We know that there are days when you don’t feel excited. We have been there too. No matter what the reason is, not feeling your best sucks. However if putting on your best dress isn’t enough and you really want to lift your spirits and appear your best, here are a few makeup tips to do so. Use the following techniques while applying makeup and watch how you appear fabulous with just a few strokes.
USE THE MAGIC BRUSH TO APPEAR SLIMMER!
The right shape of your eyebrow-
Eyebrows play a big role in how slim or heavy your face appears. Your eyebrows need to be thick with an arch in the middle. A higher arched eyebrow lifts the face and makes a round face appear slimmer. You can also use an eyebrow pencil with a shade darker than your natural brow to make them stand out. Opting for cosmetic procedures like microblading (using a microblading organic pigment) could prove useful in this regard.
Hide your eye circles-
Dark circles add weight to your face. Cover your under eye circles with a concealer and blend it to match the rest of your face. You can also use a white eye shadow or a highlighter to the corners of your eyes to make them stand out. By making your eyes stand out your face will look slimmer.
Blushes with brown undertones make your face look slimmer. Pink or peach blushes make your cheeks appear fuller and your face appears heavier than it actually is. Apply your blush under the cheekbone and sweep it diagonally upwards to the middle of the ear. Make a “fish face” while doing this to figure out the perfect placement. Do not apply too much of it.
Highlight your eyes-
The more dramatic your eyes look, the slimmer your face will appear. Use eyeliner and mascara to make your eyes appear larger and a dark shadow to add volume. Gold and pink shadows work best for blue eyes, copper and plum for green eyes and blue, teal and purple look great with brown eyes.
Bronzer is the key-
In makeup, dark shades recede while lighter shades highlight the features. Use a bronzer correctly to lift the weight off your face. Apply the bronzer on the jaw line to highlight your cheek bones. Blend the bronzer properly with your makeup so that you do not appear too dark. To hide your double chin, apply bronzer on your jawline to define the area. Blend it perfectly.
If you have a round face and want to make it appear longer, these techniques could be very effective. However, it is possible that such bronzing techniques may not work on aged skin. People in their 40s or 50s, for example, could try these tricks, but the tips might not work due to sagging skin. In that case, non-surgical facelift procedures could be a much better option. Non-surgical procedures typically include the use of ultrasound skin tightening device, the laser beams of which can penetrate deep inside the skin to promote tighter collagen formation, tissue contraction, and a reduction in the volume of adipocytes that form bulging areas of tissue.
Add a little touch up to your cheek bones with a light highlighter. Also apply some on the center of your nose and forehead to elongate your face and make your entire face look lighter.
Dark shades of lipsticks make you look heavier. A light pink shade makes the face look light and gives fullness to your lips. Nude colors make your lips appear thinner.
Try these steps the next time you apply makeup and watch the magic happen.