Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Make Up Games and Eye Shadow

One of the most important elements of makeover game can be easily overlooked. Mascara is a given for many of us – we want those dark, long lashes, but it’s the other eye makeup that makes the biggest different. Make up games should focus on all of the parts of your appearance from the basic layers of powder and foundation to the more artistic application of eye shadow.

When you sit down to play your make up games in the morning, you’ll start with a layer of powder and blush and then it’s time to do your eyes. Work with a variety of colors and blend the makeup over your entire eyelid to really showcase your eye color and shape. Use a dark color near the lash lines and work up to a lighter color under the brow. Enjoy the look and finish it off with a bold sweep of mascara to make your lashes pop and your make up games are complete.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Make Up Games

Make up games may seem simple, but they are actually a pretty important part of looking great on a daily basis. Stop to consider how much time and effort you put into your appearance every day. You bathe, you dry your hair, you straighten it, you put on make up, you choose the perfect outfit and then you finally get out the door. Playing make up games give you an opportunity to do more than just get out the door - you'll be able to do your make up beautifully every time since you'll know exactly what works and what doesn't.

When you put on your make up, you need to spend time getting it right. After all, nobody wants to see you with your eyeliner all messed up! But learning those skills takes some practice time, so the more time you spend playing make up games both online and at your house, the more successful you're going to be with the various tasks overall. And, as we all know, it's important to look good no matter what you're doing!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Make Up Games for Springtime

This year, why not do some spring cleaning in your make up kit with some fun make up games? There is an expiration date on most your make up items, so you’ll actually be doing yourself a big favor if you go through your collection to find the old stuff, toss it out and then build a collection of make up that actually works, is stylish and is fresh as well.

Many times we collect make up based on what we get as handouts from others or from the bargain bins of stores. While there is nothing wrong with that, it’s nice to walk into the store and buy just what you need without worrying about what’s on sale or hurting anyone’s feelings. So do it! Give yourself a budget for the day and then head over to the drug store to try out some new styles and colors. Your make up games will not only show you some great new items to add to your collection, but you’ll be beyond stylishly presented as well in the latest trends.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Make Up Games for Teenagers

I work with teenagers every day of the week, and I’m always a bit amazed by some of the looks they pull together with their make up games. Growing up I learned that make up games were designed to help enhance your natural beauty and appearance. You aren't supposed to make your make up so outlandish that everyone knows you’re wearing tons. You’re supposed to make it look as though you just happen to be that amazingly beautiful.

But sometimes the make up games that the girls are playing now involve colors that are unnatural and plenty of glitter and sparkle. Sure, I get that you can wear something a bit wild to the clubs or out in the evenings, but many of these girls are wearing the bold shadows during the week. They are wearing it to Algebra class or softball practice. Perhaps what these girls need is a warning label in their make up games online. They should be told that some looks are only safe for the evening hours – and a bit outlandish while the sun is still shining.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Make Up Games and Funky Nails

I've made up my mind this week. I’m going for a manicure and I’m not going to leave until I have some seriously funky nails. I've been minding my own business with all of these various make up games, waiting for a look that suits me, and I think this is it. I want to paint my nails something really popular and stylish and apparently that means I need to find something a bit darker than what I’m used to. I, for one, am all about it!

In the winter my skin tends to look a bit extra pale and wimpy. Pairing it up with a dark polish like a burgundy or even a brown would make my nails really stand out and look great on my pale hands. I think the dark nail polish also helps jewelry to stand out, and with some of the various make up games that are so every the top right now, having something a bit lower key is easier for me to handle at least – I can paint my nails, even if I can’t paint glitter on my eyelids.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Make Up Games and Lipstick

Lipstick is an interesting item to follow over the years. For a very long time it was the go-to item in a woman’s make up bag. You simply didn't leave the house without your lipstick on. Generally speaking back then it was a bright color as well. Then we moved into the frosted lipsticks and finally into lip glosses.  Over the years we've seemed to grow more casual about lipstick and what is considered fashionable and attractive.

Now, I’m pleased to say, we’re going back to the bright lipstick shades of the past. Bright red lips are once again considered sexy and attractive. That makes them an excellent candidate for make up games. As it turns out, not every woman looks good in the same shade of red lipstick. This is why there are so many different shades available.

Play make up games with the sample shades on your pinky finger to find the ideal shade for your skin tone. Then, buy the tube and continue to try out colors at home until you find the one that makes you feel confident, sexy and flirty at work – you’re good to go!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Make Up Games and Sweat

Sweating is undignified and not something we like to talk about very much. Unfortunately, sweating is also very much part of life for many of us. There isn’t much we can do to make the body sweat less short of getting acclimated to a new climate, but sweat does more than make us uncomfortable. It can also destroy your make up games.

Sweaty make up games are the worst because they feel gross, and the sweat building up behind your makeup can also make you break out. The trick to dealing with heat, sweat and make up is to choose your make up items carefully. For example, you’ll want to leave your skin free to breathe. A lightweight powder will help control shine without clogging pores. A bit of waterproof mascara will darken lashes and not rub off with sweat either. Also consider leaving your face bare in the heat of the day and just wearing makeup games at night to avoid sweating the make up off as well!