Friday, August 21, 2009
Beautiful makeup requires the perfect make-up foundation.Foundation creates a blank canvas on the face to which colors is added: eye shadow, blush & lipstick. It is also the setting agent. It is also the setting agent for these products acting as a barrier between the colour & the skin's own natural oils, which would otherwise dissolve the make-up. But because it covers the largest area of the face, foundation needs to blend seamlessly with the skin.Makeup Foundations for differing Skin TypesBefore buying new foundation there are two areas of concern that need to be addressed.Firstly, the foundation must complement your skin type.Oily Skin; For oily skin that is prone to shine, an oil-free formulation will hinder the production of excess oil, and most contain extra powder particles to dry any oil produced.Normal Skin; Normal skin can take pretty much any formulation, but a liquid will give ample coverage without looking caked or heavy. Dry skin needs make-up foundation with extra moisturisers to keep it supple, and to prevent the skin from drinking in the makeup. A cream make-up formulation will last longer and also hydrate.Foundation ColoursThe best time to pick a colour is when your skin is at its most natural shade. So, after your holidays or morning after self tanning applications are not the best time. The best place to try make-up is on the jaw line.Basically, foundation colour falls into two categories; • Foundation bases with yellow tones • Foundation bases with pick tonesThe most common yellow-toned skin types are Asian, sallow and black skin, whereas fair skin has generally has pink tones. It is important to choose a foundation that matches your skin's base, otherwise the make-up will not blend well, no matter how you apply it.Applying make-up foundationsOily Skin; With oily skin, the application of oil-free formulas needs to be fast, as they dry speedily. Using clean fingers to apply small does to the areas most in need of coverage is the best way; simply do each area at a time until the face is complete.Normal Skin; For normal skin, the choice of cream-to-powder liquid or powder foundation can change how much time you spend applying it. Cream-to-powder is best applied with a sponge, starting in the centre of the face and working outwards; its done in a matter of moments. Liquid foundation looks more natural applied with a foundation brush. Again work the brush outwards, taking care to use less around the eye area. Powder or mineral make-up foundation should be applied with a large powder brush; while it will not give the same level of coverage as a liquid, it is a great makeup for those who are pressed for time.Dry Skin; For dry skin, cream foundation moves well around the face, and a little goes a long way. Dry skin tends to have few blemishes, so concentrate on areas that need coverage, and leave clear areas bare: this is why getting the right colour match is vitalIf you need professional makeup advise or makeovers, check out our list of makeup artists throughout UK & Ireland, who offer makeup artistry for special occasion makeup, film & TV make-up as well as wedding & bridal makeovers, as well as make-up artist training schools & makeup courses.
When it comes to sports apparel, Nike is probably the most well-known all throughout the world. The reason why sports clothing and shoes from this brand are very popular is mostly due to the fact that Nike is considered as one of the top brands. Second, these products are fashionable and trendy. Third, the shoes and apparel from Nike offer so much comfort which is lacking in the product line of some brands. Perhaps the most recognized and sought-after products of Nike are its shoes, specifically Nike men’s shoes. All over the world, men opt for this brand whenever they want to buy themselves a pair of footwear. Whether you opt for ordinary pairs of Nike shoes or you go for the most expensive shoes from this brand, you are guaranteed of pure comfort. Even the most typical pair lessens the hard force of each downward impact while running or walking. If your shoes do not have enough protection, the hard impact that the feet is receiving can lead to damage. In order to prohibit further damage to the feet of the athletes, Nike has come up with an innovative system for feet cushioning. The makers of Nike shoes specially designed footwear which cushions and offers utmost protection from the brutal impact of running. There are hundreds of stores from where you can buy your own pair of Nike men’s shoes. While these are offered at malls, you can also choose to get your own through online apparel stores. One of these shops located on the web is Raining Hollywood. This store provides its customers with a wide range of apparel other than Nike shoes. When you are residing within Canada or the United States, the shipping of your order is done through EMS Express. This shipment process can be tracked on online links. When you order from Raining Hollywood, the safety of your products is guaranteed since all orders are shipped with the help of tracking. When your order is sent through EMS Express, this is automatically placed with $100 insurance which is provided for free. If you are living outside Canada or the United States and the shipping is done internationally, EMS shipping often takes up to seven days. One of the top-selling Nike shoes of Raining Hollywood is Nike Air Max Plus TN. This is sold for $79.99 at the site. You can take a pick from colors such as white and red, black and white, light blue and white, or yellow and black. The site also sells Nike Air Force One shoes. There are various types from this line of Nike men’s shoes. These are custom-made; rare; airbrushed; and Spongebob. Nike Air Force One All Star can be bought at $89.99. The new design of the Air Force One is also offered at the same price. On the other hand, the Air Force One XXV is sold at $99.99. Your other option in Nike shoes is the Air Max 360 which is sold at $89.99. You can choose from colors such as red, white, black, blue, yellow, and silver. Other than these, Raining Hollywood also offers Nike Dunks. You can go for Dunk High Pro, Dunk Low Premium, and Dunk Low Pro. All these shoes are available in various colors and styles.
7 Steps to Great Makeup - - -1. Avoid wearing too muchMakeup is meant to enhance features not bring negative attention to you. That's what wearing too much makeup will do; it will bring you unwanted attention. Don't wear too much of anything such as:i) Eyeliner: dark, thick eyeliner will make you look overdone and will ruin the rest of your makeup.ii) Mascara: too much mascara looks fake and will flake. It looks especially bad if worn with thick eyeliner or dark blue eye eye shadow.iii) Foundation: Make sure your foundation is the same color as your skin. Foundation is meant to protect and give the face a smooth look. The magic word is blend.iv) Powder:The same holds true for powder - not too much. Also, be sure to blend your makeup so there are no obvious lineS2. LipsApply lip liner to completely cover the lips, add color and your lipstick will stay on much longer. Make sure your lip liner doesn't show. Also, your lip color should match your skin tone; wear cool colors if you have cool coloring and warm colors if you have warm coloring. If you want to make your lips look smaller, keep your liner on the inside of your lips. However, if you decide to make your lips look larger, going outside the natural outline of you lips is a mistake. This can look quite messy and unnatural.3. Appropriate makeupWear makeup that is appropriate for the occasion. If you are going to the beach you shouldn't wear the same or as much makeup as you would if you were going dancing. Also, when you are in daylight your makeup should be a lighter than when you are out for the evening.4. Too little or no makeupSome women don't wear makeup because they are not sure how to use it and are afraid of being overdone. If you are unsure, start will light colours in your shade. Start slowly and add one product at a time. Maybe start with foundation, add mascara, blush or lipstick. If you are not used to wearing makeup, using a lot a first may be a little too much for you, so start slowly. The bottom line is a little is better than none. If you are still unsure seek professional advice.5. Overall lookWhen your makeup is completed it should look natural. That means avoiding colours that clash. If you have dark skin and hair you will look better in darker shades; light colours will make you look washed out. If your hair and skin tone are light, light colours will look better on you. Dark makeup will make you look older and harsh. If you have oily skin, first use oil control moisturizer and foundation. Then be sure to wear loose powder, keeping pressed powder with you for touch ups.6. Hair colorYour hair color should also be in harmony with your skin. If you have dark hair and you want to add color, keep it close to the same shade. If you have light hair, use light colors. As you age your skin will lighten, so should your hair color. One last thing about hair color - if you do color you hair be sure you keep it up, don't let your roots show.7. One last thingKeep makeup looking fresh all day by doing regular touch ups. Don't let your makeup fade or crease. Smile!!!