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Easy Makeup Tips

makeup tipsEasy Ways to Apply Lipstick
Looking for gorgeous, luscious lips? Find out how to apply lipstick the perfect way. Choosing the right color suiting to your skin type will give you the perfect, instant, glamorous, and beautiful look. Shades of red are a must to have for fairer skin tones. For darker complexion, lighter red, brown or purple should go.

  1. Choose the best brand and color according to your skin complexion.
  2. Make sure your lips are very smooth and soft.
  3. Apply lip balm or moisturizer.
  4. Outline your lips using a color pencil matching your lipstick. Outlining your lips will block the lipsticks by leaking out. Make sure it is applied perfectly with a thin line.
  5. Or use a sponge or small brush to dab powder foundation. This will keep the lipstick color from seeping outside.
  6. Seal up your lips with the perfect brand and color.

Simple Eye Makeup Tips
The eyes are what people first notice in your appearance. Here are some simple makeup tips for sparkling, beautiful, and magnificent eyes. Follow these steps one by one to highlight those beautiful eyes.

  1. Start with applying primer to your eyelid; this will smoothen your skin and the makeup will stick well. Apply it all over the eyelid up to the eyebrow bone.
  2. Apply concealer in case of dark circles. Apply over the whole area till your inner eye meets your nose.Use your finger or brush to do so. You can set the concealer by brushing loose powder over it and to your eyelids.
  3. Apply eye shadow. You can use one color or mix the color. You need to apply medium color on your eyelid. For the dip between your eyelid and eyebrow bone, you can use medium pink or light brown, You can apply light pearly off white or other delicate, light colors that matches your eyelid color to the area that sits beneath the eyebrow bone.
  4. Apply darker color like brown, voilet, or which matches up with the first two colors you have used. This application will go for the crease. Start from the outer corner of your crease towards the inner corner on your crease.
  5. Eye liner Line the eye from inside of the lashes. You can use liquid eyeliner or a pencil.
  6. You can go ahead with applying mascara. Black works for everyone. You can even crimp your lashes once in the middle and once near the tips, to have beautiful stunning eyes.
  7. You can use an eyeliner pencil, a liquid liner or an eyeliner brush dipped into a deep shadow to line your eyes. If you use a pencil, set the line with eyeshadow, because penciled lines tend to melt and won’t stay put all day.

Applying Liquid Eyeliner
To apply liquid eyeliner, line the eye from the inside of the lashes outward in one big sweep. You can also line the eye from the middle of the lash line outward, and then finish the line from the inner corner of the eye to the middle. Another liquid eyeliner trick requires a steady hand and will make eyes appear wider.

  1. Start with a completely bare eye.
  2. On the upper lashes, dot the liquid liner into the spaces between the lashes, wiggling the liner into the lashes. The result is not supposed to be a line. It’s supposed to look as if the lashes themselves are super thick at the roots.
  3. Apply mascara.
  4. Compare the eye to other naked eye.
  5. Wiggle the wand left to right at the base of lashes. It’s the mascara placed near the roots — not the tips — that gives the illusion of length.
  6. Pull the wand up and through the lashes, wiggling as you go. The wiggling part is key because it separates lashes.
  7. Close the eyes and place the mascara wand on top of lashes at the base, and pull through to remove any clumps.

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World

switzerlandWhich country keeps its citizens the most happiest, you think? Which are the countries which are the happiest in the world? Well, Europe seems to rule the roost. The most countries in the top ten re from Europe, as far as satisfied citizens are concerned.

The reasons for this are varied, from development, infrastrcture, housing, environment, healthcare, economy, security, employment, taxes, and many more. It says a lot when the citizens of a country say that they are very happy with the way their lives are in their homeland. So, let’s check out the ten happiest countries on our planet. Ratings are done by the The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and are on a scale of 1 to 10.

1 Switzerland: 7.8
2 Norway: 7.7
3 Iceland: 7.6
4 Sweden: 7.6
5 Denmark: 7.5
6 Netherlands: 7.5
7 Austria: 7.4
8 Canada: 7.4
9 Finland: 7.4
10 Mexico: 7.3

It’s interesting to note that neither the united States nor the United Kingdom makes it to the top ten, something everyone would assume. Canada and Mexico are the only non-European countries to make it in the top 10.

10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions

Max Valier im RaketenautoSince the time man has inhabited planet Earth, one thing has never stopped happening; he has been inventing something or the other to help man live a better life. While most inventions have been extremely beneficial for the human race, some have been pretty weird, while others have ended up killing their own creators. Whether the inventors who were killed by their own inventions were plain stupid, overconfident, or just unlucky is a matter of debate. Nevertheless, here are 10 inventors who ended up losing their lives while trying out their own inventions.

Max Valier: Liquid-fuelled Rocket Car
Max Valier, was an Austrian rocketry pioneer, who worked on a number of rocket-powered cars and aircraft in the 1920s. In May 1930, Max was killed in a test drive of the Valier-Heylandt Rak 7, a rocket car with liquid propulsion he had invented.

Franz Reichelt: Parachute Suit
Franz Reichelt was an Austrian-born French tailor, inventor, and parachuting pioneer. He designed a parachute suit, which he himself tested when he jumped from the Eiffel Tower on February 4, 1912. Unfortunately, his parachute failed to deploy and he crashed into the ground below the tower.

William Bullock: Rotary Printing Press
William Bullock was an American inventor, who invented the web rotary printing press in 1863. His creation, due to its its great speed and efficiency, revolutionized the printing industry. But during an unfortunate accident, his leg got caught in the machine, developed gangrene, and he passed away on April 3, 1867.

Horace Lawson Hunley: Combat Submarine
Horace Lawson Hunley was a Confederate marine engineer. He had invented the hand-powered submarine the H.L. Hunley. Unfortunately, on October 15, 1863, Horace died in his own creation, when his submarine was trapped at the bottom of the Charleston Harbor.

Otto Lilienthal: Hang Glider
Otto Lilienthal was a German aviation expert and pioneer. The first three test flights of his hang gliders were a success, covering a distance of 250 meters. However, in the fourth test flight, his glider stalled, and he crashed from a height of 15 meters. He died 2 days later.

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier: Flying Balloon
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier was a French chemistry and physics teacher. An aviation expert, on June 15, 1785, during an attempt to fly across the English Channel, his balloon suddenly deflated and crashed, killing him instantly.

Michael Dacre: Flying Taxi
Michael Dacre was a British aviation expert, and the MD of Avcen Ltd. He invented the flying taxi, and in a test flight on August 16, 2009, over Kuala Lumpur, his flying device crashed and exploded, killing him on the spot.

Karel Soucek: Shock-absorbent Barrel
Karel Soucek was a Canadian professional stuntman. He became famous for his invention of the capsule which he rode down the Niagara Falls. He then invented a shock-absorbent barrel, and a drop was planned from the top of the Houston Astrodome in Texas. Unfortunately, the barrel did not land in the water pt below, and instead crashed into the outer rim and splintered. A severely injured Karel died the following day.

Aurel Vlaicu: Airplane
Aurel Vlaicu was a Romanian engineer, inventor, airplane constructor, and pilot. he died on September 13, 1913, while attempting to become the first person to fly across the Carpathian Mountains in his own airplane, the Vlaicu II.

Thomas Midgley: Bed Lift
Thomas Midgley was an American mechanical engineer and chemist. He contracted poliomyelitis and became severely disabled. Heartbroken by his disability, he invented a system of strings and pulleys which would help him lift himself out of his bed. However, on November 2, 1944, he got strangled to death when he was entangled in the ropes of his own creation.

Tallest Buildings in the World

Burj KhalifaMan has always wanted to reach out to the sky. Planes and rockets did the trick, but we are even reaching out to the heavens through skyscrapers. As time goes by, with the advancement in technology, coupled with the scarcity of space, the only way to go is up, and hence, buildings are getting higher and higher.

We have already reached unimaginable heights, and who knows what’s still to come. Here are ten of the tallest buildings in the world.

Rank Building Height Floors Location
1. Burj Khalifa 828 m 163 Dubai, UAE
2. Shanghai Tower 632 m 121 Shanghai, China
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel 601 m 120 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
4. One World Trade Center 541 m 104 New York, USA
5. Taipei 101 509 m 101 Taipei, Taiwan
6. Shanghai World Financial Center 492 m 101 Shanghai, China
7. International Commerce Centre 484 m 118 Hong Kong, China
8. Petronas Towers 452 m 88 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. Zifeng Tower 450 m 89 Nanjing, China
10. Willis Tower 442 m 108 Chicago, USA

The Burj Khalifa seems to be the one to beat, and is around 200 meters more than its nearest rival the Shanghai Tower. Which of these mega-structures have you been to? For now, we’ll wait and see who comes up with the next marvel and breaks into this list of tallest buildings in the world.

How to Buy the Right Makeup

DCF 1.0For those of you who need to know all about buying and applying makeup by yourself, I have something here that you may be interested in.

Choosing the Right Makeup
Don’t just go in for some brand or something you have heard of. Be wise and choose what suits you the best.

  • Make a list of things you need and want. That way, you will know what to buy for sure. For a beginner, you only need the basics. To know your shade, you just have to look at the makeup and try a little on your hand. The shade that looks the most natural is your shade. Make sure that the colors you pick out suit your skin tone, and are of high quality, good value, and suit your skin type. Pick a brand you want to try, and go to their counter at the store. This way, you can try on the products before you buy anything.
  • Start with the simple things, like mascara and eyeliner. If you have a lot of blemishes or pimples, use a powder foundation. For eyeshadow, start with neutral colors, like browns, tans, deep blues, or purples. For light skin, you should wear soft-colored eyeshadows, pink lipsticks, and dark mascara.
  • You will also need to take a moment and think of what you can and cannot buy according to your budget. If you are short of cash, don;t just buy whatever you can with the available resources. Maybe you can postpone your purchase for a month or so till you have enough money to buy the right stuff.

Complexion Guide
Choosing the right makeup for you has everything to do with your age, skin type, and complexion. And while the choices can be daunting, here are a few simple guidelines you can follow.

  • Teens The best look for you is fresh, pretty, and clean. Pinpoint your best feature, like your skin, lips, or eyes, and use makeup to emphasize it. The rule of thumb for teens is that ‘you’ should stand out, not your makeup.
  • Asian Yellow-based foundations and powders work very well for Asian skin. Avoid pink-based foundations and powders; they result in a harsh and unnatural look.
  • Hispanic Wear shades that enhance your natural, striking, dark tone. Avoid bright shades; they will only clash with your color.
  • African-American Darker skin has many complex undertones. That’s why you should get to know your skin and its specific undertones, and choose shades that complement your natural color.
  • Older Adults While many women tend to wear more makeup as they get older, that strategy can backfire. Simplifying your makeup and coordinating with your natural tone will give you a healthier and younger appearance.

Brands You Can try
Ulta, Target, CVS, Walgreen’s, MAC, Sephora, NARS, Urban Decay, Dior, Chanel, Maybelline, CoverGirl, Revlon.

Remember one thing, everyone has different complexions and features. What might look good on your friend won’t necessarily suit you. So make sure you try out anything before making a purchase. This is the only way to buy the right makeup for yourself.

Planets in Our Solar System

planetsThere are eight recognized planets in our solar system. With new discoveries nearly everyday, there are hundreds of dwarf planets and satellites too floating around in our huge solar system. For now, we’ll have a look at the real planets in order from the Sun.

Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system, and is also the closet to the Sun among all. With a speed of 47.87 km/s, it is also the fastest orbiting planet, taking just 88 days to circle around the Sun.

Venus is the second farthest from the Sun. It orbits the Sun at a speed of 35.02 km/s, and takes 224.7 days to complete a full orbit.

Our very own planet Earth comes in third as far as distance from the Sun is concerned. Orbiting the Sun at a speed of 29.78 km/s, it takes 365.2 days to complete one round. The Earth is also known as the ‘Blue Planet’.

Also called the ‘Red Planet’, Mars is the second smallest planet out of the eight. With a speed of 24.077 km/s, it takes Mars 686.97 days to orbit the Sun.

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. Orbiting the Sun at a speed of 13.07 km/s, it takes Jupiter 4,332.59 days to complete a full orbit.

Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. It’s orbiting speed is just 9.69 km/s, and it takes Saturn 10,759.22 days to do a complete orbit around the Sun.

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. Orbiting at a speed of 6.81 km/s, it takes Uranus 30,799.095 days to rotate around the Sun.

And finally, Neptune is the farthest out of the eight planets from the Sun. Traveling at a speed of 5.43 km/s, it takes Neptune 60,190.03 days to go around the Sun.

As you can see, as their distance from the Sun increases, planets orbit the Sun at a slower speed, and coupled with the fact that the distance is more, the time for one orbit obviously increases to a great extent.

Martial Art Belts

martial-art-beltsMartial arts originated more of a form of defense, rather than attack. The various forms have been in existence since centuries. Some forms of martial arts originated in japan, while others came out from China and Korea. Slight variants are followed in countries like Brazil, while the rest of the world usually goes with the norm.

In each form, there are colored belts that depict the level a student has reached in his training. That’s what we’ll have a look at, the different martial art belts along with their colors. They begin from novice and go to expert level.

Taekwondo Karate Judo Jujitsu Hapkido
White White White White White
Yellow Yellow Yellow Red Yellow
Green Orange Orange Yellow Blue
Blue Purple Green Orange Red
Red Blue Blue Green Black
Black Green Brown Blue
Brown Black Purple
Black White-Red Brown
Red Black

Students start with white belts in all martial art forms, and as they learn more moved and advanced techniques, they are awarded different colored belts as they progress.