This is good to know: You don’t have to be an expert to properly use cosmetics, beauty devices, or advanced techniques to create a beautiful face. Anyone can do this at any age. All it takes is a little practice, makeup you prefer, and knowing your skin type to produce a radiant complexion with cosmetics that allow you to look like yourself only better.
Think of your skin as a painting canvas because it is truly the foundation of where your makeup begins and how you will build upon it to create a visual facial masterpiece.
Is your skin dry, oily, sensitive, combination or acne-prone?
It doesn’t matter what complexion type you have as long as you use products that have been developed especially for your skin type. There are makeup formulas for every complexion in the universe.
Foundation is key for making up the face. It smooths out any imperfections and adds an even skin tone. Don’t skip the foundation as it sets the base.
Many of us seem to get into a rut when it comes to applying our makeup. For some, we wear the same shade of lipstick, blush, eyeshadow, etc. for years like a uniform. It’s easier to do it that way, and it’s safe.
However, you should play around with cosmetics and experiment. Collect lipsticks in different colors and try each one on, for example.
Change is good, especially regarding cosmetics. There are new products available every season, and many of them complement the latest fashion runway trends.
Another way to get better at doing your makeup is by checking in on some popular makeup gurus across social media. There are tons of pros, non-pros, and people who adore applying cosmetics who enjoy giving amazing demonstrations that you can watch on YouTube, for example, to perfect your skills.
You can learn about wearing the ultimate mascara, lipstick that doesn’t feather, or where to find the best permanent makeup machine for those gorgeous brows.
YouTube’s free to watch and offers some impressive, step-by-step demos to inspire you to create your own canvas of beauty. There are makeup gurus who feature minimal cosmetics applications to those who create high-glamour presentations. Don’t worry; there is a makeup video for every individual found on social media.
Another method for improving your cosmetics game is with a set of makeup brushes. This can deliver immaculate makeup results and look as though a pro put your makeup on.
Our experts recommend collecting up to eight makeup brushes, and you don’t have to do this all at once.
- Foundation brush
- Face powder brush
- Concealer brush
- Flat eyeshadow brush
- Precision angle brush (eyeliner)
- Small blending brush
- Blush brush
- Lip brush
Makeup brushes can help you avoid a bunch of smudges and create a professional appearance more quickly than just using the fingertips, makeup sponges, and/or cotton swabs.
Many pro makeup artists have revealed that the most common beauty faux pas they see has to do with improper lip liner application. Yes, and even gorgeous celebrities can often make this error by using a heavy hand or a pencil shade too dark.
To create a flawless makeup look and achieve an enviable pair of sensuous lips, a lip liner pencil is key, but it’s all in the application that matters.
First, our pros advise choosing your lip liner shade based on your chosen lipstick.
Begin at the top corner of your lip with short, natural strokes, and follow just outside your natural lip line. This simple step will help create the illusion of fuller, wider-looking lips. This will also help to define your lip shape.
Then, continue lining along the bottom of your lips, matching up with the upper lip line to finish your liner look. That’s it. Fill in with your favorite lip shade.
Makeup is fun to wear so don’t let it intimidate you. Follow our suggestions here, and put your best face forward! Hello, Pretty!