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Beauty is a lot more that just fixing your hair or swiping some makeup on your face. It is truly an art form. It has so many techniques and products that require a keen eye, precisions and a sharp attention to detail. Do you have what it takes? Regardless of your answer, here are some tips to help you.
If you haven't taken care of your physical appearance for a long time, don't be scared off by the amount of work it takes to improve it. Although the initial time investment might be high it is much easier to maintain a good appearance than to initially create it.
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!
Many women like to use concealer under their foundation. If you've run out of concealer, or can't find it, look inside the cap of your foundation. Liquid and lotion foundations tend to collect and thicken inside the cap and will work well in a pinch as an emergency concealer.
Try using neck stretches and good posture for a great looking neck. A healthy neck is as important as a healthy face. Do not treat the neck area the same as the face because both of them age differently. Over time the tendons in the neck shrink and the thin skin does not respond in the same way as the skin of the face does to peels and lasers.
By taking 10 minutes a week to care for your nails it will help your appearance greatly. This is especially true for men, who very often neglect their nails and cuticles. A little regular maintenance results in much-improved hands. At the very least, nails should be cleaned thoroughly; they should be moisturized; and the cuticles should be gently pushed back.
Sometimes, when coloring your hair, you may find that the color you chose simply isn't strong or intense enough for your liking. You can solve this problem by purchasing a second box of color, mixing half the product with shampoo, and reapplying it to just-colored hair. Let it sit for only 5-10 minutes before rinsing and you will find the color intensified.
Lip liner is frequently used by women to give shape and definition to their lips. Please, please don't make the mistake of using lip liner to "draw" your lips on, completely independent of your actual lip shape. You are far better off using lip liner to define your lip's natural shape, filling in with lipstick. An artificial lip line is clownish, unsubtle, and unflattering. If your lips are thin, stick with a fresh color that's not too bright - a berry tone, for example.
Putting on your own nail polish can be very frustrating, especially when using your non-dominant hand. Next time, apply your normal two color coats and a topcoat in the evening (give the polish a few hours to dry before bedtime). Don't worry too much if the polish gets on your cuticles. Then, in the morning, take a hot shower, and all the extra polish on your cuticles and skin will rub right off.
If you suffer from ingrown hairs when shaving, try using a bit of quality moisturizing cream on your legs as soon as they're done "? that is before your legs are fully dry. A quality moisturizing cream is rich in emollients, which means that existing hairs will grow straight outward, rather than embed in your skin.
Use steam to refresh your face. Steam releases the impurities in your pores, and you don't need to go to a sauna. A bowl or other container of hot water and a towel are all you need; just hold your head over it and let the piping hot steam redeem your skin.
If you suffer from chronic, dry skin, you may want to see a dermatologist and get a microdermabrasion facial peel. Microdermabrasions are able to improve skin's functioning and appearance in a very short amount of time. One treatment will help your skin to feel smoother and will improve your skin's elasticity. Although one treatment helps, for the best results you should schedule at least 6 treatments.
Enhance your eyes by doing work on your eyelashes. Many women just apply mascara and go on their way. If you take the additional second to curl your eyelashes prior to applying the mascara, you will accentuate the eyes better than you would if you just apply the mascara.
Use the ignition part of a matchbook or box if you don't have a nail file. If you find yourself in need of a nail file, but can't seem to find one, you can use the rough part you use to light matches on a match book as a nail file.
If you have ever caught yourself peeling off nail polish because it had begun to chip, it's possible you have done damage to your nail. When the nail polish is peeled off like this, there is a chance you are taking off a layer of the nail plate. This can cause your nail to thin out or crack. Opt for an acetone-free nail polish remover instead.
If you hate the problems of clumpy and matted eyelashes, try using an eyelash curler. This will make the eyelashes thick and full without using any products. When using the curler, start at the roots and only use on lashes that are clean. Over time your lashes will become fuller, thicker, and beautiful.
If you are worried about looking like a raccoon after applying your eyeliner, then there are ways to prevent that. You could try using a small stiff brush to apply cream eyeliner between the roots of the lashes. You could also try a shorter pencil eyeliner that has a cone-shaped tip as this gives you more control where you want the liner to go.
Eyeshadows can be tricky for eyes over 40. Metallic, glittery shadows are beautiful, but eyelid skin develops tiny folds which are, unfortunately, accentuated by those gorgeous metallic colors. On the other hand, some matte shadows look too flat and dry, and do not flatter the eye either. Instead, look for shadows that are neither matte nor metallic: "quietly lustrous" should be the goal.
Many people tend to get dead skin on their lips. This makes them look old and dry. A great way to prevent this from happening is to brush your lips gently with a toothbrush every single day. After you have done this, you will want to put some balm on to keep them protected.
For the most natural look when shaping your brows, avoid plucking hairs above your brows, instead removing stray hairs below your brows. Plucking hairs above your brows makes it too easy to remove too much hair, resulting in sparse brows or an unnatural "surprised" look. Step back from the mirror and check your brows as you pluck, to ensure you aren't removing too much hair.
Before using any kind of eyelash glue around your eyes, test it on the inside of your arm twenty-four hours before you are planning to apply it to your eyes. This is the best way to test for allergies and can help you avoid having your eyes swell shut from an allergic reaction.
Now you see that beauty is a lot more than haphazardly applying products to yourself. It takes skill and an eye for pleasant aesthetics. You don't want to look slovenly, so why not take some time to learn how to do it right? The above tips should have given you some pointers on how to do that.
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