With a few tips and tricks, you don t have to be a professional to have fabulous looking makeup. It has taken me years to learn my face shape, what colors flatter me, how much to apply, and how to apply it so that it looks beautiful and natural.
But, I think I ve finally perfected my morning routine! You don t have to spend hours doing it, either. Once you have the know-how, you ll see just how much makeup can accentuate your best features and hide those that aren t as favorable. Here are a few makeup tips and tricks that you ll wish you had known a long, long time ago!
Make your eyes really stand out by applying a bit of shimmery eyeshadow to the corners of your eyes. By adding a highlight to the inner corner of the eye, it creates a stunning, youthful appearance while countering the look of fatigue.
Despite popular belief, there isn’t really one correct way to apply blush. Depending on your face shape, there’s a particular way for you to get the most out of your blush product. So next time you reach for the blush brush, take your face shape into consideration.
Save tweezing for just after getting out of the shower. The warm water opens the follicles and softens hairs, helping them slip out more easily. This way you can avoid unsightly redness and painful plucking.
Mark loose eyebrow hairs with white eyeliner. This will make it easier to clean up your brows and will help you resist over-plucking.
This beauty tip is great for everybody, but is particularly beneficial for those with thin or light-colored lashes. Coat both sides of your eyelashes by alternating between looking up and looking down while applying mascara. This will ensure that the lashes are fully covered and will make them appear enviably thick.
Looking for long-lasting color? Trade in your lipsticks for lip pencils, and enjoy lip color that lasts all day long.
Before curling your lashes, heat up your curler with your hair dryer or by running it under warm water. A heated tool will curl much more effectively for much more satisfying results.
To prevent premature dryness, store your liquid eyeliner upside down. Do so and you’ll find the shelf life of your favorite liquid eyeliner product increasing twofold.
Add the tiniest bit of highlighter to the center of your cupid’s bow to create the illusion of fuller lips. You can apply it simply using your finger.
When in doubt, trust the three E’s: Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Eyelashes. Filling in your eyebrows, lining the base of your lash line (top and bottom) and adding a coat of mascara are musts for any occasion.
Tightlining is a makeup technique used to deposit eyeliner pigment right at the base of the lashes in the top waterline, to fill in any gaps and create contrast with the irises. Makeup artists have been using the trick for ages, and the contrast really helps define the eye without making it look overly done-up.
When it comes to contouring, opt for a pressed powder that’s three shades darker than your natural skin tone.
Not only does primer make your makeup look better, it also seals pores, softens skin, helps product stay on longer and reduces redness. Plus, it’s incredibly simple to apply and is great for all skin types.
Swipe on your desired lip color, place a piece of tissue paper over your mouth and then dust translucent powder over it. The small amount of powder that transfers onto your lips will leave you with a polished matte finish.
Mastering liquid eyeliner is an incredible trying task. This little sticky trick, however, will help you to master it in no time. It involves Scotch tape and a little ingenuity.
Consider using a deeper shade of lipstick on your bottom lip for a more voluptuous-looking mouth. For a more subtle approach, simply mark the center of your bottom lip with the darker color.
This is one is a big beauty faux pas! When applying concealer, don’t rub in a half moon circular motion. Instead, you want to use a downward triangular motion so that the concealer blends into your skin rather than working against it.
By mixing your moisturizer and concealer together, it serves as a good setting and holds onto the face for a longer amount of time. It’ll also cut down your morning beauty routine time in half.
In the life of a beauty guru, there are few things worse than clumpy mascara. Luckily, there are steps you can take so that you never have to worry about encountering this eye makeup catastrophe. Wipe off excess mascara from the wand on a piece of tissue or try adding a few drops of saline to your mascara to de-flake the product.
It seems that everyone assumes that the best way to wear perfume is to spritz a bit on your wrists. However, for a more long lasting effect, it’s actually better to spray it in your hair. It’ll carry the scent longer and creates a beautiful sillage.