Makeup tips and tricks are definitely up there on the list of things women search for online. Yes, not every woman has the ability to properly apply makeup and get a decent result every single time – well, that is unless you’re a professional makeup artist and you put makeup on for a living of course. On bad makeup days and possibly after the fourth attempt on winged eyeliner, we would give up and wonder if the fifth attempt was really worth a shot since you were convinced you would mess that up as well.
Putting makeup on with minimal effort and getting a great result every single time you do it may not be a rocket science, but not every one of us can figure it out on our own and not all of us have the money to take a great makeup course. Fortunately for you, however, you have come to the right place. Not only are we going to give you the best makeup tips and tricks guaranteed to turn this seemingly taxing chore into one of the most simple and incredibly enjoyable tasks with our proper makeup and cleansing regimen, we’re also going to give you makeup tips for older women so you have absolutely no reason to think that makeup isn’t appropriate for your age. Beauty doesn’t age after all.
Step 1: Remove Makeup and Cleanse
Every one of us knows the importance of thoroughly taking off our makeup especially before we call it a night, but not all of us know how to properly cleanse our face. You think using a few sheets of makeup wipes and washing it with cold water is enough, or you think using a makeup remover would suffice? Think again. You may not be able to see it, but chances are your pores are still clogged with the foundation and dirt which may lead to a devastating result over time. Properly removing and cleansing your make up takes a bit more efforts but your skin will thank you!
The first thing you must do is start the regiment with our pre-cleansing steps, the idea is to remove the dirt and makeup on the surface so that the actual cleansing process will be much more effective and you won’t end up redistributing the dirt and makeup in your pores. While water and wipes are enough for this step, we advise you to opt for cleansing oil as it doesn’t break your makeup down and emulsify dirt, but also moisturize your skin. Next is to take up a cotton ball soaked with makeup remover, hold it tight on your eyelid or eyebrow and slightly rub it from left to right to cleanse eyeshadow and brow tint – don’t scrub it! Then take another one for your entire face and neck, repeat. This step should also be done before applying makeup.
Step 2: Moisturize to Prime the Skin
Finally, for those looking for the ultimate makeup tips and tricks, it’s time. Once you’ve finished cleansing, prepare your skin by moisturizing it using a serum containing sodium hyaluronate and vitamin C – this doesn’t only moisturize your skin, but also add that pleasing glow all day long. Apply a dot of the aforementioned serum and gently apply it on your face, then get your moisturizer preferably one with SPF higher than 15. Press it, don’t rub it. Done? Your skin is now ready to be primed. How to prime skin is actually easy, all you need is a high-quality silicone-based skin primer and using a cross-pattern, dab a little amount of it over the skin of your face and neck then gently press it. Primer is imperative to achieve that flawless and smooth makeup look as it properly fills in every crevice and line on your skin.
Step 3: Apply Foundation with a Foundation Brush
Next is to apply foundation with a foundation brush – but first, a quick tip on how to draw a woman’s face, draw thick lines just a little outside your cheekbones, either sides of nose bridge and then draw another lines with lighter shade on top of the darker lines.
Step 4: Gently Blend in a Rolling Motion
Take your foundation brush and gently blend both lines in a rolling motion by brushing it over into your cheekbones, forehead, jawlines and neckline. How to put on foundation for mature skin isn’t that much different, follow the same steps and pat another round foundation into areas with broken veins or visible age spots.
Step 5: Conceal Blemishes and Redness
When you’re done, the last step is to conceal blemishes and any redness on your skin by applying a thin layer of concealer that matches your natural skin-tone. This last step is also applicable to mature skin if there is visible broken veins, and if the redness (or the green-ish hue for the broken vein issue) is still visible apply another layer using a darker shade concealer. Now that you’ve gotten all the makeup tips and tricks, ready to give it a try?