12. Incorporate a facial toner in your routine
We wear makeup to enhance our looks and to vanish all our little imperfections, but piling on the makeup without the proper skincare can also hurt your looks and give you the opposite effect of what you want. Before applying any makeup, it is essential to utilize a facial toner in your beauty regimen. Toners have excellent benefits and can moisturize the skin and refresh it too.
First off, toners shrink pores and remove all the oil trapped in your face. Plus, our skin is naturally acidic, and after washing our faces with soap, our PH balance is thrown off. So toners restore your skin’s PH balance, and it can add a layer of protection as well. Toners can help tighten and close pores and initial cleansing, which reduces contaminants in the skin.
Just use some toner in the morning, and you’ll be amazed at how much more beautiful your skin will look and feel.
11. Apply eye makeup first, so stray eyeshadow doesn’t mess up your foundation
We’ve all been there before, sometimes when using eyeshadow, the excess powder can fall on your skin, and we have to reapply our foundation all over again. But doing your eye makeup first before you put on your foundation allows your skin to breathe and to look fresh because you can wipe off any residue that falls on your face without any marks.
Celebrity makeup artist Georgie Eisdell who works with clients such as Amanda Seyfried and Carey Mulligan, says that it’s crucial to start with a softly shaded shadow and then expand onto that. By doing it this way, you can make sure that you’re not applying too much product. Plus, it’ll be easier to apply makeup this way to get a good sense of how much powder you prefer and what looks best.
10. Lengthen your lashes
Long eyelashes are a great way to enhance your look and getting flirty and fun eyelashes are easy to achieve! First off, there are false eyelashes and eyelash extensions, which are evident, but there is also another way to get longer lashes.
Mascara is a great makeup product to get thicker, darker and longer lashes, but before applying, you can use extra virgin oil, lip balm, or even vaseline to help extend your lashes. Before going to bed, take a cotton swab and rub it along your lashes. By using petroleum jelly, the increased moisture on your lashes will help stimulate your hair follicles and will help them grow. Brushing your lashes every day with a small brush or a spoolie can contribute to hair growth and fan them out and take your lashes to the next level.
9. Wear Blush
It is a common fact that after we workout, we tend to look flushed, giving us a healthy glow to our skin. Well, you can achieve a healthy glow without having to hit the gym at all, all by wearing blush. A pop of color on your cheekbones can make the most significant difference! It’ll create sculpted cheeks, a younger appearance, and can make you look healthy.
The standard rule of when applying blush is to highlight one feature, either your lips or your eyes. But why not ditch both and bring your cheeks into focus instead! Try a light rose pink blush for a subtle look. You can start at the top of the apples of your cheeks and apply it in a sweeping motion.
The key is to blend really well because you don’t want a bright racing stripe down the side of your face. Some of you guys might be wondering about cream blushes, but it all depends on the person. Cream blush may be harder to blend and diffuse the colour onto your skin, so opt for something easy to use.
8. Apply chapstick before lipstick
We all want luscious and glowing lips. But to make your lipstick looks flawless and healthy, the last thing you want to do is apply your lipstick on dry or cracked lips.
Our mouths need as much care as the rest of your bodies, but they’re prone to drying so quickly because they have no oil or sweat glands. So what you can do is use the right chapstick! Swiping on a touch of the lip balm before you put on your lipstick. Not only will it leave them smooth and soft, but it’ll help lock in the pigment of your lips so that the colour will last longer.
Choose a product with a base of petroleum jelly or beeswax. For extremely irritated lips, look for aloe vera in the ingredients to heal painful sunburns. By keeping your lips supple, they’ll be much more enticing once you have lipstick on because they’ll look healthy and plump.
7. Build up your brows
Can we all agree that overdrawn eyebrows need to go?! Having overdrawn eyebrows can make your face look harsh and sunken by finding the best brow shape for you, and filling them in will frame your face and bring attention to your eyes. If you have fair full brows with a well-defined shape, then use small hair-like strokes with a brush to fill in a few bare spots.
If you have thinner eyebrows, you can use a pencil to create a defined brow structure and fill it in with a small, angled brush. When tending to your brows, go slow and take your time. Don’t rush through your brow application or make it too dark because bad eyebrows can ruin your whole face. Make sure you pick brow products that are similar to your hair colour for a natural look and remember that it’s okay if you don’t get right the first time. Beauty takes some time to perfect, so go at your own pace.
6. Avoid thick eyeliner
Thick eyeliner can be excellent in some cases, but if you are heading to the office, you don’t need an extensive line of eyeliner. The fundamental purpose of eyeliner is to define your eyes, and if you make a line too big, then this can make your eyes appear smaller. You should always remember that you should correlate your eyeliner with your eye size for the perfect look. If your eyelid is small, then go for a small line.
You can achieve this look by dotting where your eyeliner should go, using this as an outline before you draw a line. This is good just in case you make a mistake or if you want to make it bigger. Only a thin line can draw out your eyes and make your features pop, so ditch the thick liner and choose something subtle.
5. Apply a slightly sheer foundation
Makeup is supposed to help you look and feel beautiful, but if you do it incorrectly, the results can be extreme. This includes something as simple as the way you apply your foundation and how much of it. Whenever you are using your foundation, the key thing to remember is not to plaster on your foundation. Bear in mind that less is more, and a thin layer is just enough to do the trick. Use a wedge sponge or a beauty blender to apply a generous amount on your face. Be sure to evenly apply it all over your face and neck area too!
It’s essential to make your skin look smooth, but you also don’t want it to look too cakey. So opt for a formula that is sheer but also gives full coverage. Use this to your advantage to showcase your features. If you have freckles, let them show. Apply your foundation in good daylight since natural sunlight gives the best impression of how your makeup will look like outside. The key is to make it look like you’re not wearing too much makeup to make it look natural and healthy.
4. Wear makeup primer
Makeup primer is a product that most people overlook, but it’s one of the essential products that you can own. Makeup primers prepare the skin before you apply your foundation allowing the product and other creams to be quickly absorbed into your skin.
By wearing primer, it works as a base and protects against dust and other factors that can wear your makeup away. But primer allows for a perfect and flawless finish. Plus, it also absorbs any excess oil on your face and helps zap any oil shine or sweat as well. Primer makes the skin look brighter and also fills in wrinkles and fine lines. When correctly picked, it can help even out skin tone by colour correcting and gives you a healthy glow too. So if you don’t feel like applying too much makeup or if you just want a natural look, then makeup primer can come to your rescue.
3. Finishing or Setting Powder to Set
A little translucent finishing powder can go a long way, and work wonders for your skin that can appear flawless. It also helps to set the rest of your makeup so it can last all day long. Many makeup artists love using a finishing powder because it makes the skin appear smooth by hiding wrinkles and fine lines.
Although finishing powder isn’t used on an everyday basis, it’s a great technique to use during an occasion when lots of pictures are going to be taken. While setting powder can be used every day as it is designed to be used along with your foundation. It prevents it from rubbing off and helps reduce that sticky feeling from the product. Both can be used to create glowing undertones to create a natural and youthful look to help you make an impression!
2. Vanish those eyebags
Whether you’re working late or staying up cramming for exams, puffy and dark eye bags will be sure to be there when you wake up the next morning. But getting rid of your eye bags can instantly brighten your eyes and bring your eyes to life.
Most of the time, under-eye puffs are a result of faulty fluid circulation in the face. Some cold water will reduce the swelling and will constrict the blood vessels in the face. By wearing sunscreen around your eye area can also prevent any bugs. You can invest in an eye gel and keep it in the fridge for the best results to cool the eye area. You can also use red lipstick to cover up those dark circles. The red pigmentation will neutralize the blue tone, and when the foundation is applied on top, the dark circles will be covered!
1. Use ice
As strange as it sounds, applying ice on your face before you start your makeup routine can have serious benefits. Ice cubes close your pores, reduces wrinkles, minimizes the redness of zits, and also relieve puffy eyes. Thrive, MedSpa recommends to gently press an ice cube against your eyes for about 5-10 minutes to reduce puffy eyes.
After you’re done, just pat them dry with a towel, and you’re ready to go. Ice cubes also help you to get a natural glow. After you step out of the shower, take an ice cube, and gently rub it around your face. Not only does will this tighten your skin, but it’ll help when applying makeup as it acts as a brief primer. Plus, it’s also an excellent way to shrink pimples as well by reducing inflammation and redness! Try it for yourself! You won’t look at ice the same way again.
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