You have probably passed by the department store beauty counters more times than you can remember. Have you always wondered about the makeup there? This article contains some wonderful advice that can help you take advantage of those beauty counter visits and more to improve your appearance.
Sticky, thick polish can be thinned with a little bit of nail polish remover. Use a few drops at first, shake and check to see if you should add a few more to get it back to the normal consistency. This will give you a couple more applications of the nail polish.
You can create the illusion of bigger lips if you put just a bit of shiny white eye shadow on your cupid’s bow. The light reflecting off the middle of your upper lip creates the illusion of a full upper lip.
Pimples can sometimes mar an otherwise lovely complexion. You can quickly get rid of it by putting toothpaste on it. Allow the toothpaste to sit on your skin for about 10 minutes, then wash it off with warm water. After gently wiping off the toothpaste, you will find that the pimple is much less noticeable.
A “hot spray” is a great investment if you wish to protect your hair from the harsh heat of hair dryers. Every major store will have this in the beauty section. It is a great way to avoid split ends. It also usually smells awesome and helps your hair stay moisturized.
You can add life to your foundation by mixing it with moisturizer. Your make up will have a lighter look and if the moisturizer has sunblock, it is added protection as well.
Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler prior to applying mascara. Curling helps your eyelashes appear greater than their actual length, and this also contributes to a younger and livelier look to your eyes themselves. Start by squeezing the curler at the very base of your eyelashes. Once you’ve done that, move along your lashes and repeat the squeezing motion. This technique will give your lashes a soft curve instead of a sharp angle.
Try to avoid very hot water when showering or bathing. Hot water will enlarge your pores and bring more oil to the surface. You then are likely to wash them away. The easiest way to avoid this is to use warm or tepid water. Doing so is more likely to keep your skin soft. You’ll also save money on your electric bill.
To keep hair from turning gray, eat some curry leaf chutney, about a teaspoonful, every day. It does this by providing the minerals and the vitamins necessary to help your body produce pigmentation for your hair. You could also use essential oil that is scented with rosemary to keep the color in your hair while conditioning your hair and scalp.
You can make a great mouthwash at home with peppermint oil and water. Only use a drop of the oil for every ounce of water. Measure your drops of peppermint oil into a high capacity ceramic container and boil your water. Pour in the boiling water. Use a clean cloth to cover the container and let it cool. Pour the mixture into a sterile bottle and tightly screw on the lid. Now you are free to use you new, homemade, mouthwash!
Using eye drops can make your eyes look bright and sparkly. These drops also help prevent irritation and dryness. Eye drops are good for you, especially if you spend a long time looking at a computer screen. Simply keep eye drops handy and use about every four hours.
To keep the skin around your eyes from getting dry, use a moisturizing eye cream every night. Keeping the skin there healthy will prevent dark circles, and will keep you from developing lines and wrinkles.
In conclusion, you may have walked by a beauty counter without knowing that you could get your makeup done there. It’s a fun way to learn about new makeup products and get a quick lesson about applying makeup. Keep these tips in mind when shopping for makeup. You’ll feel beautiful as you head home.