Makeup Dos and Don’ts
Makeup Dos and Don’ts
When it comes to applying makeup, there’s a way that it should be applied and a way that it shouldn’t. When applied correctly, makeup enhances your features and hides any imperfections that you may want to cover. Finding the right makeup products and tools is only half the step, learning the proper application can make the look. Even if you’re not an expert at applying makeup or are just starting out and learning the basics, knowing what to do (and what not to do) can keep you from wasting money and time.
When it comes to foundation, the chosen shade should match your skin tone exactly. Using the wrong color could make you appear lighter or darker than your neck and leave you looking unnatural. When you blend out your foundation, it should extend past your jaw so that it looks natural. You’ll also want to apply foundation to your eyelids and brow area as doing so will allow for a smoother application of eye makeup and conceal any redness you may have. To apply foundation, you should use professional makeup brushes; Investing in a good makeup brush set can make all the difference in the application and overall look of how your foundation appears on your skin.
When it comes to concealer, you can use one that’s one or two shades lighter than your foundation so that you can adequately cover any blemishes that you may have. Using a concealer that’s darker can leave you with spots all over your face, which isn’t the desired look you’re going over. You should also stay clear of emollient and greasy concealers as these can clog pores and make fine lines more visible, especially around the under eye area. You’ll want to use a flesh-tone concealer that’s free of lavender, yellow, and orange tones.
Your blush and lipstick shade should complement each other as well as your skin tone. If you’re fair-skinned, you should stick to softer shades of blush while plum and darker shades will look better on darker-skinned tones. You shouldn’t be applying blush in a way that makes you appear bruised. However, you shouldn’t be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone when it comes to trying new shades of blush or lipstick that you’ve never tried before; You won’t know what flatters you best if you don’t try new things.
The important thing about makeup is not to overdue it. Overdoing mascara can make lashes look clumpy and messy looking. Overdrawn eyebrows can make you appear older than you are, giving you a harsh and dated appearance. Adding too much lip gloss to your lips can make you look like you’re drooling; If you have lines around your mouth, you may want to skip applying lip gloss (as well as creamy lipsticks) altogether because these products can blend into fine lines and will fade quickly. However, you shouldn’t skip lip color as doing so can make you look washed out with an otherwise full face of makeup.