Its about that time when all my crusty makeup needs to be thrown out and replaced with new. I want that fresh, glowy look that seems to be popular now,where your facy is shiny (but now in an oily kind of way). Anybody have any tips?
Dec 19, '05
Minimal foundation is the key. Cover only areas that need "help" minimally, and spread it very thin. Be VERY sparing with powders or else you will look cakey and fakey. If you get shiny at work or play, try blotting tissues/paper, NOT More powder.
Beauty comes from within.
Make-up can 't help you at all and means little to nothing, unless you are:
Well-cleaned (NOT stripped)
Well-exfoliated and FINALLY---
Well-protected from the sun. NO tan looks good later in life, liver spots are not pretty, nor are blotches, uneven spots and wrinkles/lines from years of sun and tan bed exposure.
What is the best makeup? Shoot, I have used every brand under the sun from Mary Kay to Clinique , from Shiseido, to Avon. It's not so much WHAT brand you use, but finding what looks best and what skin tolerates the best. I mix and match quite a lot. I do know using unscented makeups is best for me.
One tip: Never be afraid to try new colors/techniques. it's easy to get into a "rut" year after year, doing your face the same way. And you begin to look "dated" if you don't change looks now and again. If need be, go to Merle Norman or set up an appt w/a Mary Kay consultant to try new things with some help....
Exfoliate lips gently w/old toothbrush and warm water, and lightly moisturize BEFORE putting on lipstick/gloss. It will go on smoother, and stay on longer.
And, finally, if you DO use makeup, DO remove it at night, no matter HOW tired you are-----your skin will thank you.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 19, '05