When you think of beauty, do you just see it as something that makes your commute take much longer? If so, then you have a very narrow view of the subject. Beauty is so much more than that and it can be personalized so that it works with your own schedule. Read on to find out how.
Choose a warm toned tinted moisturizer to perk up sad winter skin. A cosmetic sponge will help apply the moisturizer to your face evenly. Don’t overdo it though, because it’s easy to just make your face look shiny and oily.
If you have overly round eyes, you can elongate them by adjusting your eyeliner application. The outer two-thirds of your lower and upper lash lines should be lined with a dark brown liner. The two lines should meet at the outer corner of each eye. Finally, apply two coats of mascara to your outer upper lashes.
If your hair is greasy or oily, an easy way to fix this if you don’t have time to wash it, is to use a bronzer compact or baby powder. Brunettes should carry bronzer compact and add to extra oily hair, and blondes should do the same with baby powder. This will temporarily hide your unwashed hair.
Most women would be surprised to know that the average female devotes more than 60 hours of her life to the ordeal of shaving and waxing. Laser hair removal, while somewhat costly, will save you a great deal of time and nicks on your legs, underarm, face, and bikini area.
If the idea of applying strips of false lashes gives you cold feet, consider single lashes instead. These are considerably easier to apply and require only a small amount of eyelash glue, compared with the amount used for full lashes. Individual lashes, when placed in the outer corner of the eyes, produce a far more natural effect.
To hide purplish under-eye circles, try a yellow concealer. The yellow helps to cancel out the purple, leaving a smooth palette for applying your foundation. A thin layer of creamy yellow concealer also makes a great primer layer for your eyeshadow, because it minimizes the appearance of capillaries and helps the shadow stick.
Large pores on the face are a common problem and can be helped. Age and genetics are the cause of large pores and there is a way to help shrink them, go to the dermatologist or spa. There you can receive a microdermabrasion treatment which will gently remove the top layer of dead skin and decrease pore size.
Smooth lotion over hair to reduce the static. If you find yourself out with nothing to use, grab the hand lotion you keep in your purse. Take a little bit and rub the palm of your hands together slightly, then run through your hair. This is a quick and easy fix.
If you’ve got a splitting nail and can’t get to the salon quick enough, grab a tea bag and bottle of clear nail polish! The strong fibers of a tea bag will act as a remedial mend until you can see a professional. Simply cut a small portion of the tea bag, place it directly on the torn part of the nail and top it off with a coat or two of clear nail polish and you are good to go!
If you have discovered little white bumps under your eyes, know that these are called Milia and are quite common. They are a harmless form of a cyst caused by dry, dead cells being trapped under the skin. You can try exfoliation or use a moisturizer that includes an exfoliant with vitamin A to help them disappear, and prevent them in the future.
If you have ever woken up in the morning and discovered that areas of your face are puffy, look to your refrigerator and a cucumber. You can cut up a cucumber and massage it over your entire face using a circular upward and outward motion. The cucumber has a natural astringent to help reduce swelling.
Want to instantly feel younger and more beautiful? Get a new hairdo. Visiting your salon for a cut and color is a quick way to revitalize a tired look. Your stylist can provide tips for a look that works for you, and complete your beauty transformation. You will also feel relaxed after a day at the salon, making you look more beautiful as well.
If you love the brightness of red lipstick, but hate how it looks when it smears, then you should keep some makeup remover handy. If the dreaded smear ever happens, use a cotton ball or tissue dipped in makeup remover to erase the stain. Now you won’t have to worry what color lipstick you choose for the day.
Your attempt at self-tanning has created more of a streaky mess than a nice, healthy glow. Use plain old baking soda and put it on a washcloth (damp) or loofah sponge, and then use circular motions to buff away the orange color.
Sometimes when it comes to makeup, less really is more. A lot of people put on a lot of makeup to hide flaws, but it only ends up emphasizing the problem areas. Excessive makeup often makes women appear older than they truly are. Even the use of a small amount of makeup can help you look younger.
Confidence is key. Confidence will boost your natural beauty because you will smile more and your skin will have a rosy glow. Self-confidence will easily be seen by others.
After reading through all of that, do you still see beauty in the same way? Do you now see that it is so much more and that they are very simple things that you can add to your commute to help improve your appearance? It’s really not hard work and hours of getting ready. It’s, basically, whatever you make it.