Do you ever feel like your "every day makeup" routine is just a little on the blah side? Same thing day in and day out? If so, I'm here to offer some tips and tricks on how to amp up your fun n' flirty makeup looks that will be sure to show off your best assets!
1. White Out
The number 1 rule when applying eyeshadow is to USE A PRIMER ladies! Number 2 rule? Make the shadows POP by adding a white cream eye shadow stick over your primer, before applying shadow. The white will cancel out any discoloration or veins on your eyelids, and white makes any eyeshadow color appear more vibrant. NYX cosmetics offers a great cream shadow stick in the shade "Milk" for under $5!
Who doesn't love a healthy, natural glow?! Benefit Cosmetics offers different toned liquid highlighters that instantly add dimension and light to your face. Place highlighter on the focal points of your face; the top of your cheek bones, down the bridge of your nose, above your upper lip on your cupid's bow, and a little on your forehead...you'll be glowing inside and out! Benefit Cosmetics $26.
3. Conceal...the right way!
We all get those unfortunate bags under our eyes and little pimples here and due to stress, therefore concealer can sometimes be our #1 BFF, if used correctly that is! Try applying your concealer under your eyes in a triangle form instead of a long, streaky line. The triangle form will blend more easily and also appear more natural. Always pat the product from the outer eye to the inner corner, this will help the concealer settle in to the skin. No streaks! NARS creamy concealer ($29) is great to use on problem areas and under the eyes. A cheaper option is Maybelline New York's roller ball concealer in the shade "Brightener", this product really makes your look fresh and wide awake and it's only $7!
One of the most common makeup mishaps, is forgetting to set your under eye concealer. This is a step a lot of people overlook because they don't think it's necessary, but if you want the concealer to last under your eyes, flawlessly, all day long, you have to set it! Try Laura Mercier "Secret Brightening Powder" ($24), the best part is it brightens the area by giving off a lightening effect. I've also heard great reviews on Anastasia Beverly Hills "Banana" setting powder! Check out both for great results!
5. Arch it out
If you're in a rush and have absolutely no time to do a makeup look, just. do. your. brows. I can't stress enough how much of a difference filling in your eyebrows will make, they automatically shape and frame your face. Flaunt the natural look by only focusing on showing off your full brows! Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23) comes in so many different shades and will instantly change your look (maybe even your life too)!
6. Lip Balm and Liner
Wanna make your lipstick actually last longer then 2 minutes?! Apply a lip balm before applying any color, to eliminate dry, cracked lips. Also, a lip liner can essentially change your entire look. A liner plumps and adds volume, while adding a base color for your lipstick to attach to. NARS Velvet Lip Liners ($24) are really great!
Most importantly, your skin is super delicate. Make sure to ALWAYS take off your makeup before working out and going to bed. Sleeping with makeup ages your skin drastically. Removing makeup helps prevent fine lines, acne, and wrinkles.
I hope you enjoy these easy tips and tricks!
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