Professional Makeup Tips

Every woman wants their makeup to look flawless and fresh every day. There are so many tricks and tips that professional makeup artists do to create those gorgeous looks on celebrities that get them looking their best. Here are some of those secret professional tips to help you get that look you want right the first time and keep that look lasting for hours no matter what the day may bring.

Adding color to your face

Starting with your face, you will want to choose a foundation that matches your skin at its palest. Then you will add just a few drops of gel bronzer to give you some color. This will save you from buying multiple bottles of foundation to get you that perfect shade. If you need a refresh throughout your day, just mist your face with a toner and pat it dry with a soft facial tissue. Then simply dust some powder over the existing makeup for a smooth finish that feels fresh and clean.

Making lip color last all day

If you have found your perfect lip shade, you definitely want it to last all day. The best way to do this is to use a gentle lip exfoliator. You can actually make a great one at home. All you will need to do is combine equal parts of olive oil, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Dab a small amount onto the tips of your fingers and massage gently into your lips in a circular motion. Now you are ready to show off that perfect lip shade without worrying the color won’t last. You can also try dusting a tissue with powder and using it to blot your lipstick. This will keep the color in place much longer. Another simple tip and easy way to exfoliate your lips is by using a soft toothbrush. A baby toothbrush is better but any soft toothbrush will do the trick. Gently brush your lips back and forth using the toothbrush to remove any flakes or dry skin. Adding the toothbrush in combination with your homemade exfoliant is a great way to exfoliate your lips and give you soft lips that will hold lipstick shades longer.

Creating fuller looking lips

A great tip for those that wish they had fuller looking lips is to always remember to use that lip gloss. No matter what lip shade you chose to wear, add a touch of gloss on top, focusing on the center of the lips will help create the illusion of fuller looking lips.

Clump-free mascara

If you have been tempted to treat yourself to clump-free tinted eyelashes, you can achieve the same beautiful look at home. Just dip your mascara wand into the tube, then wipe the excess mascara off with a tissue, making sure to remove any clumps, then swipe the wand over your lashes. You will get that beautiful, long lash, no clump look without the salon cost. Another way to avoid clumpy mascara and help it last longer is to add a few drops of visine to your tube of mascara. The visine will soften up the mascara liquid and thin it a bit making it an easier, clump-free application. You will also want to try and avoid pumping the wand in and out of the mascara tube. By pumping the wand, you are actually drying out the mascara by pumping air into the tube which will only cause more clumps.

Bigger and brighter eyes

Another great tip for having beautiful looking eyes and making them appear bigger and brighter is a simple trick using a white eye pencil. Line your water line with a white pencil which helps create the illusion of a bigger and brighter eye. This simple small trick will surprise you with its dramatic results!

Longer lasting eyeshadow

For eyeshadows that last all day long without spending a ton of money on shadow primers, a great tip is by using some foundation or a concealer stick on your lids before applying any shadows. You should already have some sort of concealer or foundation stick in your bag which helps you save money in the long run. Just apply a small amount on your lids before adding your favorite eye shades and this will help your eyeshadow colors stay looking richer and lasting longer.

Removing makeup

At the end of your day when you are ready to remove your makeup, there is no need to invest in an expensive makeup remover. Using some petroleum jelly to simply wipe away eye makeup with a tissue works great. It is an inexpensive way to clean your eyelids plus while adding some moisture to skin.