So, you think that you are an expert when it comes to beauty? You know how to properly apply products and use the tools? That’s great, but you are far from done learning things that can improve. Try looking at the tips below to find more to work along with your skill set.
Keep your hair soft by avoiding heat damage. Let it naturally air dry whenever possible. When you take into account that hair dryers are often followed by curling or straightening irons, the result is a lot of heat being inflicted on your hair. When a blow dryer is a necessity, use it on the lowest setting. Doing this ensures your hair will remain soft and smooth.
If you need to soak up extra oil in your T-Zones, you can use blotting papers to quickly give your face a more matte appearance. These sheets often come in small, pocket-sized packets; many are offered with rice powder or in a powder-free option. The packets are very cheap and can be slipped into your purse or desk drawer.
Check to see if you are allergic to fake eyelashes before using them. Put a small amount of the adhesive on another part of your body to check for allergies. Cover the area that you have applied the test glue.
Before blow drying, spray your damp hair with a “hot spray”. This is usually found in the beauty section of stores such as Target or Walmart and is quite useful at helping the hair dry quicker and preventing split ends. It also keeps your hair from drying out, and is often scented!
Live in a cold, dry winter climate? Find a winter-specific conditioner for your hair to help lock in moisture and prevent that annoying static cling to EVERYTHING. Use in place of your regular conditioner as soon as you start to notice dry air and discontinue use in the spring time.
Be sure to wash makeup off each night before bedtime. Use some warm water and a soft cloth; you can also use make up remover. After this, clean your face using your regular methods. When left on the skin, make-up clogs pores and can cause skin problems, such as pimples and acne.
For the healthiest skin, hair and nails, eat healthy foods. When they say beauty is found on the inside, it’s more than just a quote about personality. Keep your diet balanced with a variety of good foods. Eating foods that contain proteins, iron and zinc will give you healthy skin and hair.
If you are using shimmer, highlight the places light will hit. This will give your skin a nice glow. If you are using a highlighter, apply it to the upper areas of your face, including brows, nose, and cheekbones. Then, set it using loose powder.
Give your face a monthly beauty treatment. You do not need to go to a spa to get your skin in its best shape. You can, instead, give yourself a complete facial at home. Start with a product to exfoliate, follow with a mudpack, next apply an astringent, and finish with a deep moisturizer.
Make sure that your blush and your lip color are in harmony. If you are using blush, it is important to make sure that it matches the color you are using for your lips. Pink should be with pink, red with red, etc. If the colors vary too greatly from one another, they will clash terribly.
If you ever find yourself relly under time pressure, here’s a great tip on how to do a quick makeup job. Put some waxy lip balm on your fingertip. Then put a dark eyeliner on top of that. Smear it onto your eyes. Then finish with mascara. Apply lipstick. You’re ready to go!
To open up your pores and have any blemishes removed, steaming is a wonderful option. Put your face over a bowl of steaming hot water with a dry towel placed on you head. Do this as long as you can being careful not to burn yourself. When you have had enough splash your face with cold water to close the pores and make your skin more firm.
Using a fake tanning lotion can make your skin appear more beautiful without getting any of the harmful rays from sunbathing or tanning. Make sure to shave or wax any hair that you don’t want on your body before applying any type of tanning lotion at least 24 hours ahead of time.
When applying makeup before a photo shoot, school pictures or any other photography session, favor matte finishes over shimmery ones and make sure that you apply your makeup under natural light. Shimmery shadows, blushes, lipsticks and powders will look too shiny in a camera flash. Applying your makeup under natural light gives you the best idea of how your makeup will actually look in the photos.
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.
While you may be a decent beautician, it takes time and practice to become a great beautician. You should know that you are never done learning about it or what you can do to better your skills. With the previous tips in mind, you are well on your way to becoming a great beautician.