Fashion

Enhance Your Facial Features

November 19th, 2013 by

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Your eyes

Begin with an eye shadow to enhance or provide a statement look. A natural light beige shade enhances brightness and makes sure eyes appear larger. A statement eye will either incorporate a block of colour or a liquid liner flick. When it comes to colour go for warm bronzes and earthy greens for brown eyes. For blue eyes greys, plums and greens work well. Hazel and green eyes are enhanced with purple and lilac shades. If you opt for a statement eye, play down the lips and cheeks. For a glamorous flick, use a liquid eye liner and follow the top eye line carefully, creating an even flick on both sides. Steady your hand by resting your elbow on a hard surface. Practice makes perfect with this look.

Curl your lashes before applying mascara, and apply two coats for maximum appeal. Avoid clumps by cleaning the wand regularly and replacing your tube every 3 months.

Brows should frame the face and draw attention to the eyes. They should not distract or look obviously pencilled on. Ensure that they look natural and full; use a brow kit to define your brow shape, arch and length. Subtlety is the key here.

Your lips

Keep your lips in good condition by frequently applying a moisturising balm with SPF. On a daily basis a tinted lip balm may be your answer to a low-maintenance yet polished look. If you are going for a red lip, ensure that the rest of your face is played down. For those with blue eyes generally cooler tones of red lipstick will suit. Warmer shades of red and plum tend to complement brown eyes. If you are using a liner, make sure that it perfectly matches the colour of the lip, and gloss should be applied to the middle of the lip and blotted outwards.

Your cheekbones

Contouring and highlighting are a dynamic duo when it comes to defining the face. A bronzer can be applied just below the cheekbones in the hollows of your cheeks. It should be very subtle. Dust over the temples, brow bone and jaw line to enhance structure of the face. Highlighter can be applied just above the cheekbones to lift the face. Again keep it subtle. Blusher is designed to enhance radiance and youthful volume of the face. Smile to identify the apples of your cheeks and gradually build the colour there for a natural flush. Peach and apricot hues complement pale skin tone. Pinker shades work well on medium toned skin and olive complexions are suited to more rouge-based blushes. Light reflecting particles in blusher helps to draw upon the natural radiance of your face.

Your skin

A good foundation should look like just like your skin on a really good day. It should not look like makeup. Always blend carefully and apply with your fingertips to create a natural finish. Tinted moisturisers provide a sheer coverage for the daytime if you don’t require high coverage. Light reflective concealers enhance your base, and are used most effectively when blended into the inner contour of your eye sockets to offset any shadows.

 

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