Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Model Behavior: Nail Your Makeup Application Like The Pro's

Ever wondered how to get fuller lashes? More coverage out of your concealer minus the cake? Or the perfect pout? Read on for the deets!

Concealer Tips:
  • Apply a dab of concealer to the back of your hand to warm it up before applying it to your face. This will help the concealer blend in much better with your skin. 
  • Don't forget to add a bit of concealer around the bridge of the nose, the outer corners of your eyes as well as the sides of your mouth, as the skin is thinner in these areas which causes them to appear darker
  • Build up the coverage. Concealer looks most natural when applied in thin layers versus heavy applications.
  • Use lightweight concealers around the delicate eye area instead of thick cakey concealer as cake concealers tend to enhance fine lines and wrinkles.  
  • Use medium-heavy density concealers to cover dark blemishes and other imperfections
  • Need to hide dark recessed circles? Use a concealer that is lighter than the shade of your foundation
  • Need to hide dark puffy bags? Use a shade darker than your foundation 
  • Have spider veins? Use a yellow-based concealer
  • Sweep on a light layer of translucent powder with a medium size fluffy brush to set the concealer, leaving a flawless finish.   
Tools of the trade:

Lipstick Tips:
  • Moisturize or prime your lips before applying liner. This helps prevent feathering and also ensures your lip color will go on evenly.
  • Want more of a professional look? Use a stiff lipstick brush to apply lip-color
  • Always line your lips for more of a polished look. You can match the liner to your lip color, or opt for a flesh tone liner which lends a soft, natural look. 
  • For rich long lasting color; apply lipstick, lightly blot with tissue then reapply lip color. 
  • To give the illusion of fuller lips, dab a bit of clear gloss on the middle of your bottom lip 
Tools of the trade:

Mascara Tips:
  • Use a mascara primer to coat and separate lashes
  • For thicker, fuller lashes; mix your mascara. Apply one coat of lengthening mascara, then apply one coat of thickening mascara.
  • To make eyes appear brighter and wider, reach for an eyelash curler! You can curl your lashes before or after applying mascara [tip: warm the eyelash curler with a burst of warm air from your blow-dryer before using].  
  • Apply mascara in three easy steps: 
  1. Wiggle the wand near the base of your lashes [this darkens the area near the lash-line giving the illusion of thicker, plumper lashes]
  2. Pull the wand up the lashes still wiggling the wand as you make your way up [this helps keep the lashes separated]
  3. With your eyes closed, apply mascara to the top of your lashes near the base of the lash-line in the same wiggling motion, bringing the wand to the tip of the lashes
Tools of the trade:

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  1. lip primer is the one step that I need to add...that too faced will be great because I love the one for the eyes, that will probably work just as well :D And I should start curling my lashes more....le sigh, i always rush through my own makeup application lol


  2. Love this post! So many great tips!!!
    I too, dont take enough time on application.

  3. Informative post. Thanks for the tips.

  4. I love my natural hair, perm free for 13 plus years! What do you think about Sun In? I used it this summer.

  5. I LOVE that berry lipstick the model is wearing... I don't often wear lipstick but i'm definitely interested in experimenting...

    BTW - i LOVE your blog!! On my morning to do list everyday!

    Stay blessed
    Emijaa Jaaemil

  6. i have a brown complexion so should i use the translucent color by Cover Fx or the Dark color? i've never set my foundation before.

  7. lord knows i need help with my makeup...thanks for the tips..


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  9. would you happen to know what kind of lipsick the girl is wearing on the right. the plum shade and who its by. i love it been trying to find it for sometime.

  10. Hi, Can you list some cheapie make up brands to use, and brushes I would like to practice w/the less expensive kind b/4 waisting the expensive kind. Thank you so much. :)


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