Jada9y asked in Beauty & StyleMakeup · 10 years ago

how can i use makeup to improve my looks?

i'm very self conscious about my looks... my friends tell me that i'm pretty but i honestly don't think i am. is there anything i can do to make myself look prettier? (just things like makeup, hairstyles, etc.) i know that looks are not everything, but i just want to feel a little more confident.


13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Here are a few makeup tips for you!

    *Pressed Powder Foundation

    Using a cotton wool ball, press down and swirl gently in the powder container and then press the cotton wool ball on areas on your face. This helps it to stay on longer!

    *Liquid foundation

    With all foundations, make sure you have the right colour for your skin tone.

    If you want a thick, even coverage then apply the foundation to your face using a cosmetic sponge.

    For an easier but thinner coverage, use your fingertips to blend into your face.

    *Mousse foundation

    Applying with your fingertips is the best way. Did you know that mousse foundation is actually powder?

    *Liquid Concealer

    Apply dots under your eyes in a crescent-moon shape and dab using the tip of your middle finger. Don't rub - this wipes the concealer off!


    Smile! Apply a small amount onto a blusher brush and blend onto your apples in a circular motion.

    Another way of applying it so that it doesn't look so dramatic is to dab on TINY amounts using your finger and rub in circular motions to blend.


    Use a white eyeliner on your bottom waterline to make your eyes appear bigger.

    Using any other colour eyeliner you like, apply just underneath your bottom lashes. Then roll a cotton bud (or q tip I think they're called in America, idk) gently into some petroleum jelly (vaseline) and use it to smudge and blend your eyeliner in. Same technique can be used for applying eyeliner on your eyelids.


    ALWAYS use an eyelash curler BEFORE applying mascara. When applying, apply in a zigzag motion. This helps to coat all the lashes. Remember to use an eyelash brush inbetween coats to make your lashes appear more natural.


    The key is to exfoliate! Roll a cotton bud in some petroleum jelly (like with the eyeliner!), then roll it in some sugar and swirl gently on your lips for 30 seconds, then wash that off and apply petroleum jelly to your lips.

    Hope you found these helpful! :)♥

  • 10 years ago

    No amount of makeup could make you look better, because that's not what makeup is meant to do.:) Makeup inly enhances your features and makes them pop out. And don't worry, you're gorgeous just the way you are, but I bet everyone tells you that. But if you're really worried, use a little eyeliner on your waterline, and a bit of mascara, even clear's fine. And if you want, then some lip gloss, light eyeshadow, a bright smile, and you're ready to go!

    And about the hair, you could just curl it, or make it a bit wavy, and get bangs. Since your hair is already pretty straight, you don't have to straighten your bangs. Side bangs would look the best.

  • 10 years ago

    I like the way you worded your question, you sound really modest and mature.

    I think that to work with the shape of your eyes, you'd look really pretty with eyeliner on just the top lash line and nothing on the bottom. Maybe mascara if you feel for it, but you don't need it.

    I don't think you have to really do much, you are already really pretty, honestly.

    I think that you could rock the whole lauren conrad braid-in-hair thing, I don't know much about it, but I think you could pull it off.

    You could even do bangs, but that's a commitment aha. I think just play around with curls and waves in your free time to change up your everyday look. There are a billion tutorials on youtube if you want to see a certain way to style it with waves. :)

  • Ronda
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Looking pretty begins on the inside with a positive self image, and emanates to the outer person that the rest of the world sees. But there are also things you can do to maximize the prettiness of the outer package, and it all starts with taking good care of yourself.


    Start with a genuine smile; it instantly makes you more pretty. If you hesitate to smile because your teeth aren't as white as you'd like, try one of the many home self-whitening kits that are currently available.


    Protect your skin from sun damage by wearing a moisturizer that includes SPF every day. Keep your pores clean and your skin glowing by removing your makeup at night and letting your skin breathe. Eat foods containing essential fatty acids to keep your skin moist and glowing.


    Learn to apply makeup so that it looks natural. For instance, blush should enhance your cheekbones and make you look healthy, not make you look like a clown.


    Care for your hair by getting regular cuts and using shampoos and styling products appropriate for your hair type. Exercise caution in using too many chemical treatments and/or hair appliances such as hot rollers and hair dryers. Too many harsh processes without the proper conditioning will leave you with hair that is brittle and has no shine.


    Choose the right clothes for the occasion, and be sure they fit well. Don't wear clothes that are too baggy or pants that are too long or short. Be sure your shoes are in good condition and don't have a lot of scuffmarks.


    Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Your body needs it to function at it's best, and your skin will benefit as well. Drinking plenty of water each day will result in feeling better overall, which will make you look prettier.


    Get plenty of exercise. You'll look better, experience more restful sleep at night and leave a lot of your stress behind.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    u appear like 25 with all this makeup on attempt basically some mascara 4 the eyes little beginning place and blush and sparkling lip gloss savour ur organic splendor at sixteen... whilst ur 30+ u will % extra help from makeup

  • 10 years ago

    i think ur very pretty! but ur eyes seem alittle droopy.. maybe try to use eyeliner or eyeshadow to make the ILLUSION of more of a lift n ur eyebrows...maybe make the alittle thinner towards the begining like starting from like above ur nose i guess haha but thas prety much it :)

  • 10 years ago

    aw your pretty

    i think you would look nice with wavy/curly hair. if you don't own a curling iron, you can braid your hair before you go to bed, and then take it out the next day

  • 10 years ago

    you shouldn't be worrying about your looks. your gorgeous!

    it looks to me like you already wear a little eye makeup, so i wouldn't overdo it, or those beautiful eyes of yours might lose their affect.

    you might want to dab some concealer under your eyes, that's all i can think of :)

    Source(s): 16 year old girl
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    You look fine! Honestly, you don't need so much makeup!

  • 10 years ago

    you can use the basics for eyeliner to lip gloss .

    i love this look makes every one look cute :


    has every thing you need .

    and hair style :


    love her hair here , with simple side bangs and layers .

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