Look Younger Instantly Makeup Tricks

Use concealer to minimize crow’s feet

“Crow’s feet are usually darker in color and angle downward. Applying a concealer [to them in an] upward [motion] gives the illusion of younger eyes and minimizes crow’s feet.”

Lose the dark lip color

Skip lipstick hues like deep reds and plums — instead “go for mauves and roses with a hint of pink to add instant youth.”

Go glossy

A little gloss in the center of the mouth always makes for instant sexy youth.

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6 Beauty Mistakes That Make Us Look Older

We all want to look our best and by “best” we mean the most youthful version of ourselves. There are many ways to slow down the aging process such as wearing sunscreen religiously, eating lots of fruits and veggies, drinking boatloads of water, having a militant beauty routine, using quality skin care products, etc. However we use to make some mistakes that make us look older than we are. Here are 6 of them!

1. Mascara on your lower lashes

Twiggy and gamine catwalk waifs pull off this look super well. Mascara coated lower lashes draw attention to under eye imperfections like dark circles, crow’s feet and hyperpigmentation.

Try this instead: If a dramatic eye is what you’re after with all that mascara, you’re better off making the most of your top lashes by curling them. Apply it in an up and out motion starting from as close to the root as possible. See Angelina’s eyes? I want them!

2. Too-dark lipstick

As we age, our lips lose some of their youthful plumpness, our lip lines begin to fade and, as a result, our lipsticks no longer stay where we apply them. And, really, nothing makes us look more “grandma” than a dark red lipstick bleeding into the lines around our mouth.

Try this instead: With so many sheer, rosy-colored glosses (like The best Lip Gloss ever tried on) women of a certain age have plenty of options available.

3. Yellow, dingy teeth

While lipstick bleeding into one’s lip lines certainly ages you, yellow, stained, uneven teeth do too. In this day and age when there are so many whitening, brightening and straightening options available and at every price point imaginable, it’s almost inconceivable that anyone would deliberately walk around with a less than dazzling set of chompers.

Try this instead: Whether you want a super quick fix a la Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit, $19.49 or to commit more time (and money) by getting trays made at your dentist’s office, the choice is one you should definitely make.

4. Too much foundation or powder (or both)

Just as lipstick tends to migrate into vertical lip wrinkles, foundation and powder like to hang in the fine lines on our faces and make them look bigger. That’s not the look we’re going for — obviously. We want to be able to wear makeup to perfect our skin but not if it’s going to make it look worse! There’s hope. “People on the street now look like they have good skin,” says celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose in Krupp’s book. “And, you don’t know whether they’re wearing foundation or not. That’s good foundation. We all want to look like we have beautiful skin.”

Try this instead: If you haven’t already, choose a makeup primer (see also Pores?? I can’t see any!), it will become your makeup’s best friend. Most primers contain silicone that works to fill in lines and wrinkles and helps to smooth out your complexion and creates an ideal canvas for foundation. If you love, love, love your foundation too much to give it up — yet — try this application tip: After applying foundation with a brush, press a damp makeup sponge all over your face. It will help to remove any of the product that has settled into your lines.

5. Overly tweezed brows

Guess what? As we age, our eyelashes, just like our lips and our hair and our skin, thin. You may have noticed that you need to pluck less and less often and that the brow hairs themselves seem thinner. They are. But, brows are important, so it’s important to know how to fake a full brow — and do it properly.The only thing worse than too-sparse brows is badly drawn in ones.

Try this instead: Walk through the steps of learning how to draw on brows that will perfectly frame your face. It may sound daunting, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a snap. See Eyebrows, The Top Secret of Beauty.

6. Blush worn on the apples of your cheeks

Sure, little girls have rosy, taut, cutie pie cheeks that flaunt little circles of color that light up their entire faces. But, as your formerly firm cheeks begin to sag, it’s not a great idea to highlight the situation — which is precisely what happens when you apply circular blush strokes to the apples of your cheeks after a certain age.

Try this instead: A big shift in how you look can result from a simple blush application tweak. Seek out the highest point of your cheekbones and apply the blush there instead of on your apples. Be sure to employ a sweeping back and forth motion using a wide, fluffy brush so you don’t end up with Grace Jones war paint-type stripes. See What is wrong with the blush?

Once the crow’s feet and sun spots have set in, there aren’t many ways to make them disappear short of spending tons of cash or getting cosmetic surgery. So our next best option is to fake it. And how can we fake it? No worries there is solution: The makeup, of course!

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What colour eyeshadow suits me?

Do you want to try something new? Are you bored with the same makeup?


General guideline for eyeshadow application – OPPOSITES ENHANCE.

When choosing a dark contrasting colour, there are many approaches. Here is one. To further enhance your eye colour, choose an accent colour that is opposite of your own eye colour. The two colours side by side (your natural eye colour and the eye shadow) intensify each other instead of competing.

This is where the colour wheel comes in handy. Colours on the other side of the colour wheel make the best contrast colours. If you have green eyes, select purple, pink, lilac shades. for blue eyes, choose peach, gold and browns with a red or orange undertone to make eyes POP!

The same applies for brown and hazel eyes. Get the picture?

Try to play with the colour wheel and you will impress everyone!

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Brown eyes delightful as a chocolate!

I have brown eyes and I used to hate them till the day I went for holidays in Amsterdam.

I saw so many Dutch girls and boys with blue eyes that I started to feel lucky having my little cute brown eyes. Finally they were not that bad, they could look quite attractive. I realized that with the right make up could look mysterious, innocent and sexy!

Neutral Colors for Brown Eyes:

If you want to achieve a natural look for brown eyes, you can try eyeshadows in neutral colors such as browns, taupes, peaches, etc. When selecting eyeliner, you can go with dark browns for a natural look and black for a more intense look.

Smokey Makeup for Brown Eyes:

The standard smoky eye look is created using heavy black or dark charcoal colors, but now cosmetics companies are also creating deep hues of blues and purples to play up your eye color and really make you look irresistible.

Try both Neutral Colors for Brown Eyes in the morning and Smokey Makeup for Brown Eyes in the eveningBring out your natural beauty with a touch of makeup!

Make your brown eyes sparkle!

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Blue Eyes – Pink Lipstick. Brilliant combination!

I love to see girls who are gifted with blue eyes to use pink lipstick.

This is the color that fits them the most and show off their wonderful eye color.

If you are lucky to have blue eyes, have a look at the following pics and do it like the stars!



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Paris Fall 2011: The Best Beauty Looks

While the gossip in Paris this season was loud and distracting, the beauty looks were soft (for the most part). As befits French sensibility, there was effortless hair, dewy makeup, and lots of very wearable looks.

But that’s not to say it was boring. Color was used judiciously, and the usual suspects gave us challenging looks. And for the record, the braid and blue eyetrends continued throughout the Paris shows.

Best Pretty, Effortless Hair–Nina Ricci: From the non-chalant, haphazard bobby pin in the back, to the soft pieces in the front, this style just screams chic.

Best Eye–Lanvin: Not quite a cat’s eye, and not quite a smoky eye, but a perfectly modern hybrid.

Best Overall–Chloe: The nod to loose 70s hair, and the beautiful neutral eye and lip make this a look you can wear any season, all the time.

Best Overall (Runner-Up)–Chanel:The casual side knot and silvery blue shadow proudly proclaim, “Oui, I’m very French.”

Best At Scaring The Crap Out Of Us–Viktor & Rolf: A full red face is something one usually wants to avoid, but not for subversives Viktor & Rolf. This is allegedly the show that felled Lindsey Wixson with a makeup allergy. A dangerous look, indeed.

Best Use Of Color–Vionnet: Orangey lips, lots of pink blush, grey eye shadow? Sounds hideous, but it made the models looks delicate and glowy.

Best Theatrical–Mugler: We are totally behind any designer who makes the models look like birds and encourages them to scream on the runway.

Best Way To Get Lung Cancer And Wrinkles–Mugler & Louis Vuitton:OK, we know smoking looks cool and that everyone in Paris does it. But IT CAN KILL YOU. Oh, and also give you wrinkles.

Source: http://www.fashionista.com

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Pores?? I can’t see any!

I’m impressed discovering those products that make the Pores Invisible!

They are soft like mousse or balm!

Either you apply them before your make up, either alone they make you skin look soft and shinny. They are oil controllers and they create long-lasting natural matte finish. They are also ideal for the T-zone.

Apply them under your foundation, under a bronzing powder or blusher.They can be used over the whole face or simply in areas where you need them.

Next time you’ll visit a beauty store try, one of those products, on one cheek and then compare with the other! You’ll see the big difference! The first cheek will look shinier and fresher! I’m sure you will get addicted.

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and make your make up look perfect!

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