This blog is a follow up to the make-up tutorial I did a few weeks ago, but this time I will not be teaching you how to apply make-up. Instead I am going to help you take care of your face as well as give you some helpful tips you might not have known before.
When it comes to your beautiful face, there are a few tips that you need to learn in order to get better results. Your face is very sensitive and can be easily damaged so you need to learn to take better care of it, because unlike your arms or legs you only have one face.
Tip 1: When you have cleansed your face try as much as possible not to touch your face. I know sometimes we buy good products and our skin starts to show improvement and of course you want to touch and feel how soft it has gotten. Well don’t touch it, because your skin is so sensitive your very own fingers can cause breakouts on your face. So best admire it in the mirror. Also when you are applying cleansers and creams, do it in an upward motion and never downward because the delicate skin sags easily over time. Remember to use moisturizer and sunscreen daily to reduce the risk of getting wrinkles as you age.
Make-up tip: When it comes to make up for your face, use foundation to cover up redness and blemishes on your face instead of concealers. To freshen makeup, use a tissue on oily areas of the face (i.e forehead, nose, and chin). Then smooth on a thin layer of pressed powder with a brush. Powder is the only makeup applied with a downward motion, you do this to smooth down your facial hairs. Lastly when you have a special function to attend in the evening, apply your makeup earlier in the day and do touch ups before you leave, it will look more natural and also in-case you run out of time, at least you already have some makeup on your face.
Tip 2: When it comes to lips, we sometimes forget to treat them with care and we simply just apply lipstick or lip-gloss and we are off. But our lips are just as important as any other part of our face and we also need to treat them with care otherwise they start to chip or crack and nobody wants to see that. So get your lips soft and smooth by using a damp, warm washcloth at night to rub off the flaky dry bits, and follow with a coat of lip balm.
Make-up tip: When applying lip stick, always smile and not just because life is good, but because it’s the best way to ensure complete coverage on your lips which includes the corners. To keep lipstick from bleeding out, pat a little concealer around your lips as it will help keep the lipstick in place. Ever wanted to make your lipstick last longer? Well apply your lipstick and wait a few minutes for it to set, then blot lips with tissue and dust them with powder, then apply another coat of lipstick.
Tip 3: There is a Trendi Blog talking about eye-brows but today we are not hating on the various shapes that people do, I am simply going to help you take better care of them. Before tweezing your brows, it is very important that you soften the skin. I know some people avoid tweezing because of how painful it can be, but it’s because they might be doing it wrong. So first things first to get the brow area prepared for tweezing, soak a cotton ball in warm water or cream and dab some on the brow, then tweeze in the direction the hair grows. This will make it so much easier to tweeze and not as painful.
Make-up tip: Don’t change the place where your brows peak and never pencil the whole brow unless of cause you have shaved it all off, but you use the pencil to only fill in holes after you have tweezed. For unruly or wild brows, apply hairspray to an old toothbrush, then brush brow upwards and outwards to smooth it into shape.
Tip 4: Your eye area is the most delicate sensitive part of your face and it needs to be treated with much care. Never rub your eye area as it can cause bruising and redness, try as much as possible to avoid touching it too much. You can reduce eye bags or puffy eyes by simply splashing your eyes with cold water or applying a cold compress-like ice in a cloth or even cut a potato in half and put it on your eye bags to reduce dark circles or puffiness.
Make-up tip: When applying mascara, don’t lower your chin because that’s how mascara gets on your eye lid. Always use your ring finger to apply moisturizer or concealer to the eye area because it is gentler and applies the least amount of pressure on the skin.
Written by Phoebe Sibomana
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