Monday, July 27, 2009


If you think fat and beautiful do not go well with each other, think again. To be beautiful, you need not be size zero. Sadly, this fact is even ignored by many plus size women who dread their curvaceous figure and plunge themselves in gloom and self-pity.

The truth is that plus-size women have all the right curves and a beautiful voluptuous body. It’s very easy for them to look sexy and gorgeous with a little fashion and the right makeup techniques.

In fact, with lots of smile and the perfect makeup, they can easily look stunning and lovely. In the following lines, we have given some of the best makeup tips for plus size women, which will enhance their beauty and help them look gorgeous.

Makeup Tips For A Plus Size Woman

No Garish Colors

Flashy makeup doesn’t look good on anyone and the plus size women are no exception to this rule. Anything that looks bad on a regular size woman will get exaggerated on a plus-size woman. So, they should steer clear of gaudy make up on all occasions.

Skin-tone Matching Foundation

It is advisable to choose a foundation as closely matching your skin tone as possible. Otherwise, it will draw the attention to the roundness of your face and will look like a mask. Don’t go for a paste-like foundation and always buy such a product from a reputed brand.

Go For Matte Finish

The light is reflected more on plus-size, rounded cheeks and thus, such women should go for a matte effect, rather than a dewy one. In light, a dewy face gives the impression of sweating or having oily skin and emphasizes the roundness. Therefore, you should go for matte finish, which will complement your features and also last long.

Blush Should Compliment Hair & Skin

The purpose of corrective makeup should be to hide the flaws and complement the positives. A darker blush doesn’t give the appearance of slimmer face, rather gives the roundness away. Therefore, you need to apply a blush that complements your tresses and skin and doesn’t look artificial. Applying it in a right way is also essential. Use it on the apple of your cheeks, with even strokes.

No Heavy Application Of Shadows & Liners

Although playing with the eyes is not a bad idea, heavy application of eye makeup is something to be refrained from. The idea is again to compliment the face and accentuate the beauty of the eyes. Apply a small line of eyeliner on the upper as well as lower lids but don’t apply it all the way across the eyes. The eye shadows should complement the dress. Neutral eye makeup is the best bet for plus size women.

Apply Dark Lipstick

A nice dark lipstick that matches the occasion and your skin tone will easily draw attention away from the roundness of the cheeks and other flaws. Don’t go for neutral shades, as they give a plain effect and draw attention to the fuller face. You can also go for a glossy color, with sparkle.

Clever Makeup Techniques

Cleverly applied makeup has the ability to hide your flaws and accentuate your plus points. Define your cheekbones with a little bronzer, starting from the temple. Move towards the cheek and then go down the jaw line, moving in an inward letter-three position. Apply the bronzer again, to hide your double chin carefully. If your nose is big, you can give it a slimmer appearance by applying a darker tone of foundation on each side of the nose.

Have Nicely Shaped Eyebrows

Instead of going for a rounded shape, go for straight, sharper edges to give a slimming illusion to the face. However, you should never opt for very skinny brows, as they make the face look too full.

Invest In Tanning

Tanning gives an appearance of slimness. So, before attending a party where you want to look slim, indulge in a fake tan spray. However, don’t go so overboard in tanning that you look as if you have come direct from the sun. Apply it in modest amount and equally to all the parts, not forgetting the underarms and back of the legs.


How is Party Makeup different from Regular Makeup?

Party Makeup is very different from the makeup we apply on a regular basis. As most of the parties are scheduled on evening or night time, the party make up is obviously more glittery and shining than the regular make up. It is also comparatively darker and dazzling than the regular makeup. Apart from the clean, clear and attractive look, the party makeup aspires to provide a poised and jaw drop gorgeous look.

Before you choose a Party Makeup

It is very important for you to keep certain points in mind before you go for a party make up.
Go for a makeup that suits the mood of the party.
Choose the makeup complementing your skin tone.
Try to look gorgeous without experimenting much with your comfort level.
Go with a makeup that suits your persona.
If you are planning to do something new, go for a trial first to avoid any haphazard at the last moment.
Try doing something different from what is in extreme fashion to avoid being a commoner.
Feel confident of whatever you get done with yourself and carry it well.

Tips for Party Makeup
Go for proper cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing before anything else.
Apply ice all over your face.
Now thoroughly apply concealer in order to hide the scars and imperfections on your face.
You should then apply light base and foundation on your face and neck to make your skin smooth and even.

This also helps to avoid sweating which can spoil your makeup.
You should now apply a highlighted oil-free moisturizer mixed with shining products such as shimmer dust to provide extra shine to your face.

Remember to set loose powder by even brushing on the face and neck.
You can experiment with eye makeup according to party wear you are planning to wear.

However, Smokey eyes are always a good option for a sexy and sensual look in parties.
Choose your lipstick in accordance with your dress. However go for darker shades if it is a night party.
Golden, bronze and silver liners add to your freshness and glamour. So prefer using them.
In case the party is a little formal or a day time party, go for a little lighter make up and less shimmering dresses.