Oct 3, 2008

Preparation Of The Face For Makeup

This is very important, so that you can understand the high points of your face. Then you will be able to emphasize the best parts you like. For the best final result, you must meticulously prepare your face for the actual application of the makeup.

Identify The Structure Of Your Face:
Emphasize the excellent features of your face and camouflage your handicaps will improve self esteem. Faces are of 2 basic shapes:

1. Angular Faces are well delineated, with a strong bone structure and musculature. Angular faces could be trapezoidal, rectangular, square or triangular.
2. Round Faces, on the other hand, have curved, continuous, gently sloping lines, without any bony projections. Round faces can be oval or the true round form.

The ideal shape of a face is oval, so with the clever use of make-up, you must attempt to make your face appear oval. This can be done by using foundations of different tones-The dark shades(brown or tan) and the pale shades(white or light). Dark make-up tends to reduce, deepen, darken and conceal and is suitable for contouring prominent cheeks, large noses, chubby faces, and for the bags under the eyes. Pale makeup, on the other hand, enlarges lengthens, brightens, fills out, and covers the dark circles under the eyes. Note if the shade is too white it will make your dark circles more noticeable.

Getting Ready:
Before applying makeup, especially if you are dressing for a rather important occasion, you must prepare yourself in a special way. Massage your face with a nourishing cream, follow it up with a suitable mask.See that there are no dark hair visible on the face-bleach them or pluck them, if necessary. You might need to remove unwanted hair from your arms, legs and underarms.

Shaping Your Eyebrows:
The single most important point to remember when shaping your eyebrows is balance. Your facial shape would to a large extent determine the shape of your eyebrows. Here are some tips to help you decide on the shape of your eyebrows.

1. For A Trapezoidal Face: Slightly thick eyebrows drawn gently towards the temple.
2. For A Rectangular Face: Keep the eyebrows as natural as possible.
3. For A Square Face: Give a slightly rounded curve.
4. For A Triangular Face: Brows should not be too thick.Curve the brows slightly upwards.
5. For An Oval Face: Keep the brows parallel to the lid and drawn towards the temple.
6. For A Round Face: Brows should be slightly arched, in an oblique curve directed towards the temple.
Where To Begin And Where To End:
Take a pencil and hold it vertically alongside the outer corner of the nostril; the point where the pencil touches the eyebrow is the starting point. Then slant the pencil from the outer corner of the nostril to the outer corner of the eye, to show you where the arch should end. Then look straight ahead-the highest point for the eyebrows should be directly above the iris. Ideally, the distance between the two eyebrows should be equal to the width of one eye.

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