Tricks of the Trade - Applying Make-up Like a Professional
There are a number of different tricks and techniques that we
have developed to make applying make-up easier, as well as more
appealing. Let's start with the basics.
Always start your make-up with your foundation. This will even
out your complexion and give you a good base to start with. Now
for the trick. Use a make-up sponge to apply your foundation.
This way your foundation will not change colors due to the oils
on your fingers, and you will not contaminate your foundation.
Another trick is to use a large Complexion Brush to smooth out
your foundation around the hairline and jaw line. This way you
will not have a line of demarcation around the edge of your
foundation. Next apply your brow color. Follow up with a Brow
Gel to keep your brows looking nice all day or night. Apply your
highlighter next. The trick here is to use a highlighter like
our Beige Eye-lite that is creamy instead of a waxy cover-up.
When you are trying to hide lines on the face, using a waxy
substance will not move with your face, thus causing creases and
other wrinkles to form in the product. Using a creamy
highlighter will get into the lines to lighten them and make
them less visible. Again use your Complexion Brush to blend your
highlighting after you have applied it.
Now it is time to concentrate on your eyes. Applying make-up is
like being an Illusionist or Magician. It is not like an artist
that paints, because we are working with three dimensions. This
is why it is important to use three different eye shadows.
Starting from the top eyelash choose a color of a medium tone.
Apply that from the lashes to the crease in the eye. The next
shadow should be two shades darker than the the first. Apply
this shadow from the top of the first to the brow bone. The next
shadow should be one shade lighter than the first to highlight
the eye brows, because the eye brows are what gives you your
expressions. Apply this shadow from the top of the second shadow
to the bottom of the eye brows. This is how you give your eyes
dimension, by going light, dark, lightest with your shadows. Now
apply your eye-liner. The trick here is to use a shadow and firm
bristle brush. This will give a more natural appearance. Always
start from the outside going toward the center on the top and
bottom. Another trick to this is to make sure you do not make
the top and bottom meet at the corners both inside and outside.
By doing this you will make you eyes appear larger. Something
else you can do to your eyes if you would like them to appear
whiter, is to use a white pencil on the inside of the lower lid.
This way light will reflect off of the white onto your eyes.
This is especially helpful for people that tend to have a lot of
redness in their eyes. Now it is time once again to blend with
your large complexion brush.
We are almost done. Your next step will be your blush. The blush
is applied to the cheek bone, and if you stare at yourself in
the mirror find the place where your cheek goes from flat and
starts to curve back. This is where you should start your blush,
then follow the cheek bone back. Now let's do your lips. Make
sure that your blush color and lipstick complement each other
when you hold them together. If they do not look good side by
side they will not look good on your face. This is also
important for the next trick. Use your blush as a base color for
your lipstick. This will help your lipstick last longer and
prevent it from bleeding. The next trick for your lips is to use
a soft bristle brush like our Gold Lip Brush to apply your
lipstick. You will have more control this way, and your lipstick
will stay on better. Like your eye-liner start from the outside
and work in towards the center on the top and bottom lip. If you
have small lips and you want to make them larger apply your
liner just outside your lips. Conversely if you have large lips
you can line just inside to make them appear smaller.
Now that you know some of the tricks of the trade you can apply
your make-up like a professional.
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