30 Aug Top Ten Tips for Perfect Make-Up Application – Part 1
It’s happened to all of us. You get dressed, do your hair, apply your make-up, and feel pretty good about the effort you’ve made.
Then at some point in your day, you catch a glance of yourself in the mirror, and you’re slightly horrified to find that you’re a bit of a hot mess.
Blotchy skin, smeared eyeliner, faded blush. It’s not a good scene. Want to make sure that morning work pays off? Here’s part one of our series on perfecting your make-up application.
To avoid meltdown or streaking, apply make-up at least five minutes after putting on moisturizer. This lets the moisturizer settle into your skin and prevents cosmetics from sitting on top on an oily base.
- For a smoother finish, use light, feathery strokes to apply foundation. Don’t swipe at your face with a heavy hand or you’ll remove the foundation as quickly as you apply it. Blot the foundation, and then blend gently.
- When applying blush, tap the sides of the brush onto the powder instead of twirling the brush upright. Hold the brush on its side, tap off excess and apply it to the cheeks. This prevents color overload, smudging and streaking.
- Light-colored eye shadows, like beiges, pinks and ecrus, will show well on the lid if applied with a patting motion rather than back-and-forth strokes of the brush. Repeated patting will maintain the integrity and depth of the natural shade.
- Apply eyeliner in small strokes, moving along the lash base. Hold the liner sideways and tilt the head slightly back while looking directly into a mirror. Don’t tug the skin at the corner of the eye. Leave that to gravity!
Check back in next time to find out how to make your lipstick stay put, and get some tips about creating a lasting smoky eye.