How was everyone’s week? Did you try out any of the ideas I gave you this week? Staying beautiful naturally? Keeping your makeup to a minimum?
Looking pretty and polished without a lot of makeup does take practice so don’t get disheartened if you haven’t quite mastered it as you would have hoped… it’s only your first week! It is one of the most versatile makeup looks though, so if you can grasp it, then you’re already streets ahead. You can rock it at the office, on a date or for Sunday lunch. It’s shattering, classic and chic. The best combination.
So, moving on from the natural look, and all the tips that I gave you to create it, today I am going to give you some special Makeup Artist Tricks and Tips. They’re to help you get yourself out of a sticky situation if you are caught short. When I tell you what they are, I think that you will be a little surprised that you have not thought of them yourself!
Here goes …
If you can’t find the perfect lip colour in your makeup bag, mix a little eye shadow with your lip gloss… this will create your own custom colour!
For a maximum lash curl, heat your eyelash curlers under your hairdryer for about 5-7 seconds … be more cautious when curling though as the metal will be warm!
As part of my kit, there are certain eye colours that need to be mixed with water as it intensifies the colour pigments. You can try that at home when you wet your eye shadow applicator with a SMALL amount of water. The colour will POP out and it will remain on your lids for longer too
If you’ve run out of your foundation, don’t despair… mix a small amount of your concealer with moisturiser! Tip – use an oil free moisturiser as it won’t slide around your face so much
Do you clean your brushes? You should do. This will give them a longer life and they will work better for you. I clean mine after each use. Use a small amount of brush cleaner or shampoo and leave them to dry thoroughly… preferably over night. To clean your foundation or blusher brush, place a small amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand and before you wet your bristles, rub the brush into your palm and work up a dry lather. Then rinse the soap out thoroughly with warm water. By lathering it up dry, the soap will mix directly with the makeup on your brush to remove it
If you want to make your nose look smaller, apply your normal foundation as you would to your nose, then use a highlighter down the centre of your nose. This will lighten the middle and give the illusion of narrowed width
Make sure you keep these precious tips in mind so keep re-reading this article to remind yourself what they are!