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beauty q & a: 5 OF YOUR BEAUTY PROBLEMS, SOLVED

THE ANSWERS TO SOME OF YOUR HAIR AND MAKE-UP DILEMMAS
keep emailing in your questions and we’ll get our experts right onto finding the best solution for you : )


 

Whenever I apply blush, it looks really obvious. How can I make it look more natural?

– Naomi
Try this make-up artist trick… * Using your fingers, apply a cream blush to the apples of cheeks, blending upward to the top of your cheekbones. * Then sweep highlighting powder over your cheekbones up to the hairline. *The main secret is to blend, blend, blend.

 

I’ve got chapped lips. How can I wear lipstick without looking tragic?

– Melissa
First you have to smooth out your lips – otherwise the lipstick will look tragic. First apply a thick slick of lip balm to soften your lips – and leave for 10 minutes. Next gently exfoliate your lips massaging brown sugar or a baby’s toothbrush in circular motions. Now you can apply your lipstick. Choose nude, natural shades. Avoid anything glossy (shine attracts attention) or dark (pigment clings to flakes). Exfoliate once a week until your lips are completely smooth.

 

How do you stop eyeshadow from disappearing?

– Jasmine
Try this stay-put trick: For powder eyeshadow, rub moisturiser on the lids first to give the colour something to cling to. To make the creamy shadows last, dab it on, dust a little translucent powder on top and follow with more shadow.

 

I want to get a new hair colour but I’m not sure what shade will go with my skin colour. Any suggestions?

– Trisha
Here’s how to choose the best hue for you:
If your skin is olive, choose cool shades like cherry red, icy blonde or golden brown.
If you have pale skin, stick to rich tones like chocolate brown, caramel or beigey blonde.
If your skin has honey undertones, go for copper, rust, reddish brown, golden browns or honey-blonde shades.
If you have coppery dark skin, go for auburn, golden-brown or black hues.

 

When I apply my make-up it either looks to heavy or like I’m not wearing any at all. What’s the secret?

– Patricia
The trick is to enhance your complexion – not cover it. Start by buying the right foundation for your skin type. Choose a hydrating version if your skin is dry; an oil-free one if your skin is oily or shiny; and a sheer formulation (stick or liquid) if you have large pores or acne. Swish a dab of foundation about the size of a ten-cent coin between your palms, spread it all over your face from the centre outward. Using a concealer a shade lighter than your skin and a concealer brush, brighten under the eyes, and sweep over blemishes and any other blemishes to cover them. Finish with a light layer of powder – make sure you don’t overload the brush or puff – and dust it only on areas that really need it, like the forehead, nose or jawline.

* If you have a beauty question {dilemma} – email me at nikki@bellamumma.com and I’ll get onto sorting it for you!

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