Great Makeup Tips You Can't Live Without

Great Makeup Tips You Can't Live Without

Makeup can make you feel confident, beautiful and powerful. But there are some things that many women don't know about makeup so we have put together this list of fun makeup tips for you to try out!

Makeup is a subjective thing. There are so many different types of makeup out there and it is hard to know what works best for your face shape, skin tone and personality type.

Some people prefer natural makeup, while others prefer heavy and dark makeup. The first step to finding the right makeup is determining what kind of look you want to go with. What works for one person may not work for the other. There are some tips that you can follow to find out what type of makeup would work best for you.

 

Eyes

The best makeup tips for eyes are about making the most of your natural features. You can use makeup to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

The first step is to find a good base for your eyes. This will help you conceal any dark circles or marks on the skin around your eyes and make them appear whiter. There are many different types of eye makeup bases, but most people prefer cream based ones because they blend well with the skin and stay put for longer periods of time.

The second step is to apply a light shade of eye shadow all over the lid, this will help bring out the color in your eyes, making them appear more alive and bright. You can also try applying a darker shade on the outer corner of your eyelid if you want more definition.

Eyeshadow is one of the most versatile and popular types of makeup. It can be used as a base for a full eye look or just as an accent to create a subtle touch.

The most important thing to remember when using eyeshadow is that less is more. Too much eyeshadow can make the eye area appear too heavy and overdone, so it's always better to start with less product on your brush and add more if needed. The key to applying eyeshadow well is blending it properly with other colours in order to create a natural look.

Tips for eye makeup:

  • Prime your eyelids - Much like your foundation, you don’t want your eyeshadow moving around or creasing. Priming your eyelids is a good way to help products stay in place and also to colour correct any dark circles or veins that may be visible.

  • Blend your eyeshadows - Blending is the key to making your eyeshadow look natural. To blend, use a brush with a light hand and sweep it across your eyelid from the outer corner inward towards the lash line. This will help blend out any harsh lines and make the color appear more blended together.

  • Contouring is not just for cheeks - Contouring can help define your eyes and make them appear more pronounced by adding depth and dimension to them. To do this, use an eyeshadow color that is deeper than your skin tone. Darker colours will create a receding affect on any areas you apply them.

  • Soften your pencil liners - Pencil liners apply better when the glide easily across the skin. You can help soften the tip of your liner by rubbing the tip on the back of your hand before you apply it to your eyelids. An extra tip that helps is if you wash your hands with warm water before you do this.

  • Add volume to your lashes - To get the most out of your mascara without smudging it all over your eyes, place something behind your lashes to shield your eyelid from any unwanted mascara marks and really work your mascara from the lash base to tip ..try a teaspoon.

  • Warm your eyelash curler with a hairdryer - If you have a heated eyelash curler, you may already know that its effects last longer and it curls your lashes more easily. For regular eyelash curlers, all you need to do is heat them for a few seconds with a hairdryer. Make sure not to overheat your lash curler, check the temperature on your inner wrist before apply it to your lashes.

 

Brows

Brows are key when it comes to makeup. They frame your face, and are a major part of defining your look.

The best makeup tips for brows are about making your eyebrows look more defined. This is because the shape of your brows can make or break the overall look of your face. Eyebrows can be a good way to add definition to any face that has a rounder shape, but it's also possible to use them to create balance in all other face types as well.

Eyebrows have been getting a lot of attention for awhile now, and they're not just important when it comes to defining our faces, they play an important role in how we feel about ourselves too.

Eyebrow powder is a must-have for every girl who wants to have perfect eyebrows. It is also very easy to use and it can be used on both eyebrows and eyelids if you want to add some color to your face.

These days you can find fine tipped brow liners that fill gaps in brows and mimic the look of natural hairs - try Christian Faye Quattro Tip Liner in taupe or dark brown.

Great tips for brow makeup:

  • Make friends with a brow brush / spoolie - These are great for tidying your brows and helping provide a more defined and polished look.

  • Most brow powder shades can be used not just for brows but also for contour and eyeshadow.

  • If your hair is thin, you can use eyebrow powder to fill gaps in your hair; this way you won't be able to see scalp skin through it.

  • Use brow powders to touch up grey hair regrowth - You can camouflage greying hair by using brow powders. Christian Faye has a variety of colours in this category to suit a multitude of hair colours.

  • Use brow gels to tame beard hair or fly-away hairs from upstyles - If you find yourself struggling to manage your beard or fly-away hairs, try eyebrow gel. Its basically a more gentle hair gel, plus the applicator will help tame down those fly-away hairs and keep your beard in place.

  • If your brow liner is ophthalmologically tested use it as a softer looking eyeliner.

  • Some brands of brow pomade can be used as gel eyeliner…these are great!

  • Freckles and beauty spots have been considered a desirable look for quite some time now. Get these looks with either a slim tip long lasting brow liner to draw beauty spots, or, mix some eyebrow powder with a little bit of water and use a spoolie brush to flick product over any areas of the face you want to have a freckled appearance.

  • Use a lip liner or eyeliner as a brow liner if your hair colour ventures into brighter colourful shades.

 

Base / Skin

Healthy, bright, and hydrated skin is the key to a beautiful makeup application. You don't have to purchase expensive beauty products, its about finding what works best for you.

These are some great basic makeup tips that will help you look your best.

  • Cleanse your skin before applying makeup - It is important to cleanse your skin, as it removes all the dirt and oil that can clog pores and lead to breakouts.

  • Exfoliate - Exfoliating skin is important for creating a smooth skin surface and removing any rough dry skin patches that might make your makeup appear uneven.

  • Moisturise - Moisturise before and after using foundation to prevent it from cracking, flaking, or wearing off prematurely.

  • Use a primer - Primer is an essential part of any makeup routine. It will make your makeup stay on longer, which is great for those who want their makeup to last all day.

  • Apply concealer - Concealer is another essential part of any good beauty routine. It helps cover up redness, discolouration, blemishes or dark circles under the eyes, making you feel more confident in yourself!

  • Apply foundation properly - When applying foundation, make sure that you blend well so that there are no lines or streaks on your face from where the product was applied. Applying foundation before concealer can also significantly decrease the amount of product you use in the long run.

  • Use a setting powder - Setting powder helps seal everything in place and prevent any creasing or smudging.

     

 

Our top 5 all-time favourite makeup tips include:

 

  • Using concealer as a highlighter on cheekbones and nose bridge

    Make sure to choose a shade that is at least 2 shades lighter than your skin ton . It's an affordable alternative to contouring and it can be applied with your fingers or with a brush but blend it well ..also it probably doesn’t need to be said but just in case, don’t apply a cream concealer over a powder foundation. It won’t go well.

     

  • Using lip balm or lipstick as a blush

    This is a quick and easy way to freshen up your look without spending too much time on makeup. Just choose a lipstick or lip balm in a colour that you would like to have as your blush, dab it on your cheeks, then blend out the edges with your fingers.

 

  • Using brow gels to tame flyaway hairs when your hair is up

    When you style your hair up, it's inevitable that some of your flyaways will escape. To tame these pesky hairs and maintain a polished look, use a gel to keep them in place. A good trick is to start from the root of the hair and work your way down.

 

  • Use a lip liner or eyeliner as a brow liner if your hair colour ventures into brighter colourful shades

    A lot of people dye their hair blonde or a light shade of red and want to experiment with some bolder colours. This can be a great way to express your individuality, but it can also lead to a problem that is dubbed the "highlighter effect". The highlighter effect is when your brows are too light in contrast with the rest of your hair and makeup. The opposite can also be true where the brows remain very dark in contrast to the chosen hair colour. If you love this look that’s great, but for those looking for help with better matching their brows to their hair, this tip will do the trick.

 

  • Exfoliate your lips before applying lipstick

    To help prolong your lipstick, exfoliate your lips before applying. This will remove dry skin and make it easier for the color to adhere to your lips.