To the Guys Who Diss Girls Wearing Makeup

I was waiting in line for the bus one afternoon and overheard three teenaged guys behind me talking about girls wearing makeup. Basically, one of them boldly announced that as long as a girl had makeup on her face, she was definitely not his “type.” Why hello, I was wearing a full face of makeup that day, complete with a bronze smokey eye and all, and I was 100% sure that was what started the conversation among them youngsters. To add to his stand on preferring girls bare-faced, he reasoned, “If she wears makeup, it means she is insecure about the way she looks.”

Oh by golly. He cannot be more wrong and I don’t even know where to start! Maybe let me begin by saying that yes, makeup does hide flaws and I admit that it is self-consciousness that drives some girls to conceal them all. For some unfortunate ones, makeup can shield recurring and frustrating skin problems from the public eye while they work towards a solution. This is surely comprehensible because – and you will nod to this one – there are people out there who thrive on evil and find pleasure in laughing at the misfortune of others. Makeup just helps to put a stop to all this nonsense so that these girls can get on with their daily lives without being bugged by these people (who are probably the more insecure ones). But not every girl who wears makeup is trying to cover something up! I mean, why does looking prettier with makeup on mean for sure that a girl is insecure about the way she looks without it? You wear clothes too. And shoes. You shave, have a haircut often and you choose the rims of the spectacles that goes best with your face shape. Are you insecure about the way you look naked and without some priming? Pffft. Instead of appreciating someone for putting effort into looking presentable in public, you simply accuse her of being insecure, which is highly possibly very far from the truth. Why are you guys such jerks?

Now let me tell you a little bit about makeup and why we like it. It helps us get what we want in life. Makeup is a very powerful tool for women all around the world and nobody – I repeat, nobody – can deny that. From the subtle way we line our eyes or the arch that we create on our brows, makeup enables us to manipulate how others perceive us. When we look the part, we are better able to convince others to believe in whatever we want them to believe. If you have a bulging pimple that’s bared for all the world to see, nobody is going to listen to what you have to say on national TV! Bigger eyes and radiance signify youth, and therefore a more energetic persona. A pink flush in the cheeks implies good health. Strong brows and lips suggest assertiveness, which translates to getting things done. If you don’t think this helps in careers, I assure you that it does (obviously we have to really work too, but that’s not the point of this article).

Makeup is a form of art. It’s a form of expression. It’s what the media uses to create successful, attention-grabbing advertorials that drive sales. It’s part of the costume for performing artistes, clowns, acrobats, singers and even politicians alike. It’s something that makes use of colour and texture to evoke within an audience emotions that would otherwise prove evasive with mere words. It works on the basis and reason for which red exudes sexiness in its wearer and green means envy; Black for the bad cowboy and white for the good protagonist. In a way, makeup is like fashion. No one would call someone who dresses well insecure. We’d call them stylish!

Makeup is nothing without colour. Lots and lots of colour. We all need some colour in our lives and makeup give us just that. It creates a semi-fantasy amidst our otherwise mundane existence. For the time we have that bright coral lipstick on, we’re the summer-loving girl who can’t wait to spread the energy she’s got. For the time we have glitter sparkling on our nails, we’re the diva in our social circles. It’s kind of role play dream, where we actually get to decide who we’ll be – the princess or the villain, for example. It gives us a sense of adventure and who doesn’t like that? Without makeup, there’d be no evil queen in Alice in Wonderland, no Edward Scissorhands, no Black Swan, no Captain Jack Sparrow, no Arwen.

Makeup is fun. It’s not all bad and only used by people who’ve got something to hide. I use makeup a lot. I write about makeup a lot. This doesn’t mean my whole life is a lie beneath that! I’m just drawn to pretty things and things that make me pretty, that’s all. Do you guys see the cute packaging on makeup products? Do you at all? Le sigh. Makeup is part of my life now. It didn’t use to be but now it is. I walk into Sephora and feel magically de-stressed after spending time there, even if I don’t buy anything. For me, it’s like cosmetics give me this form of happy, calming energy that I can’t find anywhere else. When I see a perfume bottle, I immediately think of the girl prancing in the fields where no one is watching. When I see a Kenzo, I think of being at the top of a Parisian building, looking down on the rest of the world below and feeling the soft caress of the winds above. When I see Laneige, I imagine the purity of crystal clear waters. And when I see makeup, tons and tons of makeup in all forms possible, all laid nicely on a table, I feel in that moment that life is just so… beautiful. I don’t know, maybe meditation does the same thing to you.

Let me end by saying that judging a girl based solely on her appearance to be “not your type” is pure superficiality on your part – the very component that drives any relationship you might have into disaster zone. Whether someone is your “type” or not depends not on whether she uses makeup but on her character traits and other more substantial, meaningful things, such as her ability to hold a conversation, for example. In retrospect, I don’t suppose you are many girls’ “type,” seeing that smart girls really do prefer guys with brains instead of senseless aliens with four eyes. In case you’re wondering, there are girls in this world who have the brains, feel confident about themselves and still like to look pretty. Why, surprise, surprise.

And out.

Eye Makeup Tips – For a Catchy and Impressive Look

Eyes are regarded as most beautiful feature of a person and they actually reflect one’s personality and real self. A woman’s handbag or purse is always full of essential products for makeup. Eye shadow, mascaras, eye liner are its essential parts. Every woman wants to enhance beauty of her eyes with perfect eye makeup that can make her eyes look all-the-more impressive and beautiful.

Today there are wide varieties of brands, which offer best quality make up products. Stila, Dior, Chanel, NARS Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Givenchy, Smashbox, and Bare Escentuals are some famous brands whose eye makeup products have gained popularity worldwide. But the most important thing to be considered is, an eye makeup should be applied in a proper way. Even a best quality and very costly makeup product can look disastrous, if not applied properly.

So, here are some tips on how to apply eye makeup perfectly:

Eye Shadow:

Eye shadow should be chosen with utmost care and it must be of good quality. Once you have right eye shadow, apply it perfectly. Start with primary color, which should be dark and apply it on whole of your eyelid for better effect. Then apply lighter shade of eye shadow above the primary shade, right below your eyebrows. Choose shade matching with your outfit and if you’re wearing colorful dress then use multi-color eye shadow for a funky look.

Mascara:

In order to add beauty to natural eye lashes, most girls use mascara. Mascara is best way of making lashes look long, curvy, dark and thick. Applying mascara is not difficult but it needs to be applied in best way possible. Mascara, which is generally black in color, is applied from base to tip of eyelashes giving it a little curl. It should be done in a single stroke. At the most 2 coats of mascara should be applied, otherwise it will look ponderous.

Eyeliner:

In past black color was king when it comes to choosing a color for eye liner but today a lot of colored eyeliners are available. You can choose the one matching with color of your outfit or eyes, but if you’re wearing multi-colored dress then go for black eyeliner. Eyeliners come in powder, pencil and liquid form and can be applied just above or below the eyes. The best way of applying eyeliner is to start from the inside corner of your eye to the outside in one stroke. Eyeliner should be applied after eye shadow and mascara leading to a complete eye makeup. Gel-based eyeliners are gaining much popularity these days for their easy application and long wear ability.

It’s true that beauty lies in eyes of beholder but it’s also important to make yourself presentable. A trendy dress according to latest trend with perfect fashion jewelry along with designer footwear can do wonders but one thing that creates all the difference and adds more charm to personality is a perfect makeup. In today’s tedious, taking lot of time out for makeup is little difficult but a perfect eye makeup can solve this problem as it takes very less time.

Vitalize your shopping experience by doing online shopping for makeup products. Online shopping provides a quick access to numerous makeup and beauty products retailers in a very short span of time. By spending a few minutes you can find your favorite beauty product or cosmetics at really great prices. Sephora coupons, Benefit Cosmetics coupons and Beauty.com promo codes can help you save a lot of money on wide range of health & beauty deals.

So, now you have got all the eye makeup tips and a wise online shopping idea. Then don’t waste time anymore. Just start preparing for next party and woo everyone with your incredible looking eye. All the Best!!

Makeup Brushes or Makeup Sponges?

When it comes to makeup, every girl, regardless of what her age is, gets confused between a number of products and applicators. A foundation coverage, concealer application, or if it’s a subtle bronzer look, you have to find something, other than your fingers of course, to feed your inner makeup enthusiast.

A seamless finish is the dream of every girl by hoping to get skin as good as those models on the cover pages of Vogue or Marie Claire. But then again, does it have to cost us a fortune? Before you pick the sides of either one of the makeup brushes or the famous blending sponge, also known as the beauty blender, you have to notice the pros and cons of both of these items. After all, makeup is serious business.

Makeup Brushes:

Let’s start by praising the sheer beauty that the makeup brushes have stored in for us. Over the past many years, the use of a diverse number and styles of brushes have been used by women all over the globe. Liquid foundation can be best merged with the right brush but only if you know how to use it. Instead of painting your face with the foundation, you need to take a blending brush, move it in circular motions to get that perfect coverage for your foundation.

The problem with these is that washing them can be a very hectic routine. However, it gives you the fastest way to apply foundation. If the bristles are synthetic in order to ensure a smooth application of the liquid concealer, etc. Nevertheless, these are the best resource for the women who want a coverage using the liquid makeup products.

Makeup Sponges:

When it comes to the makeup routine of a beginner in the world of makeup, we have mostly noticed that they find no difficulty in using the makeup sponges. The thing with these beauty blenders is that it makes certain that the powder or the liquid sticks on to your face. Furthermore, the major benefit of using these is that it does not require you to give them a proper thorough cleanup, and can be washed effortlessly by placing under a running tap of water.

These have recently turned up in the limelight and give the everyday makeup lovers an easy access to achieve the look that they desire in just a matter of minutes. It depends on you that how you use these sponges for a light or heavy coverage.

Don’t forget to give your face a natural effect by using product that does not make your face seem too dramatic. Stick to your natural side by using a flocked sponge to help you with your makeup.

A glow that you have always wanted is within your reach with the appropriate weapon in hand, and yes by weapon we mean to say that your makeup brushes or sponges. It solely depends on you that which is the item that you have more control over, before you come to a decision of picking one.