Friday, January 16, 2009

Makeup tips to look grown up

This article on MSN is about a 27-year old who was asked at a wedding reception if she was in high school. She decided she needed to update her makeup to look more like a grown up. Here are the tips that she was given:
  • Start with a tinted moisturizer all over your face. Then add more coverage on any problem areas by adding a second layer of tinted moisturizer or a regular foundation.

  • Apply matte bronzer (Sandstone for ivory/beige skin tones; or Bronze Diva for beige/bronze skin tones) and a peachy blush like Shy Blush to cheeks.

  • Subtle smoky eyes for day: tan colors like Silky Caramel across the eyelid and white shimmer like Crystalline just under the arch of the brow.

  • Turn the day look into a night look by simply adding a deeper brown like Espresso around the outer third of your lid creases and along the outside corners of your upper and lower lash lines.

  • Bold berry lips using Apple Berry which works on almost everybody. With a subtle eye, you can go more bold with the lip, but never have both a bold eye and bold lip.

Result: "stronger cheekbones, fuller lips, and eyes that are Bette Davis big".

Here's the virtual makeover using these tips, for a model that looks pretty young on the left and more grown up on the right.

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