If you are a beauty enthusiast, you know that you spend most of your free time watching videos of beauty bloggers and vloggers do flawless makeup every time. Their winged eyeliner is always perfect, eye shadow fully blended, blush and bronzer giving their skin that healthy, sun-kissed glow, the lipstick making way for a perfect pout, and the contour always on point.
This perfection is sure to arouse your curiosity. Just how do they manage to get it right every single time! You need not worry anymore though. We’ve compiled a list of the top tips that every makeup artist would tell you to get that picture-perfect make-up every time and any time you want.
Makeup Tip #1: Use a Beauty Blender to Apply Foundation
In nearly all make-up videos, you will notice that the make-up artist uses a beauty blender for blending foundation. A simple makeup sponge, this make-up tool, with its teardrop shape, can give you access to every contour of your face while facilitating easy blending. Just dampen your beauty blender while applying foundation. This will help you give it a sheer, natural-looking application.
Makeup Tip #2: While Applying Nail Polish, Always Avoid Your Cuticles
If you love your talons colored, you probably must have already battled the issue of peeling nail polish.
By applying nail polish, take care to skip your cuticles as the polish applied there is more likely to peel away than the actual nail. While buying nail polish, pay careful attention to check the applicator that comes with it. With the right applicator, applying the product can become way more convenient and neat.
Makeup Tip #3: Use Hairspray to Up Your Eyebrow Game
Before you think we are joking, hear us out. Hairspray, as we know, helps to keep every single strand in place. Why would this be any different in the case of your eyebrows?
Spray a little hairspray on a clean, disposable mascara wand and brush your brows in an upward direction. You can bend them in any shape that you want afterward. Even after a long, hard day, you’ll find that your brows stay exactly the way that you had styled them.
Makeup Tip #4: For a Natural Glow, Reverse Your Usual Makeup Routine
Even though this may sound weird, it is really effective if you want a natural, dewy look.
In this case, you will apply your blush, highlighter, and bronzer underneath your sheer-coverage foundation. Yes, you read that right and no, this will not defeat the purpose of applying these products.
Sheer-coverage foundation lets your natural skin peek through so your cream blush, highlighter, and bronzer will definitely show giving you that warm, shiny look. This is actually very effective and is commonly used for that minimalistic, no-makeup look we see on the ramp.
Makeup Tip #5: Before Applying Foundation, Mix a Little Primer With It
This is actually a well-kept beauty secret. Mixing your primer with foundation can help you get great coverage without looking too cakey. This method can also make blending easier as well. And, of course, the increased longevity of your make-up is another plus.
Makeup Tip #6: Contour According to Your Face Shape
Contouring is the beauty trend that is not going anywhere, anytime soon. It’s such a fascinating concept where you can manipulate your features making yourself look more sleek and defined.
However, if you enhance the wrong features, you’ll only end up looking weird. Understand your face shape and draw lines according to it. For example, if you have a wide nose, you need to contour alongside the bridge of your nose, starting from your inner brows. Same way, if you have a prominent forehead, draw a line around the outer edge of your forehead and blend it deep into the hairline.
Makeup Tip #7: Embrace the Art of Color Correcting Your Flaws
Only when you are really lucky, like really lucky, will you have a complexion that is free from any blemish or redness. Even if you don’t, you don’t need to worry thanks to color correcting concealers. These concealers can, as the name suggests, conceal all your flaws in the most organic way possible.
What you need to understand is which color to use for which flaw. In this case, you need to opt for colors that are on the opposite side of the color spectrum. Keeping this in mind, you will need a red or orange concealer for your dark circles whereas, for any redness or pimple spots, green concealer will work like magic.
Makeup Tip #8: Blend, And then Blend Some More!
This is a universal tip given from every makeup artist to every aspiring beauty enthusiast. You have to learn the art of blending your makeup to make it look seamless and natural. Haphazard makeup, contour, and eyeshadow lines are definitely not in.
Use a beauty blender or any make-up brush to carefully blend the various products right into your skin. Getting the blending right will give others the impression that you were actually born this way.
Makeup Tip #9: Don’t Forget to Prep Your Skin for Applying Makeup
Most of us tend to forget that prepping our skin is quite an integral part of the makeup application process. We just clean our skin and call it a day when that shouldn’t be the case at all. After you clean your skin, you should use a toner, exfoliate your skin, and then apply moisturizer. Remember to be careful and gentle with your skin whenever you are doing this. When your skin is smooth and hydrated, not only will your makeup apply more efficiently, but it will also look a lot better. This way, you can have flawless-looking makeup every time.
There you go! These were some of the best makeup tips that can help you nail your look every single time. Not only are they really easy to follow, but they can enhance your best features as well as the not-so-best features. A total win-win situation if you ask us!