Freckles are fabulous! If you wear a heavy foundation to completely hide your freckles, you are covering up a lovely aspect of your skin. Let them show! Choose a foundation that has a sheer to medium coverage. It needs to match your the freckles exactly. Do not match your foundation to the color of your freckles. Your face will come out way too dark, you will have a line of demarcation, and it will not match your neck.
People with freckles sometimes have a hard time finding the right foundation. Freckles tend to be warmer in tone and color, but the skin under could be the opposite, cool tone.
The general rule with lipstick is that warm colors look natural on warm skin tones, and cool colors look most natural on cool skin tones. That said, you can always venture outside of your color family. Contrast equals bolder, more dramatic color, while complimentary colors are going to look more natural.
The point of mascara is to make your eyes stand out. Black does the trick in the best possible way. Here’s a little quick trivia for you: The first mascara was invented by Eugene Rimmel in the 19th century. The word rimmel still means mascara in French and Italian. Early mascara was made from coal dust mixed with petroleum jelly; probably not very good for your eyes. It came in a cake form that a chemist made for his sister Mabel which eventually became the company Maybelline. Don’t you just love makeup history class? The modern form of mascara didn’t get introduced until 1957 by the great beauty pioneer Helena Rubinstein.
Correcting common errors in your makeup style is easy. You have to think of your face as a blank canvas. Would DaVinci have painted the Mona Lisa with her tongue sticking out? Allow me to help you turn your makeup mistakes into makeup masterpieces!
WRONG COLOR FOUNDATION - This is a very big one. If your foundation doesn’t match your skin tone, it is the wrong color for you. A lot of women try to go a little darker than their skin tone to give them more color. You can match your foundation to your skin tone and give yourself some color if you wish with a little smartly dusted-on bronzer and blush on the apples of your cheeks.
DARK LIP LINER If paired with a lighter lipstick the look is simply bizarre. Try a lip liner in a shade almost the color of your natural lip. Colors like spice, hazel or nude usually do the trick. You never want your liner to look obviously different from your lipstick.
BLUSH CONTOURING - Unless you are a trained makeup artist, this look is very hard and unnecessary to do on your own. For everyday wear, a natural blush color is best swirled lightly on the apples of your cheek, blending up towards your cheekbones. No streaks or darker blush colors to contour under your cheekbones. The goal with blush is to look like you have a healthy glow, not like you’re auditioning for a 1980′s soap opera.
BLACK EYELINER Black eyeliner is a stunning style in the right context. At night, usually paired with a smoky eye, and smudged. But black eyeliner can be much too harsh for day wear. Try a soft plum, khaki, brown, or even a charcoal gray shade is much more appropriate and pretty during the day.
FLAKEY MASCARA- There is just no reason for this to happen. It only occurs with old, dried out mascara. Go buy a new mascara, and make sure you replace your mascara every three to four months.
Makeup shouldn’t be age specific. When applied correctly, it’s timeless. You don’t have to do anything different at 30 than you would do at 50. Wear what you like, and what’s comfortable for you. The only makeup item that you might need to change as you get older is your foundation. As skin ages, sometimes it gets drier and lacks a natural glow so in this case, a more hydrating formula may be beneficial. Otherwise, don’t let age limit your makeup choices!