Like anything else in life, makeup is a practice. However, it’s so easy to get stuck in the same old beauty routine doing the same looks over and over again. For me, my default go-to look is simple glam. In fact, I barely wear eye shadow and I have started to get a little bored with my makeup routine which shouldn’t be the case. Makeup application is supposed to be a fun and creative process. So, if you are stuck in a rut doing the same makeup looks, or you vowed to take your makeup game seriously in 2018, here are a few tricks I have picked up that will easily step up your makeup game.
If you don’t have a lot of lashes or they lack volume, tightlining can easily take your makeup game from 0-100 real quick. Also known as invisible eyeliner, tightlining is applying eyeliner on the underside of your top lash line.
This creates the illusion of fuller, darker lashes while defining your eyes.
Ditch your regular lip gloss for a metallic/shimmer one
Matte lips have been all the rage for quite some time now but I am glad the lip gloss trend has finally resurfaced. Let’s not forget how plump and hydrated your lips look when you wear lip-gloss. If you are the type that always reaches out for sheer, plain glosses, how about trying out a metallic lip gloss or one with a shimmer finish?
Metallic/shimmer glosses are bold and vibrant and give off a sophisticated look.
Exfoliate your lips
Applying lipstick may seem like a no-brainer but there is actually some thought that goes into achieving the perfect lipstick application. This usually starts with exfoliating. Lipstick (regardless of the formula) will not apply as smoothly and evenly nor will it last as long on dry/chapped lips. To get rid of dead skin on your lips, use a lip scrub or toothbrush to exfoliate and make your pout super smooth.
Your lipstick will last longer and look much better.
Powder in-between primer and foundation
This is a little trick I recently discovered and it works wonders especially if you have oily skin. It sounds odd considering one of the major makeup rules is never to apply liquids on top of powders. However, one way to ensure your makeup lasts all day is by setting your primer with a powder before applying foundation. Simply apply your primer, then go over that with a regular face powder before applying the foundation and lastly powdering the face one more time to set the foundation. This trick locks the primer in place ensuring that it doesn’t move around affecting the overall appearance of your foundation. If you have blemishes, this is also an easy way of ensuring a flawless foundation application without any blemishes peeking through.
Ps: Too much powder will make the foundation application cakey so don’t pack on too much product. A little powdering will go a long way.