6 Makeup Artist Secrets that will Change your Life

dimanche 23 août 2015




1.Brushes
Spend some bucks on your tools!!!These are important too,not only the products!At Napoleon Perdis’ Makeup Academy in Hollywood, Rebecca Prior, NP’s National Educator, begins the first lesson by introducing their class to the makeup tools. “To me, tools and products are equally as important as the makeup skills that you have,” she says.



For example, let’s say you were using mediocre brushes, mediocre products, and had average skill. Just by improving the quality of your brushes and using richer pigmented products, the application would immediately be better, even without improving your technique. So if you really want to apply your makeup like a pro, Los Angeles-based educator Felicia Alva says, “Do what the professionals do: Use the proper brushes for application.”
Here are the eight basic brushes you need:
1. Foundation brush
2. Concealer brush
3. Fluffy powder brush
4. Blush brush
5. Small blending brush
6. Flat eyeshadow brush
7. Precision angle brush
8. Lip brush

Get complete eye makeup brushes here and complete makeup brushes set here
makeup tools
Once you have your tools, you need to know how to hold them. Make Up For Ever educator Lijha Stewart says, “Where you hold a brush on the handle affects your control. The closer your fingers are to the barrel (the silver section beneath the brush head), the more pressure you put on the brush head and vice versa.” In general, if you want to apply color evenly, place your fingers on the center of the brush handle. Another tip: You can easily turn a fluffy brush into a flat, angled brush by wrapping your hand around the bristles and flattening them.
2.Eyes
Think opposites when it comes to color. Remember how I learned that opposite colors on top of each other cancel each other out? OK, well today I learned if you place them side by side, they help each other stand out. Simple, but super important when you’re trying to pick the most flattering eyeshadow colors.
eyes blue green brown
Here’s a cheat sheet:
-For blue eyes: Since orange is the opposite color of blue, anything with orange in it will make blue eyes stand out more. “It doesn’t have to be a blazing sun color — it just has to have orangey undertones like gold, apricot, or peach,” says Prior.
-For green eyes: Red is the opposite color of green, which isn’t to say you should apply a cherry red-colored eyeshadow to your lids. But you’ll help your green eyes pop if you use colors that have red undertones, like deep plums and wine.
-For brown eyes: Brown is a neutral color, so any color will work well, says Prior. “But the most standout colors are blue and purple.”
3.Eyebrows
I’ve heard this a million times: Your inner brow should line up with your eye’s inner corner, your brow’s arch should be above the outer edge of your iris, yadda yadda yadda. I honestly zoned out during most of the brow lesson, but then we got to the good stuff:
Make Up For Ever educator Lijha Stewart says the biggest mistake women make with brows is choosing a color that’s too dark. Dark brows can make you look older, she says, so pick a color that’s a couple shades lighter than your hair.
If you’re using a pencil: For a realistic look, apply more pressure at the bottom of the stroke where the root would be. Ease off on the pressure as you flick your stroke upward, using small strokes to make it most look like hair.
If you’re using a powder: Brush the powder starting from the outer corner of your brow and work against the direction of your hair growth. This ensures a more natural finish by allowing the brow hair to sit over the powder, so that your brows don’t look drawn in, says Rebecca Prior, NP’s National Educator at Napoleon Perdis’ Makeup Academy in Hollywood. Make sure to emphasize the arch with your color, and taper off at the inner corners so you don’t look angry.
4.Cheeks
“Apply two shades of blush for the perfect flush of youth. Pink, or anything in the red family should be placed on the apple of the cheek; it will give the effect of blood coming to the surface. Peach, coral, or anything in the orange family should be applied to the highest point of the cheekbone; that gives the effect of heat rising. Finish by bringing a matte bronzer to the skin where sun hits the face (forehead, cheekbone, bridge of nose, and chin).”—James Vincent, celebrity makeup artist and director of artistry for Ardency Inn
“Cherry Jell-O makes the perfect bright blush shade. Mix a dash of powder into your favorite moisturizer or balm for a healthy glow.”—James Vincent, celebrity makeup artist and director of artistry for Ardency Inn
5.Skin Face
If your foundation has a tendency to disappear from your face by the end of the day, give this trick a try.
This is very simple … you need:
-moisturiser
-primer
-foundation
-translucent powder
You apply this four in this order:
-moisturiser
-primer
-powder
-foundation
Yes I know at what YOU are thinking…this is not the normal order,the normal order is foundation and then powder.Only that if you apply these in this order you will find out that your makeup will rezist all day long.In this way you will apply a smaller amount of foundation on your skin face and your face will not look like with a tone of makeup.Try it and you will see that this trick is a great one!
6.Get Rid of Redness With Eye Drops
Eye drops contain ingredients that constrict the blood vessels in your eyes, therefore making the redness go away. This same principle applies to pimples or other redness on the face as well. Just saturate a cotton swab with some Visine Original Eye Drops and dab it onto the specific area. In a few minutes, the redness will be gone.
7.Lips
The key to making any lipstick last is to layer. Start by lining and filling in your lips with a nude lip liner or one that matches your lipstick. Then, apply a light layer of lipstick with a lip brush. Hold a tissue over your mouth, blot the color, and dust a light layer of translucent powder over top. Repeat the process one or two more times for lip color that won’t budge.
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