Makeup Tips 4 Covering up your Flaws
As women, we are constantly trying to COVER UP OUR FLAWS and aim for perfection. Whether it be body flaws like cellulite or stretch marks or facial imperfections like blemishes or dark undereye circles, many of us have INSECURITIES about the minor flaws that actually make us REAL women and add character to our physical appearance.
No matter how often we are told that inner beauty is what’s important, we can’t help but agonize over our outward appearance.
But, let’s face it! When you look good, you feel good & in terms of the way in which people treat each other in society –the way you look and the way you carry yourself really do MATTER!
Check this out:
A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that BEAUTIFUL
people tend to earn 5 % more an hour than their less comely colleagues. (Source: CNN.com)
Anyways, this supports what my mother has always told me “Always look your best because you never know who you might meet today.” This advice has stayed with me and as a result, it is a very rare thing for me to leave my house without my face done. Of course, I know I look fine without makeup and don’t need it! But, you have to admit makeup does COVER UP those little IMPERFECTIONS and enhance our best features – it takes us from looking good to looking AMAZING when done properly.
I’m often asked about my MAKEUP REGIMEN so I thought I’d share some of the tips that I’ve learned over the years.
Tiff’s Top 3 Cover-up Tips
1. Pick the Right Products!
One of my favourite beauty advice websites YgoY.com – advices us ladies to PICK THE RIGHT CONCEALER, FOUNDATION & MAKEUP BRUSHES. You’d be surprised how many women don’t own concealer or foundation brushes – trust me, these tools make a huge difference in makeup application.
Also, do your research and make sure that the products you use are not going to aggravate your skin and give you more things to cover up!
2. Use a foundation one shade lighter then your concealer!
I haven’t found a CONCEALER yet that doesn’t leave me with an ashy/grey undertone or a cakey look. If you have the same issue, use a foundation one shade lighter than your foundation as concealer. Also, one common mistake women make when applying makeup is that they put their concealer on first – concealer should go AFTER liquid foundation and not before!
3. Embrace Black Liquid Eyeliner as your cover-up friend!
If you get a pimple on your face, don’t pop it, don’t even cover it up with concealer. Instead, use eyeliner and convert it into an INSTANT BEAUTY SPOT. MY FAV!
Hopefully, these tips help you feel and look a little bit better.
I know for myself, covering up my imperfections and flaws can do wonders for my self-esteem. I’m sure you know what I mean -Sometimes that extra little boost in the way we look, can give us that extra little pep in our step.
What are your beauty tips for faking flawlessly AMAZING skin?
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