Top Tips for Applying Makeup
- Base of the base
Always make sure that the primer you have compliments your foundation. Whether oil or water, your primer and foundation should share the same base, if you don’t follow the rule, they will repel each other or just slide off your face, making it difficult to blend.
- Different coverage needs different application
Depends on the result you want to get, while putting your foundation on, if you want sheer coverage, use your fingers. But, if you want a full coverage, use a foundation brush.
- Peachy face
Always apply foundation using downward strokes. Most of us have a thin layer of hair on our face, and applying foundation in an upward stroke will make the hair strands stand out. Looking fresh and pink like a peach may be your goal, but highlighting your peach fuzz definitely shouldn’t be.
- Remember the important points
Special tip for the days, when you are limited of time or just feeling too lazy to apply your concealer properly. Just dab on a little concealer, preferably with a brush, under your eyes, on the corners of your mouth, and near your nose, and you are good to go.
- Right brush
The result of any makeup product highly depends on the application, and this is especially true for powder products. Always use the fluffiest brush you can find to put your powder on for best results.
- Use tissue paper for blotting
Instead of blotting your blush with a powder, use a tissue paper. Press it lightly over the blush after application and finish off with your makeup sponge or beauty blender for that perfect flush of color on your cheeks.
- Careful with shimmer
Shimmery blush is a very tricky product, quite complicated in application. In fact, it is a good idea to skip shimmery blushes altogether if you have large pores, pimples or other symptoms of troubled skin.
- Proper strokes
Always use light feathery strokes while filling out your eyebrows with a pencil. It will make them look more natural.
- Instant Eye lifting
For an instant lift in the eyes, use your highlighter just above the arch of your brows and blend it out. It will not only define your eyebrows perfectly but also have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your entire face.
- Beginning in the middle
For a defined cupid’s bow, draw an ‘X’ where your cupid’s brow should be, and then apply the lipstick normally. Even if you do not plan to highlight your cupid’s bow, start applying the lipstick from the middle of your lips and move outwards for a flawless finish.
- Caution in overlining
If you want your lips to appear slightly bigger, you can consider overlining your lips, that is, putting your lipliner outside your lips. However, be careful while doing this. If you go overboard, it will look too obvious and exceptionally tacky. For best results, apply along the outer margins of your lips.
- Know your brushes
No matter how exclusive your products are, everything depends on the application. That’s why brushes are extremely important. So just spend some time to learn which brush for what. Take time to figure all that out, and till then, remember that fluffy brushes are good for diffusing products like powder or blush, and small brushes are used for products that require precision, like eyeliner and lipstick.
- Remember the order
It is important to follow the right order of applying makeup to ensure you get the best finish. Though it is a common practice to start base makeup first, beauty experts suggest that you start with your eyes and brows. In fact, it is also a good idea to do your foundation, concealer, and powder in the end, so that you can easily cover up all the mistakes for an end result that is flawless.
- All natural
Try to do your makeup in as much natural light as possible. Makeup looks different under different artificial lights. It is only in natural light that you can understand the real deal.
- Sharing is not caring
It is not hygienic to share makeup items, even with your closest friends. There is a huge chance of infection spreading. Especially refrain from sharing eye and lip products. Take care of your health!