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Before you have even decided on a stitch of makeup, you will need to decide on what you are wearing. This includes your shoes and accessories. Selecting all of these elements well in advance allows your makeup plan to come together much more easily. Knowing the look that you want to project is immensely helpful and gives you the chance to choose your makeup accordingly.
The nails are an underrated element of every holiday outfit. To begin, make sure that the nails have been cleaned thoroughly. File them to give them the proper shape. From there, a coat of colorless base needs to be applied. Let the colorless base dry and then add two coats of your preferred nail polish. Take a ten minute break in between the application of each coat. Once this part of the process is over, tack on another coat of colorless base and let the nails dry before proceeding.
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To have your skin looking its freshest, start by washing your face with warm water and your favorite face wash. Then rub ice in your face, but be sure to do so in increments. Five to ten minute spurts are recommended, as long as you are taking regular breaks. Wipe your face down with cleansing milk, by using a cotton ball and some gentle dabbing. The final step is the application of moisturizer and/or lotion, but be sure not to leave your face looking overly oily.
Applying Eye Makeup
As most women know, this process is begun by applying eye shadow to the eyelids. Use your eyeliner to define your eyes and use short strokes to do so. The tips of the lashes are also crucial, so apply at least two coats of mascara. Three coats may be necessary in certain instances. Define your eyebrows by using an eyebrow pencil and this part is over.
Your preparation process will depend on your complexion. You may need to apply foundation all over the face, or only in certain spots. After the foundation is applied, the shimmery powder comes next. Use a brush to add this powder to the foundation. As a finishing touch, add color to the cheeks gradually by blushing them. The chin and the sides of the forehead can also benefit from the use of blusher.