Applying makeup may be a tad daunting, especially when there are so many different types of products out there to use. The average person isn’t a YouTube beauty guru, so learning the tricks of the trade may not come as easy, and applying makeup may take you quite a while at first. Set your Casio Baby-G watch with an alarm to ensure you’re getting up in the morning with enough time to transform your face! Here are a few pointers to help you get started.
Best red lipstick for the perfect pout
Did you know that you might be wearing the wrong shade of red lipstick for your skin tone?There are simple ways to find out if you should be wearing a cool-toned red or a warm-toned red. Intothegloss advised looking at the color of your veins. If they are blue, you can wear cool-toned reds, but if your veins are green, opt for a warm-toned. If you aren’t exactly sure what color your veins are, you can most likely rock both tones! According to Elle, if you’ve got very pale skin, most red lipsticks will look flattering on you. Olive skin tones should opt for something on the orangey side, while medium skin tones should avoid a red that is more coral. Dark skin tones look amazing in more plum-dark toned reds.
Choose the right foundation shade
Finding the right shade for your skin can be quite a task, especially if you are shopping in the drugstore where you usually can’t test out products. Luckily, Cosmopolitan recommended the same trick in figuring out your foundation shade that is also applied to red lipstick. Look at your veins! Blue veins mean cool-toned foundation shades and green veins say you need a warm-toned foundation color. Unfortunately, wearing the same shade year round isn’t advisable, otherwise you may end up with the unflattering color difference between your face and neck. If you don’t want to purchase more than one foundation color throughout the year, make sure to use a buffing brush to really work the foundation into your skin and then drag it down to your neck to avoid any awkward lines.
Wing your eyeliner like a pro
Getting your eyeliner wings to match on both eyes is a skill that comes with a ton of practice. Fashion Style Mag recommended looking straight into a mirror and try to match the end of your wings with the end of your eyebrows, so if you were to keep drawing your wings they would eventually connect! Another helpful trick is to use tape – use a tiny strip – make sure to put it on the back of your hand first to make it slightly less sticky so as not to pull your eye-area when using it – and apply it diagonally with where you want your wing to be in accordance to your eyelid. Match up both pieces of tape evenly on both eyes and give it a go!
Contour for a goddess look
If you ever wanted a sculpted face like the celebrities have, you’ve most likely had your try at contouring and found it can make your face look more muddy than amazing. Have no fear – it’s easy once you’ve got the hang of it. Refinery29 advised picking one shade slightly darker and one slightly lighter. The darker tone will give a slimming appearance, while the light tone will brighten. The source said to start by using the dark shade around your hairline and then take the lighter color and apply it in the middle of your forehead, down your nose, and right above your cheeks on your cheekbones and under your eyes. If you aren’t so sure where to apply the dark shade in order to give the appearance of sculpted cheekbones, make a fish face and apply in the creases of your cheeks. Finish by applying it on the sides of your nose and on your jaw-line.
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