Orange face, white neck. Brown neck, pink face.
We all know someone with no perception of how her make-up really looks
on her own face.
She's sweet, really sweet. But she's a joke in your circle of friends. Oh,
no. It isn't you, is it?
Well, even if you don't wear "clown makeup," chances are you're making
some mistakes with your makeup. Take stock to be sure that you don't fall
into any of the makeup traps below.
Your foundation should not be a different color from the rest of your body.
Really, it shouldn't. This is an easy problem to fix. March yourself down to the
make-up counter at your favorite department store and let the salesperson do her
job. It's her job, after all. Don't be intimidated, you don't need to buy the
whole product line.
Blue Eye shadow
Blue eye shadow works for some people. Little girls in dance recitals. Guests
at 1970s-themed parties. Ethereal looking supermodels. If you aren't one of the
aforementioned people then don't wear it.
Dark Circles Under Eyes/Obvious Under Eye Concealer
This is a chicken or egg problem. You're right, the circles aren't great. But
neither are orange crescents under your eyes. Play around with a few shades of
concealer to see what really works best for you.
Different products work differently on different people. Just because one
brand works for your friend, doesn't mean it'll be flattering on you. Make sure
you're getting enough sleep and talk to your doctor. Sometimes those circles are
a sign of allergies or a vitamin deficiency.
Obvious Lip liner
This is a look. It's just not a flattering one. Lip liner is intended to add
dimension to thin or small lips, to lengthen the wear of your lip color and to
prevent your lipstick from ?bleeding? onto your face. It is not intended to
create a visible outline.
Inferior products in your dressing area
Most of us are not starlets with dressing rooms and make-up artists at our
disposal. But that doesn't mean we don't deserve to look like starlets with
dressing rooms and make-up artists.
Invest in good lighting around your vanity. Stock it with quality make-up
brushes and limit your make-up collection to products you'll actually use. That
way, your budget can be used to buy better cosmetics.
You're worth it
Add a couple of extra minutes, a wee bit more effort and a little money into
your daily makeup routine. It's not vain to spend a few dollars on or a few
minutes at your vanity. Put on your prettiest smile, bat your beautiful lashes
and show the world that you like who you are.
Put your best face forward... you don't have to hide behind crow's feet and