By now, you probably think that you’ve perfected your everyday makeup look. But perhaps it’s gotten too predictable and you want to shake things up a little? Or maybe you’re looking to take your everyday makeup to a whole new level? Whether you’re a beginner or a self-proclaimed makeup pro, here are some everyday beauty tips to make your everyday makeup look better than you could ever imagine.
1. Less is More
With everyday makeup, you just want to look like an enhanced version of your natural self. Don’t get too caught up in caking on tons of foundation and concealer to completely fill in your pores or hide all your imperfections. Sometimes, using less than you think you need results in a really pretty, natural look. I personally think less is more, and it’s better to let tiny flaws peek through than to look like you’re wearing a mask!
2. Invest in a good primer
Sometimes we can all get caught up in spending so much on foundation, concealer, lipstick and all that other stuff and forget about the thing that can make or break our makeup: primer. A good primer is not only key to providing a good base for all the makeup you’re about to apply, but it also makes your makeup last longer — so you can save yourself from having to touch up too many times throughout the day!
3. Work for your bone structure
While YouTube makeup tutorials can be really fun to follow, bear in mind that each and every face is unique. So take a good look at yourself in the mirror and really get to know your face. If you work for your own bone structure, then things like contouring can look a lot more natural. You might even find that there are certain steps you can skip altogether like maybe you have naturally rosy cheeks! Know your face and work for and around your unique features. Your everyday makeup will look so much better.
4. Colour correctors are your best friend
Avoid caking on concealer by investing in a good colour correcting palette. You can pick these up for pretty cheap at the drugstore or even buy individual colour correctors for your specific needs. Colour correctors are especially great for things like dark circles or angry, red spots. By colour correcting first, you can save time on your everyday makeup routine and also achieve a more natural look.
5. Spot-conceal like a pro
Ever wonder how some people can look so flawless with makeup on even if they have spots or pimples on their unmade faces? Well, there’s a technique to concealing pimples. First, place the concealer directly over your spot, but don’t dab or blend the concealer on the centre of your spot. Then take a tiny blending blush and blend around your pimple. This technique hides the shadow of the pimple to make it look more flat, and ensures fuller coverage on the centre of the spot to hide any redness that may be there.
6. Don’t be afraid of a little glow
While a glam, matte look may be totally trendy, a dewy, illuminated finish can make your everyday makeup look THAT much better. I think we should all stop being afraid of looking a little bit oily, and embrace the glow! Even oily girls can benefit from a little bit of highlighter on their cheekbones and brow bones, so don’t be afraid to invest in brightening, illuminating products — you’d be surprised by how great these everyday beauty tips work!
7. Don’t forget about skincare!
At the end of the day, makeup needs a good canvas in order to look great. So take good care of your skin! Wear SPF everyday, take your makeup off every night, and find a good moisturiser for your skin type. If you follow all these steps, your makeup will go on a breeze, and will look so much better than if you applied it onto splotchy, flaky skin. This is one of the best everyday beauty tips!
Do you have any everyday beauty tips to make your makeup look better? Let us know in the comments below!
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