Would you love to be able to apply makeup like a pro? It really is a lot easier than you might think. Below we take a look at some of the tricks of the trade that can really give your beauty regime a boost and leave your makeup looking like it has been applied by a real professional makeup artist.
Invest in good quality brushes
If you want to apply makeup like a pro, then you’re going to need the right tools for the job and that means spending some money on some good quality equipment such as brushes. If you’re using mediocre brushes, you can significantly improve the application of your makeup by investing in better quality ones. The eight basic brushes you need are:
1. Foundation brush
2. Concealer brush
3. Fluffy powder brush
4. Blush brush
5. Small blending brush
6. Flat eyeshadow brush
7. Precision angle brush
8. Lip brush
Conceal those skin flaws using opposite colours
Professional makeup artists use a colour chart to help them cover up skin flaws. The secret is to cover up flaws by using the opposite colour in the colour chart. So, if you have redness and red spots around the nose, you would use a green pigmented concealer to cover it up. Try it, you’ll see that it really works!
Change your face shape
Of course you can’t actually change the shape of your face but what you can do is actually change how your face’s shape is perceived b using makeup, namely contouring. If you have a round face that you would like to be more oval, apply a bronzer a shade or two darker than your skin tone in a ‘3’ design alongside your face, your temples and in the hollows of your cheeks. Prominent foreheads too can be softened by shading the outer edge of your forehead along the hairline with bronzer.
Apply your eyeliner the correct way
Did you know that you are not supposed to draw your liner all the way across your lashline in one motion? This is because you’ll get bumps in your line with your brush catching on loose skin. What you should do is go from the inner corner to the centre of your eyelid and then reload the brush and then start for the outside corner, meeting in the middle. Try it, and you’ll see that it works so much better!
Get those Angelina Jolie lips (without the injections!)
She may have split up from Brad Pitt but Angelina Jolie still looks fabulous and there can’t be many women around who don’t envy her lips. However, you don’t need to go down the Botox route for these. Lighter lipstick colours reflect light which means by using lighter colours your lips get an automatic, natural fuller appearance. Another tip is to apply a dab of gloss to the top part of your Cupid’s bow and to the center of the bottom of your lip. Try it, it really does make your lips look fuller!