I like to apply foundation with an artists brush (1" oval wash brush). It's the brush that is flat but has a rounded cut top. Apply your moisturizer and eye cream with the brush. The residue left on the brush will mix with your foundation and concealer and will go on very smoothly. It keeps your hands from absorbing all the product. You end up using less. Don't swipe it on, just sort of dab it until you get the coverage you need.
Another trick is in the way you can apply undereye concealer. For us older gals, if you want your eyes to appear more uplifted and youthful, apply concealer at the outer corner of the eye and sheer it out to open them up.
A white pencil, the kind they make for the inside of your lower lid, I use as a lip liner before I put my lipstick on. It lightens the line between lips and skin and makes the lips look fuller.
For a healthy daytime look, apply light blush to the cheeks and stroke down and out toward the jaw instead of up along the cheekbone. You probably know the evening look, shader sculpted into the hollow of the cheek for drama and a tiny dab of brightener at the top of the cheeks for a Really dressy look.
Another good one is something bright like an iridescent cream highlighter right in the center of your upper eyelid. People will unconsciously be drawn to your eyes.
Thank you very much girls! I learned a lot.
Use a stippling brush to apply liquid foundation, an angled face brush, or your fingers (just wash them before applying foundation). All makeup application on the eyes is all about using the appropriate brush. MAC makes great brushes but a cheaper alternative would be Sigma brushes or EcoTools. Sigma brushes can be found on their website and EcoTools can be found at Ulta or even a Claire's or Icing.
I forgot to add another thing I like telling people. If your using a cream eye shadow, always apply a primer, apply the cream shadow, and then apply a similar powder shadow on top to prevent creasing. Hope this helps! Message me if you want anymore tips:)
Sure... Why Not?
I've found at this time of year:
If Santa doesn't space us properly in the Reindeer harnesses, I end up with my nose in Prancer's business and it doesn't matter what foundation I use.. that stuff just doesn't stick at speed!
So quite by chance (well actually during deliveries and while my nose was in Prancer's business) after a collision with a chimney.. I found that soot really does bring out the natural color of my eyes!
Glad I could help and I hope that my experience can show people that it doesn't matter how crappy you think your day is - Nothing compares to having your nose up a Reindeer's butt! (at any speed!)
Use lip liner a shade darker than your lipstick.
Use a lighter shade of lipstick on your lower lip than your upper lip and apply a small amount of gloss only in the centre of your lower lip (as opposed to all over both lips).
Never forget to fill in/groom your eyebrows. They frame your face and make you look "finished".
You don't need a mirror to put on lipstick - my mother taught me that and she is right - you KNOW where your mouth is so just do it gently and sparingly, and smack your lips together.
My Mother taught me that too, but then in recent years they started saying that this is the wrong way to do it for several reasons, firstly because your bottom and top lips are different shapes, so doing this is not going to produce a good end result, secondly because, what happens to the lip liner if you do this?, and thirdly because the best way to apply lipstick is to use a darker tone on the top lip and a lighter tone on the bottom lip, therefore you don't want to mix these two shades. Having tried both ways over at least 22 years I would say the latter method does produce the better result, especially if you use a lip brush as opposed to using the lipstick itself to apply it. Again, a lip brush is more accurate, but a lipstick is far from precise when used as an applicator, plus any bacteria you leave on it from your lips are able to breed on the lipsitck, and then the decomposition of the fats within it sets in.
I never knew it was so technical and complicated - I thought it was just "chuck a bit of slap on - do I look half-way decent? Fine, that's good enough!"
I must try out darker lipstick on top.
I hate using lipliner (although I have several), because my hand is not steady enough.
LOL, I know it does sound really technical, but it is amazing what a difference it makes. Lip liner is good because it not only defines your lips, but it stops the lipstick 'bleeding' into the tiny vertical lines we all have surrounding our lips. As for the darker shade of lipstick on top, I should add the difference should not be major, maybe just a few shades darker of a similar colour, e.g. use a darker pink on the top, and a lighter pink on the bottom, don't use red on top and pink on the bottom or it will look awful. A tiny blob of lip gloss in the middle of your bottom lip will add to the polished look and finish of the effect nicely.
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