When you take time to apply proper beauty techniques and products, it really does show. It shows that you care about proper application and that you want to look your “your best.” That is very admirable. As with any other skill set, you can always add and improve. Below are some tips to help.
Apply Vaseline to your feet before you go to bed. You can get the same smooth, soft results of a professional pedicure this way. Using this technique routinely every single night will ensure you don’t forget to do it. Apply Vaseline to your feet and then slip on some thick socks right before heading to bed.
Moisturizer is one of the most important things to apply daily to your skin. This definitely holds true during the colder winter months, which is when skin tends to crack and break easier. You will prevent this dryness and cracking by moisturizing well.
If your face is a bit on the long side, you can make the effect seem less severe, simply by using some well-placed cream blush. Opt for a dark rose or brick shade, then use your fingertips to apply the color only on the apples of your cheeks; do not extend the color past this point, as it can actually make your face appear, even more narrow.
Before putting on your favorite sandals for the summer season, take the time to moisturize your feet using Vaseline. Before bed, slather your feet with a thick layer of Vaseline and cover them with an old pair of socks. As you sleep, the Vaseline will penetrate thick, calloused skin, helping to eliminate cracks and dryness. The next morning when you remove the socks, your feet will be soft and supple so you can wear your favorite sandals with pride.
Renew nail polish with nail polish remover. If your favorite bottle of nail polish is getting a little thick, pour a few drops of nail polish remover into the bottle and shake. It will loosen the polish and thin it out, allowing you to get a few more coats out of it.
Shimmer should only be used sparingly. This causes a beautiful glow. When using a highlighter, aim for highlighting your cheekbones, brows and nose, then choose to set it with loose powder.
Keep rosewater in your beauty supply kit. Rosewater is a remedy with roots in antiquity. Rosewater has many uses, from soothing sunburn to helping cure allergic rashes. It is the best toner you could use on your own skin. Apply daily after cleaning to tighten skin’s appearance and remove excess oil.
Tone down a lipstick that is too bold or bright. A great way to make an overly pigmented shade easier on the eyes is to put some on the back of your hand, dab it with foundation, mix, and apply to lips. Your new shade should now be a better match for your tone.
Apply Vaseline to your cuticles once each week. This helps promote nail growth. Use a top coat when you polish your nails to prevent chipping.
Take a sponge from the kitchen, and use it on your skin when you are taking a bath. Kitchen sponges work very well, and they are much cheaper than anything else in the store that can be used as a scrub.
Using concealer is only half the battle when looking your best and fixing flaws. To have a perfect complexion, try using a lipstick in a warm pink. According to leading makeup artists, no matter what your skin type or tone, warm pink will distract people’s eyes from any imperfections and blemishes and keep you looking your best.
It is imperative that you wear sunscreen to maintain your youthful appearances. While many people apply sunscreen in the summer, if you want to keep your skin wrinkle-free, you should also wear sunscreen during the winter. The most vulnerable places on your body in winter months are your face and hands.
You’ve heard it’s important to exfoliate, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive loofah bath mitts or scrubs. Any drugstore, grocery store, or dollar store sells inexpensive kitchen sponge/scrubbers (where the rough side is green and the sponge side is yellow). These sponges work great for body exfoliation – but please don’t use the green side on your face.
If you’re concerned that your freshly painted nails will smear, you can protect them with a thin film of some type of oil. Either put a drop of olive oil on your palm and rub it over the nails, or even easier, use a can of olive oil cooking spray and give each finger just the quickest touch of cooking spray. The oil will form a protective barrier that will keep the polish from smearing.
If you are over a certain age and uncertain as to how to wear makeup in a flattering way, please take advantage of the makeup professionals at your local department store. Pick a brand that appeals to you and plunk yourself down in the chair of the most skilled-looking makeup artist. They will be happy to give you tons of free helpful advice on the best way to bring your “now” beauty out. Whether you buy their products or not is entirely up to you, but the makeover and the advice are free and yours to keep.
You have the tools, the products, and the skill set, to apply these tips in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Fabulous! The above tips were constructed to add to your personal regimen, as you are never done learning or improving. You may have even found a new “regular” or favorite for yourself.