Great Beauty Tips - Which Cosmetics Create the Perfect Finish?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When you are attending a circus and looking at a clown, the first thing that usually forces you to laugh is the clown's face, or in other words, the make-up. "In the factory we make COSMETICS; in the store we sell hope". - Charles Revson (Founder of Revlon)

Cosmetics manufacturers can only sell us good quality products and 'hope', according to Revson. It is the users' responsibility to use them in a recommended manner. If you don't use and apply good cosmetics, you might look worse than you look naturally - the effort of making yourself beautiful is only a dream.

Do you remember the college era when you or your colleague laughed on a girl who made herself a clown by not applying the make-up properly? It happened with most of the people and perhaps you might be the victim of it. Learn correct make-up techniques before someone laughs on you again.

When people laugh upon you, believe me, it is pretty hard to bear. You will likely to lose the self-confidence when people start passing comments and laughing on you for a thing which you did mistakenly - in fact, ignorantly!

Remember! Ignorance is no EXCUSE, especially in this age of information. Here we tell you some fabulous beauty tips which will help you in applying cosmetics properly and enhancing your self-confidence.

Mascara

The volume in mascara is used for in-depth look to your eyes. For maximize volume, always go for mascaras which are designed for the purpose. Ask the seller, if you have any doubts.

Nail Polish

Always apply clear base coast before applying colored polish. The rule of thumb is to apply nail varnish in three strokes; down the center and one down the both remaining sides.

Use dark shades for a delicate look and pale or light shades for short and thick hands. Short fingered women only apply polish to the center of the nail. Whether you have large or small nails, paint them completely.

Don't forget to keep cotton wool pads and nail polish remover with you as you might need them if you slip up. Remember that two thin coats can dry faster than one thick coat. Never apply top coat if the polish is wet - wait until it dries properly.

With regards to the toe polishing, use a stool to put your foot on it while polishing them - avoid polishing them in the standing position - sit comfortably. You can use cotton wool if you don't have toe separators.

Foundation

It is recommended that you should clear your makeup before going to sleep at night. It looks really over, if you apply foundation over an unwashed face in the next morning.
Remember that you must clear your face completely before applying a fresh foundation.

Whenever applying the foundation, make sure that you have turned on all the lights of the room - make the room as bright as possible. It is very hard to see the actual tone of a color in a dark or dim room.

Perfume

Choosing a fragrance is perhaps the most difficult task, at least for me. As all people or not same, their skin types are not same either - their skins may react differently to perfumes. Generally, floral scents are considered calming and refreshing - they suit best in summer.

Don't test over 4 perfumes at a time as it might bewilder your selection. Leave the tested perfumes for 3-5 minutes to settle. Never rely on smelling perfumes directly from bottles, always dab or spray onto your skin.

You may smell coffee beans after 3-4 tests - it helps you in refreshing your smell sense. Further, the best places for applying perfumes are: the inner writs, behind the ears, and lower neck.

Blusher

The blusher should match to the natural color of your cheeks. Always try to use the blusher of your skin color. In evenings, use dark colors - you can go with lighter colors in the day light.

Lips and Face Powder

To avoid bleeding and have a lasting effect, apply face powder on the lips.

Lip-liner

Always ensure that your lip-liner is almost of the same color/shade as your lipstick is. The pencil is properly sharp and moving smoothly. At all times, apply the lip-liner along the lips and before the lipstick. Start applying it from the center and move smoothly towards its edges - do this with the both lips. Never apply a lip-liner in haste as it could ruin all your make-up efforts.

Eyeliner

Before applying eyeliner, always warm the pencil on the back of your hand. When lining the upper lid, look upwards and apply it from below the lashes to make a fine line. You may apply it on lower lashes if your eyes are small.

Never make a thick black line around or across the lid - it is one of the most common mistakes which women do every day. In addition, don't apply eyeliner in a hurry.

In a sentence, we can say that if you follow these little but crucial tips, your appearance would certainly become more attractive and pleasant.

Choosing a Beauty Trolley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ask a professional beauty worker what their most prized tool is in their job and the likely response would come back loud and clear: their beauty trolley. Now, you may be wondering, what is this wonderful sounding item and just why is so loved? The answer is that in the makeup and beauty industry, time really is money.

The key to why this type of beauty case is so loved is in the amount of styling products and accessories it can contain. It is not inconceivable for a beauty trolley to be able to hold all of a technician's tools in its case. It is made up of several pockets,handy compartments, and removable trays, with each having the possibility of holding a different type, color or shade of makeup. The ability of a trolley to organize these items effectively make it a no-brainer to own. Word of the advantages of beauty trolleys started to spread, so if you are looking to purchase a trolley for yourself there are several key factors to consider:

Getting a suitable size of beauty trolley should be one of the first considerations. Too large and you will be carrying around a lot of empty space, but if it's too small then you will have to change the trolleys contents depending on the client. This is not much better than using a regular cosmetic case, so why bother short-changing yourself?

Next, select the right kind of outer shell depending on how the case will be used - if you are only going to use it for light, personal work then a soft nylon or leather lining should be all that you need. On the other hand, selecting a hard-body case will give you more versatility when it comes to long distance travelling - an aluminum shell or plastic case should protect your case's contents while in enclosed luggage compartments or similar places. While the tougher protective cases are more expensive, the chances are that its contents are worth doubly so - or even more!

The last, but by no means least, factor to consider is the layout of the beauty trolley itself. The most popular models have many smaller drawers and compartments on the top, with deeper pockets at the base of the container. This will let you place all your commonly used items at the top where you can easily reach them, and the rarer items at the bottom - handily kept out of sight until that inevitable time when you need them.

Buying a beauty trolley or cosmetic case is simple really, but deciding what type matches your personal usage is a little bit trickier. If you want to make a good decision with long lasting benefits, consider all of the above facets first!

Selling Cosmetics And How To Be Successful

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the most universal traits of us women is in caring for our beauty, not all, but in the majority of cases, we will do whatever it takes just to be beautiful in so many ways. Cosmetic products are considered anything that is used to enhance our face and body. Many women today are in the business of selling cosmetics to fellow women. There are hundreds of ways in which you can market your makeup, creams or other skin care and cosmetics to get it into the hands of potential customers. But it is always crucial to consider what products you are selling; your complete success depends on proper selection and adequate know how.

Research shows that most women have heard of Mary Kay, Avon and Virgin Vie cosmetic companies. Such companies allow women to operate their own home business selling cosmetics, skin care products, as well as ready to wear dresses and jewelry. These companies and many others, require their distributors to purchase a small starter pack, which will include a number of products, marketing catalogues or brochures, order forms and other items. You are then ready to go! Earn some money, earn customers, and earn more friends and most of all get the feel of being independent.

There are different ways to get the business rolling; you can give out catalogues/brochures, leave copies in various locations where women tend to frequent most of the time. Set up your website, or start a fan page in Facebook, you can post your products and set up an order form for them to fill out, or possible meet-ups. Or you can do some colour coaching sessions; give facials and advice on colours and cosmetic application. If you are confident and comfortable teaching others how to apply makeup properly, selling cosmetics becomes easy and so much more fun. Influencing and helping women to enhance their beauty, through selling cosmetics can become a rewarding and fulfilling business for you!

Whether you join an established cosmetics company or decide to venture out on your own, it is important to keep track of all of your expenses and return of investment in order to monitor progress. Selling cosmetics is a lovely way to be able to get in touch with your feminine side and of course the best part of all; you'll be earning money at the same time!

Are Preservatives Used In Beauty And Personal Care Products Safe?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Preservatives are not only used in food. They are also used in everything from shampoo to makeup to help make these products last for a longer period of time. All commercial bath, beauty, and personal care products use chemical preservatives.

While these chemicals work effectively to prolong the shelf-life of products and to prevent products from developing things like mildew, bacteria buildup, and mold, some are actually believed to have negative health side effects that can cause long-term trouble. Often, it is because of chemicals like these that many people decide to make the switch to organic beauty products.

Even though further study is needed to determine the full effects of the chemical ingredients in commercial products, many people do not wish to subject themselves to chemicals that could possibly be dangerous. Especially when they are contained in products that are used on the skin on a daily basis. When chemicals are absorbed by the skin they are taken into the blood stream and can affect vital organs.

Some common preservatives in commercial products include:

- DMDM Hydantoin
- Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
- Imidazolidinyl Urea

DMDM Hydantoin
This preservative works by releasing formaldehyde into products. The formaldehyde is preserves the products, but it is also well known for being an irritant. Formaldehyde releasing preservatives like DMDM Hydantoin are largely restricted in Europe and Asia, and are more commonly used in America. One major reason for their restriction is that formaldehyde is considered by the EPA to be a probable carcinogen.

Strangely, even though it is used in many skin care products it is known for causing skin irritations including dermatitis. Along with this, it is believed to be an immune system toxicant and an eye, ear, and lung irritant.

Imidazolidinyl Urea
This is also a formaldehyde releasing preservative. It actually works with parabens--chemicals that are also believed to have negative health benefits--to provide an antibiotic front against things like yeast, mold, and bacteria. But again, the formaldehyde it releases is a known irritant and probable carcinogen.

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
This ingredient is actually used often in skin care products labeled as being "gentle." Yet, in many cosmetic ingredient reviews this chemical preservative has been shown to be a toxicant and skin allergen. For example, it is known to be a skin irritant that can cause contact dermatitis in many of its users.

Next time you are buying beauty or personal care items, take a look at each products ingredients labels and try to avoid using products that contain ingredients that could be hazardous to your health.

Cosmetic Beauty, Finding the Best Beauty Products That Work For You

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Shopping for beauty products these days can be overwhelming because of the huge variety of cosmetics available, all of which claim to be the best choice for you to purchase. There are many factors to consider when searching for your perfect cosmetic beauty supplies.

Are Natural Ingredients Important to You?

One thing often overlooked by cosmetic beauty shoppers is reading the ingredients before purchasing a product. Reading the ingredients provides much insight into what you can expect from that product. For example, lipsticks containing moisturizing butters such as cocoa butter or shea butter will be more moisturizing than your average lipstick, but may not wear as long as another product. Conversely, castor oil is an ingredient used in many cheap lower-end lipsticks, and lipstick containing castor oil as a main ingredient may have a cheap, low-quality feel regardless of its cost. Natural ingredients are not necessarily better, but many people prefer them because they are less irritating to skin. People often try to avoid parabens in their cosmetic beauty products.

Is Animal Testing Important to You?

Many cosmetic companies test products or ingredients on animals, which is inhumane and unnecessary and does not lead to safer products. This practice is banned in the European Union and by 2013 products tested on animals will not be legal to sell in the EU. On the other hand, the Chinese government requires that products are tested on animals prior to being sold in China. This creates market pressure for some brands to start testing on animals when they previously did not, in order to gain access to Chinese consumers. The brands that are cruelty-free change frequently, so if avoiding animal cruelty is important to you, consult lists of cruelty-free companies provided by organizations such as PETA and the Coalition of Consumer Information on Cosmetics, also known as Leaping Bunny.

Are High-End Products Better Than Lower-End Products?

People are often swayed by the cost of a cosmetic beauty product, assuming that expensive products will be better than inexpensive products. This is not always the case. Sometimes products cost more because they use higher quality ingredients, sometimes they cost more because of the money spent on advertising, and sometimes they cost more simply because it makes people believe the product is better and they are willing to pay the price. Again, reading the ingredients will provide a lot of information on whether or not a product is different from a less expensive version and whether it is worth the price.

Is Image Important To You?

Cosmetic beauty companies put a great deal of effort into cultivating an image for their brand, which is reflected in their product packaging and advertising. A brand may call itself edgy, girly, classic, quirky and so on in an effort to relate to the consumers on a personal level. While this does not provide information on the quality of the brand's products, there is no harm in developing attachments to specific brands based on their image, even if you just like the way their advertisements look or the designs and colors of their packaging.

Reading Customer Reviews Can Answer Many Questions

If you are not sure about trying a cosmetic beauty product, customer reviews can provide information to help you make up your mind. Reviews can include color swatches and normally provide an overall assessment of the quality of the product and the value of the purchase. Customers often describe how the product looks and feels as well as how it performs, and whether it lives up to the claims made by the brand. Use caution when choosing a source for customer reviews, because web sites that sell products may censor or remove negative reviews. Also, bloggers may include special links that give them a commission for anyone who purchases the product by clicking their link. This may or may not affect the recommendation or rating given by the blogger.

Making Product Returns

If a product does not work for you, you should be able to return it without criticism or hassle. Most cosmetic beauty retailers list their return policy on their web site. Even when a store has a "no questions asked" return policy, in-store employees are sometimes disrespectful to customers who are returning products. If an employee is not following their retailer's return policy or behaves rudely, you can ask for their name and speak to a manager or notify their company by phone, email or Facebook message. Include the employee's name and store location. Retailers are normally apologetic to customers who have been hassled while returning products, and will offer help returning your product and possibly a gift or discount.

Shopping for cosmetic beauty products does not need to be overwhelming. Follow these steps to narrow down your product search for a more enjoyable shopping experience.

Discount Cosmetics Products on a Tight Budget

Saturday, November 8, 2014

If you have ever spent money on make-up you would know that shopping for discount cosmetics is the best way to cut back on some of the more expensive items that you get in the market. Even if you just plan to buy the essentials for a given month, it can still eat into your pocket and leave you close to broke. Toiletries and cosmetics are essential to your daily routine and if you go without them, then your skin could break out or become oily leaving your face looking all shiny. Your deodorant is an important part of your hygiene and skipping out could mean an odorous month for you and the people around you. So without having to cut back on certain items, you would need to shop for items that are offered at a lower price to keep within your budget.

The internet is the perfect place to shop for beauty products at a discounted rate. There are so many stores that have specials on discount cosmetics products that you really do not have to worry about your budget too much. You can go from cite to cite looking for affordable specials that offer you the items that you need to suite your budget. You may even get lucky enough to find deals where you can buy three items for the price of two, so you can stock up on eyeliner or mascara for the next couple months. Generic products are often just as good as the real thing and they are a lot cheaper too. Home made products are also a good place to look for cheaper prices because they are cost effective to make and the people selling them are often the people that make them. That way you get to buy directly from the manufacturer and avoid any middlemen and retail costs that are added on by the people that are selling on their behalf. You may be able to get descent pricing from the bigger retail outlets because they buy in bulk. If you are lucky enough to get a good price on an item on the spot, then you should buy it there and then to ensure that you save money. You might end with extra stuff sitting at home, but at least you will not have to worry about buying it for a while and you would have saved money in the process.

If you shop online you have a lot more choices to look at; since it is safe for you to make the payment, there is no reason not to buy there.