Bridgette Jones has the most effective hair and make-up tricks up her sleeve
I have gained a lot of weight after my pregnancy and have chubby cheeks and a double chin. There is a wedding in the family and I want to camouflage the cellulite till I can shed the extra pounds, which is going to take some time. Could you please suggest some make-up tips? My complexion is wheatish and I have an oval face.
Face shaping can help you handle this. It involves using shading and highlighting techniques that manipulate the way light falls on the face to give the illusion that is either more or less defined. Remember that anywhere that you shade will recede, and anywhere that you highlight will come forward.
The interplay of three slightly different shades of foundation will help create contour and give dimension to the face. The first colour should match the skin. Then, for the highlights, use a colour two shades lighter than the foundation base. For the defining shade, use a colour that is two shades darker than the base.
Using a brush apply the darkest shade of foundation to shade the area around the top of your forehead, blending it into the hairline. Shade along the jawline and under the chin, too, and under the cheekbones. Dot the lightest shade just above the cheek bones and on the tip of the chin to highlight, then apply the base foundation, blending well. Re-apply the lighter and darker shades if necessary. Setting the foundation with powder is a crucial step too. Use a powder puff to apply loose powder and set the foundation in place. Brush blusher along the cheekbones but not too far down the face.
Following these tips will help you put your best face forward .
I love highlighting my eyes so my eye make-up favourites would be a liquid liner from Lakmé, a kajal stick from Oriflame and an extra black mascara from L’Oreal. I also use a M.A.C blush. I swear by Oriflame facewash and
especially because I feel really lazy
removing eye make-up and the facewash helps me get rid of the layers of make-up without any hassle and it does not react with my skin either.
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