COM­MON MAKE-UP MIS­TAKES

How to avoid them.

Woman's Era - - Contents - Sudha Har­i­ha­ran

Make-up is all about one's ap­pear­ance, a mat­ter of per­sonal taste. There are no rules about what looks good on whom. How­ever, there are cer­tain things which you should keep in mind and should not do with your make-up in gen­eral. Celebrity make-up artists Mouna Lall lists th­ese make-up mis­takes, to make your life a lot eas­ier. Al­ways use mois­tur­is­ing cream: One must wash and ap­ply a cream or mois­turiser de­pend­ing on skin type at least 15 min­utes be­fore prun­ing the skin.

Us­ing a make-up primer: A primer helps the foun­da­tion to have a smooth sur­face to set­tle on , mak­ing one’s make-up last long.

Right type and colour of foun­da­tion: Not us­ing the right type and color of foun­da­tion ac­cord­ing to skin type i.e.: if one has dry skin any kind of mois­turiser can be used whereas if you have an oily skin, only wa­ter-based foun­da­tions should be used.

✿ All In­di­ans have brown skin be it fair or dark. So we should use a foun­da­tion near­est to our skin colour with a yel­low tint in­stead of us­ing a lighter foun­da­tion which will even­tu­ally emul­sify in mix­ing with the nat­u­ral skin oil and turn grey. You must have heard many times, “Oh my skin turned dark af­ter a few hours”. So we must cel­e­brate and be proud of our skin tone.

✿ Ap­ply­ing foun­da­tion is a place where we make big mis­takes like us­ing both our hands and rub­bing it away in­stead of tap­ping and plac­ing it on the skin with two fin­gers or a brush.

Con­fus­ing cor­rec­tors and con­ceal­ers: Cor­rec­tors and con­ceal­ers are two make-up bases which are usu­ally mis­un­der­stood. The cor­rec­tor should be used only when you have a dark patchy skin or have red pig­men­ta­tion. An or­ange cor­rec­tor should be used on the black patchy area or un­der­neath your eyes, whereas a green one is to cor­rect the red­ness. A con­cealer, on the other hand, gives a more de­fined look and should be ap­plied af­ter the cor­rec­tion has been made.

Cor­rec­tors are for cor­rect­ing one’s skin tone whereas counceal­ers will con­ceal the cor­rec­tor and foun­da­tion thereby giv­ing one an even skin tone.

Use of set­ting power: Use of set­ting power should be a fine min­er­alised pow­der just to set the make-up base in­stead of a heavy pow­dery face as the nat­u­ral make-up look is in fash­ion. Colour com­bi­na­tions and match: Match­ing the same colour eye­shadow, lip­stick and nail pol­ish with clothes is a big NO as the look be­comes one-di­men­sional and is not ap­peal­ing to the eyes. E.g. if one wears a pink out­fit with gold work, then the eyes can be brown gold or smokey with only lip­stick match­ing the dress. For smokey eyes: Heavy punched -in-the face kind of smokey eyes are a big turn-off and has to be blended well. Right way of us­ing eye glit­ter: Us­age of glit­ter above your eyes af­ter putting the eye­shadow is an op­tional thing. Glit­ter adds to a more glam­orous look and is usu­ally an op­tion for a night party makeup. Be­fore ap­ply­ing glit­ter al­ways use a good glit­ter glue as that will make the glit­ter stay for long and will not fall on your cheeks or any­where on the face. Glit­ter on

eyes is a glam­orous touch but any­where on the face, makes it look tacky

For lip colour liner: Us­ing the same colour lip-liner all over the lips and fol­low­ing with lip­stick is im­por­tant for the lip­stick to have a long stay and not leave a line af­ter a while. Lip lin­ers were a rage back then and are back with a bang now. They give more def­i­ni­tion to your lips and also make the lip­stick stay a lit­tle longer. Lip-lin­ers should be bought of two ba­sic colours – I.e nude and peach as it goes around with every shade. Blush: Blush should be ap­plied with a very soft hand to avoid look­ing like a Bar­bie doll. Blush should be ap­plied with a very soft touch on the ap­ple cheeks of your face with a big round fluffy brush or with the soft touch of your hands.

ALL IN­DI­ANS HAVE BROWN SKIN BE IT FAIR OR DARK. SO WE SHOULD USE A FOUN­DA­TION NEAR­EST TO OUR SKIN COLOUR WITH A YEL­LOW TINT IN­STEAD OF US­ING A LIGHTER FOUN­DA­TION WHICH WILL EVEN­TU­ALLY EMUL­SIFY IN MIX­ING WITH THE NAT­U­RAL SKIN OIL AND TURN GREY. YOU MUST HAVE HEARD MANY TIMES, “OH MY SKIN TURNED DARK AF­TER A FEW HOURS”.

Nat­u­ral beauty is bet­ter than ar­ti­fi­cial beauty.

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