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Make-Up Tips to Illuminate Your Beauty

By Connie Limon

Good lighting is essential to applying flawless makeup. Ideal lighting is either natural daylight (standing by a sunny window) or special natural daylight bulbs that imitate sunlight. Avoid applying makeup in rooms with only overhead lighting.

Make-up tip #1: Sculpt Sexy Cheekbones

•Suck in your cheeks to create a hollow
•Fill in the hollow area with a light bronzer
•Dust shimmer powder on the tops of your cheeks
•The light-dark shadowing will make your cheekbones pop

Make-up tip #2: Narrow Your Nose

•Smooth a highlighter down the length of your nose
•Dab concealer in a shade slightly darker than your skin tone along either side of the light stripe
•Highlight the bone of your nose to draw the eye there and the sides will be less obvious

Make-up tip #3: Cover Up a Pimple

•Freeze a cotton swab that has been soaked in eye-whitening drops
•When the swab is cold and hard, lay it on the pimple for 10 minutes
•The coldness should take down the swelling while the solution reduces the redness
•Dot on a salicylic acid-spiked concealer

Make-up tip #4: Revive a Pale Complexion

•Tap a fluffy brush in rosy blush and tap it in loose powder
•Flick the excess product off the tip
•Swirl the bristles as lightly as possible over your cheeks, forehead and nose

Make-up tip #5: Fix Botched Brows

•Lightly brush on brow powder in upward, hair like strokes
•The color taupe works in more cases
•The idea is not to go too dark

Make-up tip #6: Conceal Acne Marks

•Spot-apply primer into the little hollows
•Primers usually have a silicone base making them thick enough to help fill in the spaces
•Use a sponge that offers more control and smears the product less than fingers
•Follow same technique and pat foundation over the primer
•Finish with an all over layer of translucent powder to set the makeup

About the Author

Written by: Connie Limon is the author of skin care articles here 

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Suzann wrote Jan 2, 2009
    • Connie, this is great. I especially like freezing the cotton swab/eye whitening drops. What a good idea!

      Also will use your tip about filling in little “hollows” with a silicone-based primer. Smashbox has a nice one that I’m going to try.

      Thanks for the ideas!!!

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