Joy's Beauty Tips
Luscious Lips and
a Beautiful Blush
Make your Mouth Magnetic
Lipstick is absolutely essential.
Psychologists say women find it so vital, because it echoes the plump redness
of aroused female sexual organs. The message that lipstick sends, is here
is a woman who is excited, and exciting!
A matching nail colour reinforces this feeling.
lip balm overnight, if your lips are chapped, cracked or peeling.
- - Use a sharp matching lip pencil first,
which defines lips, and discourages colour bleed. You can use it to enhance
the "bow" at the top, or make lips look fuller or slimmer.
Balance your smile if it is lopsided, or if one lip is bigger than the
drawing just outside the natural line on the smaller side. You
can plump up your pretty pout by drawing inside the line at the
corners, and one sharp pencil width outside at top and
bottom. Note: Lip
Plumpers (to make lips look larger) are not really worth the time
- a good lipstick should incorporate these.
- - You can overwork here. A lip brush is
for experts. Don't bother. If you do like to use one, make it top quality.
Go the whole hog and use a wax oil anti-colour bleed just around the
lips, then a lip plumping product, lip stain (Warning: lasts for days),
gloss, and finish with a lip sealer to stop any coming off.
- - A glossy, chocolatey pink lipstick is
good for daytime, and very natural. It balances the girliness and
youth of pink, with the strength and taste of every lady's first love:
A bright pink minimises yellow teeth.
have to be a natural colour at night. You want your lips
never to have to compete for attention! But avoid unusual shades
clashes with clothes colours. It is a useful rule of thumb, to either have
strong eyeshadow or lipstick, but not both. Strong colour
can distract attention from beard shadow; but bright red can
and hard, exaggerate uneven shape, or draw attention away from
your pretty eyes. Light shimmery shades make lips look bigger
and younger. Use plum,
nutmeg and cinnamon shades to add depth and look refined. Use "Lipfinity" to
last all night.
- - Resist the overwhelming
urge to keep re-applying lippy, or indeed checking any part of
yourself; this draws unwelcome attention. Adjustments only in the Ladies,
expect lipstick to come off as you eat, for instance, and many
women forget to re-apply it for hours afterwards, but still have a becoming
tint remaining. You may not habitually wear lipstick to leave
the tint, but you can get the maidenly look. Apply it well out of
sight when no-one is looking, and blot it well with a pretty flowered tissue
from your handbag. This helps it look natural, avoids lipstick
on your teeth, and improves the staying power of any re-application.
- - Separate lipgloss is not normally
required. If you do use it, Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lip does stay on. The
same can be achieved with glossy lipstick (though matte lasts longer),
or a touch of Vaseline on the centre of the lower lip for the perfectionist.
In this photo, gold glossy lippy has been used inside a cerise matte shade
for maximum full pouty sexiness!
A Beautiful Blush
Blusher gives you a natural fresh
colour (unless you overdo it). It makes you look healthy, excited and desirable. Cream or gel blush
(optional) goes under your powder, but powder blush is done last,
so that you can make the strength of the overall effect balance the rest
of the makeup. Ideally it should tone with lipstick (i.e. not the
same as "match"). Using a medium-large soft brush, sweep blusher backwards from
the apple of the cheeks, back in a very slight upward curve along the top
jawbone to the hairline. Put a small amount on the forehead and point of
the chin for balance. If you can see it on chin and forehead, you've used
too much! This applies, even when a second application is needed on cheeks
for photography and night-time.
To give the model-girl high cheekbones
look: 1) A touch of highlighter swept back in a straight line
along the top of the cheek bones brings them forward - but keep it subtle,
and blend gently. 2) Use a lowlighter powder (slightly darker than
your foundation) to create shadows in the cheeks below the blush;
just suck in, and brush on and blend a triangle, enlarging back from the
point below the apple of your cheek to your ears. If you have a long face
then place your blush slightly lower to help your face look more rounded;
otherwise higher to make a plump face appear longer, or central to balance
a squarer face. You can also narrow the nose by lowlighter along its sides,
or shorten a pointy nose or chin by putting some on the tip.
Bronzer / Fake Tan
Too much sun is dangerous and
can easily burn and damage the skin. Use maximum protection cream and wear
a hat. Faking it is better, but forget it.
It just looks unnatural unless you really are dark-skinned. Dale Winton fans