Perfect Rosy Cheeks

Rosy cheeks are the embodiment of good health. If you want your skin to look radiant, those lovely pink hues on your cheeks can’t be missing! If you don’t have naturally rosy cheeks, that’s when blush comes to the rescue!

Does applying powder blush make you look like you’ve got two unnaturally pink patches on your cheeks? Using powder blush does come with practice. If you’re not adept with your brush strokes or use too much blush, the result may be less than desirable.

If you’re having problems with powder blush, try switching to liquid or cream blush. They are easily mixed and blended with your skin color, giving a more natural look of subtle but healthy rosy tints. Complete the process by using a flat foundation brush to sweep away excess blush.

Covering up facial flaws

1. Even complexion
I received a beauty tip from a Taiwanese author for reducing uneven pigmentation. You can mix your liquid concealer together with milk (powdered milk without adding other substances) in the proportion of 1:3 and apply the mixture below the eyes and on the edges of the nose. The two substances are easy to mix and help to achieve a smooth texture for the skin. I’ve tried it, it works and the foundation doesn’t look cakey! The additional step may be troublesome, but beauty doesn’t come with laziness.

2. Using eye cream to conceal wrinkles
Eye cream has the function of moisturizing the skin around your eyes. Healthy, moisturized skin is able to effectively absorb your concealer, and also reduces the problem of eye bags arising from wrinkles. After your eye cream has been absorbed into your skin, apply concealer sparingly. Use your fingers to pat gently the areas covered in concealer. If your eye bags are your obvious, you can apply foundation in place of concealer.

3. Mixing shades to conceal dark pigmentation
By applying a mixture of violet, pink and pearl white eye shadow, the reflection of light will create an illusion, causing your eye shadow to look extraordinarily luminous. Do not use the small brushes that come with your eye shadow, but use a large and round-tipped brush instead. To make alterations without caking or spotting your make-up, gently brush away the offending areas. Applying yellow shades of eye shadow over yellow-tinted concealer yields a pretty good effect.

Follow the guidelines, not your heart

(Image from A Touch of Blusher)

If the talkative salesperson tries to give you advice about your new purchase or stuff a corporate brochure into your shopping bag, don't be too quick to brush him away or bin the brochure.

Following advancement in technology, compositions and application methods of cosmetic products have become increasingly complicated. Their methods of usage are constantly evolving. It is unwise to use a product based on habits and instincts without consulting the instructions booklet.

When shopping for cosmetics products, consult the retail assistant about the product you are purchasing. Read the instructions and product descriptions carefully. Do not misinterpret the product’s characteristics or method of usage.

The following are just a few examples of the consequences of ignorant product usage:

1. Products containing vitamin C should be used at night or in places that are not exposed to sunlight. With lowered light intensity, the products will perform reduction-oxidation reactions to achieve the required performance. If these products are used in the day, they will absorb light instead, causing age spots to become worst.

2. Many products function on different energy-liberation principles, rather than performing on immediate contact with skin. This is to help maintain the stability of the complexes during storage. Methods of energy liberation may take place in different ways, such as mixing two products together, or rubbing the product on your skin in a certain motion. If your method of application is incorrect, the product may not be working to its fullest potential, or may even be rendered completely useless.

3. There are many types of facial masks. Some have to be removed with water, some have to be wiped with tissue, others are not required to be removed. The general impression is that facial masks in clay or paste form are simply removed by washing off with water. However, some masks may be highly concentrated and require thorough cleansing. Otherwise, the face may become sensitive and red. On the other hand, some masks are mild enough to be used throughout an entire night of sleep.

Don't compromise your safety when there are accredited guidelines to follow!

Make your eye cream work by applying them correctly

Why do eye creams seem so useless? Not only are they not absorbed by the skin, they even coagulate into lipid granules!

If you’re a victim of ineffective eye creams, don’t be in a hurry to pile the blame on your products. Your method of application may be the root of your problems.

A recommended eye cream application method is the “point and press” method. First, scoop up or squeeze a blob of eye cream (usually, it should be approximately the size of a soybean) onto the tip of a ring finger. Dab off some of the eye cream onto the ring finger of your other hand such that you have an approximately equivalent amount of eye cream on both fingers.

Daub the problem region around each eye until your eye cream has been evenly distributed around your eyes. When you daub a spot, you’re pointing at a spot and pressing down gently on it, hence the name of the method. Continue daubing the same areas with greater frequency until all the eye cream has been absorbed. Remember to keep your actions gentle and your ring finger clean.

For a relaxing finale, rub both your palms together until they feel warm. Gently push your warm palms against your closed eyes and relax until you no longer feel the heat.