Every woman should master a couple of simple beauty cosmetic tricks, often used by professional makeup artists. It is not unusual to see a woman wearing an inappropriate makeup that simply does not fit her age, the occasion or the part of the day. A couple of basic beauty tricks can literally update the woman's look, boost her confidence and make her more desirable. The first and most important tip to remember is that everyday makeup is typically used to emphasize the woman’s natural beauty features. Makeup can also be more dramatic, but strong colors and smoky eyes are something that a woman should wear only on special occasions or as an addition to her evening styling.
The basic makeup kit should contain a large soft fat brush for applying blusher and a set of small soft brushes to apply eye shadow. A woman will also need a lip brush, a small spongy applicator for heavy layers, a dual-ended eyelash comb and an eyebrow brush.
Tips for skin
Before starting to apply makeup a woman should first prepare a smooth canvas for the makeup. The skin should be clean and well moisturized to assure perfect application. Before applying makeup, a woman should freshen up the skin with a toner suitable for her skin type. Foundation is applied to clean skin, on the cheeks, forehead and chin, using a foundation brush, sponge or clean fingertips. It is most important to choose a right tone by picking the one that matches the tone of the jaw line. A woman can use the concealer to cover the spots and imperfections as well as the dark circles under the eyes. Fine face powder can provide a perfect finish and make the makeup long lasting. Women older than 30 should avoid powdering under the eyes as it can make fine lines and wrinkles appear more obvious.
Tips for eyes
Sophisticated eye makeup is created by applying the light eye shadow over the entire eyelid, up to the eyebrow bone. The crease of the eyelid should be defined using a medium dark shade. Darker shades will add to a more dramatic look, and they should be used only for special occasions or for evening makeup. A dot of light shade in the inner corner of an eye will make it livelier.
Tips for lips
Before applying a lipstick, it is important to define and accentuate the shape of the lips. A woman should choose a lip liner that matches her lipstick. Smudging a lip liner will make it plumper and fuller. To get a creamy effect, a woman should apply a lip balm before applying lipstick. For matte effect, lipstick should be gently blotted with a tissue. For a glossy effect, apply the lipstick then finish with a clear or neutral color gloss.