Enhance Your Look with Simple Makeup Ideas

I love simple makeup ideas and tricks to enhance or hide my best or worst features.

Like here's a simple one that I love... try applying a small amount of shimmery powder  or cream (it can be a highlighting eye shadow if you like) in the center of your forehead, above the eyebrows, and on the tops of your cheeks and on your chin.

Makeup artists say this helps create the illusion of a lifted face.

I like to use Mommy Makeup Any Wear Cream. The beauty of this product is it can be used as an eyeliner, eyeshadow, a cheek highlighter, eyebrow highlighter and even applied as a shimmer on the lips.

Here I'm using it as an eyeliner and I smoothed a tiny bit above my eyebrows to give my eyes a lift.

If you have dark circles or under eye wrinkles, this Carmel colored shimmy Any Wear Cream can highlight your eyes without accentuating your under eye issues. Click here to visit this page and learn more about the Any Wear Eye Cream.

Do your eyes look tired?

If you're tired - or just look tired all the time, here are two eyeliner tips to make your eyes look more awake and even make your eyes look whiter and brighter!

1. Use a special colored eyeliner that helps bring out the whitest whites of your eyes. Check out this video on how it works! 

2. Another option is to try lining the inner part of your lower lids with a white or cream-colored eyeliner which can help reduce the red, open the eyes, and give you a brighter look. The problem is finding the right eye pencil and applying it correctly.

If the pencil is too white, or you apply too much or line the entire eye, well, it just looks weird in my opinion.

The trick is finding the right colored eye pencil. Look for one that has a pinkish hue, so it's not so harsh. Then only the line the inner corners of the eyes....moving out to the center of the iris.

And, go lightly. A little goes a long way. This may take some practice, but really makes a difference.

Another thing you can do with the white pencil or a highlighting powder is to place a tiny dot right about the very center of your upper eyelid. This makes the eyes look wider and brighter.

Does your skin glow?

Is your complexion glowing with a "lit from within" look? Or is your skin dry and dull. Nobody wants a shiny, greasy face, but it's beautiful when skin has a sheen from within.

This one secret sounds strange, but it's one that many celebs use to get beautiful dewy glowing skin without looking greasy or too shiny.

Moisturizing your face before applying foundation helps the foundation go on and stay smooth looking without caking into lines or creases.

Also, if you have dry skin, consider sitting in a room with steam - a like a running shower - for a few minutes which can not only set the foundation (so it lasts all night) but gives your complexion a natural looking dewy glow.

Of course try this BEFORE you do your hair. It really does work well!

Personally, my favorite is to just keep the skin exfoliated. Regularly exfoliating and using gentle peels helps remove dead skin cells which reveals a beautiful glowing, shiny complexion.

I promise, this one tip will give you instant results. My favorite is a fruit-based lactic acid peel. It's super gentle, enough gentle enough to use around the delicate skin around the eyes.

Have your eyebrows disappeared?

After certain age - our eyebrows start to thin out. And all of a sudden you look in the mirror and notice you hardly have any at all! For some this happens sooner than later, but it eventually happens to most of us.

Nothing makes beautiful eyes stand out more than well groomed, defined eyebrows. This may take some practice - but start with an eyebrow color close to your natural hair color (or lighter).

I like Maybelline eyebrow pencil. It has a nice waxy consistency, so it won't deposit too much color and is easy to work with.

Now start with a very, very sharp pencil and actually draw tiny lines where you see bald spots. Usually you only need to fill-in the bottom of your eyebrow line.

And don't forget the outer corners. That's where there seems to be the least amount of hair.

Finally, take an old toothbrush and brush the brows up and over. This grooms the hair and helps blend in the eye pencil color.

For more information on how to fix thin eyebrows, eyebrow makeup tips or how to get thicker eyebrows visit this page.

So with these simple makeup ideas we have given ourselves a little lift, gave our complexion a dewy look, opened and brighten our eyes, and framed our eyes/face by filling in spars eyebrow hairs...simple!

For more youthful eye makeup tips click here....


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