Make up Basics

Doing your make up is essential whether you are going to the office or going out. Everyone wants to look attractive, attract attention, and be found attarctive by the opposite sex. There is something natural and instinctive about it. Whether you are married or single, young or middle aged, grooming is a part of our nature.

So how to go about applying make up? The basic stages/ingredients are described briefly below. The amount of makeup depends on the occasion. A light makeup looks good for informal occasions, and a heavy makeup for very important public occasions or at night.

Foundation: This helps to create a smooth surface over which other products are then applied.

Concealer: If you have dark circles and other marks, use a concealer to cover them up.

Powder: This is what creates the smooth layer that attracts attention. Wrinkles get hidden, and your face looks smooth, but not shiny.

Blush: If nature did not give you a natural blush, help yourself with an artificial one. This defines the bone structure and gives your face shape.

Bronzer: To obtain a glowing surface.

Lip liner: Allows the lipstick to stay on longer.

Lipstick: The mouth is a major focal point. A wide variety of lipsticks are available – matte, satin, or glossy.

Eyeliner: The eyes do the talking your mouth does.  Eye mascara and eye shadow enhance the appeal of your eyes.

What type of make up to apply, how much, and when depends often on your age, skin, looks, and occasion. Try different things and see what the reaction is. Most importantly, have some fun with it.