Even the most seasoned of makeup wearers, all of us are looking for new tips and tricks to freshen up our look. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together these fantastic makeup pointers that you’ve probably never even considered. This week might be the perfect time for you to test them out:
Cleanse and Exfoliate
Blackheads and whiteheads are not too appealing to anyone of any age. Finding the right cleanser for your type of skin is the key to a clearer complexion and helps your foundation look natural and flawless. Cleanse your face twice a day – in the morning before applying sunscreen and before bedtime. Leaving your makeup on overnight increases your chances of breakouts because the makeup and oils from your face are transferred to your pillowcase, which is not washed daily. Exfoliating your face and skin helps get rid of dead, flaky skin. Throughout each day, avoid touching your face as much as possible to avoid different bacteria and oils from causing breakouts.
Seal your moisturizer with rosewater spray.
If you want a flawless finish with your foundation, prime your skin with your favorite moisturizer and spray with some rose water. Baby smooth finish achieved!
You always want to start with the perfect foundation and finishing powder for your complexion. You will quickly learn how to match facial make colors to you skin tone. But that isn’t all. You will also learn which products are best for your skin type as well. Choose the right level of coverage to erase any tiny flaws you may have. Once you have created the perfect base, it is time to move on to those lovely features.
Your face is the most exposed skin to the sun’s harmful rays but is easily overlooked at applying sunscreen. A good moisturizing sunscreen is a great base before you put on a foundation. There are those foundations that have sunscreen in them, which is a huge benefit for the aging process. Depending on the type of skin you have: dry, normal, or oily, there are different types of foundations: liquid, creams, and powders. Finding the correct shade is important; you don’t want your face to be darker or lighter than your neck or other parts of your body. Before you apply your base, add concealer to dark circles under your eyes, and to any blemishes, then with clean hands or a makeup sponge, you place the foundation evenly over your face. To achieve a more flawless look, make sure to blend it in around your hair and neckline. To set your foundation, use a pressed on or loose powder. Add finishing touches by finding a matching lip liner and lipstick.
Always start at Your Nose
When you’re applying your foundation, start in the center of your face and work your way out. This keeps you from getting that yucky foundation mask around your chin.
Use a Concealer Triangle for Those Dark Circles
Rather than slapping concealer under your eyes, pull down your cheek and blend the concealer in the shape of a triangle. Your eyes will really pop and you won’t have that hung-over look that most tired women have.
The lips are one of the most favorite areas for adding makeup. You will learn tips and tricks to use lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss to make even narrow lips look full and lush. Choose the perfect shades to complement the rest of your makeup and your attire as well.
Natural Colored Lip Liner
While trendy a few decades ago, the dramatic look of a dark lip liner has gone the way of frosted eyelids. Try looking for a neutral or nude lip liner to enhance the natural curve of your mouth and fill out those amazing lips of yours. Top it off with your favorite lip gloss and you’re ready for a night out!
Make Your Lip Color Last With a Matte Finish
Glossy lipsticks are going to wear off MUCH faster than those with a matte finish. If you don’t have any matte lipstick, gently dab some translucent powder over your lips with a brush or over a tissue.
Keep that lipstick off your teeth
Lipstick on your teeth is no fun. It’s easy enough to keep it from getting on your lips while you apply, but keeping it off is harder. Simply run a cotton swab along the inside of your lips. That will remove the excess lipstick and keep it from landing on those pearly whites.
For many of us, our eyes are one of our most stunning features. If you have small eyes, you will learn how to use the right amount of shadow, liner and mascara to make them stand out beautifully. If you have large, bright eyes, you may only need to use a minimal amount of products to make them their most attractive. You will also learn how to choose the perfect color and shape for your brows that will truly make them enhance the beauty of your eyes.
Every woman wants sexy, bold eyes, but no one wants clumpy mascara and dripping eyeliner. To achieve this look, you need to have the right makeup and tools. Different eye colors look great with opposite eye shadow colors – experimenting with these varieties of shades will help you see what best suits your eye shape and color. Eyeliners, if applied correctly, can make your eyes look bigger and your eyelashes longer.
It can be tempting to lighten those eyebrows so people think you’re a “real blonde”, but we don’t want your eyebrows to disappear. Darken up your brows a bit with an eyebrow pencil that matches the roots of your hair. Yes, Goldilocks, we want it not too light, not too dark, but the color of your roots is just right.
Rescue dried up mascara
Save those last few bits of valuable mascara by putting a few drops of saline in the tube and giving it a good shake. Boom!
Check your makeup in the car—As you’re buckling up and starting the engine, flip open your pocket mirror to check out your face. The natural light coming through your car windows will shine differently than the light from your bathroom mirror. Use the fresh angle to catch anything you may have missed.