Monday, June 22, 2009
1) Four-step routine before going outdoors
Slather on sunscreen, apply makeup base, give your lashes a coat of mascara and draw your eyebrows. This routine should not take more than 8 minutes to complete.
The makeup base evens out your complexion and gives you a good canvas on which to build your makeup later, shaping your brows defines and sharpens the contours of your face, and mascara opens up your peepers, which tend to be puffy in the morning.
2) Four Must-Haves
i- Foundation: this gives you a flawless finish
ii- Concealer: it hides dark eye circles and blemishes and helps you look fresh even if you have no foundation on,
iii- Lipgloss: the tint adds colour to your face and the shine gives it a fresh dewy appearance.
iv- Eyeshadow: opt for 1 with a shimmer effect that will highlight your eyes and brighten up your face
3) Golden Rule
Less is more. Do not play up more than 2 features. e.g. you could make your lips and eyes the focus with stronger hues, but keep the cheeks natural. Also do not use more than 3 shades on the entire face unless you are a professional.
Hope these tips by RMK's makeup artist are useful to you girls out there... =)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I was helping a friend, who loves being fair, to look for whitening methods. Thought I should share this with other girls who wants to turn fair too. Enjoy!
When you are trying to lighten your skin, it does not have to involve trips to a dermatologist or a drugstore, which can be expensive. Why would you want to spend a lot of your money when you can get all you need while you are at home and it doesn't cost much? Yes, you heard us, if you use the right techniques; you will be able to get lighter skin. Within this article, we are going to give you some steps that you should take in order to get lighter skin. If you are looking to even out your skin tone, then you should not go out and spend a lot of your time in the sun. There are a number of ingredients that have been used for many centuries when it comes to lightening the skin. The truth is that most of those ingredients that are used are more than likely found in your refrigerator right now. Read the following paragraphs in order to determine how to get the best results with lightening your skin.
For one, you should keep in mind that lemons have been used for many years and are amongst many different beauty secrets. Lemons are one of the main ingredients to lightening your skin and giving it that bright look that it needs. The citric acid that is found in the lemon juice will be promoting the skin lightening process. Lemon juice is also a natural antioxidant.
When you are using the lemon method to lighten your skin, you should take a cotton ball that is clean, squeeze some fresh lemon juice onto your skin and rub it around. You should follow this process each night before you go to bed. When you get up in the morning, you should avoid the sun. In fact, you should stay out of the sun when you have applied the lemon juice to your skin as this makes your skin very sensitive to the sun rays, which could cause a lot of damage to your skin. If your skin is very sensitive, then you may want to consider diluting the lemon juice with some water before you apply it to your skin. If the lemon juice has been drying up your skin, then you may want to consider using some moisturizer after you have applied the lemon juice.
Another useful ingredient that your skin will get lighter is papaya. Papaya has a natural enzyme in it that is called papain. This natural enzyme is known for exfoliating the skin and speeding up the renewal process of your skin. This will result in your skins tone being smoother and even, which is just what you are looking for. With the papaya, you will be able to create a skin mask by mashing the papaya up and applying it right on your skin. You should leave this mask on for about ten to twenty minutes before you rinse it off. When you have rinsed this mask off, you will need to put a skin moisturizer on your skin that is gentle - this will help to retain the softness of your skin.