7 Pro Makeup Artist Tricks You Need To Know
We’ve always wondered how professional makeup artists work their magic. And no matter how hard we try, our own makeup just never seems to come out quite as nice—but that’s not the case anymore! Here are some tricks the pros use regularly that will make your makeup look just as fabulous as the pros.
1.Blot and Use Powder to Make Lipstick Last
The key to making any lipstick last is to layer. Start by lining and filling in your lips with a nude lip liner or one that matches your lipstick. Then, apply a light layer of lipstick with a lip brush. Hold a tissue over your mouth, blot the colour and dust a light layer of translucent powder over top. Repeat the process one or two more times for lip colour that won’t budge.
2. Get Rid of Redness With Eye Drops
Eye drops contain ingredients that constrict the blood vessels in your eyes, therefore making the redness go away. This same principle applies to pimples or other redness on the face as well. Just saturate a cotton swab with some Visinle Original Eye Drops and dab it onto the specific area. In a few minutes, the redness will be gone.
3. Brighten Up Skin With Peach or Apricot Toned Primers
Peach and apricot toned primers, such as Smashbox’s Photo Finish Colour Correcting Foundation Primer in Apricot are fantastic for brightening up dull and tired skin, especially for those with darker complexions. The coloured tint in the primer helps correct hyper-pigmentation and is also excellent for counteracting blue or purple-toned dark circles.
4. Use a BeautyBlender or to Apply Foundation
If you look in any makeup artist’s kit, it’s almost guaranteed you will find a BeautyBlender. This revolutionary makeup sponge’s patent-pending shape allows you to access every contour of your face. It is meant to be used damp, allowing for a flawless application and ensuring that makeup never looks heavy. It also comes in a variety of colours and even mini-sizes.
5. Apply cream blush, bronzer, and highlighter underneath foundation
But doesn’t that defeat the purpose of applying it? Not exactly. By applying a cream bronzer, blush and/or highlight underneath a lightweight foundation, you’re creating that natural “lit from within” glow that we all desperately want.
6. Use HD Powder Only in Small Amounts
Ever see pictures of celebrities where it looks like someone threw baby powder all over their face? That’s what happens when flash photography mixes with too much HD powder. Some will say that it should be avoided completely in these scenarios, but that’s actually not the case. HD powders are made from 100% silica that reflects light. When they are applied to dry skin and a flash photo is taken, they give off the white cast we’ve seen so many times before. The trick here is to use these types of powders sparingly and in places where there is moisture, such as the T-Zone where we tend to get oily. This allows the powder to dissolve into the skin and assures that flashback won’t be a problem.
7. Fake Elongated, Feline Eyes
Everyone wants sexy feline eyes, but unfortunately, not all of our eye shapes are naturally like that. However, there are a few ways to fake it. A classic winged eyeliner is the number one way to achieve beautiful, elongated eyes. If you have rounder eyes, try using a dark pencil in the lower waterline, dragging it all the way into the inner corner. Another small trick is to take a dark eyeliner (black for drama or brown for a more natural, everyday look) and create a small, triangular point on the inner corners of your eyes, following their natural shape.