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Sunday , August 19 , 2012
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Cosmetic cures

I am 18. I have a clear wheatish complexion and combination skin. My face is oval and I have thick, black wavy hair just below my shoulders. My forehead is a bit broad. Please suggest make-up tips and hairstyles for me.


For make-up: Start with a clean moisturised face. Apply concealer around the eyes and other floor areas. Wear foundation using a brush or sponge and apply blush (avoid metallic blushers). Smile and apply from the centre to your cheeks up and out. Then wear a light beige shadow over the eye area. Use a medium gold shade over the eyelid and the darkest shade like a chocolate brown over the eye crease and outer half of the lid. Blend the colours well to avoid harsh lines. The eyeliner should be worn on the upper lid and on half of the lower lid. Smudge gently. Wear loads of mascara. Outline your lips using a lip liner and fill in with lipstick. You may dab on some gloss too. Remember, rich, warm and spicy will suit your wheatish complexion well.

For hair: Get long, cascading curls with high shine. To do this wash and deep condition your hair for a healthy shine. Work a rich leave-in conditioner through damp hair to smoothen the cuticles. Spritz in some spray gel to control puffiness and frizz and diffuse on a low heat. Then rub a little shine serum over the top layer of hair. Twirl hair around your fingers to shape curls in front. The easiest updo is the kind that’s only half up. Keep a side-swept parting. Take a front section on either side and twist it back so it stays very loose in front. Gather the two sections in a twist at the back and clip with a small embellished clutch. Spritz a little shine-spray all over to finish the look.