Whether you’re new to the world of makeup or you’re a complete pro, there are a couple of unspoken rules that we should all be familiar with. Here’s a quick refresher of basic makeup tips to make sure you’re on your A-game!
- Check for expiration dates
Some of us don’t even realize that makeup comes with an expiration date. Go through your makeup stash every few months to check for expired makeup and toss it out ASAP. Where’s the expiration date? You can usually find a sticker with a tiny symbol that resembles a container of powder with a number – this number represents how many months the product is good for.
- Most makeup products can be used in different ways
The biggest illusion with makeup is that you have to buy a ton of makeup to complete a look. There are actually many different ways you can use most of the products in your beauty drawer! Instead of wearing eyeshadow, you can sweep bronzer, highlighter, or blush onto your lids for a flash of color. You can also use a brown eyeshadow to contour or an eyeshadow with shimmer as a highlighter.
- You can apply makeup with your fingers
You’ve already got the best makeup applicator on your hands – quite literally. Use your fingers to apply concealer. The warmth from our fingertips actually helps to smooth out the consistency of creamy formulas to give us even coverage. You can also use your fingers to apply foundation, eyeshadow, or highlighter onto your nose bridge!
- Hydration is the key to flawless makeup application
One of the most important steps to include in your morning ritual? Moisturize your face before applying face primer! Consider this the most important beauty tip on this list! A proper skin care regime and adequate hydration will set the foundation for perfect makeup application. Yes, even if you have oily skin.
- Apply eyeliner to your lash line
The best eyeliner technique isn’t just about creating the perfect line or wing. You can also use an eyeliner pencil to fill in the space in between your lashes on your lash line. This additional step ensures that you don’t get a gap between the eyeliner and your lash line – which really isn’t the best look.
- Use eyeshadow to achieve a fuller hairline
Wish you had a fuller hairline? No worries, just grab some eyeshadow. You can use eyeshadow to create the illusion of a fuller hairline by filling in any spare areas or gaps – just make sure you use a shade that matches your roots!
- Do scrubs!
The key for perfect makeup is healthy skin. Scrub’s work is to clear away dry and dead skin cells, leaving skin refreshed, brightened and so soft and smooth.
It is the best to use it twice a week. Warning! The scrub must not be very rough to avoid skin irritation.
Author: Ivana Hanáková