Pro tips for all you makeup fanatics out there! Step up your makeup game with these makeup artist tricks and tips for a flawless face all day long.
Start with a clean face: always remember to wash your face first so you can start fresh and clean. It’s not healthy for your skin to layer makeup over the dirt and oils in your pores so just take the extra step and wash your face. You’ll be happier in the long run this way too.
Always go in order: Its always better if you start off with your eyeshadow first before applying foundation and blush because that way if you get little dusts of eyeshadow anywhere on your face other than your eye it will be easy to wipe off without wiping off already applies foundation and blush. So always start by doing your eyeshadow, then apply your cover up or foundation to the rest of your face (you can use your foundation to cover any smudges of eyeshadow under you eyes too), then apply blusher or bronzer and always end with your brows.
Chapstick or a light lipgloss can double as an eyeshadow base: Applying a thin layer of Chapstick or lipgloss to your eyelids helps your eyeshadow stick to your skin better allowing more of the eyeshadow to stay on your eyes causing the color to be richer and more vibrant against your skin. You can also mix a little bit of your concealer or foundation in if you need to cover any spots or discoloration on your lids.
Enhance your natural features: Bring out and play up your natural beauty by contouring your face with makeup. You need a highlighter and a bronzer. Use a blend of shading and highlighting to accent your features. I like using “Feeling Younger Tint / Primer” by LUSH Cosmetics, but a really good budget friendly product I like for a highlighter is “Shimmering Facial Whip” in Lilac Petal by E.L.F. (Eyes. Lips. Face.) and for bronzer I like “Faux Tan” by Bare Minerals, and my budget friendly recommendation for bronzer is “So Baked Bronzer” in Tropics by Hard Candy. Highlighting your cheekbones, brow bones and the inner corner of your eyes will immediately brighten up your look. After highlighting, use your bronzer to add some depth to your look by bronzing under your cheekbones and up over your temples, along your jawbone, and lightly on your forehead. To give yourself a better idea of where to shade and highlight, look in the mirror and look at where the light hits your cheekbones and brow bones. Apply highlighter to the areas where the light bounces off your skin. Then define the shimmer by bronzing under cheekbones, and a little along your temples and forehead to create a slimming effect.
Oily skin? Stay matte all day long by managing shine with blotting papers and translucent powder. If you’re burdened with oily skin after a few hours into the day, stock your purse with handy oil blotting sheets and a translucent powder. When you see or feel that your face is a little too shiny take a sheet of blotting paper and gently dab the oil away from your face, but take care not to smudge your makeup. Finish by dusting with a little translucent powder to absorb any excess oils that may produce later on in the day. My favorite blotting papers to use are only $1 and are by E.L.F. available at Target, and my favorite translucent powder to use is “Mineral Veil” by Bare Minerals, but NYC makes as a good budget friendly substitute (New York Color is available at Target & Walmart).
Stay flawless all day by touching up: Keep a small makeup kit handy in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. As the day goes on you might notice your makeup start to wear off, or your eyeliner start to run. Fix these little mishaps by blotting oils away with a sheet of blotting paper (or if you don’t have blotting papers, use a tissue) then wipe away any smeared makeup under eyes. Re-conceal any spots that and touch-up your brows and eye liner, blend a little bit of your 3 in 1 elliptic onto your cheekbones (if needed, if your original bronzer or blusher is still on and intact, then leave it). Seal the deal with a fine dusting of translucent powder. You don’t need all of your makeup, just some basics like concealer, a brow pencil that can double as an eyeliner, a translucent powder, a lightly tinted gloss or lip balm, and a blusher or bronzer. Now, that might sound like quite a few basics to lug around all day, but you can cut the bulk of that down drastically by choosing a neutral lipstick that you can use as a 3 in 1 for your lips, cheeks and eyes and a brow pencil that works as an eyeliner as well. That way you’ll only be carrying powder, a tube of lipstick, some concealer, and a brow pencil.
Hopefully you found this useful. Always remember to have fun while doing your makeup beauties!