Makeup is a woman’s best friend. It helps you look alive on days that you look dead. It helps make you look beautiful on a day you don’t feel so beautiful.
A lot of women are ridiculed for the amount of makeup they use. But makeup in a way can be very therapeutic. It helps make a woman not only look great but feel great. It helps build self esteem.
Makeup doesn’t create beauty, it only enhances one’s beauty. The best part: you can dress it up or dress it down. You can put on subtle makeup on average days and dramatic makeup on days that require you to look extravagant. There’s so many different looks you can create and so many different ways to showcase your beauty.
Sometimes a girl just loves to get dolled up.
#1. Put emphasis on your beautiful features.
Here she enhanced her features by enlarging her brows and adding some falsies to create a dramatic eye look. She’s added a light contour with some blush and topped it off with a pretty mauve colored lipstick.
#2. Contouring will help you create features that may or may not have originally been there.
Sometimes all you need is some basic contour to help give you the cheekbones you’ve always wanted. Contouring can also help give you a more defined jawline and overall more sculpted face.
#3. Eyebrows are the one thing you can get into shape without exercising.
Ladies can spend hours on their eyebrows to create the perfect shape. They frame the face and put the whole look together. You can draw them in with a pencil or you can fill them in with a powder or gel, it’s really preference. But I think we’re all dying to know what this girl used on her fierce brows.
#4. The pinup look isn’t for everyone but absolutely stunning when executed well.
The typical pinup look usually consists of soft glam curls (think old Hollywood) and a bold red lip. Pair this with some light eye-shadow and cat-eye eyeliner and you’ll look ready to walk down a red carpet in a Marilyn Monroe dress.
#5. Here’s a step by step tutorial of how to contour.
Everyone has their own version of how to contour but this is a general guide to how most people do it. As you can see between steps 1 and 2, concealer and/or foundation was applied. After that all you need to do is highlight underneath the eyes, the middle of the forehead, down the nose, just above the lip and below it. Then add bronzer to the top of the forehead, on the edge of your cheekbones, and on the chin. Blend and voila!
#6. All lipstick colors are created equal.
When it comes to lipstick, the more feminine light colors are favored but to create a super striking look you need a dark lipstick. It’s unconventional and it works. Many people believe that dark lipstick make your lips look smaller, those people are wrong.
#7. A bold lipstick will take you to the next level.
Lip color really is the finishing touch to any look and determines what vibes you give off. A simple and light shade will make you look subtle and cute but a bold shade will make you stand out and look gorgeous.
#8. Brighten those eyes.
Not all ladies are fortunate enough to wake up with a face that doesn’t look tired. Cover those eye bags with concealer and brighten your eyes with eyeliner and mascara.
#9. Slight changes can make a big difference.
Completing your look doesn’t just mean your face makeup but also your hair! Here, the added bangs made a big difference and complimented her makeup greatly.
#10. Makeup can transform you into anyone.
Does she kind of look like a long lost Kardashian sister to you? When you know what you’re doing, you can use makeup to make yourself look like anyone — that includes all the beautiful female celebrities on tv today.
#11. Coverage, not cake.
You may or may not have perfect skin, but that doesn’t mean everyone else knows that. Acne and acne scars can damage a person’s self esteem but don’t worry. You can hide them with the right amount of foundation and concealer.
#12. Don’t underestimate eye shadow.
Eye shadow not only adds color to your eyelids but can help bring out your eye color! And don’t think these shadows are strictly for your eyes. If you don’t have a fancy contour kit or any bronzers in your makeup bag, you can use brown eye shadow to help draw in the defined cheekbones you were meant to have.
#13. Wedding day makeup is the most important makeup.
For a girl, her wedding day is one of the most important days in her life that she has to look GOOD. This means a whole face of glam. Take this beautiful bride for example, she looks ready to walk down the aisle and pose for a million photos.
#14. Bridesmaid makeup is just as important as well.
Of course if you’re the bride, you’re the queen bee of the event. However, you can’t roll up with a squad of your best gal friends without them looking fierce as well.
#15. All blemishes begone.
Whether you have very few or many blemishes, covering them up will always create a brighter face. A clear looking face allows others to focus on the better facial features you have.