Mirror, Mirror On The Wall. Who Is The Fairest Of Them All? And Other Beauty Questions.


There is no getting away from it when we look good we feel good too, and feeling good is a good feeling to have! Right? But what do you do if you have an issue or two standing in the way of your looking your best? Well, you need to find a way to solve that problem and return to your rightful standing as the fairest of them all! Read on for some answers to the most commonly asked beauty questions that should help you out.

Should I match my skin type to my foundation?
It is important that you match both your skin type and your complexion to the foundation that you are using. Your skin type is concerned with the quality and condition of your skin. For example, you may have greasy or dry skin. It may be paper like or flakey.

Getting the right foundation for your skin type can work wonders. Imagine using a foundation that is good for dry skin with moisturising properties; on skin that is quite greasy already. It is not going to stay put, and you will not get a good result.

Your complexion is more to do with the colouring of your skin. The type can be divided into two main categories. Cold and warm. Cold skin types are those with a pinkish undertone. Warm ones instead have peach or yellowing undertones. This matters because most makeup shades are based, on one of these two undertones. If you use the wrong one, it can make your makeup seem unnatural and throw your whole look off.

Does it matter which moisturiser I use?
In a word. Yes. It does matter which moisturiser you use for a number of reasons. The first is that if you are using it as a makeup base, a rich formula like night cream is going to be too greasy to allow for your makeup to be long wear. No matter what your skin type.

The second is that you need to provide your face with nourishment at the right time so your skin can absorb and use the nutrients. That is why it is appropriate to use a richer cream at night. During the time when the skin repairs and replenishes itself.

Lastly, if you have a specific problem that you are dealing with such as age spots or acne, you will want to keep your skin moisturised. But you do not want to pick a product that will exacerbate these issues. That is why you need to pick a specialist moisturiser for you exact skin.

Can I improve my face shape?
You may think that there is nothing you can do about the shape of your face. But you’d be wrong. In fact, there is a lot of ways of changing or improve the shape a look of your face.

The first one is to use contouring. This is where you use a darker colour to add shadows to the face. In this way to can soften or strengthen a jawline. Or, make your cheekbones seem more prominent and shorted a larger forehead. To get really good at it, you need to identify what shape your face is and match your entire map to the relevant one.

Another way of improving your face shape is to speak to a medical professional about surgery services. There are a number of procedures that have been developed to reshape the face including rhinoplasty which deals with nose shape. Or, Blepharoplasty, which is a procedure that reduces and reshapes the eyelids, and rhytidectomy. Which is more commonly know as a facelift.

What colour eyeshadow should I use?
A classically made up face is nothing without a striking application of eyeshadow. But with all those colours out there how do you know which one is right for you?


Well, you can either go for a fashion look, which basically ignores colour tone and advice and just focuses on what shade is on trend right now.

Or you can be a bit more methodical about it and pick the colours base on your eye shade. For example, those with brown eyes look fantastic with warmer coloured shades. So go for a brown or rust in the crease of the eye. Bronze across the lid and cream rather than a white at the conference of the eye to make them pop.


Blue and green eye people suit blues, purples and greens much better and should use white to make their eyes seem brighter.

How can I prevent wrinkles?
While you can’t prevent wrinkles altogether as they are a natural part of the aging process, there are something that you can do to minimise them.

First of all, make sure that you always wear an SPF when outside of the house. Even if the weather isn’t particularly sunny, you will be exposing your skin to UVA and UVB rays that can lead to premature aging. Use an SPF primer or make sure that your foundation includes an SPF to be sure. You should also practice safe tanning and avoid sunbeds.

You can also remember to increase your good of habits like drinking enough and eating fruit and veggies. This is because drinking enough water will ensure that your skin is properly hydrated. Giving it the best chance to retain its natural tension and bounce.

How can I improve my confidence?
Confidence is a funny thing. Some people that seem to have it is spades actually don’t. In fact for a lot of us it can be an act. But real, true confidence comes not from external validation, but from the acceptance of yourself despite your flaws.

Nobody is perfect. The images that we seen on screen and in magazines and doctored and airbrushed to look that way. So comparing ourselves to those it a worthless endeavour.

A better way to deal with your confidence is to try and appreciate the good things about your looks and well as the things that you are not so keen on. For more information check out this article.