Makeup is one among many feminine things that a woman simply loves. She knows that makeup ideas and techniques stimulate three senses - sense of sight, sense of touch and sense of smell. For ages, she has experienced how much makeup styles contribute to maximize her true natural look. She understands that makeup accentuates her features too. Above all, a perfect makeup does cover up small blemishes, if any.
Some women prefer makeup to camouflage and some for a seductive effect. Whatever final result a woman desires, every enthusiastic makeup trend follower will be eager to know 2009 makeup trends. Explore and experiment 2009 beauty trends and choose makeup technique that help you look and feel best.
Makeup cosmetics glossary
Here is a quick rehearsal of makeup cosmetics glossary.
Concealer: The purpose of using a concealer is to hide baggy eyes, pimples and other blemishes on the face. Concealer is available in liquid bottles, tubes, sticks and compacts.
Foundation: The purpose is to make the face look uniform with a smooth effect. Foundation is available in liquid, cream and powder form.
Powder: Using powder on the face, keeps face fresh.
Eyeliner: Available, in pencil and powder form, eyeliner is used on the base of eyelids. The purpose is to appreciate eye size and shape. It can also be used at the bottom of eyes.
Mascara: The purpose is to make darken or lighter or color eye lashes. Black as well colored mascara is available. Mascara comes in the form of wand with a tube, straight and curved wands.
Lipstick: Gloss, frost, matte and cream lipsticks are used to color the lips and make it attractive and alluring.
Lipliner: A pencil used on the contours of the lips so as to define it.
Blush: The final touch that provides a classic finish to makeup.
2009 makeup trends
Quintessentially, beauty and makeup trends aim at making the user attractive, noticeable and beautiful. Following a beauty and makeup trend as a matter of fact without considering how best it suits you is unlikely to work to your advantage. You can kick-start the process by gathering information about beauty and makeup trend 2009. Fix an appointment with yourself, set aside an hour. It is very important for you to be calm and relaxed. Select a well-lit room, preferably during daytime. Stand in front of a full-size mirror. Study your features. Find answers to questions such as:
- What is my eye shape, eye size (big, small or moderate) and eye color (brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes)?
- How are my eyelashes (short or long) and eyebrows (thick or thin)?
- What is my skin type (dry, oily) and determine skin tone (dark, medium or fair).
- How long is my hair, what is my natural hair color? Is it straight, curly or wavy?
- My lips, is it thin or thick, the color-pale or naturally pink?
- My cheekbone, is it high or flat?
- What makeup is required for the occasion, formal or informal?
- The attire and a makeup that will compliment?
Study the plus and minus to decide what and where work is required - areas you want to play up and those that can be played down. Take time to understand the role of colors - on the skin and hair. Few trials and errors and you will soon find what suits you best. Generally, light colors make features more prominent. Dark colors contribute to creating depth and push down features not so good. Often, blending colors give fabulous results. Time spent this way will minimize spot makeup time and produces desired results.
Take a look at top 2009 general makeup trends. Perhaps you will notice that years of boredom is giving way to 2009 makeup styles that endorse natural look.
Attractive natural lips: Say bye-bye to glosses and shop for lipsticks in natural and neutral shades. This is for the classy and subtle look. For a bright effect, bright shades will help.
Flaunt long hair: Hair extensions are barred. Grow hair; bigger the better is the style mantra of the year. If you haven't considered adding volume to hair, do now. Straight hair that gives a wash and go look and cute curls falling over cheeks is the in-thing this year. A flat iron to upkeep hair is out and deep conditioners to smooth down the cuticles are in. Bangs, both short and long in different shapes and sizes will continue to be in vogue. Maybe you can consider getting new ones for New Year.
Rich hair colors: Wanting to retain natural hair color is acceptable. Wish to change, consider rich chocolate browns, dark reds, warm blondes, fun and trendy pink shades.
Trendy Eye makeup: Stock mascara. Use lavishly this year. Eyeliners in golden, bronze and silver colors will do well to bring attention to your eyes.
Prettier natural lashes: Fake lash extensions are out. Save money and concentrate on growing own super long lashes.