Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Make-Up: A Woman's Best Friend

Written By:  Danielle Marie

Over the years I have come to the realization that women, well the majority of women need some form of makeup.  A little touch of make-up here and there will help us look and feel our best everyday!  Now this doesn't mean you should look like Miss America or the next Top Model everyday, no that over-the-top "look" is really only necessary for special occasions: your wedding day, your 30th birthday party, or a 25th wedding anniversary dinner.

Fact: Don't cake-on layers of unnecessary make-up!  Halloween is only once a year!

Fact: Test different shades of eye shadow to determine what works best with your skin tone and hair color.

My whole point is that every woman has her own beautiful features, so use them to your advantage and enhance them if needed.  Maybe you have gorgeous long, dark eyelashes, so it is not necessary you wear mascara on a daily basis, but instead your skin needs a little neutralizing with a bronze toner or foundation.

Fact: Always rub your foundation in thoroughly, don't leave any streaks!

Fact: Replace your tub of mascara every 3-6 months.  It's a little gross applying hardened mascara to your lashes.  Talk about major clumping!

Make it one of your morning priorities, a daily habit!  Try not to leave the house without looking your best, you never know who you may meet!  Even if you have kids, there is no excuse; just make it part of their morning routine too.  I have two little ones, 3 years old and 1 year old, every morning they watch me put on my makeup and know that it is part of the routine!  Even if you don't like spending those couple extra minutes adding a touch of eye liner or a bit of blush, remember it's not just for your own glory, it's for your husband, your boyfriend, co-workers, employees, even strangers.  You want to always represent yourself in the best way possible, be a good example and you may gain a bit more self-confidence!

Fact: Discover how you can enhance your features!  If you don't know where to start, visit a local cosmetician at a salon or department store for advice.  They can also lead you in the right direction for brands.  Maybe you have sensitive skin or maybe you have dry skin.

Fact:  Wearing make-up is not about being vain!  It is exhibiting a level of self-respect and also looking your best for those around you!  Take care of yourself!  Besides, you doesn't love a great pedicure?!?

Fact:  A touch of lip gloss goes a long way!  Who wouldn't want to kiss those lips?

Fact: Keep it NATURAL!  Men prefer women who wear effortless make-up, for that matter we all do.  The  crazy eye make-up should be reserved for the runway!  

Fact: Don't think of make-up as a chore but as an adventure!  Change it up!

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