Is your lipstick fading quickly or smudging all over everything?
You could invest in potentially drying liquid lipsticks but you could also just as easily follow this handy tip that utilizes products you likely already have!
After applying your lipstick, blot your lips with a sheet of tissue then dust a thin layer of translucent setting powder.
Tired Of Not Having Enough Of Your Favorite Brushes Clean?
Invest in a color switch, a nifty product that allows you to remove excess pigment from your brushes and ensure a clean blend.
If you are not interested in buying any new expensive products, just use a hair donut or bun mold. The fibers are the same and will have similar results.
This does not replace regular cleanings but can work in a pinch if you need to use a specific brush for a look. A makeup organizer can also work wonders to help you keep things neat and tidy.
Be Your Best You
One of the best things you can do to enhance your makeup skills is learn to identify face and eye shapes, especially your own.
Get to know your features, specifically your eyes, cheekbones, and jawline.
Before working on a client try to figure out what they fit as.
This technique may take some time to master but investing time to learn it will make your applications infinitely easier.
Struggling With Liner Application?
Try staring down into your mirror, not in a straight line.
Looking down while applying top lid liner will open up the space, preventing a line to form in your crease if you look up.
It will also make your application much easier, as you can see your entire lid space.
Add Some Height!
Via highlight! Add some height to your brows by highlighting directly under them.
This practice makes your entire eye area look larger and more awake.
It also helps to make your brows appear more crisp.
Just apply a white pencil or powder thinly under your brows and blend thoroughly.
If you find yourself unsteady while applying eyeliner, there are two possible solutions for you.
One is obvious: stabilize yourself. Rest your hands on your knees or a flat surface before applying the liner.
The other is a great possibility for anyone. Instead of drawing one line for your liner, draw a series of dots then connect them.
The second method gives you more control, allowing any errors to be caught early.
Mascara Clumping Up?
If you find your mascara is clumping and nothing else is working, try waiting a bit longer between applying a second layer.
Waiting allows your lashes to settle and gives the second layer something to grab onto which helps prevent clumping.
Nice lashes are key to most makeup looks and this hack really helps ensure you nail it everytime.
Are your eyes red? Irritated?
Is it hurting your self confidence?
Apply a liner with a blue undertone, specifically a white one if possible.
This will help mask the redness and make your eyes look bright, healthy, and awake.
The Plastic Spoon Trick
This one may make you laugh but it really does work!
The plastic spoon trick prevents your eye makeup from being ruined by rogue mascara spots.
Simply hold the spoon against your upper or lower lashline, correlating to which you are currently applying product onto, and apply as normal.
The plastic spoon catches any product that would have potentially ended up on your eye, ruining your makeup.
Learn Where To Highlight Your Eyes
Your eyes are the windows to your soul.
Learning where to highlight them can make a huge difference in your overall makeup appearance.
The typical highlight layout is a trio of placements: your browbone, inner corner, and the center of your lid.
Placing a shadow in the inner corner opens your eyes and makes you appear awake and bright.
The browbone highlight makes your eyes appear larger and your brows appear crisp.
Finally, the center of the lid highlight gives dimension, especially if you use a shimmer shade.
Matching your foundation can be a big pain.
No one wants their face to be lighter or darker than their body, as too light can make you look sick and too dark often pull orange and juxtapose against your natural tone.
To match your foundation effectively, match it to your neck instead of your face.
Your neck will peek through whatever foundation you use and is often lighter than your face, so matching to it prevents any harsh lines and gives a seamless appearance to your upper body.
Put Makeup On Your Neck
One key way to create a flawless, natural makeup look is to blend foundation down your neck.
This may sound silly, but applying makeup only to your face can leave a defined line on your jaw that may appear masklike.
Blending down your neck only takes a few seconds and can really help everything meld together perfectly.
Another extra step that may come across as silly, this tip will likely only be appealing to a specific few people.
Contouring your cleavage is a great way to add oomph to any evening event attire.
To do this, trace around your natural cleavage with cream contour and blend.
Also contour your collarbone area, adding highlights to the high points of your body.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Written By Jen Reviews