Makeup Tips Before applying any makeup, you should clean your face with water, which has a pinch of soda bicarbonate in it. Then apply ice cubes on the face. This enables the makeup to last longer. Concealer is used to hide dark circles around the eyes, and is also used to cover blemishes and scars. A beige concealer is ideal for dark skins and one with natural tones for fairer skins. This should be spread evenly using a dry sponge or your fingers. Now, apply the foundation. Foundation is used to enhance the colour of the complexion. Three basic types may be used, depending upon your skin type. For dry skin, liquid foundation works best whereas semi-liquid is best for combination skins. Foundation can be applied with a sponge and blended into the hairline and along the jaw for a natural finish. Translucent powder is used to dust the face. This helps that the foundation to stay on longer. Excess powder should be brushed off. Blusher should be blended evenly along the cheekbones. Lips The lips should be outlined with a lip liner so that the lipstick does not bleed. Lipstick is then applied and blended with the lip liner. Then dust your lips with powder so that the lipstick lasts for a longer period of time, and then apply the last coat. Eyes Eye shadow colours should be selected carefully, light shadow is applied on to the lids to create a base. Darker eye shadow is then used at the outer corners of the eyes, to enhance the eyes. A kajal or kohl stick can be used in the inner eyelid to make the eyes appear even more dramatic. Mascara applied to the lashes increases this effect. Eyebrows should be sharp and tidy and should be free of all traces of makeup. Making UpMake-up has the power to put you in the mood for whatever lies ahead. It can help make you the person you want to be and put you more at ease and pleased with yourself. Use make-up to show another side of your personality, possibly one you never knew you had. Sometimes glamorous, sometimes pretty, and sometimes natural …the choice is as wide as you want to make it. Believe in experimenting with colors: a new approach can create the most successful results. If you do not know how to apply your make-up properly, even the most creative finished effect will look brash than beautiful. But if you spend time in front of the mirror practicing the ground rules and acquiring the tricks of the trade……………you will soon learn to have a perfect face-on.