Sweeping on mascara might seem intuitive, but believe it or not, there's actually a lash-maximizing technique that when employed correctly, can take your eyes from whatever to woah within seconds. The same goes for brow pencils, lipstick and even foundation and concealer.
To help you get the most out of your products – and apply them like a pro to get the look you desire – Get The Look is offering you 10 easy tips for every product in your makeup bag.
10 WAYS TO APPLY MAKEUP LIKE A PRO
When applying concealer, it may seem like a good idea to use it as a base before applying eye shadow or other eye makeup, but believe it or not, this technique will actually make your eye makeup look worse. Applying concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base will cause your eye makeup to crease. Instead, use an eye primer that will prep your eyes for the makeup to come!
When applying foundation, there are different ways to achieve different amounts of coverage. Use your fingers in small circular motions to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage and use a brush for medium to full coverage.
When it comes to powder, always apply it where you are shiniest first – this usually means your T-zone – with a very light dusting everywhere else. This will even out your complexion for a flawless look!
To even out your skin tone, apply bronzer on your face, neck and chest to avoid looking like your skin is multiple different shades. Be sure to take a step back and make sure everything is the same colour before stepping foot out the door!
When applying blush, the best way to achieve a flawless application is to smile, then dust the apples of your cheeks, then sweep pigment towards the tops of ears, then down toward the jawline.
For an instant facelift, trace your brow pencil or powder along the tops of your brows, then continue to fill in any sparse areas with a brow gel.
For even lipstick application, start at the cupid's bow and extend out to the corners of the mouth before blotting. For a perfectly defined cupid's bow, draw an X shape inside of it, then fill in the rest of your lips with two shades, applying the lighter shade of the colour in the centre of your lips for the appearance of a fuller pout.
Prep your lids for any eye look with a matte base shadow that matches the lightest part of your face. Dust the pigment all over your lids and up to the brow bone before applying your regular go-to colour. This will ensure that the colour you apply is true to what you see in the palette.
Instead of looking straight ahead at the mirror, get as close as possible, tilt your head up, and bring your chin toward the mirror. Look down as you apply, starting at the inner corner and working your way out.
To create a clump-free look, sweep the wand through the roots of your lashes and zigzag as you work your way up to the tips of your lashes.