Everything you need to know about applying makeup all by yourself like a professional artist.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, makeup tips and tricks always come in handy for a smooth experience and tackling accidents. For example, a simple trick can help you get the perfect wing design or cat-eye using an eyeshadow. You may be surprised that you can use the same eyeshadow palette to contour your cheekbones, fill your brows, or highlight the face. So, take a look at your cosmetic products and think about creating a masterpiece. A primer, foundation, blush, or color correcting palette — you can use each makeup product with some trick to appear flawless and elegant. With easy tutorials and hacks, this article will be your ultimate gateway to stunning beauty looks. Try out these genius makeup tips to get your best look. Keep reading to know more!
Whether oil or water, your primer and foundation should share the same base; otherwise, they will repel each other or just slide off your face, making it difficult to blend. A good start guarantees a good finishing, so ensure to effortlessly blend the primer and foundation for a clean and subtle look.
Dabbing a little amount of primer around your eyes dramatically minimizes the appearance of crow’s feet. Marin McCarthy, a professional artist and founder of Marin Eve Makeup, recommends using a hydrating primer instead of a silicone based product like pore-filling primers and says, “ Less product is more around the eye area especially on thinner skin with fine lines. If you need more coverage, work in thin layers. My trick with mature under eyes is: moisturizer, moisturizing primer, thin layers of concealer ( no foundation underneath) and a small amount of loose powder pressed into the skin with a powder puff.”
It is commonly believed that while putting your foundation on, if you want sheer coverage, you should use your fingers. But, if you want a full coverage, you should opt for a foundation brush. However, It is important to note that formula is key to achieving the kind of coverage you want, irrespective of the application style. Marin McCarthy remarks, “There are some amazing sheer coverage foundations such as Charlotte tilbury beautiful skin or a tinted spf that will likely not be able to build up to full coverage even with a brush.” She goes on to add, “ I find the best application for any foundation is to smooth over skin with fingers or a brush and then blend out any lines with a sponge.”
The secret to applying your foundation is by using downward strokes. Most of us have a thin layer of hair on our face, and applying foundation in an upward stroke will make the hair strands stand out. However, even with perfect makeup, given the right light, peach fuzz will be visible. The best way is to remove facial hair. You can opt for derma planing or use a small facial razor with oil to remove peach fuzz and get a natural and perfect glow.
Most of us are used to applying concealer in a semi-circular pattern under our eyes to reduce the appearance of the bags or puffiness. However, for best results, apply the concealer in a conical pattern under the eyes and extend it to almost where your nose ends. It not only does a better job at concealing because it is easy to blend, but it also helps in contouring the sides of your nose. Here is one pro tip from Marin McCarthy: “A great way to lift the face without using too much product is applying a dab near the inner corner under your eye and an upwards angled line following the outer corner of your eye.”