Makeup Tips For Homecoming

Homecoming is around the corner so here are a few makeup tips for all of you as requested.

Miss Teen Universe USA 2006 Katie Blair and Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera

* As you can see from the above pictures, the girls, despite their different skin tones, all have one thing in common – they all look fresh and glowy with flawless skin, neat eyebrows, defined eyes, rosy cheeks and luscious lips.

* Try not to do your makeup half-way. If you are going to use foundation, do it all the way to avoid patches.

* Now is not the time to experiment. Leave all the bright eyeshadows and lipsticks for some other time and stick to colors you know you look good in. You should also do a few trials to make sure everything looks good together.

* Your makeup does not have to match your dress completely. Instead, it should compliment it so it remains the main focus.

More Tips from the Miss Universe Website
* Use Visine on your acne before applying makeup. It truly “gets the red out!”

* If you run out of shaving cream, use conditioner instead. It softens the hair making it easier to shave.

* To reduce puffiness, place the back of a chilled spoon on your eyes.

* Use Vaseline as an under-eye moisturizer.

* Rub a dry body brush in circular motions on your stomach and legs everyday before you shower. This increases the circulation in you body and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.

* Use lip pumice or a toothbrush to remove dead skin from your lips and then apply lip balm before going to bed for softer lips.

* When applying eye shadow, use a lighter color on the inside corner of the eyelid and darker colors as you work toward the outer sides. White is always great on the inside corners. This will draw more attention to your eyes.

For more beauty tips, hit the closest Borders and check out Universal Beauty: The Miss Universe Guide to Beauty. The book covers tips for all races, skin tones, hair types, and body types so you will definitely find something useful.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. hi i have a quick question. i want to make my face look dewy. and i’m not sure which Revlon’s Skinlights Face Illuminator. because it comes in stick, powder, and cream form..

    and i have another quick question. how do you remove water proof mascara? what do you recommend?

    i heard vaseline is not good for your eyes. but it works so well. ty

  2. I have a question about this tip

    * Rub a dry body brush in circular motions on your stomach and legs everyday before you shower. This increases the circulation in you body and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.

    By dry body brush, do you mean those hard ones with bristles? ><

  3. I am happy for the tips because they will be so helpful to me. Sometimes I look so bad that I don’t want to go out anywhere and this tips will a lot thanks!

  4. I would say that you should not put vaseline under your eyes. It has some water-thing in it that makes them itchy and my eyes react as if I were allergic to something. So be careful guys, its better to moist with a good eyecream for dry skin.

  5. i liked the tips for the lips it was really helpful and it made my lips so soft and ypu can talk better i noticed that so i just wanted to say thanks

  6. just wanted to say thanks for the tips i really liked that softer lips tip it really made my lips softer and i noticed that i could talk better than i could before because i was not concentrated on how bad and flakey my lips looked!!!!!!

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