We often ask ourselves how celebrities manage to always look good in front of the camera no matter where they go, often making us question if they really are that good looking, but truth be told, their looks are often carried by the makeup put on them by their makeup artists!
Regardless, looking at celebrities our age on social media isn’t just a guilty pleasure; it’s also empowering. The more we examine them, the more we see how much they resemble us, even down to the laugh lines, crinkles, and creases. Even their make-up has become more realistic recently (aside from the fake lashes). So here are some makeup tips
Pay More Attention To Prepping Your Skin
It’s the difference between looking good in makeup and wearing it. Tim Quinn, for example, suggests that we “spend the most time during your makeup routine on really moisturizing your skin well. If possible squeeze in a super-hydrating hyaluronic acid sheet mask especially when skin is dry or fatigued. Celebs know spending an extra 10 minutes upfront means a fresher face in the end.”
Gradually Layer Your Makeup
No one wants to appear “overdone” these days, thanks to high-definition television and the eye-opening disclosures of Photoshop and filters. Quinn says “a gradual layered approach builds color and coverage that looks authentic. Swap hybrids that combine skin care, color and blurring technology” for heavy total coverage. (FYI: Like the old Vaseline on the lens trick, blurring reflects and scatters light to soften and level out skin texture.) Starting with a tinted skin cream — a primer, balm, BB or CC cream — for sheer baseline coverage of redness and dark spots while also boosting moisture, correcting skin undertones, and brightening is a good idea. Then, to enhance color and give skin a creamy, sensual feel, use a light-reflecting foundation.
Use Powders Instead Of Creams
Powders are out, at least for us, and shine, sheen, and dewy skin are on the want list. That includes loose and compact eye shadows, blushers, bronzers, and face powder. “Powders settle in lines and creases, make dull dry skin look even drier and duller,” explains Cohen. “I use cream eye shadows, which double as eye primers and cream bronzing sticks to add warmth.”
Brush Your Brows
Brush them up with a clean mascara, then fill them in with a pencil or even eye shadow. The most significant element of the face is the brows and getting them just right requires a lot of work. If you’re not confident in your ability to draw flawless brows, consider hiring a professional. They might make a bigger difference in your makeup appearance than you believe.
Contouring Makes A Big Difference
Face forms vary, and each one necessitates distinct contouring techniques. It’s critical to figure out which contouring technique best matches your face shape. If you have a round face, you’ll naturally want to make it appear longer. Contouring is vital because it may highlight your cheekbones or mask imperfections while also concealing them. Keep in mind that going too far with it can make it appear phony.