Everyone needs a dash of makeup to give them that extra glamour. However, there are certain tips and tricks that can make makeup application a very simple task. If you are unaware of them, your stint with makeup may leave you with a very unflattering look. So if you are starting to try your hand at using makeup, here are some do’s and don’ts that you need to keep in mind.
Find A Foundation That Matches Your Skin
We all know that foundation forms that basis of any makeup regimen. When choosing a foundation, you need to make sure you find the right colour for your skin. Using a foundation that is lighter than your skin tone will leave you with a ghostly appearance. Similarly, an extra dark one will make your face a couple of tones darker than the rest of your body.
Hence, always test your foundation on your jawline. Trying it out on a larger area of your jawline will give you a better foundation.
Use a Primer
The purpose of a primer is to make your makeup last longer. It is quite similar to the use of a basecoat under your nail polish. You should never put your foundation or makeup directly onto your skin as this will not stay on for long.
Always apply a primer onto your skin before laying on the foundation. Only after doing this, should you put on your foundation and follow it up with your makeup. This will make sure you are left looking lovely all day long.
Give Your Mascara a Lasting Effect
Mascara is one essential feature of your makeup routine that will really offset your appearance. Not only does it add extra glamour to your eyes but coupled with the right clothes and accessories, this makeup component can leave you looking absolutely stunning. However, one of the most common problems that people have to deal with when it comes to mascara is the fact that it just doesn’t stay on for long. Luckily for you, here’s a trick that can help you out.
Before using mascara, add a few drops of glycerine to it. A few drops are enough to produce the desired result. So when you now put on mascara, you can be sure that it will leave you with enhanced eyes for a long while.
Make Your Lipstick Last Longer
Most women can’t step out of their home without having their lipstick on. So if you are just trying your hand at using makeup, you would need to keep a lipstick always on hand. This is because they tend to rub off pretty soon.
One way of preventing this from happening is by first taking a lip liner and drawing the outline of your lip. After doing this, fill it in with lip liner and only then apply your actual coat of lipstick. This makes the lipstick last longer.
Achieving the Perfect Winged Eye liner
Getting eye liner on requires a lot of practice so it comes as no surprise that trying to do something as fancy as the winged liner, would need a lot of practice too. However, one easy way of managing this fancy style if by making use of musken tape.
Take a small bit of this tape and stick it along the side of your eye. Then look into the mirror and make sure the taps is even on both sides. Now, take your eye liner and draw along the eye and then continue by following the slant of the tape. Do this for both eyes before taking off the tape. You will find that you have accomplished the winged eye line without any hassle. However, before putting on the musken tape, you should stick it onto your hand for a bit so that the stickiness reduces, otherwise removing the tape will turn into a painful task.
Start Right with Contouring
Adding contour and highlights to your skin can leave you with a dazzling look. Although you may feel nervous experimenting with these when you are just starting out, here are some easy tips that you can begin with.
When it comes to contouring, you need not go hunting to find yourself a contouring powder. All you need is a powder that is about three shades darker than your skin tone, and for highlighting, get your hands on powders that are one or two shades lighter than your skin colour. These will certainly do the trick.
Know the Difference between Loose and Pressed Eyeshadow
The colour intensity of loose eye shadow is more than pressed as it is more pigmented. So if you are going for a more subtle look, stick to pressed eye shadow. However, if you want to make a statement, then loose eye shadow is your best bet.
By trying these few tips, you will soon leave your amateur days behind and dazzle people with your perfect makeup.