The job interview, the unexpected party, and the first date. All of these require vastly different makeup looks, yet you may not always have time to sit down and research how to look glam for each event. In that case, let your smartphone be your guide. Here are the top five apps for flawless makeup.
Begin by taking a picture of yourself in this free app, and then try on thousands of makeup options, hairstyles, and even fun accessories like sunglasses. There are no cons to this app.
Similar to the above app, you can test for a variety of makeup ideas. You can adjust the unique faces for mapping and the removal of under-eye circles. The only con is that you have to work with pre-added images rather than a snapshot of your own face.
For those who want to test makeup on cartoony drawings rather than snapshots, this app lets you get whimsical and creative with your makeup looks. Try any ideas on a variety of face shapes with differing skin tones.
This app allows you to browse around and get inspired to try daring new makeup ideas. You can even rate cosmetics and review them yourself. Try out a new trend with video tutorials. The only con is that you can't preview any looks through the app.
If you want green products that won't harm your skin or the environment, this app will help you find them. The only con is that the app isn't exclusively related to makeup.
New Year's Eve is the night to say goodbye to the old and usher in the new. It's also a night to try fun and flirty looks. If you have a party lined up and don't know what to do about your makeup, try these ideas.
Pair this makeup look with a shiny little dress, great heels, and fun hair and you will undoubtedly be the center of any New Year's Eve attraction.
The 1970's was an exciting decade for women's fashion. Makeup appeared natural, but glossy lips and shimmery eyes popped. Learn to do your foundation, cheeks, eyes, and lips, so you will be ready for a disco dance.
Choose a natural foundation that blends with your natural skin color. The goal of 1970's foundation was to make your skin look natural. You should just apply enough foundation to reduce blemishes and even out your natural skin tone. If you want to achieve that 70's tanned look, you can also use a good bronzer.
The wet look was in back then. Try glossy lipstick. Shades of pink were popular, so you could opt for pink or even nude lip gloss.
Select earth tones with glitter. Fair skinned women might consider frosty tan, light blue, or even white shades. Darker skinned ladies might opt for glittery greens and browns. A darker color goes right over the eyes, and it gets blended in with a lighter color up to the eyebrows. Use subtle mascara and a light eyebrow pencil to make eyes look big and glittery.
Sculpt Your Cheekbones
A light brush of blusher right below the top of your cheekbones can make them look larger. Blend in the blush, so it does not look painted on.
Try comparing 1970's photos of such icons as Farah Fawcett and Liza Minelli for inspiration!
The modern woman of the 60's saw herself as empowered and coming into her own. She emphasized her boldness with her eyes, which were accentuated heavily, while paling the rest of the face. She stood liberated and free, yet maintained femininity and grace in her persona.
Gather dark liner, white liner, eyeshadow in pearly white or neutral and dark brown, false eyelashes or mascara.
Face: Subtle and Subdued
You will need:
Voila! You are ready to swing in your 60's charm!
What is your movie star style? Is your look sultry and fun like Marilyn Monroe? Do you want to glance shyly through your thick, heavy lashes like Audrey Hepburn? We have you covered with glamorous vintage makeup tips.
For both looks you need to exfoliate and moisturize your skin as well as use a radiant or light reflecting foundation and powder. Dewy, fresh, beautiful skin was a hallmark of 1950’s makeup. You don’t want to skimp on all that beautiful shine. Prepare your eyelids as a backdrop by covering the lid to the eyebrow with a pink or other pastel eye shadow.
Look Like Marilyn
Start your Marilyn transformation with eyeliner. Start with a thin line and thicken as you move toward the outside edge of the eyelid. Extend the line just a bit past the outer edge of your eyelid. Finish with red lip gloss (or red lipstick with a clear gloss on top), and layers of black mascara. Don't forget to apply your eyeliner mole!
An Allure Like Audrey
The Hepburn eyeliner is thicker on top than Marilyn's. After you sweep your eyeliner across the lid to about half a centimeter past the outside lid you can use makeup remover and a cotton swab to make the line crisp along the top. Keep mascara and eyeliner very light below your eye to create the shy, mysterious look.
Either look will make you feel like a movie star. Get ready to greet your fans and have a great time.
The 90s. It was a time marked by platforms, flannel, and ripped jeans. With the 90s fashion revival in full swing, now is the time to dust off your Nirvana t-shirt and copy the biggest makeup trends of the decade.
To finish your look, you can dress in a baby doll dress, a beanie, and some combat boots to look utterly 90s.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|