Friday, July 27, 2007

Makeup 101: Beauty Basic

In some cultures, going out with bare skin is impolite gesture. But makeup should not become a hassle every time you have somewhere to go. Start with the makeup basics – a great foundation, mascara, and gloss.

1 st apply the foundation: Foundation can even out the skin color on your face and give it a health look. To pick a right foundation for your face can be tricky. Therefore when picking out the foundation, you need to consider the following:

• Determine which skin color tone you have. Select a few colors that seem close to your natural skin tone. Go for the yellow-based foundations, which look most natural on all skin tones. However, if you're very fair, try a pink, cooler shade.

• Apply a couple dots of each color on areas of your jawline (the inner wrist or hand aren't the best spots, contrary to popular belief).

• Take a good, long look -- near a window. Ask to borrow a hand mirror and stand near a doorway, or step outside, to see which foundation looks best in the natural light. The right shade is one that you can't see because it blends in so well.

• Remember: Don't go for foundations boasting fancy antioxidants or sunscreen. You'll need to always wear sunscreen under your foundation.

2 nd apply the mascara: black or brown color mascara usually goes well with any skin tone. Mascara is the easiest way to open up you eyes. Please read best of mascara for tips in choosing the right mascara for your eyelases.

3 rd apply the lipgloss: lipgloss can help define your lips and gives it a sexy look. Natural or clear color goes well with any skin tone. Remember to re-apply the lipgloss after you eat.