Women dream about wearing an exquisite makeup and look good all the time. I bet that most of them want to have the abilities to apply the makeup themselves. However, the technique and other subtleties need a lot of practice, but practice makes perfect. If you don’t know where to start from, read this article and find out tips provided by makeup artists, try them and soon you will be like a pro.
Every professional needs to have his tools. This is also the case of the makeup artists. Both products and tools are important for an exquisite result. Rebecca Prior, NP’s National Educator at Napoleon Perdis’ Makeup Academy in Hollywood begins her training courses with introducing the makeup tools to the students. She claims that having professional tools and products is as important as having the talent for makeup. For instance, if you are a talented makeup artist but you don’t use the proper tools or products for this, then the result will be really bad, for sure. However, even if you don’t have the best technique but have the proper utensils and products, you will observe a different result, much better. So, as Los Angeles-based educator Felicia Alva said “Do what the professionals do: Use the proper brushes for application.”
Here are the 8 basic brushes that every girl should have in her makeup bag:
- Foundation brush
- Concealer brush
- Fluffy powder brush
- Blush brush
- Small blending brush
- Flat eyeshadow brush
- Precision angle brush
- Lip brush
Since you’ve acquired your brushes, you need to learn how to hold them properly. The Make Up For Ever educator Lijha Stewart said: “Where you hold a brush on the handle affects your control. The closer your fingers are to the barrel (the silver section beneath the brush head), the more pressure you put on the brush head and vice versa.” You just need to remember to hold the brush from the middle for an even color application. Also, there are tricks that allow you turn a fluffy brush into a flat, angled brush by pressing the hairs with your fingers and flattening them.
Each color has an opposite color that by blending them gets a neutral color. This is with the eyes as well. If you are a blue-eyed girl, the color that will make your eyes stand out is orange. It doesn’t mean that you have to apply a super bright orange color, it’s enough that your eyeshadows have orangey undertones like gold, apricot, or peach. This works with every eye color, you just need to find the one that emphasizes their beauty.
Girls with green eyes should use more colors with a reddish undertone. It’s not required for you to wear super red colors, it’s enough to apply some red undertones, such as plums and wine for your green eyes to stand out.
Brown eyed girls have no such headaches because brown is a neutral color and any color will be more than welcome. However, for a more standout effect use blue and purple eyeshadows.
The basic eyebrow guidelines are the same everywhere: Your inner brow should line up with your eye’s inner corner, your brow’s arch should be above the outer edge of your iris, blah blah.
Make Up For Ever educator Lijha Stewart claims that most women choose a brow color which is darker than their real hair color. This procedure makes them appear older, this is why it is recommended to choose a brow color that’s lighter than your hair with a couple of shades.
In case you are using a pencil, apply more pressure to the roots and ease the pressure off as you gently move upward.
In case you are using powder, apply it starting from the outer corner of the brow and apply it brush against the hair growth direction. Rebecca Prior, NP’s National Educator at Napoleon Perdis’ Makeup Academy in Hollywood claims that this technique provides a more realistic view because the powder is on the skin and under the hair and it doesn’t appear that they are drawn in. Don’t forget to highlight the arch and taper off at the inner corners.
James Vincent, celebrity makeup artist and director of artistry for Ardency Inn believes that each color symbolizes and reveals something.
For instance, pink, or anything related to red should be applied to the apple of the cheek; this provides the effect of blood coming to the surface. Peach, coral, or anything related to orange should be placed to the highest point of the cheekbone; this provides an effect of heat rising. Complete the look by applying a matte bronzer on the skin where the sun reaches the face (forehead, cheekbone, bridge of the nose, and chin). Also, James Vincent recommends Cherry Jell-O as a perfect bright blush shade. For a perfect effect, mix a bit of powder with your favorite moisturizer or balm and voila.
During a long busy day, your makeup might not make it until the end, especially the foundation. If you observe that it fades away, try out this trick and see what happens.
All you need is:
Apply these products in the following order:
Yes, I know that we have to apply the foundation first then the powder, but trust me, try out this trick and you will see that your makeup will make it until the end of the day. This way you won’t need to apply a that much foundation and your skin will look lighter and brighter. Check it out, you won’t regret it!
6.Get Rid of Redness With Eye Drops
For a snow white eyeballs, use some eye drops and the redness will disappear. This happens because the drops contain some ingredients that contract the blood vessels in our eyes. With this product, you can also get rid of the redness caused by pimples or any other redness. Just pour some eye drops on a cotton ball and apply it on the affected area. Behold, the redness fades away.
For your lipstick to last longer, you need to apply it in layers. First of all, fill in your lips with a nude lip liner or one that matches your lipstick. Over this cover the lips with a lipstick using a lip brush. Then absorb the color with a tissue and apply a light layer of translucent powder over top. Repeat this steps for 2 or 3 times more and your lip color will be forever as new.