It’s cold, cold, cold, out there! If you are on the East Coast or in the Midwest region, it can be bleak. If you are on the other end of the coast, lucky you. But these make-up tips can help everyone, really.
Today, I’d like to share a few make-up products that will help enhance and brighten up you face and mood. Also, they are my personal favorites. Don’t be blue, it is time to brighten things up!
(Please note, I am not sponsored by the brands mentioned here.)
Use a red lipstick to add a dash of brilliance to paleness and minimize the overall blah feeling. Not only it looks festive but it can also make you feel nice to know that no matter what is going on outside, your look is up-lifting. For smaller lips, apply generously. For fuller lips, pay more attention to the middle parts of the mouth.
Try CHANEL special edition red or the YSL classic red. For the latter, I have one with a leopard-pattern top, and you can customize your own as well. The CHANEL packaging is reminiscent of the 1920s, the original version that pops out from the bottom.
To accentuate your bone structure, apply few strokes rouge for a healthy glow. A pink-color suits just about all skin tones. It is mostly a matter of how much you use. Always remember to apply less in the daytime than in the evening when if you are going out with friends.
For rouge, I like NARS, Angelika. It’s a classic color and easy to wear for day and evening. Every year, YSL comes out with a special Chinese New Year edition. This year it is more pink than the one before. I have the one from last year, it is a red with bit of orange tint, just enough when I feel like a splash of color on a dull day.
To bring the focus up and emphasize your eyes, try a smoky eye shadow. I use a Covergirl one called TruNaked Smoky Kit Palette, because it comes in an array of colors, ranging from neutral to glittery blue and purplish shades. The neutral colors tend to work better in day and dense and matte colors tend to show up better in evening when the lighting is more mellow.
Let’s not forget our eyebrows. I have dark hair and mostly go for dark brown to black. This can work for almost everyone, but if your hair is on the lighter side, your look would be more bold.
Maybelline have been making this red-pencil for ages. It is still the best one out there, it is only about 3 to 4 dollars and you get two of them. There are other fancier ones out there, but this one works the best for me. It also reminds me of my grandmother who used to always carry this red pencil, and always wanted hers even though I was no more than 10 at the time. Now I can have my own. Why not try it, tell me what you think?