For makeup to stand out and add a plus to the look, there is no need to buy a thousand and one products or think about techniques only suitable for experts. There are some very simple tips and professional advice that help enhance it and take advantage of its benefits. We give you the top ten.
1. Use foundation, concealer, or primer on lids
” It will allow the eyelid’s own pigmentation to be neutralized so that the shadow, which will be applied later, as seen in its purest hue,” explains make-up artist Connie Moreno.
Foundation, powder, and concealer, are the three fundamental products.
2. Create a single point of attention
“For the makeup to have harmony and not fall into an overly ornate style, it is important to highlight the mouth or the eyes. For example, red lipstick will be balanced with a neutral shade or in the range of brown; and the smokey eyes, with nude or neutral lips,” advises Florencia Ducos, image consultant, and personal marketing expert.
3 . Make the outline with shadow
It is a fundamental tip for the eyeliner to last longer. The steps are as follows: “make the first layer with a pencil on the upper eyelid and very close to the lash line and on that line, apply the shadow. For an even more marked outline, on those two layers, apply an eyeliner waterproof liquid. The most dramatic effect, meanwhile, will be done by following the same steps on the lower eyelid,” Moreno details.
4. Apply plenty of mascara
This is on the top and bottom line, being careful not to leave any lumps. “If you dare to wear false eyelashes, you will see a before and after, because they truly empower eye makeup,” Moreno recommends.
5. Combine the makeup with the outfit
“In a party look, layering both shades will up the ante and give the idea that more attention has been devoted to personal production,” says Ducos.
6. Neutralize skin tones
“The notions of colorimetry will give the guidelines to do it. In the reddish areas of the skin, a green toner should be applied and the violet ones, such as dark circles, a yellow corrector. The pigmentation spots on the skin can be counteracted with an orange corrector. It is important to use a small amount of these shades and only on the area that needs to be matched”, explains Moreno.
7. It cleans very well the remains of shade
It is very common for particles to remain under the eye and give a messy appearance. With tissue paper or a clean brush, they can be easily removed.
A set of makeup brushes is part of the basics.
8. Fix the makeup base
“The secret is to apply colorless and translucent volatile powder. It will allow you to mattify unwanted shine and extend the duration of a daily use foundation,” suggests Moreno. Another infallible tip: at the end, “spray the skin with thermal water”, completes Ducos.
9. Make up the eyebrows!
“Filling in the blank spaces of the brows with an eyeshadow or brow pencil in the same natural shade will enhance the look,” remarks Moreno. The secret is to maintain a natural aesthetic.
The lipstick gives a more personal trait to the makeup.
10. Do a few touch-ups throughout the night
“Renewing the lipstick after eating, refreshing the eyeliner, passing a tissue paper to remove unwanted shine, and adding a thin layer of powder will help keep us impeccable,” concludes Ducos