Steps to Picture Perfect Makeup!

I’m a product junkie but seriously did not know there was a specific order when applying makeup!  I came across a helpful read on realsimple.com that will help minimize mistakes and maximize the effect of your makeup application.  Super helpful!  Give it a try!

EYES: Applying shadow, liner then mascara first before anything else will make it easier to clean up any specks of color or mascara that falls onto the face.  You can wipe it off your face cleanly without smudging your foundation!


FACE: Start with CONCEALER that’s creamy and a shade lighter than your skin.  Use your fingers to dab onto dark circles and spots.  If there are blemishes, dab an oil-free moisturizer over the spots so that it prevents the concealer from looking cakey and dry.  Try a moisturizer with salicylic acid.

If you must use FOUNDATION, we recommend a lightweight foundation (try blending it with an oil-free moisturizer).  Use a sponge to blend onto face to minimize redness and discoloration.  Using POWDER will set the foundation and concealer.  Choose one with staying power or for that sunkissed glow, use a BRONZER on your cheekbones, T-zone and chin.  Dust lightly!  If you have shiny skin, try a transluscent, sheer powder.


BLUSH will liven up any blah complexion.  Try one shade brighter than your complexion, after all, you don’t want to look like a clown!  Use a fluffy, brush blush, making sure to blow off excess blush so no streaking shows up on your face.  Smile, locate the apple of your cheeks and lightly apply towards your temple in an upward motion.


LIPS: This goes on last so it doesn’t smudge when you’re working on the rest of your face.  Use a lip brush for precision.  If you’re like me and don’t like lipstick, go with gloss.  I love sheer formulas with just a hint of color.  Avoid the frosted gloss, which can look too 80s.


BROWS:  Keep the hairs in place by brushing it with a brow/lash comb then apply a clear brow gel.  If some areas look sparse, fill them in with a brow pencil or powder, but avoid shades that are too dark, as it will look unnatural.

Keep in mind that makeup is only there to enhance your natural beauty! 🙂

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