I know a lot of you probably already know many of these tips, but I thought I’d share some for beginners and if you are one of those people that already know all these tips, feel free to comment any tips that you love! I say ‘you should’ a lot in this, but there are no rules to makeup. I’m not telling you what you HAVE to do, but just giving some tips that have worked for me!
1. Taking care of your skin
To create a flawless base for your makeup, you should try and find a skincare routine that works for your skin. For example, if you have oily skin you should be using skincare that keeps your oils at bay or if you have dry skin you should be using a hydrating moisturiser to make sure your base is flawless meaning your foundation will look flawless too.
2. Use a transition colour
When starting on the eyeshadow you should start with a transition colour. This colour should be a light colour such as light brown, grey, orange etc, to ‘map out’ what shape you’d like your eyeshadow to be. Once you’ve applied the transition colour, you should the build up the intensity of the colours gradually, leaving less room for mistakes that are hard to fix!
3. Cleaning up your eyebrows
Taking some concealer under the brows can really make a difference! I know not many people have time to do this, but if you do it will make your eyebrows look amazing. Even if you haven’t filled your eyebrows in much, cleaning up the brows will make you look like you’ve spent so much time on them.
4. Baking under the eyes
If you do your foundation before your eyeshadow and are scared of getting fallout, bake under your eyes prior to eyeshadow! This way, if there is any fallout, the eyeshadow will fall on top of the baking powder and can be easily wiped away! Applying loose powder to the corner of your eyes in a wing shape before eyeshadow can also help you achieve that winged eye look without using any tape!
5. Baking under contour/bronzer
If you find it hard to contour your face then you could try baking underneath the cheek bones. Once you have applied your contour/bronze you should take a beauty blender or a flat brush and draw a line underneath your bronzer to make it look sharp and snatched. If the line becomes too harsh you can always take a clean brush and blend the line out a little.
6. Setting spray
Using a setting spray after using lots of powder on your face will make your makeup look flawless. Spritzing some on your face will make the powders melt into one another and into your skin, making the makeup look more ‘natural’ and ‘skin like’. This will also enable your makeup to stay on for way longer! You can also spray some setting spray into your shimmery shadows (once on the brush) to make them even more metallic!
7. Highlighting the inner corners
Adding some highlight to the inner corner of your eyes will make you look more awake and will really finish your eye look. Even if you aren’t wearing any eyeshadow, highlighting the inner corners of the eye will really brighten up your eyes and make you look awake!
8. Cream contouring
I know cream contouring isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for me cream contouring makes my makeup look more natural. Sometimes I feel like if I use powder contour, my face can look really powdery and the contour looks fake (even though it is fake, I know). However, when you apply cream contour, the cream melts into the skin and creates the illusion that you have chiselled cheek bones as it won’t look powdery and will look more natural!
9. Match your foundation to your neck/shoulders NOT your hand
If someone would have told me this when I was younger it would have saved me from looking either like an oompa lumpa or a ghost. Your hands tend to be a completely different colour to the rest of your body, so if you match your foundation to your hand, your foundation won’t match your neck/shoulder area which may look a little strange. Matching to the neck area will enable you to find a foundation that actually matches you, saving your from looking like orange 13 year old me.
Adding concealer under your eyes will make such a difference. Everyone gets under-eye bags sometimes, it’s just a fact. Adding concealer in an upside down triangle underneath your eyes can really make you look more awake and energised, and will also cover those dark circles! Also, you should make sure to set your concealer right after applying it to prevent creasing under the eye.
Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to leave your fave makeup hacks down below!
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