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A Curvy Girl’s Make-up Tips for a Beautiful You

by Donna Reid


Plus size model in sexy makeup

There’s a smorgasbord of makeup choices available for women: face, lips, eyes, nails — what’s a curvy girl to do? We want to know what to wear and how to wear it. As a curvy woman, my three makeup rules are moisturize, use under-eye concealer, and, whatever I use, blend, blend, blend!

According to Sandra Marshall, former celebrity makeup artist, curvy ladies should consider the fullness in our faces and use our base make-up to give some definition and also match our skin tone. This definition should “accentuate and flow together”, so less is better.

Using a primer will keep your makeup in place. Think of the face as an artist’s canvas where you lay the foundation for the beautiful colors to come.

Choose and use a concealer that will further enhance the look. Haute Curvy Woman advises that if the concealer’s liquid, apply it before your foundation, if it’s powder, or cream-to-powder, use it after you’ve applied your foundation.

When you apply your makeup, remember that the matte finished look is better for rounder, fuller faces than a glossy and shiny look.

If you are like me and you love to accentuate your eyes, using palettes in the same color family is always best (like Cover Girl’s Flame Out eyeshadow family below).

Cover Girl flamed out eyeshadow family


If you like wearing blush, remember to apply color to the apple of your cheeks. This gives a more natural appearance. Last but not least, Oprah.com recommends you use sheer, translucent powder to “seal” everything in place.

Remember to experiment and find what works for you before stepping out, so practice until you have the look you want. 😉

As a curvy girl, what makeup tricks do you use to look your best?



Plus size model photo credit: Derrick Austinson Photog via Compfight cc

Cover Girl makeup kit: www.covergirl.com



headshot of Donna Reid -- ForeverserenityAbout the Author:

Donna (aka Foreverserenity) is a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of one. She loves to write and blogs about fashion, lifestyle, her fitness quest, culture, poetry, and music. She’s on Twitter as @foreverserenity, has over 50 boards on Pinterest, and blogs at d-foreverserenity.com, fabulouslycurvy.blogspot.com and serenitybeginnersprose.blogspot.com. She considers herself to be an independent thinker, living randomly in life’s moments.



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