No matter how good we try following different makeup tutorials our makeup would never look same as the one done by a makeup artist. There is no doubt about their knowledge and expertise in their respective field but there are little makeup-secrets which they usually do not like to share with others. Here are a few makeup hacks you should follow to achieve the best look you have ever craved for.
1. Wear it the right way!
There is always some confusion among the ladies while wearing the primers or foundations or moisturizers. If you want to achieve the perfect look you need to learn the right order of wearing them first. Always start with a good moisturizer and give it a few minutes to settle into your skin. The second step is wearing the primer using circular motions to cover the irregularities of the skin and do not forget to cover the neck as well. After blending the primer properly give it a few minutes and then wear the makeup foundation. The ideal way is to use the foundation brush to blend the foundation evenly on your skin so it can cover the blemishes and spots properly. In the end you can wear the concealer to cover the problematic areas on your skin and create a smooth and perfect look. Always remember these steps for the perfect look: Moisturizer > Primer > Foundation > Concealer
2. The Dewy Look Hack
To achieve the dewy look you do not need to put in a lot of efforts just wear a rich moisturizer. You can also use Vaseline to achieve a dewy look; just dab little amount of it onto your cheekbones. Be careful while using Vaseline use a very little amount of it or it can smear all your efforts. I personally prefer MUFE HD foundation combined with the Vaseline hack because Makeup forever HD foundation offers a semi-matte coverage that can be tweaked into more of a dewy look with this.
3. Long Lasting Makeup
You may have tried numerous foundations and found suspicions over their lasting capabilities but there is a way that can help your makeup last longer than usual. You can use the light weight powder after wearing the primer to settle it but do not over do it. After using the setting powder you can apply the foundation and it would help your makeup last longer than it usually does. The powder would help the primer and foundation to stay intact properly and resist the sweat and oil on the skin. If you are one of the Revlon Colorstay fan then this hack can definitely help you a great deal to improve its lasting power.
4. Flawless Look Secret
Achieving the flawless look that features an evenly contoured skin with no irregularities can be a big ask if you are not a makeup artist. In the end it comes to proper blending of the primer and foundation and for that you can use a damp sponge or BeautyBlender. The BeautyBlender comes in a variety of sizes and it can help you a great deal in blending and finishing makeup that never feels heavy on your skin.
5. Get rid of Pimples and Redness Instantly
The skin redness and pimples can really hurt your look but there is an instant solution to this problem. You can use the any OTC eye drops to get rid of it in a few minutes, just dab a little eye drop solution on the problematic areas with a cotton swab. These OTC eye drops contain Tetrahydrozoline which constricts the blood vessels that reduces the redness in eyes and the same can used for pimples and redness on skin.
6. Vanish the ‘Peach Fuzz’
The little facial hair can mess up your entire look; do not go from medium to full coverage just to cover them up. You can simply use the makeup brush to cover them up by running it in the downward motion after wearing the foundation. You may have seen makeup pros doing the same in the last few seconds of their tutorial videos and now you know the reason why they do it.
7. Try The Blush/Highlighter Before Doing the Foundation
Well you must be surprised by it and does not it beat the purpose of using them? Well if you want makeup that perfectly looks natural then you should give this hack a try. This hack usually works better with light foundation coverage.
8. Use Translucent Powder to Make Lipstick Last Longer
You can use the translucent powder to increase the lasting power of your lipstick, just wear the lipstick in usual fashion and hold the tissue on your lips for a little while. The tissue will absorb some lipstick creating a thinner layer, now apply a little translucent powder and create another layer of lipstick with the lip brush.
9. Grow Lashes and Eye Brows with Castor Oil
If you are struggling with thin eye brows and small lashes you can use the castor oil to help them grow. Apply some castor oil before going to bed at night and wash it off in the morning. Follow this routine for a few weeks to get longer lashes and brows.
10. Using the Right Shades
Your look heavily relies on the choice of shades and most of the times ladies make wrong choices while buying the foundations, concealers and eye shadows. A green toned concealer can greatly help if you have redness on your skin because the green color would cancel the effect of red color. Similarly a purple eye shadow can greatly enhance green eyes compared to blue color. Selecting the foundation shade matching perfectly to your skin color is not a wise choice either always go for the shade that is a little warmer than your actual skin tone.
Farheen Salman blogs at FS Fashionista, a beauty, health and makeup blog that publishes beauty hacks, cosmetics reviews and health tips for women.