Put Your Best Face Forward

Sailun Tires

Before you apply your makeup, chances are you already have an idea of what look you’re hoping to achieve. If, when you’re finished, you’re left with nothing you hoped for, it may be time for a makeup reboot.

Back to Basics

Whenever you run into a snag, regardless of what you’re working on, the best thing to do is go back to basics. Stop trying to figure out where you went wrong, and relearn what you thought you knew. Perfecting your makeup is no different. Your makeup is to your face what an artist’s paint is to his canvas.

For the best results, fine-tune your facial care routine:

  • Make sure you drink plenty of water
  • Keep sugary, caffeinated drinks to a minimum
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser morning and before bed 
  • Exfoliate weekly
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Colder weather can be especially drying for the delicate skin on your face. Invest in a quality nighttime moisturizer, your face will thank you for it!

Seek Advice

If you aren’t sure how to do a certain technique, like cat eyeliner, don’t be afraid to get help. You aren’t expected to just know these things, there’s no shame in learning by whatever method works best for you. Some ladies get tips from friends or YouTube while others take to a Google search for a “professional makeup artist near me”. Whatever method works best for you, learn the skill you need to perfect your look. 

Quick Tips

There are a few quick and simple tips to help your makeup make you look your best. Don’t be tempted to skip seemingly little steps in an effort to save time. For example, curling your eyelashes. A quick and simple process that not only makes your lashes look more natural, but you also use less mascara than you would not curling. 

Don’t be afraid to make your foundation more creamy by mixing it with your moisturizer. For the best results, a natural and dewy look, apply foundation after moisturizer and allow the two to be blended together on your face.

It’s easy to overlook the importance of blush. Don’t fall victim to skipping that kiss of color on your cheekbones, especially if you use a highlighter.  The right color blush applied appropriately will enhance your face by giving you a healthy glow and preventing you from looking washed out.

Natural Look

The natural, no-makeup look is great for daily wear to the office or running errands. It’s best to keep the bold colors or dramatic accents for special occasions or nights when you want to make a statement. To keep your makeup looking natural, stick with neutral shades of eyeshadow. Ideally, you should use one that’s a shade or two darker than your natural color. 

You should also consider skipping eyeliner. Eyeliner can be your best friend when perfecting a more dramatic look. When you’re keeping your look natural, give it a miss. Also, consider either not using your mascara or using it sparingly. Both products do a fantastic job of making your eyes pop, which isn’t consistent with a natural look.

When it comes to your lips, look for nude colors such as pink, peach or sand. Alternatively, you can skip the lipstick altogether and go with lip gloss. If you’re feeling especially creative, mix some blush with your gloss and use that to accent your lips.

Your physical appearance is the first thing anyone will notice about you. Knowing how to apply your makeup to achieve your desired look is important. Send the right message by putting your best face forward.



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