Professional makeup artists train for years and will practice for hundreds of hours in order to perfect their craft, and watching a professional at work can make makeup seem pretty easy. How difficult can it be to rub that colour into that crease and suddenly have bigger eyes? Answer: it’s pretty difficult.
It can leave us feeling a little down in the dumps sometimes when we spend hundreds of dollars on new products to get that flawless look, and it all just seems to work against us. In order to investigate why this phenomenon occurs, especially on days when we want to look our best, Bloom Me has gone out to seek out tips and hints from makeup artists that can help you to master that no-makeup look makeup look. Why not kick of the new year with some new skills and a new, fresh look?
Cleaning up your face
The biggest mistake women make during their morning makeup routine is not cleaning up their base. Leaving even a little hint of eyeliner on your lids overnight can ruin even the most perfect of bases. Removing makeup in the morning as well as at night will instantly make your skin go from 0 to hero in seconds.
Shadow first, foundation second
If you’re working with any darker pigments (browns, blacks, purples, etc.) then the best way to go about applying it is by doing your eyeshadow first and then foundation later. Pigment from your eyeshadow is going everywhere without you even realising, and those darker colours are falling under your eyes and leaving you looking a little sleepier than you probably are (although Christmas and New Years always leave us all a little sleepier than usual). After applying your eyeshadow first, it becomes an easier task to makeup wipe under your eyes before foundation. Try it tomorrow before work, it will change your life (and your look).
Good news: bushy brows are in fashion. Bad news: those with hairy caterpillar brows no have the added stress of taming those wild beasts every day. To control and clean up these spiky beasts, apply a little hairspray to a mascara wand and brush through for an instant hold.
Shiney and fresh
If your skin is still looking a little dull even after all that napping and foundation, then some highlights in choice places will perk you up in no time. Take your powdered highlighter, soft shimmery eyeshadow, or even clear lipgloss, and apply it to the top of your cheek bones, your cupids bow (the top of the lip under your nose) and your brow bone. Make sure to blend it in properly and avoid anything too glittery. Voila! Instant fresh!
Natural fake lashes
If you’re a lover of the falsies, then your ultimate goal in applying them is to make sure that they look natural and not like the lashes of an amateur drag queen taking to the stage for the first time. Avoid picking out those heavy bar lashes you see in Bonjour or Sasa on sale, they are usually too false to pass for natural. Instead, aim for softer lashes with thinner lashes or ideally individual lashes.
After applying your new lashes to your lids, use an eyelash curler and re-curl the lashes along with your real ones. This will push the lashes together and make them look more natural. Always avoid re-curling your lashes once you’ve applied mascara to them as it can snap them off. One makeup artists who worked with Kate Moss has reported that Kate insisted that she herself curl her lashes as she had a horrible experience in the past of a makeup artists snapping her lashes off. Not a good time for anyone.
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