Going to a party? Wish you could dash to the Salon, yet don’t have time or money? Here are eight quick tips to look like a Pro has done your makeup:
Tip 1: Conceal It Well – If you haven’t been taking care of your skin, your mirror will show you a few ugly truths. Dark circles, blemishes, marks and what not. The first step towards giving your face the perfect make-up touch is to use a good concealer. An easier option is a panstick foundation, which is easily available in the market, combines the effect of both a concealer and a foundation in one combo. Use it to give your skin a flawless finish.
Tip 2: Base Strength – Make-up should enhance what you have. Don’t try to hide your complexion under a lighter-colored foundation. Instead, take time out and visit a beauty counter to find the perfect foundation for your skin. If you want to add some color to pale skin, use a color foundation with natural glow, like warm beige. To add color to yellow-based skin, you can use foundations that have orange tints.
Tip 3: Get Dewy – Celebs glow. We, with pale, sallow skins, get jealous and wonder how! But the magic lies in the right finish. Most of the celebrities finish off the foundation with a mettalizer, which gives it glow to the skin without adding any color. A mettalized foundation is especially good for dry weather as it gives a moisturized look. For hot weather, use iridescent powder with glitter to give a matte finish. Apply it evenly on your skin to give your face a natural sparkle.
Tip 4: Blush Right – Don’t overdo your blush on. Cheeks should have a healthy flush and not look painted. Apply only on the part of the cheek that rises most when you smile. Lightly dust the powder or cream instead of slapping it on, and then stroke it upwards. For darker skin tones, use warm colors like bronze and maroon.
Tip 5: Lash It Out – Bring out the beauty of your eyes by lavishing it with ample mascara. It gives a sparkle to your eyes. If you have falling eyelashes, use mascara with a primer. It will fold the eyelashes back and curl them. Stick on false eyelashes at the corner or all over to enhance your eyes further.
Tip 6: Mix And Blend – Unblended makeup has a jarring effect. For a flawless finish, be sure that you have all the lines, edges, loose powder, etc well blended. The eye makeup, especially should be blended well. Apply the eyeshadow with your finger tips. Then apply the liner or ‘kohl’ and smudge with an eyeshadow brush. It will give a dewy, smokey finish to the eyes which most professionals work on.
Tip 7: Off Track Lips – The lip line should never be over and above the natural lip line. If you have thin lips, bring them out with a gloss rather than using a lipliner outside the natural lip line.
Tip 8: Moisturize Well – Always remember to work on your skin before applying makeup. Moisturize your skin well and let it be for about 20 minutes. You should especially moisturize your lips. They should not look cracked after you have applied lipstick. To avoid cracking, scrub your lips well before applying the moisturizer and keep it on for at least 15-20 minutes. Step-By-Step Makeup Guide