If you have dark circles under your eyes or running late to the office, chances are you’ll be applying make-up in a haste. But these are great tips on how to do a full face of make up and not be over done.
1. Apply a moisturizer with SPF to help concealer glide on smoothly
Then use concealer only where you need it, like on undereye circles and blemishes. Try a creamy formula in a shade that matches your skin tone.
You probably heard the age-old tip of applying a lighter shade for concealing eye bags. However, too-white circles under your eyes make your whole look appear unnatural.Apply in little stripes with a pointed concealer brush. Then blend using your ring finger for the lightest touch, and donâ€™t tug on delicate undereye areas.
2.Â To get perfectly even skin the speedy way, use a foundation stick
Itâ€™s easy and gives you plenty precise application. Using the stick like a giant marker, draw thick lines down cheekbones, the sides of your nose and above brows, and blend with your fingers. Want to look a little more sun-kissed? Before blending, use a second stick thatâ€™s two or three shades darker in all the same places for a streak-free glow (it looks dark in the pictures, but we promise it melts right in). Mix both colours together over your face and down onto your neck using your fingersâ€”the heat from your hands will warm up the foundation and help it glide.
3.Â If a pesky zit or mark is still poking through, go back and hide it with an extra layer of concealer
Use the same kind as in step one (it worked for Aliceâ€™s forehead scratch), or try a cover-up that contains salicylic acid, which helps shrink blemishes while it camouflages. Dab it onto problem areas with a pointed brush instead of slicking it on from the tube. Right on top of the blemish, but to avoid cakeyness, use your ring finger to pat its perimeter outward until smooth.
4. Use bronze and gold cream shadows to give eyes more depth
Apply the bronze shade in your creases with a flat shadow brush for more control, and use your fingers to smudge it down over the lidsâ€”avoiding the brow bones. There shouldnâ€™t be any harsh lines or stripes of colour; it should look blended and effortless. To make everything budge-proof, set the cream with a matching powder eyeshadow, or dust a colourless translucent powder on top . Then, to make eyes look even bigger, pat some gold cream shadow onto the centers of your lids and run a little along your lower lash lines with your finger or a small brush.
5. For more intensity, rim your upper lash lines with a brown liner pencil and smudge it upward with your shadow brushÂ
Then set with the same powder eyeshadow used in the previous step. Finish off with two coats of mascara on top and bottomâ€”focusing on the outer lashes with the top of the wand. If your brows arenâ€™t as full as our modelâ€™s, lightly fill in any gaps with a pencil and use a disposable mascara wand to brush the hairs up.
Expert tip: To give eyes an even bigger boost, use an eyelash curler before you apply mascara. Start as close to the roots of your lashes as possible and gently pulse the curler forward bit by bit to the ends.MYNEWSHUB