Take a look at your makeup arsenal and think of all the masterpieces you can create with it. What if we tell you that your eyeshadow palette can be used for a lot more than just adding color to the eyelids? Or, let you in on some tricks that would make sure that your cat eyes and wings are on fleek every single time? It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a pro at makeup, tips and hacks always come in handy. It is smart to get your money’s worth by using the same product in multiple ways. Here are 14 makeup tips that will make sure you look your best at all times.
Makeup Tips To Apply Primer
1. Make Sure Your Primer Complements Your Foundation.
Whether oil or water, your primer and foundation should share the same base; otherwise, they will repel each other or just slide off your face, making it difficult to blend.
2. Make Crow’s Feet Disappear.
Dabbing a little amount of primer around your eyes dramatically minimizes the appearance of crow’s feet.
Makeup Tips For Applying Foundation
3. Right Application For Right Coverage.
While putting your foundation on, if you want sheer coverage, use your fingers. But, if you want a full coverage, use a foundation brush.
4. Avoid Peach Fuzz.
Always apply foundation using downward strokes. Most of us have a thin layer of hair on our face, and applying foundation in an upward stroke will make the hair strands stand out. Looking fresh and pink like a peach may be your goal, but highlighting your peach fuzz definitely shouldn’t be.
Makeup Tips For Applying Concealer
5. Create A Conical Shape.
Most of us are used to applying concealer in a semi-circular pattern under our eyes to reduce the appearance of the bags or puffiness. However, for best results, apply the concealer in a conical pattern under the eyes and extend it to almost where your nose ends. It not only does a better job at concealing because it is easy to blend, but it also helps in contouring the sides of your nose.
6. DIY Color Correcting Palette
You probably, by now, have heard about the wonder called color correcting palette. These concealers of various hues are used to cancel out flaws on your face. For example, a green concealer is used for canceling out any redness, lavender for yellow-toned discoloration, peach for bruises or blue-toned under-eye circles, etc. But if you suddenly find yourself without your color correction palette or just want to save money, just mix an eyeshadow of the color you want your concealer to be with your normal concealer – and voila! You have your smart and cheap color corrector concealer palette.
7. Know The Important Focal Points.
This hack is for those days when you are running late or just feeling too lazy to apply your concealer properly. Just dab on a little concealer, preferably with a brush, under your eyes, on the corners of your mouth, and near your nose, and you are good to go.
Face Powder Application Tips
8. Know The Correct Function.
There are mainly two types of face powder – loose powder and pressed powder, and both come in dewy and matte finishes. It is important to know which one to use for what purpose. Loose powder is basically used to set the makeup in place and make it long-lasting. Though it comes in both tinted and translucent forms, it is best to use the colorless translucent one for setting the makeup as it will not disturb the color of your foundation and concealer. Pressed powder, however, is best suited for touch-ups on the go. Also, a dewy finish gives a glowing appearance to the skin, and a matte one provides a porcelain look with fine textures.
9. Choose The Right Brush.
The result of any makeup product largely depends on the applicator, and this is especially true for powders. Always use the fluffiest brush you can find to put your powder on for best results.
Makeup Tips To Apply Blush
10. Blush Under Foundation.
This is also a clever way of reversing the order of applying the product to get smashing results. All you have to do is apply the blush first and then apply the foundation over it. The end result looks like you are glowing naturally from within.
11. Use A Tissue Paper For Blotting.
Instead of blotting your blush with a powder, use tissue paper. Press it lightly over the blush after application and finish off with your makeup sponge or beauty blender for that perfect flush of color on your cheeks.
12. Be Careful With Shimmery Blushes.
It is tricky to pull off a shimmery blush perfectly. In fact, it is a good idea to skip shimmery blushes altogether if you have large pores, pimples or other symptoms of troubled skin.
Makeup Tips To Apply Bronzer
13. Apply In A Triangular Fashion For Better Blending.
Though it’s a common practice to apply bronzer with a fluffy brush on the hollow of your cheeks, it is a better idea to draw two inverted triangles on your cheeks with a bronzer. Blend it out, and you will have the perfectly done bronzer that will give you perfectly chiseled features.
14. DIY Bronzer.
If you are in the mood for trying out something fun, try making your own bronzer. All you need are a few items that are already sitting on your kitchen shelf. Take some cinnamon powder, cocoa powder, some nutmeg powder, and mix with some cornstarch – and there you have your bronzer. If you are a fan of makeup with natural ingredients or want to keep chemicals completely at bay, it doesn’t get any more natural than this.