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Selecting Makeup in Tune with the Season

Aug 17, 2007
Did you know that you really should change your make-up with the seasons? It's not a life or death situation, but it really does reflect on your appearance. Here's a quick guide on how to do your make-up all year round.

You aren't still wearing the same old makeup colors that you wore last winter are you? Spring is here and there are some great new colors to check out.
For eye shadow, pinks are popular, but you already know that don't you. There are some great pinky purple and blue lavenders to check out as well. Lighten up your eyes with these new shades.

There is a great new mascara from L'Oreal. One end fortifies and lengthens the lashes and the other end coats the lashes with lush color. And when they say that is makes your lashes 60% longer... it definitely works that way for me.

I test out a lot of foundations and one that I just picked up is definitely worth sharing. It is called "Nearly Naked" by Almay, and is so different from what is on the market at the moment. It isn't in a bottle for one thing. It comes in a "touch pad" jar. And the best part, it offers flawless coverage, but to anyone else, it's just you.

Although there are some gorgeous pink blushes on the market, not everyone can wear this color. Instead, you can wear a mixture of pink and peach. For some reason, those two colors warm up some complexions perfectly. Try mixing the shades that you have and see how it works for you.

All kinds of pinks are waiting for you at the cosmetic counters, but again, it's finding the right shade. Here is a little trick that works every time. Look for a pink that is included in the Gifts With Purchase campaigns that major companies offer regularly. They choose the cosmetics for these GWP very carefully. They can't afford for you not to like the colors they include, so they always add one that will work with most skin tones.

Again pink is at the front of the color choices available, but I can't believe just how many pink variations there are to choose from. Paler shades are also going to be very popular for your toes this summer, so stock up!

Full face make-up is not in style any more (no matter what your age). It prevents your skin from breathing! And in the summer who wants caked make-up running down their face? Use a tinted moisturizer rather than a regular foundation. It will even out your skin tone and is so much lighter.

If you want to wear foundation, use a non-matte make-up. It's less oily and keeps your face fresh. Wear as little powder as possible. Try just using it in the "t-zone" that might get a little oily. As far as fragrance goes, keep your summer fragrance light and fresh. A cologne or toilet water spray with some of the new aromatherapy scents is perfect. You can always go back to your regular or a heavier perfume at first frost. Overall, just think light, airy, sunny, and you can't go wrong with less make-up in the summer.
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