Do you need tips on applying makeup? Makeup artists use a variety of techniques and cosmetics to play up the features of the models they work on. Maybe they want to focus on the eyes and make them look sensational. They might be working with a model who has oily skin. Both of these are common situations and ones that you might struggle with at one time or another. The object is to get a smooth look and make it last. You can do it.
Tips On Applying Makeup For Eyes
Everyone wants their eyes to look spectacular. Whether you’re doing a natural look, wearing eyeliner or even creating cat eye makeup you want a perfect look. The delicate eye area poses some unique challenges. Here are the most common application problems and how to correct them.
Problem: Eye make up seeps into the creases. This is usually due to two reasons. It may be that the eye area is too oily or you are using a cosmetic that is too heavy or the wrong formulation.
Correction: Cleanse the upper eyelid area and pat dry. Apply a special eye makeup primer. This will help your products adhere and last longer. Use a powder eyeshadow rather than a cream eyeshadow.
Problem: Eye makeup cakes in areas and looks uneven. This could be due to either an uneven skin surface or applying too much eyeshadow.
Correction: Make sure you have a smooth skin surface to begin with by using your best primerfirst. Then apply your product. If you are using a powder eyeshadow and still having problems it may be that you are overcompensating. If you are using a sheer make up color switch to either a deeper shade or try a brand that contains more pigment so you can apply less makeup. Try a cream eyeshadow.
Note: You can apply cosmetics to the eye area by gently patting with your fingers, using eye makeup brushes, or applying with makeup crayons or cosmetic wedges.
Tips On Applying Makeup For Oily Skin
Do you need your makeup to last longer? Do you feel like you struggle to get a beautiful makeup look only to have it disappear in a couple of hours? It might seem like a challenge, but you’ve got options.
- Always start with a clean face. For oily skin types makeup artists will often use a makeup wipe to cleanse the face and then apply a diluted toner to make sure the skin is completely clean. I recommend washing your face with a gentle cleanser for oily skin.
- Treat any blemishes first and then apply an oil-free foundation primer. It acts as a shield between your skin and your makeup. You apply your foundation over it and you will see that your products glide on.
- Choose a foundation for oily skin. Pass on cream foundations and mousse makeup. Replace cream blushes and use a gel blush or powder blush. The powder in your cosmetics acts to absorb excess oil.
- Mineral makeup such as a transparent mineral veil works great on oily skin. It helps to give your skin a smoother appearance and will absorb some of the oil. You may need to apply it after several hours.
Note: Sponges and fingers work better for applying liquid foundation on your skin type. Brushes work with mineral foundation.
Try out a few of these tips on applying makeup the next time you need to revise your look. The trick is to work with the right products and tools to get the look you want and make it last all day.