Most of you must have seen various makeup tutorials with stunning models carrying flawless makeup. Whether it’s the bold eyes, unique lip colors, winged eyeliners, etc., all this raises the glam quotient and leaves one awestruck.
Makeup is all about making an individual confident in one’s skin.
Moreover, slowly and gradually, we as a society are breaking the barriers of associating makeup with only women. Makeup is for everyone! Be it, women or men. Bollywood is an excellent example of the same. Before appearing in front of the camera, every actor and actress applies makeup to look their best self.
It’s high time now to stop ridiculing men or even women for being fond of makeup.
It’s just a way to feel more confident and comfortable. Above all, it’s one’s choice to put it or not put it!
Furthermore, when it comes to makeup, no matter if you’re a beginner or an expert, everyone needs some tips to ace their game.
Makeup is an art, and we are here to help you refine it.
Best Makeup Tips
The most important thing to remember is that no makeup technique is right or wrong. Everyone has their methods and ways to apply them. Moreover, every individual’s skin is different and needs a meticulous understanding of what will suit and what not.
Therefore, it’s necessary to perform a hit and trial to learn more about one’s skin and then purchase makeup products accordingly.
We will be sailing you through some of the most beneficial makeup tips from the very beginning.
The first and foremost step is to prepare your skin by following a skincare routine daily. As several makeup products can cause some damage to the skin, skincare products are there to keep it healthy and nourished. The basic skincare steps include:
These 3 steps are a great way to keep your skin glowing. Cleaning and exfoliation help to take out the dead cells of the skin. Moisturizing helps to keep you hydrated as makeup products can sometimes leave your skin feeling dry.
Healthy skin always makes a good base for applying makeup, and make sure you follow the steps to have it.
Expert tip: Always use sunscreen on your skin. It helps to protect your skin against harmful UV rays and provides extra nourishment.
2. Never forget primer
The base of any makeup has to be flawless so as to hold all the products for a long time. Primer plays a vital role in executing the same. It helps to create a smooth and poreless base.
Moreover, the eye products and the makeup on the rest of the face stay all day long. There is no fading or creasing with a primer.
Expert tip: Always pick primers as per your skin type. If you have oily skin, opt for a mattifying primer. In case of dry skin, use liquid/oil-based primer. Furthermore, if you need a glowing base, you can purchase a primer with illuminating properties.
3. Pick the right shade of foundation
Most people commit this blunder of not picking up the best shade of foundation for them. It is mostly lighter in the shade.
Well, here is a quick tip for you to pick the most suitable shade for your skin:
- Firstly, you should know your undertone, if it’s neutral, warm, or cool (yellow undertone or pink undertone).
- According to this understanding, you can test the sample of your foundation in a store.
- The shade should merge with your skin tone completely. It shouldn’t be lighter than your skin, nor darker. Do take a look in natural light.
- Lastly, make sure it has SPF.
Expert tip: Never order a bigger size of foundation on your first purchase, always purchase a sample first and check if it suits you after a few applications.
4. Conceal Smartly
Concealer works like a miracle on the skin. It conceals the dark spots or some dark areas that are common on our faces. Make an inverted triangle or put dots to apply it under the eye. After that, dab with your blender and leave it for some time.
Use loose powder and let it set. 10-15 seconds later, brush the powder off with slight hands. Apart from under the eyes, you can apply it on the tail of your brow, around the mouth area, or on breakouts.
Expert tip: For highlighting effect, use a concealer lighter than your skin’s shade. Besides, it is necessary to have one that matches exactly your shade. Keeping two will give you the liberty of choosing a look per your mood. For a simple look, go with your shade; for that lifted look, top it up with the lighter shade.
5. Blush, Contour, and Highlight
After applying the foundation, most people often skip these 3 essential steps; blush, contour, and highlight. Blush adds color to the cheeks and instantly adds vibrance and glow to the face. There are several shades of a blush; peach, rose, nude, glitter, etc. Moreover, contour changes the game of facial features completely. If you are looking for a chiseled and sharp look for your jawline, nose, or cheekbones, you can achieve that with the help of contouring.
Lastly, use a highlighter to add that glamourous glow to your face and complete the makeup. A highlighter has several shades as well. In addition, there are different kinds of highlighter; liquid, cream-based, and powder. If you have dry skin, go for the liquid one, and in case your skin type is oily, you can opt for a powder highlighter.
Expert tip: All these three things can level up your makeup instantly. However, consider buying the products based on your skin type. All three of them come in different variants, such as; liquid, powder, or cream-based. Remember, one wrong product application can ruin the makeup completely.
6. Shape your lips
To create fuller lips look, we have a hack for you. Start with a lip liner with a slightly darker shade than your lip color. After that, start filling in your lips with the ‘m’ section of your upper lip and continue filling the rest area. In addition, you can also apply a drop of highlighter after you are done with the lip color on your ‘m’ area of the upper lip.
You can also start by applying vaseline before the lipstick to get a glowy look. Otherwise, if you wish to achieve a matte finish, avoid any base for the lips, use a tiny drop of concealer, and pick up your liner and lip color.
Expert tip: To maintain your lips’ health and avoid chapped lips, try using a beetroot lip mask or a fruit lip balm. Such application will provide nourishment and hydration to your lips.
7. Take care of your eyebrows
Eyebrows can change the shape of your face and can give you a different look altogether. There are various eyebrow palettes available. They come up with different colors, including gel and brushes.
Every face shape is different, and the same applies to eyebrows too. Therefore, you need to understand which shape suits your face the best. You can take the help of experts and can visit a salon.
Expert tip: Start your makeup by doing your eyebrows first and to keep them set for a more extended period, use gel-based palettes. Moreover, to avoid investing much time in shaping your brows, you can also opt for eyebrow inking. This is a treatment done by doctors that stay with you for a lifetime.
8. Level up your eye shadow skills
Apply concealer on your eyelids before starting the eye makeup. Use the lightest shade first and then go towards the darker ones. This process helps blend the colors easily and presents a refined and professional look. After completing the color application, you can go with adding glitters to level up the eyeshadow game.
In addition, to stand out from the rest, you can also learn to apply graphic eyeliner. In this method, you try creating designs on the eyelids or around them with the help of your eyeliner. You can also pick different colors of eyeliners to create a pop look.
Expert tip: If you wish to use eyelash extensions, use them after you have completed applying the eyeshadow. This will help keep the lashes clean because otherwise, the colors may fall on the extensions.
9. Do not forget to apply the makeup setting spray at the end
After completing the face makeup, most people do not involve a makeup fixer or makeup setter. This results in shedding off of the makeup early. No one wants that! Therefore, use a good-quality makeup setting spray at the end to add an extra glow to your face. This will last the makeup for a long time as well.
Expert tip: Choose the setting spray based on your skin type. As these products are available for oily, combination, and dry skins.
- Maintain the health and hydration of your skin to attain a flawless makeup face.
- Do not overuse makeup products to avoid a cakey look.
- Always purchase authentic and high-quality products as using cheap items can lead to causing damage to the skin.
- Never follow anyone blindly, as everyone’s skin is different. You need to find out which products suit you the best.
- Try purchasing a sample of any new makeup item before ordering a giant version. By doing so, you are saving your money and making sure that the product is suitable for your skin.
- Have a good understanding of your skin type. To take help, you can contact experts in this field, or visit salons or stores.
- Never sleep with makeup on your skin. It will cause damage and result in breakouts. Moreover, the skin won’t be able to breathe at night. Therefore, wash your face before going to sleep and use a moisturizer.
Makeup is an art and is aced after a lot of practice. There are various ways to learn makeup. You can take online classes or can sign up for offline courses too. Offline courses are more beneficial as they give a chance to practice it on others and learn a lot by physically being present there.
Be it a professional or an expert, a few makeup tips always helps.
This article provided some of the best and most unique makeup tips. We hope that following them boosts your confidence and makeup skills. If you have any doubts or suggestions, do drop your comments in the comment section below. We would be happy to answer you.
Happy makeup time!
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