Posted in Beauty on September 15, 2009

When it comes to competing in and winning beauty pageants, one important step that cannot be overlooked is your style of pageant hair. Unlike your body structure, natural physical characteristics, or inherent personality your hair is one of the easiest qualities that you can change. You can easily change hair color, length, style, or go from curly to straight without much effort. However, if you change your hair too much, you run the risk of damaging it. Dry, frizzy, or over processed hair is not going to win you your next crown, therefore it is vitally important that you care for your hair properly and choose pageant hair styles that are not only complimentary, but are gentle to your hair as well.


One of the first resolutions that you should make is to never color or perm your hair yourself. Always leave these steps to a professional. Commercials, print ads, and even local sales people may try to sell you on the idea of highlighting or adding low lights to your hair at home, but these procedures do require an expert who has a license. You can ruin your hair as well as your chances simply by coloring or perming your hair at home, so always leave the chemicals in the hands of professionals.


You may also discover that the hairstyle that works best for you is one that compliments your natural hair texture as well as face shape. If you decide to make a complete color change, such as going from brunette to blonde, then you may want to seek the advice of a hair colorist. You can schedule a consultation where the colorist will look at your hair and discuss the toll that such a color change may mean to the condition of your hair. Beauty pageants are a serious commitment, and you will need to commit to maintaining your hair color throughout the entire competition. Roots or new growth will look dreadful, so it is wise to find a hair colorist that you trust and feel absolutely comfortable with.


If you are looking for pageant hairstyles to wear throughout the competition a great place to start is by watching videos of past pageants. Be sure to take special notice of the hairstyles worn by the winner and the runner-ups. However, take into consideration the contestant’s face shape because a winning hairstyle on an oval shaped face may not look as dazzling on a woman with a heart shape faced. Always tailor your hairstyle for your particular facial shape and bone structure. Again, discussing these options with your hairstylist is an excellent way to determine what styles accentuate your best features.


If you are considering adding clips or decorative accessories to your hair be conscientious of how these items will look with your gown as well as other jewelry pieces. It is always better to choose accessories in a conservative manner then to over use them. You can always ask the advice of your hair stylist as well as beauty pageant trainer before deciding on additional hairpieces or accessories to wear.  –

Posted in Beauty on September 2, 2009

Aging is a natural process which can often appear cruel. Especially if you have been the proud owner of a fresh skin all round the year, and a complexion that goes with every shade of color you wear. So if you are finding it hard to accept the change in your facial skin due to advancing age, then here is a way out. The wonders of make up are many. So if you feel your skin is failing to brighten up your face, you can undo the same through make up.


Did you know that you can make your face take an entirely different shape with expert make up? And you could even hide those wrinkles on the ends of your face without making an overstatement with your blush-on. Well here is the basic approach that would be ideal for your face.


1. On an average the blood replenishes the skin without moisture in a systematic manner. With age the blood flow reduces and the frequency with which your skin is replenished reduces. This leads to drying and formation of wrinkles. If you want to hide and reduce the wrinkles on your face, then you need to use a hydrating mask more frequently. Therefore, ideally you need to take a mask or face pack half an hour before you start the make-up. This will leave your skin well rejuvenated and more ready.


2. When you select the foundation, you will find the original shade appearing to be a mismatch on your skin. This is due to the fact that your original complexion has undergone a change with age. Experts always advice to use foundation two shades darker than your original skin color. This highlights the features of your face and must be used as the base. Wherever there is a necessity to correct an odd nose or a high jaw, use a second foundation that is two shades lighter than the base to bring the change. With correct application, you can actually make your face look picture perfect without looking overdone.


3. Apply light mascara and blush ons, and emphasize your lips with a darker lip liner. These actually take the attention away from your wrinkles and highlight the beauty of the eyes and lips. In any case, do not go for loud shades. Often you can make your eye shadow fill up for a loud blush on. This reduces the stark contrast that a deep blush on would provide while allowing the color to exist in a light manner.


Ultimately, it bogs down to how regular you are with your beauty care regime. Keeping your skin healthy essentially means you regularly cleanse and tone your skin. This way you can keep your face looking fresh. Moisturizing and fruit packs are sure way to reducing the signs of aging. Use these makeup beauty tips to bring the desired look back to your beautiful face, and glow again!


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