Some people may argue that beauty pageants are degrading to women, but nothing can be further from the truth. Beauty pageants do a lot of good, such as having scholarship programs and helping with community issues. Read on for some tips and tricks to enhancing your natural beauty.
If you have a hard time getting your eyeliner to stay put, you can apply eyeshadow after you put on eyeliner. You should lightly put your shadow over your eyeliner with a cotton ball. This will seal the application of eyeliner and it will last longer and not run.
For added impact and eye-opening, beautifully curled lashes, use a heated eyelash curler. If you would prefer to use a regular eyelash curler, you can create a similar effect by giving your curler a quick blast of a few seconds with your hairdryer. This will help to hold the curl and prevent smudging.
Imperfections, such as pimples, can be really distracting. A popular home remedy for pimples is to apply a small dab of toothpaste on it. Allow the toothpaste to sit in place for ten minutes, and then gently remove with warm water. This should make the pimple less prominent.
If you’re planning on going out right after work or school, then you should try to use a good sized fluffy brush, and dust a fine layer of matte powder over oily areas. Highlight your cheekbones just by applying a small amount of shimmer powder on the apples of your cheeks.
If you have a square-shaped face, create a softer look by applying a cream-based rose, pink or coral blush. Use your fingers to apply the cream to your cheeks. Next, use a gentle, pulling motion to blend the color up towards your temples.
If you continually get acne only on one side of your face, it could be caused by your cell phone. Make sure you clean your cell phone regularly to remove dirt and oil. You may also want to try switching sides each time you talk on the phone to give the acne-prone side of your face a break.
To give your hair more volume, consider trying a new haircut with layers. Layers are one of the most effective ways to add volume to fine limp hair. Even if you like to wear your hair long, you can still have your stylist cut long layers into the top for a major volume boost.
Avoid refined foods as part of your daily beauty routine. Refined foods take away most of the nutrients that would naturally be found in a food. Often times the good things are replaced by chemicals and fortifiers. Your overall health will vastly improve, not just your skin, nails, and hair.
Consider using a purple eye shadow, rather than black or brown. Black and brown can be boring. Purple can really make your eyes pop. Purple eyeshadow is not as bold as you might think. From a distance, it will look like a black or a brown. Even so, it will give your eyes a little extra something.
To extend the life of your lip gloss, apply a lip liner first. Be sure to match your lip shade with the lip liner. By taking this step first you’re gloss will be sure to stay on much longer.
When you apply eye shadow, look in the mirror at a downward angle. You should not apply direct pressure to your eyelids. Look at down, and get your application correct the first time. When using this angle, you will be able to see your full lid without touching it.
Vaseline (or a non-petroleum based oil such as peanut oil) can be massaged into the cuticles at least once a week for an intensive beauty treatment. This feeds the nail and will encourage some nail growth. Use a top coat when you polish your nails to prevent chipping.
Blot oily skin. If you are out on the town and notice your face is oily, use toilet paper to blot your skin. This works as well as any blotting paper and will remove any excess oil you may have on your skin and give you a perfect flawless look.
To highlight your eyes and make them look larger and more awake, use a shimmery, pale shade of vanilla or light gold just under your brow bone. You can sweep it down to cover your entire lid for a natural look, or sweep it on after applying your other eye colors to frame your eyes.
As stated at the beginning of this article, some people view beauty pageants as degrading to women, and think they should be stopped. After reading this article, hopefully, you will agree that this is the furthest thing from the truth. Beauty pageants build confidence in young women and improve relationships within the community, making them extremely beneficial and worth keeping around.