Applying makeup can be difficult and tedious, but for most women, it’s a daily activity that makes us look and feel more confident, so it’s important to make sure you’re doing it right. With makeup trends changing constantly and so many new products out everyday, how do we even keep up? The confidence that makeup can bring is worth it, and there are a few ways to ensure that your face always stays fashionable. Lets take a look at a few quick tips.
1. Know Your Basics
Despite popular trends that often come and go — cat eyes, thick eyebrows, fake eyelashes — there are staples in your makeup application that should stay constant. These are the basic tricks of the trade that will ensure your face is glowing and looking its best. Remember things like not to put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base because it will cause your eye makeup to crease, or not to just put bronzer on your face but also on your neck and parts of your chest so your skin tone is even. Basic make up knowledge (e.g., dramatic eye makeup pairs better with a neutral lip and vice versa) will be fundamental to keeping your makeup up looking flawless, so research and perfect it as soon as possible.
2. Utilize the Internet
It’s no secret that the internet has an abundance of great information, perfect for when you’re looking for an efficient way to keep up with beauty trends. And the best part is there’s so many different forms of content you can engage with to keep up with what’s hot in makeup: bloggers, video tutorials, online publications and the social pages of your favorite makeup brands and stores. As a starter, look into following Katie Jane Hughes, Robin Black and Violette – major makeup artists in the industry who will always have great new advice on makeup. Also follow makeup brands like MAC and Sephora, and a publication like Vogue, which post relevant Instagram stories that show new beauty tricks. By following these pages on social media, you don’t have to think twice about keeping up with trends, as they’ll always be in your face when you scroll through your feeds.
3. Always Have Good Lighting
Considering the detail associated with applying makeup, lighting is essential. As a must-have item, invest in quality lighting for your bathroom vanity to ensure that your face is well lit when applying makeup. Not only is this essential to applying even levels of concealer, foundation, powder, bronzer and blush, but it will also help you be more accurate with trickier applications like your eyes. Having good lighting when drawing your liquid eye line, and blending your eye shadows, will be surprisingly helpful no matter what fashion trend you’re mimicking.