57 AM

    Sweat, heat and humidity.. Characteristics of summers.
    We need to think light and fresh in summer to get through the day. Dark or overbearing makeup, not only looks harshly ugly but is uncomfortable to carry during this season. Your makeup should be natural and in nude or pink shades

  6. Medha9:59 AM

    Use translucent tinted powder instead of using foundation. Prefer nude natural look for the lips instead of lip sticks with glitters and sparkles. If you really have to apply a foundation, mix it with powder to get a fresh feel throughout the day.

  7. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Avoid as much make up as you can. Try to use very little make up. Just a layer of sun screen lotion would be fine on a summer day. If you use heavy make up, when you sweat, the make up the liquid flows down your cheek making it look awkward with colored liquid flowing. Besides this, you have to let your skin breath and sweat naturally. This helps the skin to secrete waste products freely. This helps in maintaining a healthy skin. This avoids the formation of oils and acne on the face.

  8. With fresh looking, healthy skin to start, you can keep your makeup simple. Choose pink or coral lipstick, natural blush and soft eye shadows. Use bronzer if you need a touch of color. You can also lightly dust blush on your cheeks, chin and forehead for a warm, healthy glow. Adding highlights to your hair will make it seem as though you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun.

  9. Anonymous4:01 PM

    No female is satisfied with all the features that she has been blessed with. The care of a very large number of facial flaws including less evenly toned skin, less prominent jaws and high cheekbones is taking by the face makeup. We all very well know that we cannot change our skin ever that we have been born with. But the thing that is true is that we can improve the current look of our skin mainly the face with the help of face makeup.
    The face makeup is for sure is an art. If it is not applied with care, then the whole makeup done would go totally useless and the beauty of the female can even be hampered to a very high extent. The main thing to be kept in mind is never to do too much of makeup and also never to do too less of makeup.
    The face makeup that is really ideal is the one that involves applying the correct amount depending on the required occasion. For various different occasions there are various different makeup tricks. You can never image going to a meeting with a lot of makeup on your face.
    Similarly you cannot be able to turn your head unless you are looking different in any theme party. But a thing that must be always kept in mind is that before applying any makeup on the face, you must know your skin type. The reason behind this is that the products and also the makeup tips vary depending upon the type of skin.

  10. Subhadra4:31 PM

    Before you put on your makeup, lay a hot washcloth on your face for a minute or two so your face is fresh and your makeup goes on smooth.

  11. Anonymous11:04 AM

    "Make-up is to look good and feel confident,"says Ambika Pillai, a make-up and hair care specialist. Make-up is different for the day and the evening. Heavier make-up with special effects is the third form.

  12. Janaki8:45 AM

    A nice article with good information as every girl must know about it before applying any tips on her face. Thanks for sharing such an informative article with us.

  13. Sharayu12:41 PM

    To look glamorous, you need to know just how to apply makeup correctly, to achieve the desired, finished look.

  14. Akhila8:29 AM

    Clean blush brushes are very important to avoid bacteria transfer in skin and thus, one should clean them with non-soapy cleansers and baby wipes. Cream blush can be blotted off using a tissue while applying translucent powder can dilute powder blush. However, gel and liquid blush have to be washed from face and the makeup has to be redone.Cream blush can be used on lips for sheer and soft color and should be applied using the fingertip.

  15. Namrata12:01 PM

    These tips are great! Lately I feel like Im going to be that girl that just cant wear eye makeup anymore. Ive had to kiss eyeliner goodbye and everytime I put on mascara it burns my eyes so bad it almost doesn't feel worth it. I have to wear it tho because I have such blone eyelashes that it looks like I don't have any!! What a delimna huh!? Thanks for these tips though.. I am definatly going to try them out!

  16. Nutan9:59 AM

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  17. Sindhu9:45 AM


    This all tips are very useful. As specially remove the make-up before going to bed.
    take care of your skin. Good Luck.

  18. Beauty expert9:19 AM

    Get advice from a good cosmetics counter
    When you start using make up it depends not just on your age, but skin-type too
    Choose your ‘look’ with care; what looks gorgeous on the ramp may not necessarily flatter everybody

  19. Gautami10:57 AM

    A nice article with good information as every girl must know about it before applying any tips on her face. Thanks for sharing such an informative article with us

  20. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Use heavy-pigmented cream foundation and layer it with powder foundation to make the skin look smoother.
    Use powder foundation on neck, ears and chest too so that you don't seem to have a painted face.
    Use a concealer shade similar to the foundation and blend both well.

  21. I wear makeup every day that I leave the house. For real makeup, too: concealer, foundation, pressed powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, brow pencil, and lip gloss. It results in a look that isn’t completely natural, but isn’t over the top, either.

  22. Digambar5:58 PM

    To look good?
    - wear makeup, but not too much
    - get a fringe to cover your forehead
    - get a good haircut that suits you
    - wear the right clothes!

  23. Anonymous9:52 AM

    .MAKEUP: Using a makeup finish will give you oil-free matte skin all day! Use "Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish"( or "Model In A Bottle Makeup Setting Spray"( Apply makeup with clean hands! Only use oil free makeup that won't clog pores. Old makeup & makeup tools harbor bacteria so use fresh makeup & wash/replace tools often! Wash makeup off before going to bed!


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