Here, are 10 tried-and-tricks tricks in game-changing detail. These are some of the little tricks you never knew existed, but transforms one’s look.
Wet your makeup brush before applying eyeshadow
Whenever you do a red carpet look always wet the brush before you put it into the eye shadow so that it’s more intense and that it lasts longer.
Lift your lid when apply eyeliner to your waterlines
Lining the waterlines seems simple enough, but here’s the thing: you’ve been doing it all wrong. Or rather, you could just be doing it better. lift the lid to really get inside the lash line, similar to tight-lining.
Take your non-writing hand, put it above your head, come down from above your head, and grab your eyelid and lift it up. It’s about pushing the liner, getting in between the lashes, and smudging it into the lash line.
Use two different kinds of liner for a cat eye.
Fellow cat eye enthusiasts, if you can’t find that one liner that does it all, that’s because it doesn’t really exist. To ensure a precise, yet matter finish, layer with different kinds of pigment.
You should start with kohl pencil because a lot of times the liquid liner can leave a lot of holes in between. After you smudge it between your lashes, then take liquid liner and sweep it into the cat eye.
Go for a ’70s-Inspired Feathered Brow
Lift your lids and take you time when you apply mascara
Wrap your hand around your head and lifting your lid with the opposite hand, and then really work the wand through the base of the roots. I almost count to thirty, doing it stroke-stroke-stroke-stroke. You have to dedicate that much time.
Use two different types of mascara
Always prep your face with toner and face oil
When you wash your face, you pad it dry with a towel it feels clean, but when you take a toner over it with a cotton square and you look at it, you can find foundation that you missed or even dead skin cells. After toner, use face oil to calm the skin down and make it less prone to producing pesky T-zone oil.
Use a very light hand when contouring
Use cream products, thinning them out a little on your hand, then contour and highlight with a light hand. strobe a lot too, with a strong highlight above the cheekbones and on the inner corner of the eye.
Don’t use a product straight out of the compact
Makeup artists constantly paint the back of their hands with product—and it isn’t for naught. They’re using it as a painter would their palette.
“Nothing goes directly from the compact to the face. It has to go through the back of the hand before it’s allowed on the face, to blend it out and get rid of excess product. If it’s a powder product you can tap it on your counter before it gets to your face.”