Some girls are just naturals when it comes to make-up (no pun intended). They never learned how to do it; yet, their common sense tells them what to wear, in what amount, and how to apply it. However, it is very common for other people to need some help. There are girls who don’t even do their make-up for this reason.
Too much make-up doesn’t look good either, especially nowadays where a natural look is more valuable than too much production. Many times, however, you may feel that you’re wearing too much make-up, even if you only used eyeliner and eye shadow…how so? There are many things to take into consideration when seeking to achieve a natural look.
Rule #1: ColoursTry to stay within one colour range. You can choose any colour as long as you follow this rule. Also, choosing a light one creates a more ‘daily’ look. For example, if you have pale skin, stick to light colours (brown, pinkish, bluish…they’re all okay as they are light). This will liven up your skin. If your skin is darker you can also use these colours, and the effect will be lighting up your look.
Rule #2: Less is moreDon’t fear that you’re not wearing enough make-up. Many times, a bit of blush, eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss will do the trick. In this case, it’s better to stick to minimalism. You should still look like yourself, but with accented face features. This will highlight your natural beauty instead of turning you into a completely different person.
Rule #3: Make one thing stand out at a time.If you want the focus of attention to be your eyes, choose a sober colour for your lips. For example, if you want to use eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara, that’s okay as long as you keep in mind that the attention focus will be your eyes, so don’t go for a reddish colour on your lips. If you do, you won’t look bad of course. It’s just that you will lose the ‘natural’ look.
Rule #4: Everything countsSo it’s not only about the make-up you are wearing, but also about your accessories, your clothes, your hair, etc. If you love accessories, clothes and hairdos, keep in mind that you cannot try to focus on all of them at the same time. Choose one, and remain “neutral” as to the rest. For example, if you’re wearing a somehow significant necklace, don’t wear huge earrings, nor barrettes or a two-hour taking hairdo. Balance is the key to an harmonic look.
This article is contributed by Stephanie who is a blog writer with an interest in make-up and fitness. She has written for a variety of websites on different topics such as on www.bio.net