Doing Shopping for Makeup

By: Rachel


You have to shop where the lightís the brightest and most natural. After all, if youíre going to shell out upwards of $23 for a tube of colored goop, you want to make sure itís going to look good in the harsh light of day. Since it contains both ultra violet and infra red light, the shade can be matched to perfec tion. Store lights, which are generally yellow, can affect the shade or colour.

We discover that the candidateís press staff hands out shopping tips for the traveling media, and that the eats while waiting for the vote count are pretty good.

There are products for oily skin, dry skin, combination skin; there are masks for pore clarification and anti-aging treatments; there are moisturizers with sun protection and vitamins. It is hard to decide what is right for you. The first step to narrowing down your choices is determining your skin type.

To choose the proper foundation, it is important to determine the individualís desired formula, coverage and finish. However, sometimes the desired result lands the customer in a foundation which may not necessarily coincide with their skin type.

Sometimes you want a makeup artist to wave her magic wand over you. Sometimes you want to spend $4 and get something thatíll make you look like a million bucks. And sometimes, itís happened to all of us, you donít know what you want. So you walk through the doors of that black-and-white-striped emporium of things cosmetic, Sephora, certain that youíre about to stumble upon that perfect product you didnít know you were missing.

Add a facecloth to your shopping cart. Many of those disposable cloths for makeup removal aren't biodegradable, though biodegradable options are out there, look at your natural health foods store. Men wearing makeup is proof positive that manhood is doomed. When more and more men take on the things that are associated with the opposite partner, they gradually cease to be men. Being a man is about brains, brawn and work, not about looking cute."

Ask about samples, organic makeup can be expensive, so it's important to be sure you get the right shade and texture. If you have spaces in between your eyebrows, cover them with a dark brown pow der eye shadow. Apply skin coloured concealer on the eye lids and set with translucent powder. Now use skin coloured shimmer eye shadow . You can also go for light peach or light brown. Use an eyelash curler to curl the lashes and apply transparent or non-clumping mascara.

If you have some blotchy redness to your skin, you might benefit from the use of foundation and pressed powder. If your skin tone is even, you do not need to wear foundation. Apply foundation a few minutes after you have put on your moisturizer, using a make-up sponge or your clean fingertips.

Whether youíre playing with cosmetics, a department store, or anywhere else, keep in mind that testers can be breeding grounds for bacteria, no matter how clean the store itself may appear to be.

Dip roll of cotton in a ice-cold mixture of cucumber and potato juice. Keep this on eyelids for 15 to 20 minutes and softly wash it off. Apply a little baby oil. For long eyelashes, apply a slight coat of castor oil each night. It strengthens lashes and cools eyes. Rub a few drops of coconut oil around the eyes to get rid off gloomy circles.

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Rachel Broune writes articles for beauty tips.

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