Makeup is a great way to compliment your features and enhance your look. You have the power to take your makeup game to the next level by mastering a few techniques. Whether a beginner or an enthusiast, learning these skills helps you achieve a flawless look. Considering that 63.9% of women use makeup daily, you can learn something new daily, including the tips below.
- Flawless foundation
The key to a stunning makeup application is flawless foundation. You will look radiant and confident when your foundation is right for you. Before anything else, you must choose the right shade for your complexion. Experienced makeup artists say that is the secret to a flawless outlook. Aside from finding the right shade for your skin tone, the application process is also crucial. It is not a matter of smearing the cream or liquid foundation on your face. You must use the right amount of pressure to evenly spread the foundation across your face using the right motions. The first step is to prep your facial skin with a moisturiser and primer, helping to create a smooth canvas to create your art. The next step involves using a brush or sponge for the application process. Begin by spreading the foundation evenly across your face, starting from the centre and working outwards. A common mistake people always commit is forgetting to blend the foundation down the neck. That creates a natural and seamless look. The secret to a flawless foundation is ensuring that your face doesn’t look like you’re wearing a full mask. The final step is to finish with a setting powder to lock the foundation.
- Eyeshadow application
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, why not make them even more captivating? Eyeshadow is the secret ingredient to transform your look from ordinary to extraordinary. However, there is a key to mastering this technique, and it has everything to do with colour combinations, blending, and creating depth. Start by applying a neutral shade all over your eyelids. This step is known in makeup artistry as the base. When you are done creating the base, the next thing to do is to choose a slightly darker shade for your crease. Then, blend the darker shade into the base, but the pro tip is to do it with a fluffy brush to help you add dimension to this application stage. Now the fun part is to pick a bold or shimmering shade to apply to your eyelid. However, bold eyeshadows may not be ideal for all occasions. With that out of the way, blend in the base, darker shade, and bold tones a little more to bring everything together. Your eyeshadow will look more defined when you highlight your brow bone and the inner corners of your eyes.
- Captivating lashes
If you have thin lashes, there are still great makeup options you can consider. False lashes are trendy and come in various forms. Some are natural looking, while others are over the top. For the most mesmerising attachment, use a professional eyelash extension glue. The type of adhesive you use for the extension will help keep your lashes in place for longer. If you want to curl those lashes and make your eyes pop, apply a mascara primer to your lashes to lengthen them. The next step is to use high-quality mascara to volumize or curl your lashes. This is a very careful application to avoid getting it in your eyes. You also want to avoid touching your eyelids with the mascara brush. Remember to gently wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes to coat them evenly.
- The perfect pout
A pair of beautifully defined lips can add to your overall look, and using the right makeup for this can work wonders. The trick is in mastering the art of lipstick application for that pout. Achieving the perfect look for your lips is not all about the red shade. Even a subtle nude with some gloss can create a fantastic result. Did you know your lips also need prepping before applying lipstick? A gentle lip exfoliation followed by a moisturising balm always does the trick. Remember to use a lip liner that matches your lipstick shade. That will prevent bleeding and help keep the outline of your lips well put together. Now it’s time to apply the lipstick, which can be done straight from the bullet or with an applicator. The best way to spread lipstick is to start from the centre and work it outwards. Blot your lips with soft tissue paper and reapply another coat for the colour to stay longer.
With these tips, your makeup will turn heads for all the right reasons.