[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e imagine the mind of a makeup artist must swirl with brightly colored lipsticks and creamy foundations, shiny glosses and powdery shadows, crisscrossing and intertwining into a kaleidoscope of shimmering colors.
Makeup artists tend to be a generous bunch and are happy to share their trade secrets with those less brush-adept (e.g., never-satiated beauty editors).
Here are some amazing beauty tricks, read on!!
Celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder told us that she uses loose powder for so much than finishing off a completed look subbing in for dry shampoo is one. Or, sprinkle it between coats of mascara to instantly thicken your lashes.
In case you didn’t realize, your trusty balm is so much more than just a hydrator. Take a cue from makeup artist Daniel Martin and use it as a highlighter, or blur out eye shadow for a softer look. It also makes any blush into a cream blush just tap it on your cheeks after applying blush, then blend it out for a dewy glow.
Dilute With Moisture
To give any product more luminosity, employ every makeup artist’s favorite trick: Just add moisturizer. Opt for a light, blendable one that seamlessly mixes with foundation, concealer, and even eye shadow or blush. Think of it like the water in your watercolor paints that are your makeup products the more you add, the lighter and softer the finish.
Add Some Texture
This New York Fashion Week hack is our holiday makeup inspiration. To add a velvet texture to your go-to lipstick, just dab your finger in a bit of blush or warm-colored eye shadow, then pat it over your lips. So much easier and more interesting than full-on matte, trust us. Don’t forget to set with a makeup setting spray.
Mist Away The Matte
If you trying to keep our foreheads totally shine free. The problem arises when you’re aiming for a smooth canvas and use more than a swipe of foundation and concealer to cover your annoying breakout things can end up veering on the cakey side. The easiest solution ever? Give yourself a little spritz with your favorite facial mist, just like a pro makeup artist. The mist will instantly diffuse any harsh lines or caked-on texture.
Makeup artist Edward Cruz told us that any time he applies foundation over dry, flaky skin, he uses a Beauty blender to dab and blend a small amount of face oil over those problem areas. He promises a “smooth and fresh finish” and we’re holding him to it.
Cover With Red
You can take a matte red-orange lipstick and mix it with your everyday concealer to neutralize your dark circles.