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Makeup is meant to enhance features, not hide them. Wearing too much makeup will make you look cakey and completely different. Unless that’s your goal, here are some things to keep in mind when applying makeup.
This is also how most French women do it, so if you want to look chic like a French woman, these tips will definitly be valuable to you.
Tip # 1: Eyeliner
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Dark, thick eyeliner will make you look overdone. Though it may be perfect for Saturday night, it definitely doesn’t look natural. Instead, make sure you sharpen your eyeliner pencil so it makes a thin line. Also, avoid using a dark eyeliner on your waterline, especially if you're a woman in your 50+ years, because this might make you look dragged.
Tip # 2: Mascara
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Most mascaras have a tendency to clump, which forces your lashes to come together and leave large gaps. Applying mascara lightly will avoid this issue and enhance your lashes in the most natural way.
If you're not so young anymore, I suggest you only put mascara on your upper eyelashes. Again, putting mascara underneath your eye might make you look dragged, so keep in mind that you should try to lift your look instead of drawing the attention downward.
Tip # 3: Foundation
First, choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. A little goes
a long way, so start applying lightly and add more as desired.
The goal of foundation is to create a smooth, even tone. Also, select a brush that is appropriate for your foundation; some brushes work best with a liquid foundation, as opposed to pressed powder.
Tip # 4: Powder
The same holds true for powder - not too much. Powder has a
tendency to sit on top rather than blend into your face, so be sure to blend your makeup to avoid obvious lines.
Tip # 5: Lips
For a natural look, it is best to stick with neutral colors. Sometimes a clear gloss is perfect to keep it natural but add that little bit of spunk. You can even just throw on some tinted chapstick!
Tip # 6: Appropriate makeup
This last tip is perhaps the most important one:
Wear makeup that is appropriate for the occasion!
If you are going to the beach, you shouldn't wear the same or as much makeup as you would if you were going dancing. Same thing applies if you're going to a job interview or some other formal setting: You shouldn't wear the same makeup as you would going to a party.
Also, when you are in daylight, your makeup should be lighter than when you are out for the evening.
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