Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Caked on Cosmetics Are a Big Turn-Off for Blokes; Survey Reveals Less Is More and Natural Beats Artificial Look

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Caked on Cosmetics Are a Big Turn-Off for Blokes; Survey Reveals Less Is More and Natural Beats Artificial Look

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Byline: Josephine Gillespie josephine.gillespie@qt.com.au

WHILE many women wouldn't leave home without it, it seems when it comes to make-up, less is more.

A recent survey found men thought women wore too much make-up and preferred girls who adopted a more natural look.

Beauty on Belle salon trainer Sharyn Hafner said one of the most common mistakes women made when it came to make up was going too heavy for day-time.

"Less is best. If you go too heavy it emphasises the features that you don't want to emphasise," Ms Hafner said.

Ms Hafner said often it was best to seek professional help to get advice on matching eye shadow, blush and lipstick colours. Ella Bache Ipswich manager Tenille Dargusch said another common error was not matching the foundation correctly to the skin.

"A lot of people also apply their foundation too thickly," she said.

Ms Dargusch said applying concealer before foundation was another no-no.

"By applying the concealer before the base it can make blemishes stick out more," she said. …

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