I don’t claim to be a makeup expert, but I’d say I’m pretty good at it. I trained in it at college, although they don’t really teach you anything useful. I’ve since watched YouTube videos and they’ve helped me to get a better technique, although I don’t spend nearly as long doing it. They use about 15 different eyeshadows and 12 different brushes to create one look, and I just haven’t got the patience. I do think I’ve got better though, so here are some of my favourite night out makeup tricks:
Use White Liner
I haven’t been using white liner very long, but I’m so glad I discovered it! I use a chunky white Nyx crayon to go over the lid and line my inner water line. Going over the lid will help eyeshadow stay and can help make colours pop. Putting it on the waterline helps to open up the eyes too. I have really small eyes, so this trick is a godsend to me! I can’t believe I used to use dark black liner all on my inner waterline.
Use Shadow Under The Eye
Use shades of brown shadow just under the eye to get a really sultry, smoky look. I like doing this now so much better than using a dark pencil liner like I used to. It looks more natural and less like you’ve caked it on. You don’t want to look harsh, even on a night out.
Do Your Eye Makeup First
Before doing your foundation and things, do your eye makeup. Eye makeup usually takes the longest, and if you do your makeup before your eyes, you run the risk of ruining it if something goes wrong. I’ve poked myself in the eye with my mascara many times and then cried off all of my foundation. By doing eyes first, you can easily clean up and then create a flawless finish on your skin!
Have A Collection Of Brushes And Sponges
Brushes and sponges are a must. Using your fingers might help you to create some OK looks, but using brushes and sponges can help you to create amazing looks! Keeping up with them all can be difficult, so I suggest buying a starter kit if you haven’t got one. Keep it simple until you’re used to using the basics.
Highlight Like A Unicorn
I love highlighter. I’ve completely replace my blusher with it. I just love how it makes your face glow like a real life unicorn. I don’t use it very sparingly, but you don’t have to use loads. I have a cheap but amazing one from Revolution, but I used Mary Lou the other day and it was gorgeous! You can find some fabulous but affordable highlighters at a cosmetic factory.
Exfoliate, Moisturise, And Line Lips
There’s nothing worse than applying lipstick to dry lips! Make sure you exfoliate and moisturise before applying anything. Lining lips will help to define your lipline and make them look plumper!
Hope you like these tips – let me know some of yours!