Whether or not it is a sentiment that you yourself personally agree with, it is an undeniable fact that a woman’s choices in makeup can positively or negatively determine how other people perceive her.
Through decades and generations of fashion history and cultural changes for women, makeup has always been something that has been present and has evolved with the times. It would be fair to state that it will always be a mainstay of the mainstream fashion consciousness.
With this in mind, what it is absolutely vital to know when considering makeup is which looks and techniques can stand the test of time and forever be considered have a ‘classy’ or ‘positive’ effect on people who you are meeting and spending time with on a regular basis. If you are looking to be perceived well by those around you, here are a handful of classic and popular makeup looks that you can be assured will always put across a good first, second and even third impression.
1. Fine Liquid Eyeliner
Gone are the days of hard to use and temperamental charcoal pencil eyeliners. Undoubtedly one of the best innovations in modern mainstream makeup history has been the liquid eyeliner.
Nowadays there is absolutely no excuse for a woman not to have exceptional and intricately detailed lid lines, as the smooth and easy feel of the liquid brush tip makes precision an almost effortless task compared to the years beforehand. In terms of giving a positive impression, the neatness and precision of a good set of fine lines can encourage people to perceive you as a well put together and meticulous character who takes great pride in her appearance, and the detailed and intricate fine lines will evoke a classic kind of beauty that goes all the way back to the golden age of Hollywood when the big screen actresses were seen as almost goddesses.
It can be changed up for when a more dramatic makeup is required – say for a night out clubbing – with many designs from subtle to the eyeliner being the main focus. This decade has also seen the growth in popularity of eyeliners in every color, beyond the black. Brown and dark blue shades that have been the cornerstone colors previously.
2. Vibrant Lipstick Colors
There is no other boost of self-confidence in the world of makeup quite like the feeling of having a sensational set of expertly painted lips.
Though in recent years the trend has been more focused towards the use of pale, naked type lipstick colors, the deep reds, pinks, and purples of previous decades are very much back in fashion and it looks as though they are here to stay.
Gone are the days when deep red lipstick had negative connotations of questionable womanhood and vice. In the 21st century, these vivid and vibrant colors are a sign of fun, confidence, authority, and strength. And once again, the look of this makeup choice harkens back to the golden age of female glamour that will only help to further people’s perceptions of you.
Women can feel confident in high shine or matte lips in a huge variety of dark colors.
3. Smoky Eyes
For the past decade or so the ability to create a perfect smoky-eyed look has been one of the most sought-after skills in makeup.
Rather than a blocky, clunky combination of eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara in different colors, this blended, smoldering look gives a far greater feeling of sophistication. And depending on how far you take the ‘smoky’ effect, it is a technique that can be employed both in the workplace and for more fun, social occasions.
Though relatively simple to master and in fact easier than some less inspiring eye makeup looks, the smoky eye possesses just the right amount of wow factor to really impress those around you leading them to perceive you as somebody who really knows how to dress for an occasion. Not only does the smoky eye give off a sultry, seductive tone but it can also become something of a trademark look; a look that will make you a memorable presence.
Bronzer is something that, unfortunately, gets misused far too often by people and therefore has gained something of a bad reputation.
We have all seen those pictures on magazines of celebrities wearing far too much bronzer on their faces and looking unnatural, but the trick is to apply just the right amount and the powder will completely chance the shaping and complexion of your face for the better.
Wearing the exact right amount of bronzer will help to give your skin a warm, golden glow whilst at the same time concealing any unflattering and confidence-sapping blemishes. Not only will this bronze glow and warmth fill you with some much needed and appreciated self-confidence, but it will also transfer to those around you and they will most likely perceive you as a positive, impressive woman who is a lot of fun to be around.
Makeup is very much a matter of choice for women. Some like to use it to make a statement, others prefer just to enhance their natural beauty. The best way, whatever look you choose, is to apply it as expertly as you can and wear it with confidence.