Today I will share with you some knowledge that I've compiled in my cranium
throughout the course of my life.
Note: I am not claiming to be a professional.
Over the years, however, through trial and error [many many errors] I've picked up exactly how to do this makeup thang.
If you do things differently and it works for you, feel free to comment below and share!
I love to learn new makeup tips and tricks.
If you are an early morning riser, don't get much sleep and/or are a mom [or a hard working woman in general]
These steps will brighten up your face and help you achieve the "Hi, I'm well rested and ready to rock" look in just 5 minutes!
Here are the tools I'll be using:
Eye Serum: Kirkland. Borghese. [Costco]
Face Foam: Skin Effects for sensitive skin. by Dr. Jeffrey Dover [CVS]
Eyelash Curler: Tweezerman. [Ricky's]
Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics. "A little Amazing" [Sephora]
Blush: "Fashion Frenzy" [M.A.C]
Brow Brush: [Mary Kay]
Blush Brush: Kirkland [Costco]
Lip Gloss: Clear. Glossy Gloss. [Sephora]
1st things first:
Before you apply any makeup you should always
*wash your hands
*wash your face
*moisturize using a facial moisturizer, not a body moisturizer.
Also, I would recommend going the extra mile and using an eye serum for the extra sensitive skin under your eyes.
Think of your face as a blank canvas.
You are the artist.
No artist wants a dirty, oily canvas to paint on.
Be sure your face is fresh and clean.
[Honest sidenote: I am totally surprised by my own willingness to share a photo of my tired looking face.]
Moving right along...
[There are plenty of skin products that are great for cleaning and freshening your skin prior to makeup application. I would recommend Clinique's skincare products.
They are a bit on the expensive side,
but very worth the money.]
If you are broke [like I am] just make do with the best you can afford.
Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water works wonders when it comes to your skin's health and natural glow!
Ladies, the act of curling your lashes alone will enhance the beauty of your eyes.
Don't skip this step.
Curl them puppies!
Start at the base, hold for 10 seconds, and work your way to the tips of your lashes, curling as you go.
2. Apply Concealer
Using your squeaky clean ring finger (because it has the lightest touch) lightly tap the concealer on the skin under the eyes. Blend without rubbing.
You could use a concealer brush, but the warmth of your finger makes the blending process easier.
Concealer is vital when it comes to concealing the bags we all have hangin' out under our eyes from time to time.
3. Fill in Brows
To achieve a natural look, use a brow brush and an eyebrow powder that most matches your brow color.
Your brows frame your face, and this is the perfect way to give 'em a little boost.
Never underestimate the importance of shaping and filling those eyebrows!
4. Apply blush (or bronzer)
There are different ways you can apply your blush.
I typically apply mine right on the apples of my cheeks.
This will give you a rosy and youthful look.
Bronzer is great for giving you a sun-kissed look.
I love using both!
5. Apply Lip Gloss
Spruce up your lips with some clear or tinted gloss.
Chapped lips are a definite no-no.
If you are not a fan of gloss, use chapstick.
I always apply chapstick under my gloss or lipstick.
AND THERE YA HAVE IT, FRIENDS!
Can you see the difference?
Note: I did not attempt to cover up those sun spots or age spots or whatever those spots are on the left side of my face.
I never try to cover those.
I truly belive there's beauty in imperfection.
When applying makeup my one and only goal is to enhance the features that God gave me.
You should do the same.
Wearing makeup is not about achieving a look of perfection.
If you wear it for that purpose, then you are simply trying to hide behind it.
Makeup is a tool that should be used to bring out your natural beauty.
All of us can benefit from a little bit of makeup from time to time.
I hope this helps at least a few of you!