makeup tips, tricks & techniques
Post on 21-Apr-2017
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Makeup is Art Beauty is Spirit
(Same girl/same day/unedited)Harsh Eyeliner:Why? It can be very distracting and can make your eyes look smaller. It is also difficult to get it perfectlystraight and close enough to the lash.What to do instead? I am a big believer in a blended liner (especially on the bottom) I line the eyes in the tear line and the blend with a lighter color ofeyeshadow and a smudge brush. This creates a very natural look and frames your eyes beautifully. You can hardly tell there is eyeliner but her eyes are stilldefined.Ignored Eyebrows:Why? Do I harp on eyebrows too much? If so Im sorry, its just, I think they make such a dramatic difference! They are the most natural looking way to bring definition andintensityto your eyes. And when filled and tweezed right they bring balance to your face and they make your expressions look more authentic.What to do instead?Fill those babies! I used an angled brush and brown eyeshadow on Celestes. White eyeshadow:Why? Now this one is probably just a personal preference of mine. I think white eyeshadow has a tendency to look chalky and unflattering. It can absolutely look beautiful but for the most part I think creamier warmer highlight colors look prettier and softer.
Lack of Moisturizer:Why?Most of the time I think women are timid to use much moisturizer because it makes them feel oily or they worry it will break them out but it is so important for getting your skin to look glowing and vibrant.What to do instead? Moisturize! I promise it will make a difference
Foundation More Coverage than you need:Why? You gotta show off some skin! I find most women imagine their skin to be much less perfect than it actually is. They see perfect complexions in magazines and think that more foundation is the way to get there. In all reality no one has perfect skin (not even the babes in Glamour) but when you use too much foundation it can age you and make your skin look dull. Notice how dry Celestes face looks in the before image.What to do instead? I just say to put on foundationthoughtfully, really decide what you actually want to cover up. So often its easy to go into autopilot and cover up everything. Instead use the sheerest coverage possible and then spot treat trouble areas with concealer. On Celeste I used Nars Sheer Glow Foundation mixed with moisturizer so it went on very sheer ( I had to show off her cute freckles) then I used my highlighting concealer under her eyes and around her nose to cover up the redness.
Foundation #2 Skipping the Blush & Contour:Why? Now I am not saying you need to contour and blush every day but if you are going to do a full face of foundation it becomes more important. Your face has many different colors on it (ask anyone whos ever painted a face) when you cover it up with one solid color it can look unnatural and flat. That is where the beauty of blush, highlighting and contouring comes in.What to do instead? Using the right products in the right places is all it takes.
Disappearing lips:Why?Nude lips are so fun and look amazing with a smoky eye. The problem is that sometimes when you throw on nude lip gloss instead of looking hot your lips look hidden.What to do instead? I love to contour my lips. I use a nude lip liner and lightly draw around the outer edge and then use the smudger on the stick to blend it out. You can also use your contour shade around the bottom of your lips to make them look defined.