- Makeup Tips: Applying Makeup for a Big Event
Makeup Tips: Applying Makeup for a Big Event
on Jan 27th 2016
Do you have
a party or a photo shoot planned and want to look your best? We selected a few
choice tips from professional makeup artists that will help you create an
absolutely stunning image.
- Give yourself time to prepare.
Perfect makeup can’t be rushed, so you will need to plan your day accordingly.
Professionals advise giving your makeup about an hour to ‘settle in’ so that
any imperfections become visible. Take a few photos of yourself with a phone
(both with and without flash) to see which spots need touching up.
- Hydrate your body in advance.
Any makeup will look better when applied on skin glowing with natural beauty.
In order to give yourself this ‘perfect base’, you shouldn’t do any heavy
drinking or eat any foods rich in fats the night before. It’s best to exfoliate
your skin and apply a moisturizing mask in the morning. However, don’t do this
right before applying makeup as this may result in irritation and redness.
Drink lots of water throughout the day.
- Tactical concealer application.
Apply concealer sparingly in order to prevent ‘washed out’ effect. If you are
going to have your pictures taken, be sure to put a little bit of product on
the darkest places inside the corners of your brow bone. If you do this, you
will need just a few small touches of concealer under the eyes, around the nose
and around the corners of your mouth. Pat the product on with your finger,
sponge, or brush.
- Triple-curl your lashes.
To make your lashes look dashing, curl them starting from the tips. 10 pumps
for the tips, 10 pumps for the middle, and 10 for the roots. If you curl your
lashes in this order, the curl will last longer. Don’t apply any mascara until
the very end to prevent ‘polluting’ it with shimmer and powder.
- Use brow powder.
Choose a brow powder and/or pencil about two shades lighter and fill in the
eyebrows with it at the top of the peak. Powder is less intense than pencil and
looks more natural as it melts into the skin.
- Don’t use too much eye shadow.
Even if you want to apply some brightly-colored products and go to an event
that will include flash camera pictures, you shouldn’t overdo it with eye
shadows. It’s best to apply the color close to the lashline and leave the lid
neutral. To make the color last, dab your lid with a concealer or moisturizer.
Avoid zinc-based eye shadows as they can look ‘chalky’ under flash.
Use an angled brush to draw a thin black line right along your lashes. This
will make the lashes look longer without creating an ‘artificial’ look often
associated with heavy eye pencil lines.
Use cream highlighter when you need to impress and pose for photos as it will
‘become one’ with your skin, creating a natural glow. Apply it at the tops of
your cheekbones, above the brows, down your nose, on the very top of your
cupid’s bow, and a touch on your chin. You can also use it on your neck,
collarbone, and shoulders if you are wearing an open dress. Even the tops of
your ears will benefit from a touch of highlighter if your hairstyle leaves
Use a matter or satin blush, taupe is the perfect color for the majority of
women, and apply it all over your face. Use the product sparingly. Then, put a
bit of light pink blush under the highlighter on the apples of your cheeks.
- Make your lips perfect.
Even the tiniest imperfection on your lips will stand out vividly on the
pictures. Therefore, be sure to exfoliate your lips before you start applying
makeup. You can use Aquaphor and a baby toothbrush. Next, smile and apply a
thin layer of concealer. Smiling is a must as this way, the product will fill
in all the tiny wrinkles. Next, apply your lipstick. Dab the lips with a paper
napkin, and apply another layer. Finish up with a touch of lip gloss.
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