If you are unsure about how effective your makeup application skills are, don’t panic. In this article, we have put together valuable pieces of advice from various makeup professionals. So, if you want to ace the glam game, follow these tips. Thank us later!
It is essential to exfoliate your skin; make sure you thoroughly remove dead cells and even peach fuzz. You can opt for the latest exfoliation devices available in the market. Take the highly recommended DERMAFLASH LUXE Dermaplaning Exfoliation Device for example. If you are planning to shave, professionals recommend that you hold the shaving device at an angle and shave against your hair growth direction. Be gentle!
Use a primer
Primers like the Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Face Primer help in creating a smooth base, i.e. pores, blemishes and fine lines get a little diminished, giving your face a flawless texture. It acts as a shield between your skin and makeup and also adds the required bling. Use a brush or sponge to apply primer as fingers can cause lumps.
Always choose a thin foundation. URBAN DECAY Stay Naked Liquid Foundation can be a great pick. Besides, professionals say that a good quality beauty blender is your foundation’s best friend. It gives your face a smooth finish. Apply a thin layer of foundation, evenly blending it outwards. Never overuse a foundation; this will make you look cakey.
Concealer is basically used to cover skin imperfections and discoloration. But it can also be used as a base for eye makeup. It can be used to redeem eye makeup mistakes and define your lips as well. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is one of the best in the market; it’s lightweight and long-lasting. Professionals advise applying concealer with your ring finger. The heat in your finger helps to spread the concealer evenly. Small delicate dabs and you are good to go!
Shiny and glassy
Ever wondered how makeup artists deliver that shiny look? Here’s the trick. For a ‘glow from beneath’ look, first apply a blush, cream bronzer and highlighter, then finish this radiant look with a feather-light foundation. A combination of Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream and Sephora Golden Hour Luminizing Highlighting Powder can be suitable for this practice.
Blush, shadow or both
Using a blush for your cheeks and as an eyeshadow can be your best resort when you are on the go. Quality pigmented blush is a good investment. It not only gives your cheeks a pop, but also completes the overall eye look. MAC Extra Dimension Blush is quite the talk among professionals as it gives a smooth skin finish, making it not too dry or oily.
Lipstick, blush or both
Beauty is all about putting your entire look together without going over the top. You can use lipstick for dual purposes. A matte finish or a classic satin lipstick can be the perfect alternative to a blush. The Urban Decay Lipstick range comes with a vast colour collection, giving you a shade for every outfit and occasion. Dab it, slay it!
Fuller lips seem to be the craze today. Use a nude lip pencil and concealer to draw on your lip line extending it in the direction you’d like to go for. Be subtle, not too far. Finish it by applying a tinted lip balm like any one from the Bobbi Brown tinted lip balm range or a creamy lipstick to give the puff.
Brows and how
The shape of eyebrows can change the entire makeup game giving your face a perfect dimension and symmetry. Invest in a quality brow powder and angled brush. Keep your hand light, use small flicking motions to get the correct definition in the direction of your hair growth. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder comes with a dual combination colour, giving your brows a natural shade.
If your hand is not steady with a liquid liner, line your eyelid first with an eye pencil. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil will help you get the right shape without smudging. Use the pencil with a light hand to outline the wing and then fill it in with your favourite liquid liner.