Makeup Tips from Readers
Once you learn the essentials, you're ready for
advanced techniques to get the look you want. Our readers submitted
makeup tips for the basics as well as some interesting tidbits that you
probably didn't know. That's what's fun about makeup. Your face is a
palette for artistic beauty!
If you have problems blending your foundation,
add a small amount of moisturizer to it first and then apply to your
face. You'll get a much more natural effect! Ellie, UK
If you have an oily complexion, choose a
foundation color a trace lighter than your skin tone, as oil darkens
the tone. Sneh Rana
If your going for a natural look, apply a
foundation or tinted moisturizer. Then apply blush on the apple of
your cheeks and for a fresh wide-eyed, look sweep it gentle over
your eye area, not underneath as this will highlight dark circles.
Use a large brush. Ciara
To make blue eyes look wider and fresher, apply a
thin line of copper-coloured eye shadow to the bottom eyelash line.
Reddish and brown tones are great when used on the sockets and
corners to bring out blue and green eyes. Ciara
For cat-woman eyes, apply black eyeliner in a
sideways v-shape at the front of your eyes. Then on the upper lash
line continue the lash-line further out in a upwards direction.
Don't go overboard, less is more. Ciara
Plain, white eye shadow, without any "frost" can
open your eyes up no matter how tired you are. It can also be
applied to the center of your lips to make them look fuller or
dusted along your collarbone to make it stand out. Martha
A neutral, pale brown eyebrow pencil can make
your brows look fuller & more even, line your eyes without looking
obvious, and make your lower lip look bigger, if applied correctly.
Very lightly, dot just a bit of pale brown liner under the center of
your bottom lip, right under the lip line, where the shadow of your
lip is. Blend it with a finger, outward and downward; it creates the
illusion of a bigger lip shadow, which makes your lower lip look
fuller and softer. Martha
It's better to buy a lipstick with a point. It
helps keep the part around your lip line straight. Renee