Short Hair Deserves A Flawless Makeup

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Having a short hair means more exposure to facial features and its essential to have a flawless coverage that looks and feels like you're either not wearing any makeup or achieve a polished and groomed look by placing lines and colors in correct places to create a more balance face.

It's All About Projecting The Image You Intended

If you don't apply your make up properly, you could end up not looking the way you intended, therefore projecting the wrong image. You've all seen faces with too much unbalanced make up, blush on the cheeks that's too bright, big blue eye-shadow that's not blended, and an orange lipstick that has no color harmony with outfit.

Jennifer with short hair and makeup

Make up that is applied correctly gives you a flawless finish that doesn't look like make up at all, but looks as though you have beautiful skin that has been slightly accentuated and that's an important fact when wearing a short hair or an updo where there are no hair to cover your face. By placing the right color and lines, you can adjust the proportions of your face shape, giving the illusion of a bigger eye, smaller nose or show off your other facial features to their best advantage.

Before you start applying make up, your face should be clean and free of excess oils. You should use a facial cream designed for your skin type, and a primer before you start your make up. Using a foundation brush will ensure you don't apply too much. Read on to find out how to properly apply all the types of make up you need.



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Why mineral?

Mineral makeup is being promoted the same way as organic food and huge increase in demand for Natural-based personal care products. Its all about being green, healthy and using natural and Organic ingredients.

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According to Dr. Lorrie Klein, a certified dermatologist mineral makeup are more natural and reduced risk of allergic reactions or acne breakouts.

True mineral makeup has little to no chemical ingredients and mostly consist of actual minerals. Mineral makeup is light and allows skin to breath naturallyand free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other potential skin irritants.

The minerals that mostly used in mineral makeup contain micronized titanium dioxide or zinc oxide (which acts as a natural sunscreen with protection of SPF 15-20 and soothes skin), iron oxide (which gives color to the makeup) and oxychloride (which is anti-inflammatory).

Have Fun With blush

If you are using powder or mineral blush, you will need a blush (large) make up brush to apply your blush. Add a little blush to your brush and starting at your cheekbone, brush the blush from your hair line (on cheek bone) downwards to the apple of the cheek.

If you have a hard time to find the best location for cheek color, then all you have to do is smile. Do not go back and forth because you could end up with a line across the cheeks like we applied makeup back in the 80’s.

If you are using cream or gel blush, add a small dot of blush to the apple of your cheek and using a make up sponge, blend the blush upwards and outwards, using small circles, again blending all the way into your hair line. You are going for a slightly colored glow on the apples of your cheeks and along your cheekbone into your hair line. Always start with less blush—it's easier to apply more than it is to remove some.

Your Lipstick

lipstick and makeup Start by lining your lips with a neutral colored pencil. You can follow your natural lip line or go slightly outside of your lip line if you have thin lips. Use a lip brush to fill your lips in with the color and type of lipstick you choose. Use the brush to blend the lipstick and the liner so that you don’t have harsh edges to your lips. You can blot your lips on a piece of tissue to remove excess lipstick. As additional bonus to your lipstick selection, make sure your lipsticks come with proper moisturizers.

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