There are two important hair and makeup facts that you need to be aware of. First, the best hair and makeup can only be achieved with the use of the right hair and makeup product for you and the proper technique to do them. Second, you need to know that there is not really a universal hair and makeup style that will fit everyone. You need to keep trying on different looks until you find one that will truly look best in you.
Eight Makeup Hair Tips
For the meantime, we offer you some quick makeup hair tips for everyday use. This may not give you a hair and makeup makeover or achieve your best-foot-forward look, but it will definitely make you look stunning during a normal work day:
1. Clean your skin quick. To remove oils and refresh your makeup, mist up with face with your toner, pat and even out with tissue, then finish with loose powder.
2. Lighten hair locks. Using too much hair cosmetics coupled with scalp grease can make your hair look dirty. To lighten locks, sprinkle some powder (the translucent kind) over your hair roots, then brush.
3. Hydrate. Use a conditioner to moisturize your hair and use a moisturizer for your face.
4. Fake perfect skin with pink. Aside from concealer, wearing a pink lipstick will take attention off your blemishes.
5. Depuff in a flash. If your hair is frizzy, dampen your hands with water and a little drop of lotion, then pull your hair into a French twist. Wait for about 5 minutes then take them down.
6. If in a hurry, focus on your front and top hair since this is what is most visible.
7. Ponytail is not such a bad idea. It is simple, easy to do and gives you a clean look. Spray some hairspray to finish it off.
8. Revive your face swiftly by patting a concealer under your lower lashes and the inner corners of your eyes.
Hair and Makeup Trends
If you watch old movies, you should see how hair and makeup trends have changed through time. Notice how Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn’s looks are different and how their hair and makeup are not exactly popular today. These trends however, seem to cycle themselves through time as well. Let’s do a survey on hair and makeup styles, you can even try them on yourself.
1920’s Hair and Makeup
The 1920’s was the age of what is called the flapper fashion. Women started using makeup and applied them in public. Ox blood lipstick was predominantly used during this time. In terms of hairstyles, it was universal to sport short hair, which was a radical move from the long, curtain hair styles before the war. Bobbed, shingle cut and Eton cropped were famous among the younger generations, and cloche hats were in fashion.
1950’s Hair and Makeup
During the 50’s and 60’s, soft hues, peaches and cream were the predominating look. Narrow eyebrows and natural look with minimal blush and eyeshadow was the way to go. Lips were full and lush in color.
The 50’s look was achieved through a very long and arduous process of rolling and pin curling. There were no blow dryers or electric curlers during this time so you could just imagine! Women had to even sleep through their curlers and rollers.
60’s Hair and Makeup
As in the 50’s, what predominant during the 60’s was the extensive use of curlers. Straight hair was totally out, and beauty meant short hair. If you were born on this decade and you had long hair, you would probably wear some party curls and piquant pixies. If you had longer hair, you most probably would have had ruffled and big, curvy curls.
70’s Hair and Makeup
In the 1970’s, the age of disco style, not much changed in terms of makeup; the natural look was still favoured of all. However, makeup hair tips during that time was favoured towards long, smooth and straight hair with a flip towards the end.
80’s Hair and Makeup
Hairstyles in the 80’s were unusually large. Remember how Princess Diana looked like? This big hair look can be achieved through a blow dryer and some styling brush. Rollers and curlers became out of sight. Bob cutes became in, and cosmetic hair products for giving extra volume (mousse and gel) were popularly used.