With a few tips and tricks, you don't need a professional to get fabulous looking makeup. 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 time ago!
Never put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base, it will cause your eye makeup to crease.
Use a plastic spoon to easily apply mascara on your bottom lashes without getting any on the skin under your eyes. It also helps you to apply thicker coat.
This unconventional beauty aid will help to guide you when applying eyeliner and shadows, especially if you're aiming for a look such as the "cat eye".
Although you want to wash your face and apply your moisturizer with upwards strokes to help lessen fine lines and a sagging face, the opposite is what we do for foundation and powder.
Bangs will instantly fill the gap between your brows and hairline. But, if you'd rather not make the cut, reach for a matte bronze and a big powder brush. "Bronzer creates a shadow, helping a too-large area appear smaller," says Schlip.
After your lipstick is applied, hold a tissue over your lips and apply powder over the tissue. This creates a matte look that lasts much longer.
So simple and stunning! Use your finger to stamp a little bit of frosted blush or eye shadow to the center of your bottom and top lip.
You have to wipe your mascara wand off on a tissue before each application. This way you can apply several coats seamlessly and of clump free mascara.
When applying blush, first smile, then start on the apple of the cheek, blend the blush back towards the top of the ear, then down towards the jawline.
To get highlighted cheekbones, put Bronze & Glow to hollow of your cheeks and apply highlight shade along the cheekbones. This will give more definition to your face.
Apply your usual foundation to your nose, then swipe a streak of highlighter down the center of its bridge and back up in a straight line. Set with translucent powder, which won't darken the illusion.
The placement of highlights is very important when you are trying to create naturally beautiful eye makeup. Lighter colors should be applied in the inner corners, the middle of the eye, and just under your brow bone. Always, apply your lightest colors first, and then move on to your darker shades.
First apply the charcoal gray powder in an arch shape, then blend it with lash line, following which you can apply eyeliner and smudge it using a blending brush. Now, apply the darker shade at the outer corner of your eye and take the medium shade and start to blend it across your eyelid. To highlight your angles and create contrast, dust small amount of lighter shadow.
If you don't already own a white pencil, invest in one now just for this simple trick! Instead of lining your water line with dark eyeliner, use a white pencil to create the illusion of a bigger eye.
There are a few tricks to make lips appear bigger. Try lining your lips slight outside of your natural lip line. Also, Avoid using darker lip color, choose nude and pale pink color. They will make your lips look naturally larger.