Look Well: Makeup Tips for a Flawless Face
As women, we have all seen another woman at least once in our lives who seemed to have the most perfect face, whether or not it looked as though she had makeup on. Maybe some of us have gotten jealous or envious. No need – today, Resveralife would like to teach you a few makeup tips of your own so that you too can have a flawless face every day.
Step 1: Proper Cleansing and Moisturizing
Before you ever touch a sponge or brush to your face, proper cleansing and moisturizing techniques, done at least twice per day, will keep your skin fresh and clean with a youthful appearance. You always want to ensure you are painting on a fresh canvas, so to speak, and not painting over an already established painting. Always wash your makeup off at the end of the day before bed, and always moisturize with a moisturizing cream intended for the nighttime hours.
Step 2: Primer
Facial primer is the same kind of thing as primer in which you would use on your walls in your home before painting. It covers blemishes, freckles, and spots, while giving you a smooth application when it comes time to use foundation. It also helps your cosmetic products to ‘stick’ throughout the day, and also it helps them to stay in place and not crease in areas where they normally would, such as the eyes.
Step 3: Foundation
Foundation is really the item that will tie your face together and make or break your entire look. You don’t want to underdo it, otherwise you are using it for virtually no reason, however; you don’t want to overdo it, either. Nobody looks good with too much foundation caked on their face. Using a foundation color that matches your skin tone is essential. Another essential is to make sure you are using quality products from reputable companies. Foundation, depending on the type, is to be applied with fingertips, a makeup wedge or sponge, and/or a brush. It should evenly and smoothly cover the face and blend into the neck naturally.
Step 4: Blush
When applying blush and trying to attain a natural flawless look, the blush shouldn’t be too vibrant in color, and should only be applied to the apples of the cheeks. Also, don’t overdo the color. Use minimal amounts simply to give you the appearance of a naturally colored facial tone. Less is better, here. There are many different types of blush for your particular skin tone so be sure to consult with your favorite beauty store for some ideas on what colors work for you.
Step 5: Eyeliner
There’s just something about eyeliner that can make a face look absolutely fantastic – or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, terrible. Proper eyeliner application should be done by applying close to the lash line, and never going heavy on the bottom lash line. Blending the liner on the bottom lash line is also a good idea, whether using a smudge brush or your fingertip. For those who like the look of liquid eyeliner, practice really does make perfect. There are many ways to apply eyeliner for a flawless, gorgeous look. Experimenting with different styles is the best way to know what works best for you.
Step 6: Eye Shadow
Eye Shadow is one of the best components of the cosmetic world. It can do so much for your eye shape and color. You can make your entire appearance change to match whatever your mood through the use of eye shadow. The smoky eye look is a classic which looks great no matter the occasion or outfit. You can go subtle or dramatic – it’s up to you. With a multitude of colors and styles, eye shadow is just one of those things you can learn to do and rock it fantastically.
Step 7: Lipstick
Lipstick is fun to use and can give your face that extra pop of color you’re missing. You can mix and match your lipstick to co-ordinate with your outfit, shoes, or handbag, and whether you have dramatic makeup on your face or are going for a subtle look, lipstick can set the whole look off on the right foot. Using a lipstick brush is the best way to get smooth, even coverage and ensure the product is properly applied where it should be.
Practice Makes Perfect
Cosmetic products are a lot of fun to play with and sometimes, it can take practice to get the look you really want. Practice does make perfect. So, try some of the above cosmetic products out for yourself and soon you will find yourself becoming your very own makeup professional in no time.