Makeup is a form of art, any makeup artist and makeup enthusiast will tell you that, and just like with any form of art, it takes a lot of practice to reach perfection. Makeup tips and tricks are always good to know, but as you become better at makeup, you’ll discover plenty of things on your own. Still, it doesn’t mean that you have to dive into this magical realm of powders, lipsticks, and brushes completely unprepared. We have prepared a list of useful makeup tips which both beginners and experts will find useful.
Connect the dots
One of the easiest ways to draw attention to your eyes is to apply eyeliner. On the other hand, applying eyeliner takes some serious skill and a lot of practice. With perseverance and time you’ll get there, but until you do, you can play ‘connect the dots’ on your eyelids to get perfect results. Draw dots on your eyelids first, making sure they’re not too close or too wide apart. After that, simply follow the dots with eyeliner or kohl pencil and you’ll be happy with the results. You can start slowly, with a few dots only until you get the grip of the technique, and eventually, you won’t need them at all.
Sometimes the eyeliner just won’t obey, and no matter how careful you are, you end up looking like a panda. This is why so many women choose to draw attention to their eyelashes instead. As false lashes have a bad habit of falling off at the most inconvenient times, women all over the world have chosen a different approach. Taking the world by the storm, eyelash extensions in Sydney CBD, New York, Paris, London, Barcelona, Moscow, and a number of other world’s fashion centers have made women understand just how convenient this solution is. Instead of applying mascara or false eyelashes every morning, these extensions make your eyes ‘pop’ without effort and save you a lot of time.
Just like it’s a pain in the neck trying to find the right mascara or lipstick, the same goes for makeup removal products. You need something strong enough to remove even the waterproof makeup but not too harsh in order to protect your skin. The solution is to use good old coconut oil – it’s convenient because it can remove any product and hydrate your skin at the same time. You can use it for many things: to brush your teeth (oil-pulling), to soften your hair, hydrate your chapped lips, and to remove makeup. A small jar of coconut oil in the bathroom will help you keep your skin healthy and makeup-free at the end of the day.
There is something about smoky eye makeup that makes it attractive and popular for decades. As beautiful and seductive as it is, the technique is also notoriously difficult to master, which is why there are so many different tips and tricks on the internet about it. Yet, most artists agree that you should start with the lightest shade first and work from there; use blending brush for the deepest part of the crease, and a smaller brush for smudging out pencil liners. Also, keep in mind that there are few ways to do a smoky eye, and you should pick the one that’s the most flattering to your eye shape.
No matter how careful we are with our mascaras, they get dry and clumpy seemingly overnight. While your first instinct might be to toss it away and buy a new one, you can still ‘save the day’ and use it for a while longer. By adding a couple of drops of any eye drops into the tube you’ll make it softer and easier to apply. You can also put it in a glass of warm water or even keep it in your bra while you’re applying makeup to warm it up.
All about them lips
Full, plump lips are one of the beauty standards today, and women all over the world dream about having them. While some book an appointment and get lip fillers, others decide to make their lips look bigger by overlining them. Even though there are many tutorials on how you can do this without looking obvious, makeup experts advise women to stick to their natural lip shape and size when applying makeup. Instead of overlining them, you should make sure your lips are soft and hydrated by exfoliating them once a week and applying coconut oil, honey, or Vaseline overnight.
Keep in mind the fact that we’re all different, and that just because something works for your close friend or a makeup artist you follow, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be right for you too. Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to experiment and mix different styles because that will help you discover what works for your skin type and the shape of your face. Start slowly and work your way up; you might end up becoming a professional makeup artist in the end.