The makeup counter now offers a dizzying array of choices. Aside from the lipsticks and the mascaras that we grew up with, there are now primers, bronzers, luminizers. What are they and do we really need them? This simple guide can help.
Primers are makeup bases that help smoothen out the skin and help makeup stay on longer. Some primers can help fill in lines or pores and contain color correctors or tints that can reduce redness, etc.
Bronzers can give you a healthy glow. While it’s usually used during summer to get the back from the beach glow, bronzers can also be used to make your skin look healthy when you haven’t had sleep or are feeling under the weather. Non-shimmer bronzers in a shade close to your skin tone can also be used to correct foundation that’s too light. Mineral bronzers can also give a very natural finish.
We’re used to using pencil or even liquid liners, but gel liners? These come in pots and are known for being extra long wearing, making them the best bet for people who have oily or acidic skin (where other eyeliners tend to fade or smear).
These neutralize skin pigmentations. Use green for ruddy areas and red spots, yellow for dark circles and blue-based tattoos; and purple to perk up sallow complexions.
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