There’s nothing more frustrating than finishing your makeup and it just not looking…right. Sometimes your foundation is clinging to the dry parts of your face, your blending is way off and something it just doesn’t look completely finished and you can’t figure out why. There are 4 main areas that are essential to a good makeup look. Whether you’re aiming for a full glam and bold lip or your everyday glow– these 3 tips will have you looking #flawless.
Your skincare routine
Before you nail the base, you need to make sure your skin is prepped. Find a skincare regime that works for you and stick to it. After you cleanse and wash your face, add your products (I pat rosehip into my face and décolletage and then add a light moisturiser on top). Ideally, you should give your skin 5 minutes after moisturising to melt in and create a flawless base for your makeup. Using a primer is also a great way to ensure your makeup glides on without clinging to dryness (plus they keep your makeup on evenly and for longer!)
Your makeup tools
It doesn’t matter if you spend $100 on your foundation, if you don’t have the right tools your makeup will never look as good as it should. You don’t have to fork out a lot of money for good brushes, but it is totally worth trying to build a collection of brushes that work well with the type of makeup you use. Brands like Real Techniques and Eco Tools can be found in Priceline for a totally affordable price and the quality is second to none.
Don’t know where to begin? Try a dense flat top brush for liquid foundation, a big fluffy brush for powder, a small tapered fluffy brush for eyeshadow and a slightly denser brush for blush/bronzer. If you prefer a sponge for liquid and cream products, I highly recommend investing in a beauty blender!
If you’re finishing your makeup and something just doesn’t look right, I can almost guarantee its because you’re missing one of these steps. Eyebrows, lip liner & blush. First and foremost, I can’t stress enough how important it is to do something to your brows (even if you just run a spoolie through them). If you don’t want to draw too much attention to your brows, try a brow gel to keep them tidy and add a little colour. To fill them in but still keep them looking natural, an eyebrow pencil or crayon are perfect to build up slowly and add definition. Blush is a step that is too often forgotten. Adding blush totally finishes off a look and keeps you looking fresh, awake and healthy! Lastly, even if you aren’t wearing a lip, using a nudey-pink liner can totally complete your look. Add a little definition around your cupid’s bow and bottom lip and you’ll look put together and polished.
Always remember the beauty in the detail babes! Xx