Finding the right shade and tone for your face and your look requires practice. And as the saying goes, practice makes perfect, so put in the time and effort now so that when that big event comes up, you know what to do. This will save time for you hair and outfit.
New Things to Try
If you want your makeup to look a certain way or you just want to experiment, now is the perfect time to do it. Maybe you want to try a more complicated eyeshadow look, or you want to try to make an ombré lipstick. Here are some things you could try while at home:
Eyeshadow & Eyeliner
Even the experts are still learning how they can improve their eyeshadow and blending skills. It is okay if you don't get the exact look you want your first try. Eyes are the hardest part of a general makeup routine. The most common form of eyeshadow is in a powder form. Powder eyeshadows usually include mattes, shimmers, metallics, foils, glitters, and duo-chromes. Other forms may include creme or liquid eyeshadow. If you are new to makeup, maybe use some neutral shades, and maybe a shimmery bronze shade to put on your eyelid. If you are more experienced in the world of makeup, maybe try doing eye looks with more vibrant colors, or perfecting the art of eyeliner. You could try doing a pink eyeshadow look without looking sick, a cut crease using concealer or a smokey eye. Or you could learn to do eyeliner in your waterline, or winged eyeliner using a liquid formula. The possibilities for eyeshadow experiments are endless. No matter how experienced you are in makeup, blending is the key ingredient to a flawless eyeshadow look.
Foundation is called "foundation" for a reason. It is the foundation of your makeup. Foundation is supposed to make your skin look flawless and perfected, followed by concealer. The two main forms of foundation are creme (which usually comes in a stick component) or liquid. Both can be blended out with a beauty sponge or a brush. You want the foundation to be properly blended into the skin, so that it doesn't look cakey. Do not get foundation to make your skin look lighter or darker. When buying your foundation or concealer, make sure that it doesn't oxidize or look a different way on your skin after some time that you don't like or doesn't look good. Keep in mind of what undertone you are as well, whether you are cool-toned or warm-toned.
Your lips are a very important part of your makeup. They can determine what kind of look you are going for, and they can come in all types of forms. Since 2014, many makeup brands have put out a Liquid-to-Matte lipstick formula, which have become permanent products in lots of peoples' makeup kits. But some people don't like the drying feeling of a Matte Lipstick or Liquid Lipstick, so they might resort to lip gloss, lip liner, or a creme lipstick. Another very popular and unique Liquid Lipstick formula is the Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick, which doesn't dry down to a matte texture, but feels more creamy on the lips and is less drying. Now is the perfect time to find out what is your favorite type of lipstick, and you have a lot of choices. You may want to try a lip liner with a matching lipstick or lip gloss. You could wear a lip that you would never wear out in public, just to get some use out of it and see if you like it. Or try a lipstick with a darker lip liner, topped by a glittery pigment or gloss to create an ombre lip. Or, you could simply just practice applying the different types of lip products. Maybe try out a lip scrub as well and add it to your everyday life.
Lots of people like to look very tan when they wear makeup, but instead of going to the tanning salon, they have a home remedy to make them look tanned by the sun. There are three types of contour: liquid, creme, and powder. When it comes to the liquid contour, many people just use a darker concealer shade and apply it straight to the face, and then blend it out with a brush or sponge. Creme contour sticks are very popular in today's makeup world. You simply just apply the product to your face and then blend it out. Simple as that. Some people might get powder contour and bronzer mixed up. When you contour, the idea is that your face looks chiseled and defined, and bronzer makes you look tanner. Sometimes, someone will have a darker contour shade underneath their bronzer. If you don't know where you are supposed to contour, here are some tips: lots of people use the "3" technique, where they make a "3" shape on the side of their face. The top of the three is on your forehead, the middle just underneath your cheekbone, and the bottom on your jawline. Most people use a brush to do this technique. Another way of applying contour or bronzer is to just apply it underneath the cheekbone. Some people also contour their nose to make it look a certain way, or their lips so that they look bigger. With contour, the most important thing to remember is to contour your face to fit your face, not the way you see it in every YouTube tutorial.
Blush/Highlighter- Blush and highlighter are some of the fun and easier parts of a general makeup routine. Just like contour, they can come in multiple forms such as creme and powder. Some people even like to use lipstick as a blush and lightly dab it on their cheeks. Blush is applied to the apples of the cheeks to give a rosy hue. Blush is applied with a brush shaped to fit the cheek. Highlighter comes in creme, liquid, and powder forms. While some people like a subtle glow, others like blinding highlighters that look like mirrors on their face. You usually apply highlighter to the cheekbones, nose and on the Cupid's Bow on the lips to give a nice (or insane!) glow to the face. Use a brush to apply highlighter, but if the color or pigmentation is too intense for you, just go over it with a beauty blender.
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