Are you trying to enjoy and learn how to do your makeup but still having trouble getting the looks that you want? This article will share some tips to help improve the overall appearance of your makeup. Whether it’s skin texture, being long-lasting, or just what looks good, this article for sure will share something that you can benefit from when it comes to makeup.
Oily Skin? Powder your face first
This tip is great for those who notice they have an oily face after wearing makeup for a couple of hours. Powdering your face with a tinted powder can help minimize the oil build up that you will get later on. Using a tinted powder will look lead to you using less makeup, which can, in turn, limit the amount of foundation and concealer you put on your face.
Put on your eye makeup before your face
This tip is great for those who notice they have an oily face after wearing makeup for a couple of hours. Powdering your face with a tinted powder can help minimize the oil build up that you will get later on. Using a tinted powder first will lead to you using less makeup, which can, in turn, limit the amount of foundation and concealer you put on your face.
Do not forget the importance of skincare
A lot of people forget about the importance of skincare when it comes to makeup. Makeup is art, and just like art, the quality of your canvas is very crucial to how your makeup looks overall. Assess your skin and notice what you need. Pay attention to what your skin and take notice of things you would like to correct. It is best to see a dermatologist to handle those issues, but if you can’t, YouTube and research is the next best thing.
Know your skin’s undertone
No matter how pale or dark your skin, it is imperative that you know your undertone. If you ever wear makeup and see how the colors change and look more grey or chalky, then you know you have chosen the wrong face makeup for your complexion. The easiest way to know your skin tone is to pay attention to what jewelry looks best on you. If you look best in gold, then you have a warm undertone. If you look good in silver, then you have a cool undertone. If you look good with both, then you have a neutral undertone. There are a lo oft skin tones out there, but stick to the basics and build from there. If you are having trouble, you can go to your nearest Sephora or MAC makeup store, and they can help you with that.
To avoid having a cake face, gradually build your face makeup. Give your makeup some time to set in-between. Doing this allows you to really assess your face makeup and skin to see if you need to apply more.
Pat don’t rub
If you have a lot of skin concerns with scarring and hyperpigmentation, then it is best to pat your concealer or foundation into your skin. Rubbing can lead to your makeup being rubbed off instead of adding the extra coverage that you want. Patting lets the makeup slowly fan out and cover more ground instead of wiping away all the hard work you are putting in.
Try everything a few times before not liking it
This is one of those beauty hacks that not many people tell you. You will probably look not your best all the time. Makeup and discovering what looks good on you is all about experimentation. Try something a few times before writing it off. Edit and play around with colors and ways of applying to see if it can be mended.
Know the art of color correcting
If you are someone who struggles with dark circles or scarring, then color correcting can really help you out. Color correcting uses aspects of color theory to give you more coverage on skin issues that usually show through your foundation. For example, if you have dark circles that are very purple, then you will need a yellow-based color corrector. If your dark circles are blue, then orange is what you need. If you ever get confused, look at the color wheel and see what is in the opposite direction of the issue that you are having.
Do what works for you
Some rules are meant to be broken, so if you really love doing your makeup a certain way that most people don’t do, then that’s okay. Do what works your you, because your face is unique, and what works for someone else will not always work for you.
Find a signature look for your own face and personality
A signature look will cut out on a lot of your guessing. It is okay to have a look that you do all the time, that just means that you have a signature look.
Do not be scared to ask for advice
Asking is the key to learning. Do not be intimidated to ask for advice. Makeup is constantly evolving and changing, so there is almost something new to learn and try out.
Try applying your foundation with your fingers (WITH CLEAN HANDS OBVI)
Applying makeup with your fingers can be messy, but the look it produces can really take your makeup to the next level. Your fingers are warm, which allows for your makeup to really melt into your skin and make you look more natural.
BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!!
Blending is one of the most important makeup hacks to use. The key to getting better at blending it to practice.
Do your makeup in natural lighting
Putting on your makeup in natural lighting will ensure that your makeup looks it’s best. If you apply your makeup in lighting that is too yellow or blue, then it will change the way you apply your makeup. Once you are out and about, you will notice how different your makeup looks from when you first applied it.