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What lady doesn’t want in on top secret makeup tricks? Whether it is to enhance your regular makeup or to improve on your makeup look for special occasions, today’s makeup tricks can be helpful in improving product application, and more importantly, cutting down on the time it takes to get your full look on.
Here are 7 easy makeup tricks for people who want to get great makeup everyday:
1. Commit to using less
When once layering was the norm, these days all the beautiful people are cutting down on cosmetics and cashing in more on skincare. The mantra of ‘using less products means more for your skin’ has found a new mass following.
Don’t get converted to ride on the new bandwagon but, know that there is wisdom in this rule of thumb. Less products means less caking and more steady makeup, but also lowers the likelihood of developing inflammation, irritation, swelling and redness that can easily lead to damage and aging.
2. Nourish and moisturize your skin first
Put more effort into treating your skin rather than covering it up. In fact, if you only have a few minutes to spare, you can drop the colorant part completely. You will get by with just naturally healthy skin and a sheer cover up — really! Products like Neocutis can help you to repair your skin and maintain the moisture level that is needed.
If you’re tired of preservatives and synthetics, get full nourishment without these damaging ingredients using only homemade skincare ingredients that you can enjoy fresh and unadulterated anytime. For a moisture boost, the best ingredients to have are honey, avocados, aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil and essential oils. For a brightening boost, the best ingredients are the juices of lemon, berries, papaya and lime. For light exfoliation and oil control, use milk or yogurt. Combine these and make them into face cleansers, toners, moisturizers and masks.
3. Prep your lips and eyelids
The trick to keep your colors in place is to line your eyelids and lips with concealer first. For plumper lips, put a highlighter on the outer line of your lips to keep your lipstick from smudging. This trick will keep the oil from your eyelids from letting your eye makeup slip too.
4. Stop relying on your fingers
There is no better applicator for your skincare ingredients and creams than your fingers. The heat that skin-to-skin contact produces helps easily incorporate products into your skin. However, your cover ups and colorants are much better applied with brushes. The right brushes will help keep your makeup in place too. This is another one of those easy make up tricks which even the most sensible ladies choose to unlearn.
5. Save your long-wear make up for special occasions only
Don’t put the wonderfully glowing skin result of your homemade concoctions to waste. A thick, long-wear, waterproof formulation is harsher to your skin and is likely to leave residues that can cause your pores to become clogged and infected.
6. Never volumize your eyelashes with mascara
The right way to thicken and lengthen those eyelashes is either by gluing on your falsies or getting an eyelash extension. An eyelash enhancer might also work out naturally thick and long eyelashes for you, but the results may take some time to show.
7. Set your makeup
Make your makeup last all day by properly setting it. Use a setting spray to keep all your cover ups and colorants in place, especially if you have oily skin or if you are expecting damp or humid weather conditions. If you have normal or dry skin, a loose, translucent powder should be enough to set your makeup right. Don’t forget to tuck this and a broad makeup brush in your purse for quick, on-the-go touch ups.
Keep enjoying putting on your makeup over and over again without having to feel that you’re putting in too much effort or less than confident about the final look you get. All it takes are these 7 tricks to get your makeup right every time.
Vaileria Dennis is a beauty and skin care expert, having 10 years of experience in the beauty industry and providing healthy living tips. She is also passionate about fashion, makeup, women’s issues and more. In recent years, she has had an opportunity to learn about style and skincare. She is always excited to share her ideas related to beauty tips, skincare and fashion trends. Join her on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Vaileria also writes for thebeautyinsiders.com.