10 tricks that makeup artists use
Everyone wants to know the easiest way to apply makeup, cover flaws or enhance their features. Here’s a list of the latest trends and easy to do makeup tricks that many makeup artists use.
It’s okay to use more than one foundation. Many makeup artist use several different shades of foundation and blend them together. Try different shades and labels to find the one that suits you. Rule of thumb is to go one shade darker than your own, but be careful and don’ t go too dark. During the summer, most people are tanned so they will need a different shade for the summer.
2. Shiny vs Matte
When getting ready for a special event of some kind, it very important to know which parts of your face should be covered with shiny particles and which ones should remain matte. If you want your face to look fresh rather than greasy on photos, Makeup artists usually keep the shine low on the center of your face. Apply translucent powder on your nose, chin, and forehead and leave the sparkles for cheeks, eyes and lips. Also, under your eyes should glow so make sure that area is moist.
3. Make your lipstick last longer
The trick here is lipliner. Take the matching lipliner or color of your choice and apply it as you would a lipstick, then add some lip balm to moisten it. That’s it! Lip liners last longer than lipsticks. This trick is especially good with dark colors. If you want you can dab a little bit of lipstick on your lips afterwards.
4. Plump full lips
After applying your lipstick add lip gloss or frosted lip gloss to the center of your lips. This will make your lips look fuller and plump. Try not to use eyeliner and outline the outer line of your lips. This is often noticeable.
5.Accent your cleavage
Makeup artist use this trick all the time. Take your bronzer and brush and accent your cleavage. Brush the bronzer between your breast to make them appear larger.
6. Slim Nose
Another great trick. Before applying foundation, take a darker foundation or bronzer and apply to the sides of your nose with a small brush. Two lines from the top of your nose to the end of your nose, then take a concealer or light shadow that is lighter than the bronzer you used and apply one line down the center of your nose between the two darker lines. Then, apply your foundation, lightly blending over the nose. This will make your nose appear thinner, especially in photos. Many makeup artists use this especially on celebrities. You sometimes can notice it when you look carefully at them.
7. Make Your Eye Shadow Stay On Longer
Use a dab of chapstick and apply to your eyelid before you apply eye shadow. You can use your finger and just smear across your eyelid. This will help your eye shadow to stay on longer and help prevent that unsightly crease on your eyelid from the shadow.
8. A Smaller Forehead
Use a matte bronzer and a large powder brush and sweep the brush along your hairline from temple to temple several times then in circles to blend. The bronzer creates a shadow, and helps a large area appear smaller.
9. Fabulous Cheekbones
To make round cheeks look more chiseled, you will need a highlighting powder and a bronzer that's two shades darker than your skin tone. Make a fish face with your lips, dust the bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks. Then smile and brush the highlighter from the apples of your cheeks to your temples. The contrasting colors will define and shape the cheekbones. You can also buy multi-color brush palettes.
10. Perfect-Looking Skin
Use a concealer brush to apply cover-up or concealor to any pimples or bumps. The tapered bristles on the brush can get into the crevices of a blemish better than your fingers can and hide the pimple better.