The art of makeup. It’s something that you strive to perfect yet always feel that you can do better.
There is no clearly defined set of rules for makeup. No face is the same. Therefore, no makeup application will follow the same method.
Perfecting your routine when applying makeup should be focused on enhancing your best features, not what your favorite celebrity is doing. Unfortunately, everyone has gone through a phase of their life, whether it was your teens or just last year, where you didn’t think this way.
Mistakes are made to be laughed at at a later date!
By looking at your complexion, face shape, and how to frame it well with your features, you’ll find a balance in your makeup style that suits you.
Here are some tips to let the beauty that you already have shine through;
Boost Your Skincare Routine
The perfect makeup application starts with the surface that it’s applied to.
Clean, exfoliate and moisturize regularly with products that are well suited to your skin type. The correct moisturizer should sink into your pores, not sit on top of it.
Dry skin types tend to benefit from heavy, oily products, whereas, sensitive skin types need natural soothing remedies. Everyone is different, don’t be scared to test the grounds, your skin type could sit between two extremes.
Once you find what suits you, be prepared to adapt as you move through the year. Colder climates often mean that your skin demands alternations to get the nourishment it deserves.
To see improvements in your skin and feel that plumpness and soft shine, your facial treatments and routine need to be maintained – every day!
If you want to talk about makeup artistry – contouring is the foundation!
Puns aside, contouring in its most basic form is mixing dark and light tones to highlight your natural features. The technique, at first glance, seems strictly reserved for professionals. Once you master the basics, you’ll work out you have been using parts of this approach all along.
Contouring works in everyone’s favor. It allows you to work in a way that highlights the features you want to stand out.
You can give yourself a more defined nose, make your cheekbones more chiseled than they are, and even work around ways to make your eyes look a little wider.
This is makeup magic.
Follow Your Face Shape
It’s time to work with what you’ve got.
The rules for makeup are fairly loose. However, when it comes to your face shape, you should pay attention. Makeup is a tool for you to take advantage of what you have, and make it look even better.
By following your face shape, and some advice around where to highlight, you’ll find a balance in your makeup application.
Most importantly, reading up on techniques that suit your face shape will identify areas to avoid highlighting and how to play around with breaking up the shape.
For square faces, you’ll want to contour and soften the jawline. For round faces, you can blush around the apples of cheeks to break up the face. For longer faces, you should avoid highlighting the forehead and chin to keep the balance.
With some guidance, you can find room to play with what suits you.
Brows and Lips
There is a fine line between perfect brows and lips. Quite literally.
For brows, it all depends on what you’ve got. If you have prominent eyebrows already, you might not need to outline them more. A soft brush to tame the hair is often enough.
If you really want to go for it, there are pencils, powders and pomades ready and waiting for you. Play around with the shape, and remember to take a step back and look at your work every now and again. It’s easy to go too far.
When you do, brush it out until you are happy.
Then there are the lips.
Remember the lip liner days? Many hope that you don’t.
Makeup has come a long way since lip liner. You don’t need to experiment with it again, however, a tint and a little pop of color can transform a look.
The best lipsticks, glosses and stains are the ones that match your skin tone. This isn’t always the one that you impulsively buy.
With so much information online, you can find color charts to see what works. However, asking in-store professionals may open you up to more possibilities, particularly if you are wanting a stronger, more daring color to complete the style you are going for.
Consider Cosmetic Makeup
The popularity of cosmetic makeup is growing and growing.
The concept is simple and effective.
Similar to getting a tattoo, but on a microscopic level; pigmentation is put into the dermal layer of your skin to replicate a hair molecule or add pigment to a feature you already have.
Cosmetic makeup can really boost your confidence as you permanently highlight your best facial assets.
Options such as permanent makeup at Nouveau Permanent Cosmetics & Esthetics show you the delicate art of cosmetic tattooing. The results are a subtle enhancement to your look that brings in a carefree and easy approach to makeup – you’ll never have to buy a powder or pencil again!
The idea of permanent makeup is to offer confidence and shine a light on your natural beauty, not change them. As you apply makeup every day, whether it’s a little eyeliner, lipstick or filling your eyebrows, you’ll know if permanent makeup is for you.
The fine art of makeup starts with a great skincare regime. Once you’ve got that perfected, you’re free to experiment and play.
Work with what you’ve got, not what you wish you had, and feel free to add to your natural features permanently! Makeup lets you mess around with the rules.
The professionals are fountains of knowledge, and you are free to listen to as much or as little as you want. With these tips, you’re well on your way to finding what you need to know.
By learning a little contouring, discovering your face shape and what suits it, and letting your best features stand out; you’ll highlight the beauty that you have always had.
What other tips do you have to enhance your facial features? Let me know in the comments below!