Secrets for Flawless Makeup

May 31, 2005

Secrets for Flawless Makeup

Applying makeup seems to mystify many people, which is why we?ve decided to share our insider makeup tips and secrets with you. You will be amazed at how easy it is to get picture perfect, flawless makeup every time.

Prepare, prepare, prepare
Want your makeup to go on flawless? Preparing the blank canvas is a crucial step in preparing your face for makeup. This means moisturising or using an under base. You will find your foundation glides on more easily and especially important for those with dry skin.

Buy the proper foundation
An off-color base will make every other cosmetic you apply look not quite right. Splurge on foundation and when trying to find the right shade, blend a little from your jaw line and down to the neck to make sure the colour blends with your neck. Don?t listen to those who try to tell you that you need apply a test patch to your inside of wrists. Your skin colour here is totally different to your face.

Let’s Cover Up
Want perfect coverage? Apply foundation first and then your concealer. Foundation will hide about 75% of all the discolorations you see on a bare face. Then just go in with concealers on the most obvious. You save time and product this way.

The eyes have it
Want eye shadow to be picture perfect all day? Before you apply shadow or liner, prime lids with a concealer on the lids and a little underneath the eye, blending with a sponge of foundation followed by powder. Not only will this even the tone of your eyelids, it will also make your shadows go on more smoothly and last longer.

Set makeup with loose powder
Loose powder is easier to control and more versatile than its pressed cousin. What’s more, it sets every type of cosmetic, from foundation to eye shadow to even lipstick and helps to reduce shine. Choose a loose powder with a yellow undertone to ensure it works with your skin tone, and apply with a fluffy powder brush.

Use great brushes
Your makeup application is only as good as the brushes you use, because high-quality brushes allow you to apply and blend better than anything else. At a minimum, you need a fluffy powder brush, a flat eye shadow brush, a tapered blush brush, and a lip brush.

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