Make up Tips for Modern Glamour Look
When natural is too low-key, and self-assured and dynamic are your buzz-words, modern glamour makeup is the look for you. At first glance, yes, it is a made-up modern look. But look again and you will see that this style is perfectly balanced. There's no garish technicolour, but a harmony of colour and shading. Here are the keys and tips to achieving this contemporary finish makeup.
Foundation Makeup Tips
Begin with a clean, moisturized face that you have blotted with a tissue to lift away any excess moisturizer. Foundation, or at least tinted moisturizer, is essential to give an even-textured flawless look to your skin. A make-up artist we work with on Cosmopolitan suggests this trick for a sheer, cover-girl style finish: once you've applied your foundation, gently splash your face with warm water and then carefully pat dry with tissues. It sounds unusual, but it works! Next apply a loose, translucent powder with a large brush.
Eyes Makeup Tips
Colours from the brown spectrum suit everyone. Try keeping the lids and browbone light and use darker shades in the socket line. The secret with eyeshadow is to blend with brushes, using just a little colour at first. You can add more to build up colour density. To help eyeshadow last longer, you can put foundation over the eye area. A dusting of loose powder under the eyes will catch any loose shadow particles. All you have to do is brush it away once you have applied your eyeshadow. Use brown pencil for extra definition close to the lash lines and mascara on either top and bottom lashes or just on top. Go for black mascara if you have black or dark brown hair and brown if your hair is red, blonde or light brown. Groomed eyebrows are vital to the modern glamour look. Aim for a classic arched curve. An eyebrow pencil can help fill in any gaps and accentuate the natural shape.
Cheeks Makeup Tips
To add a healthy glow and shape to your face, apply blusher over the apples of your cheeks. Go for tawny, peach, apricot and browny shades. If you are using powder blusher, shake the excess off the brush before applying it. Always keep a light touch so you have a hint of colour rather than stripes! To finish, dust your blusher brush down each side of your nose,under your chin and over your temples. This will add an extra glow.
Lips Makeup Application
A strong lipstick is glamorous and attention-grabbing. It's also a sign of confidence. A perfect red looks great. It's high maintenance though and needs regular checking for feathering. Pinky brown, brownish red and orange shades suit most women.
To complete the groomed, glamorous look, check your nails. Short, well-maintained nails always look good. If you don't like the idea of coloured varnish, just paint them with a clear polish so they shine.