“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
– Yves Saint Laurent
Makeup makes a world of difference in concealing imperfections and accentuating features, if applied correctly. But it doesn’t matter that you own a full box of expensive cosmetics if your techniques aren’t yielding the best results. Here are 5 makeup basics we think every girl could benefit from:
1. Goodbye Dark Circles!
Contrary to popular belief, the best way to cover up your dark circles is not by smearing concealer to the entire under eye area, but rather, in a downward V motion, also known as the inverted triangle. This method effectively conceals dark circles while giving your pretty eyes an instant lift.
2. Blush The Right Way
In case you didn’t know, your blush has the power to contour and define your cheek bones while highlighting your best features and softening the ones that aren’t. Pretty cool, right? Before you start the magic, study the picture above to determine the blush method that works best for your face shape. Then, smile into the mirror and start off by applying soft strokes to the apples of your cheeks. Adjust the colour pigmentation based on the amount of pressure you place on the brush.
3. Green Concealer… is Necessary
Got acne or red patches on your skin? Green concealers were invented for a reason, and don’t worry, it’s not going to transform you into the Wicked Witch from Wicked. Mask the redness on your face by dabbing on some green concealer and blending it seamlessly into your skin, and watch in awe as the redness disappears!
4. Save Your Mascara
If your favourite mascara has gone clumpy, you don’t have to throw it out just yet. Squeeze in one or two droplets of eye drops and stir the wand on the inside of the tube to soften the liquid. Now you’ve just added an extra month to your mascara’s shelf-life!
5. Match Your Foundation To Your Neck
You want to avoid that obvious colour contrast between your face and neck, which is often caused when you pick a foundation that is too light for your skin tone. In choosing the right shade, dab the foundation on your neck to see if it complements the skin, as your neck is the closest shade to your face.
Mastering these tips can come in handy, but if it’s flawless skill you’re looking for, then Kaodim might be able to help you hire a professional makeup artist. Just submit a request on our site and we’ll send you a variety of quotes from verified and skilled makeup artists for you to choose from.
written by Carissa Gan