So last year we went over the top with makeup. Faces were painted lighter or darker than our actual skin tone till heads and bodies did not match. Eyebrows on Fleek till they almost touched the hairline, layer of lashes topped off with clumpy mascara and the list goes on.
This year let’s bring it back to basics. We are doing so much to look good and relying on makeup to make us feel complete.
After your shower, bath or deep cleanse go have a look at yourself in the mirror….
- Are you lacking a natural brow?
- Has your skin starting to look pale?
- Are your eyelashes looking sparse?
- Do you have a dark area under your eyes?
- Can you see the skin tone being uneven?
- Can you not get rid of the pimples?
- Is there blackheads, dry patches or red blotches?
- Whatever problems you see are you ready to correct them?
Leave your eyebrows to grow now don’t get me wrong they may look a bit wild for a short spell but they will look better in the long run. I suggest plucking the tail end of the eyebrow to help define the brow. As the brow starts to grow and get thicker the more you may pluck under the brow pluck as minimum as possible though just a few strands. In the meantime fill in the brow with a pencil in a soft brush stroke motion. Alternatively, you may use a brown eyeshadow and a small tapered brush.
Time to buff the skin….
Buy a pair of exfoliation gloves and PH balanced soap Dove is a great one to use. Wet the gloves and lather the soap in them an apply to the face. In small circular motion rub around the face playing great detail to the chin area, the crease besides the nose and where ever you have pimples and blackheads. Do not be alarmed if you find when washing the gloves out that the water will be dirty. This is old skin cells, old make up you thought you had washed off and oil from greasy skin.
Hydrate the eyes
As we age around the eye area changes and you will notice dark patches, puffy eyes and crow’s feet. To help these areas looking refreshed try the old fashion cucumber on the eyes. Also, try stores for gel form creams that contain witch hazel and cucumber, another suggestion is using eye whitening drops.
Most of us will find that out complexion has several tones. We may be darker on the forehead and around the hair line and lighter on the cheekbones but everyone is different. The same suggestion to uses around the eyes can be used on the face. There is also multiple amount of serums on the market specifically designed for your skin needs, Bobby Brown Cosmetics do a good range.
The more eyelashes enhancement we use the more we lose our lashes especially if they are not being taken off correctly. Use a mild eye cleansers and cotton pads to wipe away eyelash strip glues. With your eyes closed use soft down and away motion to wipe away any eyeshadow, mascara and glue. Keep doing this until the eyelash strip comes away and continue to clean until cotton pads are clean. If you are considering on rocking your natural lashes but need a them to look thicker then may I suggest a volume mascara. Find one with the brush bristle are very close together these brushes tend to get every lash even the tiny ones in the inner corner of the eye. A good trick is to apply mascara to the front and the back of the lash wait couple minutes and apply again. Word of warning some cheaper brands tend to clump up and make the lashes cakey so your best bet is by trial and error until you find the right one for you.
What I have informed you of are just suggestion but you may find other way that best suit you. I am a makeup lover but we are relying too much on makeup these days. The more we do to correct our skins imperfection the less makeup we need to perfect our makeup looks, plus makeup was designed to enhance what we already have which is natural beauty. So the next time you apply your makeup just remember less is more.