Makeup tips are great, but they’re better from actual professionals. Below I’ve asked some of my favorite makeup artists to share with you all one major tip that they love. Enjoy!
- “One great tip that I will always remember was something I learned backstage at NYFW with the Napoleon Perdis Brand team. If you ever have a bit of fall out from your eyeshadow, just dab a sponge in some primer and use to gently pick up and remove the fall out like a little magnet. It works amazing and is really helpful when creating a smoldering or smokey eye look!” – Jessica Fierro, Makeup Artist, www.jessicafierro.com
I put this on everyday. It’s my favorite! Photo courtesy of http://www.garnierusa.com.
- “I have dark circles under my eyes as do all of the women in my family. The most common cause of dark circles is sleep deprivation however they can also be hereditary or brought on by allergies and anemia. I use a few different concealers depending on the amount of coverage I am seeking and time of day. Garnier Skin Renewal Anti-Dark Circle Roller is my everyday go-to. When seeking more coverage I use Eve Pearl Salmon Concealor or Kryolan Concealor Circle, I also recommend Dermablend for hyperpigmenation or discoloration.” – Jalia Pettis, Makeup Artist, http://www.hazeleyedqueen.com/
- “Want to up your blending game? Loosen your grip and slide the hand mid to end shaft of the brush handle. The closer the hand is to the bristles the more precision and color saturation you’ll achieve. This is great for detail work (think liner, pinpoint concealing, and contouring), but not blending. Blending is all about taking those harsh, clean lines and blurring those edges into oblivion.” – Sofia Verdugo, Makeup Artist, www.SoffieArtistry.com
- “Hate eyeshadow fallout? I always do eyes first before foundation. This way, if there is fall out, I can easily clean it up and not have to worry about streaks or stubborn pigment on foundation. Plus it also cuts on your makeup time.” – Anna Jackson, Makeup Artist, www.hautemakeup.wordpress.com
The Multi 24 brush. Photo courtesy of www.sennacosmetics.com.
- “Save time and money by purchasing a brush that can be used in multiple ways, like the Multi Brush 24 by Senna Cosmetics (www.sennacosmetics.com, $20) This powerhouse tool can be used to apply concealer and foundation and to prime your eyes. Lay it flat to highlight the high points of the face, and turn it on it’s side for precise contouring. Remember to clean it in between applications!” Morgan Teresa, Makeup Artist, @morganteresamakeup
Photo courtesy of www.sephora.com.
- “One of my biggest tips is moisturizer. All skin types – whether oily, normal, or combo – need moisturizer. I can’t count the number of times I go to do a client or model’s makeup and their skin is dry and flaky because of the lack of moisturizer. My favorite is Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. While this is a makeup industry favorite, I find in my day to day it works great too. It can be purchased at Sephora for about $16 and it works wonders immediately, giving skin the moisture and making it look healthy.” – Kafiah Winston, Makeup Artist, http://makeupbykafiah.wix.com/kafiahwinstonmua
- “When doing concealer under your eyes do a “V” shape instead of a round circle shape. Doing the “V” shape will make your eyes look more lifted and give you a brighter look!” – Megan Tistle, Makeup Artist, http://www.makeupbymegantistle.com/
** Featured photo courtesy of Brad Olsen Photography; makeup by Morgan Teresa.