Looking to wow that special someone with your eyes? Follow these steps to make your eyes look bright and captivating. Start by applying a light-reflecting concealer on top of the eyelids and under the eyes to make them look less red. To do this you want to take your finger to the makeup and roll it from one side to the other, lifting and repeating until the concealer is completely blended in. Applying your concealer this way will cover any bags under the eyes. To set the concealer so that it doesn't run you want to apply a translucent powder gently with a powder brush.
Next you want to take a smokey gray eye shadow and apply it as eye liner with a thin brush along the lashes of the lid. Use the same color with an eyeliner brush under your eyes along the lashes to cover any red or sore looking skin.
Choose an eye shadow color that will brighten your eyes. Many companies make eye color-specific shadow packs. To apply the eye shadow color you should dab, not brush, it on. To catch the light, add a little bit of extra shimmer to the inner corner of each eye and along the brow bone.
Neaten up your eye brows by brushing them and filling in any gaps with an eyebrow pencil as close to the natural shade of your eyebrows as possible. And, to make your eyes look whiter, run a white eyeliner pencil along the inner rims of your lower eye lids.
To see this done so you can do it better yourself at home, try watching make-up videos on video jug.com for help.
Finally, to really open up your eyes, curl your eye lashes, making sure to get as close to the root as possible. Cover your lashes, working from the root to the very tip, in black mascara to finish off the look.
You do not have to have surgery to have lips that are full and colorful. You do not need injections to fill them out. Instead you can go the all natural way make your lips look like you stole them from Angelina Jolie.
For full "kiss me" lips without surgery, start by applying light reflecting concealer around the outside of your lip line. Then blend the concealer in with your finger. It will reflect the light and add shadows around your lips, making them look bigger.
Now, apply a nude lip liner to your lip line. Because you have already applied concealer, you can apply this slightly past your natural lip line. Fill in your lips with the nude liner to make a base for your lipstick or lip gloss to adhere to.
Using a lip brush, you can apply clear or colored lip gloss or lipstick. To finish the look, apply a dab of sparkle lip gloss only to the center of your bottom lip to draw the light, which will give the illusion of fuller lips.
For other ways to enhance your lips, take a look at how to apply makeup videos online.
The best weight loss recipes you can try are not ones that drastically limit one thing like carbohydrates and think that is the answer to losing pounds fast. Instead, you just need to pay attention to what it is that you are eating.
Do you find yourself looking at the number of carbs in something and passing on it because the figure is too high for your tastes? A lot of people do that. What a lot of people do not do is check to see where those carbs are coming from.
For example, fiber is a carbohydrate. But your body cannot digest it. So fiber will stay in your stomach longer while your body tries to break it down. This will make you feel full for longer and reduce cravings. The fewer cravings you have the less likely you are to eat unhealthy foods.
Better choices when it comes to eating do not have to be about avoiding one thing altogether or drastically limiting it and thinking that is the weight loss solution. Think positive. Start by making sure that you are eating the right foods often enough.
What many people do not realize is that water retention can be responsible for some extra pounds they may be packing. You might think this means you should cut back on your water intake, but it is the exact opposite. Drink lots of water.
If you do not drink enough water your body will retain extra so that it has enough to survive at all times. If you drink plenty of water regularly your body will continuously get rid of excess water that it does not need.
Another way to decrease water weight is to cut back on salt. Salt essentially dehydrates the body. So when you have too much salt, your body retains more water to flush out the excess salt. Too much salt can also raise your blood pressure and cause heart problems, so cutting back is a good idea all around.
The water that you do drink should be pure or distilled whenever possible. These types have no added sodium (salt) so your body will retain less. So drink more pure and distilled water; your body retains less water; you retain less water weight. Water is the greatest and cheapest weight loss product out there today.
When you are trying to drop a few pounds and get into shape stepping on the scale every day can sometimes be frustrating. Instead, try focusing more on body fat percentage. You can buy devices that can calculate your body fat percentage in seconds, or you can find formulas online for calculating it yourself.
The reason why this is better than just monitoring your weight every day is because this is more accurate. Since muscle is heavier than fat, and as you exercise you will develop more muscle, your weight may not be an accurate measurement of your progress.
Dieting is not enough to get the job done, because you can lose weight but still have a high body fat percentage and be unhealthy.
Instead, changes in your body fat percentage can show how much ground you are really gaining in the battle to get into better shape. So when you decide it is time to kick it into gear and get into shape, set a percentage goal rather than a pound goal. You can still lose weight this way, but you will feel much better when you hit this type of goal.
These devices are great weight loss products because they don't focus just on weight loss. You see the progress you are making and the weight loss is a byproduct.
Magic tricks with money are always fun. When dollars and cents are involved, people are very interested when they disappear. They are even happier when money reappears in their possession. So how do you do it? Start with a coin (like a quarter), a twenty dollar bill and a volunteer.
Hold up the bill for the volunteer to see. Then crumple it up and place it their hand. Tell your willing participant to grip the crumpled bill tightly. Then take the coin and make it disappear. Tell them to open their hand and you will find that the coin is inside the crumpled bill. Magic coin trick!
Alright, so there are a few steps in between. When holding the bill up for the volunteer to see, place it between your middle finger and thumb so that the side with your thumb is facing forward. Pressed between your middle finger and the bill is an identical coin to the one you will show them in a minute.
Crumple the bill so it conceals the coin inside before you hand it to your volunteer. While the bill is still inside their hand, take a new coin out and perform a little trickery. Make a loose fist with your left hand so that your palm faces downward. Instead of pushing the coin into your hand, slide it with your thumb to the back of your hand where you will balance it so no one can see. Now open and show that it is gone.
When you tell them to open their hand and unfold the twenty, slide the coin on your hand into a pocket quickly. Your audience think the coin magically appeared in their hand, when in fact there was one there all along.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|