There is nothing worse than leaving the house, merrily going about your day and finally arriving home to discover you have had a noticeable tide mark on your jawline where foundation meets the neck… Makeup blasphemy! Equally people who don’t use makeup will never know the satisfaction of pulling off a fully glammed up face. It’s like playing dress up and meeting the most enhanced version of yourself all in one. So in order to avoid the makeup mistakes, here are the top ten tips you should know!
#1 Pucker Up and Mattify
Make any lipstick matte by placing a tissue over your lips after application and dabbing translucent powder over the tissue. When you remove it; voila, matte lips!
#2 Lighten Up
Place your concealer under your eye in an upside down triangle shape to avoid smudging and ensure optimum brightness.
#3 Wide Eyed Beauty
Use a nude eyeliner in the waterline and tightline to make you look more awake and make your eyes appear larger.
#4 Squeaky Clean Smile
Following lipstick application, place your finger in your mouth, close your lips around the finger and pull it out to ensure all the excess lippie ends up on your finger and not your teeth.
#5 Bambi Eyelashes
Warm up your eyelash curler with a hairdryer for a longer lasting curl. Just ensure it isn’t too hot before placing it anywhere near your eyes!
#6 Cat Eyed Queen
Use sticky notes or tape to mark out where you want your cat eyeliner to be. Simply place it from the end of your eye towards the direction of the end of your eyebrow. Trace along the side to get a precise cat eye.
#7 Nude Attitude
Use your bronzer or contour shade as your eyeshadow to double up on its uses and save time. It will also give a natural definition to the eye and ensure your base matches your look overall.
#8 Multipurpose Makeup
Similar to the last trick, use your lipstick as a cream blush to squash any qualms over what blush goes well with your lip colour.
#9 Frame that Face
If you have misplaced your eyebrow products, use a brown mascara to plump up and define them. If you don’t have this on hand, use a brown eyeliner to draw little hairlike strokes in any sparse eyebrow spaces.
#10 A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust
If you want to give your eyes a more glamorous look without the time and hassle, following a sweep of bronzer or brown eyeshadow in the crease for definition, place a shimmery pearl, white or golden shade in the corner of the eyes by the tear ducts and in the middle of the lid only. This will make them look noticeably bigger, more awake and more glam!