Make up is an art but it's also a process of trial and error, so it's only natural that even the pros are always learning and chnaging.
Here are 10 ways you can up your make up game:
1. Use a damp beauty blender
Not only are beauty blenders great for achieving a flawless finish with your make-up products, they make application SO much better but only if they are damp (not soaking wet). So make sure to wet your beauty blender before each use and squeeze out all the excess water.
2. Prime your eyes before apply eyeshadow
This creates a great base for the colour to go on to. It also helps to use a transition shade which is closest to your skin tone before applying colour, allowing the colour to really pop and stay on for longer.
3. Use a kabuki-style foundation brush
Flat brushes leave long streaks across your face that are not always easy to blend out with a beauty blender.
4. Use a different brush to blend your eyeshadow
Using a fresh brush to blend your eyeshadow after it has been applied by a different brush allows you to ease up on the colour without running the risk of inadvertently applying more than you need.
5. Wash your make up brushes, thouroughly
It's a very time consuming process which often causes many to take shortcuts and therefore not wash their brushes throughly, leaving all sorts of gunk behind which can be bad for your skin. Not only should you wash them regularly, take your time. You will feel the need to stop halfway, but don't.
6. Using face setting spray AFTER you apply your mascara
It doesn't make it last longer, it just makes it run, so always apply mascara AFTER setting spray.
7. Not buying foundation according to your skin's undertones
This is easily one of thee most complicated aspects of make-up and make-up application. Everyone has a primary skin tone and an undertone that is either pink, yellow, red, or neutral. Also divided into cool, warm or neutral.
But, if learning all this is too much work for you, consult a professional and any local beauty store.
8. Groom your eyebrows before you fill them in
Always start by brushing your eyebrows with a spoolie. It reportedly helps product apply more evenly and gives you a better idea of what you are working with. The same goes for trimming your brows by removing excess hair around the natural brow shape before filling them in.
9. Using concealer underneath your foundation
Applying your foundation first is already doing half the work so you end up needing less concealer if you apply it after the fact. You therefore end up saving more product in the long run.
10. DO NOT apply your makeup under poor lighting conditions
Light allows you to see what you're doing and how you're going to look so the more light the better. Either apply it in front of a big window if you're applying in the morning or do it in a brightly lit room in the evening.
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