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  • Writer's pictureIrish Josel Cahinde

7 Life-saving Tips About Makeup

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Did you know that the right way to apply foundation is to start in the middle of your face and work outward? Or that a dark color of eyeliner on your lower lid can make your eyes look smaller while a lighter shade will make them appear larger?

This is the best makeup tricks, so you can finally get the most out of your beauty products.

1.Apply primer before putting on foundation.

This will help it go on more smoothly and last longer. No matter what type of foundation you use, applying primer first will help it go on more smoothly and last longer.

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, using a primer can reduce shine and act as a barrier between your skin and foundation. This is especially important if you apply foundation with your fingers, which can cause germs to transfer onto the product. A primer will also help control oil production so that your face doesn't get too shiny throughout the day.

When you have dry skin, a primer will help moisturize your face and smooth out any dry patches before you put on foundation. This will prevent your foundation from clumping up or looking uneven throughout the day.

A primer can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines on your face. Since it goes on before your foundation and provides an extra layer, it can temporarily fill in any creases and give you a smoother look for the rest of the day.

2. Use concealer

only for large areas that need to be covered up, such as under-eye circles or blemishes.

For everyday use, the general rule of thumb is that the skin around your eyes is much more delicate than the rest of your face, so it requires more delicate products. Concealer can be too thick for this area. Instead, use an eye cream and pat it on gently with your ring finger — the weakest finger.

Concealer should always be lighter than your foundation. This will give you a base on which to layer darker foundation — otherwise, you'll just end up covering up all the work you've done with concealer. And don't forget to blend! If it's not blended properly, it'll look obvious that you're wearing concealer and can even settle into fine lines and wrinkles over time.

3. Buy two different colored concealers

One that is slightly darker than your skin tone and another that is slightly lighter than it. Apply them in a triangle shape under your eyes – start by applying the darker one on the inner corner of each eye and follow up with the lighter one starting from the outer corner. Blend well so there are no visible lines.

You need two different shades because not all areas of your face are the same color. For example, our undereye area is usually darker than the rest of our face and our pimples are different colors from our natural skin tone.

4. Use bronzer to contour

the cheek bones, forehead, nose and chin by choosing a shade that is two shades darker than your natural skin tone (but not too dark).

Start by applying a lighter shade of powder or foundation on the bridge of your nose, forehead and chin after studying your face in the mirror to determine where each of these features is located! Now take the darker shade and apply it under these areas as well as along your cheek bones to make them look more prominent.

5.Apply blush in a crescent shape

to create an instant face lift using a shade that matches your natural flush (or is close to your lip color). A little blush can make a big difference. It instantly brightens your skin and gives you a youthful glow — no matter how much sleep you got last night. But if it's not applied correctly, it can look clownish or too heavy-handed. Here are our blush tips for making your flush appear as natural as possible:

The shade of blush you choose should mimic your natural flush or complement your lip color (or both!). If you're fair, go with a dusty pink; medium to olive skin tones should use peach or berry shades; and deeper skin tones will look best in warm plum or mauve hues.

Apply blush in a crescent shape above the apple of the cheek and blend it back towards the hairline. This technique creates an instant face lift, making your complexion look more lifted and youthful.

To create a dewy finish, add a bit of cream blush on top of powder blush for extra staying power without looking heavy.

For every day wear, use a matte formula for a natural effect and save shimmer shades for special occasions like weddings, parties and date nights.

6.Sweep highlighter

Across the tops of your cheek bones for an instant glow and on the inner corner of each eye for wide awake look! This will also help draw attention away from dark circles if you have any!

Make sure you blend it in real well so it doesn’t look like a stripe. Apply under your brows, on top of your cheeks and down the bridge of your nose.

Now that we have gorgeous skin, let’s move onto eyes.

Start off by applying a creamy nude pencil or shadow to the entire lid up to the crease line. Apply a slightly darker color [but not too dark] on the crease line itself to create depth and definition.

Swipe a light frosty white color just underneath the brow line and in the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up.

If you are prone to having droopy eyelids and want to give yourself a little lift, apply eyeliner starting at the outer corner and working inwards toward the middle of your eye lid. When you get close to your tear duct, stop with about 1/4 inch left at the end without liner and finish your line on the lower lash line only.

7.Apply mascara

To both top and bottom lashes (this is especially important if you have hooded eyes!) This will open up your eyes and make them pop! Try a smokey eye! Smokey eyes are great because they can be done in a bunch of different colors. This is perfect for summer because you can play with bright colors and still look good.

Make sure you put some bronzer on. This will make your face look more tanned, which is good for summer!

If you’re going out, try putting some glitter on your eyelids for a fun look that can also be very elegant.

These few tips will help you do your makeup quickly and easily but still look glamorous!

If there’s one thing all makeup experts can agree on, it’s the fact that everyone needs a little help when it comes to looking beautiful—and that can come in the form of any number of beauty hacks. The right beauty tricks can help you look like you just walked off the runway or out of a photo shoot for a fraction of what it would normally cost—even if you’re on a tight budget.

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