By: Lauren Levy
You don’t have to be a professional to apply makeup. Heck, a full face isn’t even necessary most of the time. A little can go a long way with these swifty tips and tricks!
More Mascara, More Problems
With natural long luscious lashes, it isn’t necessary to apply multiple layers of mascara. However, some of us weren’t as blessed as others. You can make your lashes look longer and thicker with just a bit of mascara.
First, make sure your mascara is no more than a month old. Fresh mascara tends to glide on more smooth and is less likely to leave clumps. Be sure to only use two layers at most! To get those lashes looking thick, try applying back and forth horizontally instead of vertically.
Who needs to purchase false lashes when you can have your real ones looking gorgeous?
Prime, Prime, Prime!
In order to get that perfect flawless foundation, be sure to apply primer as a setting base. Primer will avoid blotchiness and help your makeup last longer. Not only does primer help foundation, but you can apply it to the brows! Eyebrow gel is a form of primer that will give them that bold look that will for sure give Megan Fox a run for her money!
There’s nothing more seductive than the pout. Lips can make or break your entire appearance. Want to achieve full lips naturally? Try using lip liner to define the edges. Do NOT fill the corners. Just the top and bottom lines will do the trick. Make sure to choose a lip liner that best fits your skin tone.
Afterwards, apply a lipstick that matches your liner so the lips look even. A dark red liner would not look pretty with a light blue lip color. Top them off with a light gloss and you’re done!
Highlighter is definitely the latest trend for the makeup world. Though you don’t want to put too much on. To avoid looking like a disco ball, apply highlighter with a small brush to certain sections of the face. You want to highlight areas that the sun hits. Focus on the cheekbones, browbones, the bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow. If you find yourself looking a little too lit, try blending the highlight in more with your fingers.
Just like highlight, contour should be applied to specific areas. Below the cheekbones, jawline, edge of the nose, and side of the forehead are recommended. Why contour? It gives definition to the face. We contour the jawline to make the face appear slimmer, and the cheekbones to have them look higher.
The most common mistake is not blending it in properly. To avoid tiger stripes, blend with a makeup sponge. Contour should be somewhat of a shadow to the face. In this case, pick a contour color that is two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Steer clear of this mistake and you will have that perfectly sculpted look.