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Can you impart any make-up tips that you know by heart?

  1. thesingernurse profile image81
    thesingernurseposted 5 years ago

    Do you know of any techniques that do wonders?

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. thesingernurse profile image81
      thesingernurseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much girls! I learned a lot. smile

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I've written a hub titled Professional Makeup Application Tecniques for the Non Professional.

    3. MakeUpByObie profile image61
      MakeUpByObieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. MakeUpByObie profile image61
      MakeUpByObieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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:)

  2. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Sure... Why Not?  yikes

    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! sad

    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! smile

    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! sad  (at any speed!)

  3. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    Less is more.

  4. rbe0 profile image60
    rbe0posted 5 years ago

    Wearing none at all is the best imo.

  5. AshtonFirefly profile image80
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    What kind of look are you aiming for?

    1. thesingernurse profile image81
      thesingernurseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Something you can wear almost eveyday - at work, parties, or formal functions... Is there such thing as an all-occasion make-up style?

  6. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    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).

  7. vespawoolf profile image99
    vespawoolfposted 5 years ago

    Never forget to fill in/groom your eyebrows. They frame your face and make you look "finished".

  8. Diana Grant profile image91
    Diana Grantposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Diana Grant profile image91
        Diana Grantposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
          mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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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