You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to take your makeup look to the next level. By incorporating a few simple steps into your routine, you can go from drab to fab real quick. Here’s 5 simple tips to elevate your makeup look:
Brighter Eyes: By applying a bright beige or champagne eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eye, you instantly look more awake. This is also a great way to complete a complex eyeshadow look.
The Wiggle Method: There’s a better way to apply mascara! It’s called the wiggle method. Start by bringing the mascara wand to the base of the lashes and wiggle as you go up to the tip of your lashes. This will coat each lash with an even amount of mascara, preventing clumping and boosting the volumizing and lengthening effects of the mascara.
Longer Lasting Lips: Line your lips with lip liner, but don’t stop there! Be sure to fill your lips completely in with the lip liner. This added base makes your lipstick and lip gloss last longer while leaving a subtle tint of color when these products start to fade away.
3-in-1 Spray: Did you know setting spray has more than one use? The typical use is as a last step to set your makeup in place so it lasts all day. I like using setting spray for two other reasons: the first being a primer. Simply spray your face after your skincare and before your makeup application to give an extra layer of long lasting goodness. The other way I like to use setting spray is as a refresher spray. If your makeup is looking dull or cakey in the middle of the day, give your face a couple sprays to refresh your face.
Eyes Before Face: Last but definitely not least, make sure to apply your eye makeup before your face makeup. I know, I know, most of us were taught from a young age to put our foundation and the rest of our face on before doing our eye makeup. Although that has its pros, I encourage you to try doing your eyes first. When you’re applying eye makeup, there’s often fallout, which makes a mess under the eye area. If you’ve already applied your face makeup, now you have to remove it and start over. This wastes both your time and precious product. So instead, try doing your eye makeup, wiping the fallout away with a makeup wipe, then completing your face. You might be surprised how much this is a game changer in your makeup routine!
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