Breathtakingly Beautiful Looks
Models with perfect makeup grace the covers of every fashion magazine. It’s a style that draws immediate attention because it appears so natural and refined. Of course, the look is created with special cosmetics and techniques, but there’s no reason why you can’t apply those same techniques to yourself the next time you want to wear a look that’s sure to please.
Creating Flawless Skin Instantly
Applying a flawless look takes skill, but working with good skin certainly makes the process easier.
While it is possible to cover up just about any skin imperfection with cosmetics – including acne – smooth clear skin makes achieving this look much easier.
If you haven’t already done so, then get into a good skincare routine. It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Simple skin care regimens deliver great results if used on a regular basis.
“Amazing skin begins with good skin care.”
Flawless Skin Preparation
Professional artists clean the client’s skin even if they’ve already done it themselves. Trace elements of cleansers that might interfere with application are removed with a toner.
Any eye puffiness is reduced with a simple home remedy for puffy swollen eyes and then an under eye cream is applied.
The lips are exfoliated with a combination of methods. Usually a light lip exfoliator works best. Try using a homemade lip exfoliator with the methods outlined on the exfoliating lips page.
A smooth base makes a big difference in lip looks – especially pale lipstick looks.
Makeup Tips For Foundation
Now that your skin is prepared for a perfect makeup look it’s time to insure that any products go on smoothly. Use your best makeup primer .
No professional is without one and in fact they usually have several different ones on hand. It helps foundation glide on.
Spot treating for any discoloration is done two times. Both before and after applying foundation. Professional cover up concealers are used because they contain higher concentrations of pigment. These pages on Makeup Notebook explain how to conceal:
Best Undereye Concealer
Best Concealer For Dark Circles
Full Coverage Foundation
Foundation is almost always either sprayed on or brushed on. Sometimes both. There is more than one color of foundation used. Normal complexions are actually a combination of colors. Perfect foundation is created by mixing foundation colors for the closest match. Here are some tips which explain how to select, match and spray on foundation.
Best Makeup Foundation
Mineral Makeup Comparisons
Spray On Makeup
Perfect Makeup Application
Once the foundation has been sprayed on it’s time for color. The colors are applied in layers with the natural colors being applied first. What’s different about the application? The colors are applied precisely. In other words, this is not quick makeup.
The most important part of the color application is placement. Take your time to get it right. Read up on the makeup artist tips for creating cover looks to discover the professional tricks for breaking down any style.
Professional Makeup Brushes
Using the right tools – professional brushes – makes a big difference when creating an immaculate look. When you are applying blush, you need a professional brush. The same holds true of eyeliner and eyeshadows.
Cheap brushes just don’t work well for this type of precise application. Professional brushes can be purchased online and are a great investment. Buy the best cosmetic brushes you can afford. You’ll be glad you did.
Perfect Eyeliner Application
Immaculate eyeliner application is a must. The lines need to be drawn precisely for perfect makeup looks. There is one exception and that is for a deliberately smudged eyeshadow look like you see in smokey eyes.
If you aren’t comfortable putting on eyeliner then start with the easy eyeliner application method and do the same for learning to put on eyeshadow. You’ll find the simple methods explained in the Eye Makeup Tips section.
Once you have become skilled in the application, then try using a liquid eyeliner. The new eyeliner cremes and gels go on easily and last all day.
Perfect makeup is a style that is flawless. It’s designed to be worn for a limited time such as for photos. When you are wearing it at other times make sure to finish it with a setting powder.
A sheer powder works best. Yellow based powders give the look of health, but you can also use mineral powder. The best mineral makeup to finish this look would be mineral veil.
Remember that perfect makeup is a style created by using the right skin care, the best tools and precise placement. It’s a temporary illusion that is meant for specific situations. That’s what makes it special.