1. Never test foundation on your hand. Test the foundation on your jawline or neck. If possible, these days stores such as MAC, Inglot, Lancome etc. even give you a full makeover and it becomes easier for you to get the exact match.
2. If you cannot see the pores of your skin after wearing foundation, it means you are wearing too much foundation.
You skin texture should see through a bit after you have applied your base makeup.
3. If you are applying liquid foundation, apply concealer AFTER you have applied foundation. Liquid foundation conceals a lot of problems areas on your face leaving a little room for concealer. If you applying powder/ mineral foundation, apply concealer BEFORE you have applied foundation.
4. If you are tying up your hair in a pony tail or in some other hairstyle where you have to pull your hair back, apply a little blush on your ear-lobes as well. In natural conditions, when your cheeks have a flush, your ears also have.
5. Don’t wear the powder blusher directly on your skin. Have a powder base or at least a foundation base before you apply a blusher. If you apply a powder blush directly on a dry-bare skin, the skin would suck the oils from the powder and you would have a blotchy , dusty pigment on your cheeks.
6. If you have never worn foundation before and you think that you would look too made up with foundation all over your face, just apply concealer on your problem areas (generally- sides of nose and mouth, under eyes, and where ever you have scar spots/birthmarks etc) and apply a powder all over your face. You have coverage, no cakiness and decent skin tone. 🙂
7. If you have small eyes and you want to give an illusion of bigger eyes, apply lighy eyes shadows and loads of mascara. If you have big eyes and you want to give an illusion of smaller eyes, use dark eye dark shadows.
8. The eye shadow theory applies to the lips as well. If you have small lips and you want to give an illusion of bigger lips, apply light, frosted lipsticks. If you have big lips and you want to give an illusion of smaller lips, use dark , matte lipsticks.
9. To give a quick exfoliation to your hands and feet, mix 2 tablespoon of sugar with 1 table spoon of honey. Rub the paste all over your feet and hands. Rinse after a rubbing the paste for a minute or two. Follow up with a moisturiser. This will remove all the dead skin cells and would leave you hands and feet happy.
10. If you have brittle nails, rub some almond or olive oil on your hands and nails evey night before sleeping. This will help in your nail growth.
These are a few basic quick tips mainly for people who are just starting with makeup. I don’t follow too many rules and believe that makeup is more about experimenting and having fun. However, knowing the basics do help. I would love to hear some basic quiky tips from you guys and what all rules have you broken , so far? 🙂
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