Most women are well-aware of the perfect-winged-eyeliner struggle. No matter how much we try to blend it in, we always manage to leave one part of our face looking like as if we’ve slathered Plaster of Paris on it, right?
So how do some women get it to look so flawless? Well, here are their secrets.
1. The prep like pros
The more hydrated your skin, the easier it’ll be to apply your foundation and the longer it will last. So take your time and apply moisturiser on your face in small circular motions. Wait to apply your makeup until it’s fully absorbed.
2. They layer their base
The trick to getting a smooth base is building it up in lightweight layers. Start by applying your concealer wherever you need it the most (under your eyes and blemishes and around your nose and chin). Then to even things out, finish it off with sparing amounts of foundation. To avoid fuzziness, it’s always good to blend in downward strokes.
3. They layer their blush
Want that all-natural pink blush? Start with a creamy pink blush on the apples of your cheek, then layer it with a powder blush to set things in place. To add dimension and depth to your look, you can even go for different shades of blush.
4. They later their eye makeup
Layering is the key here. If you don’t want your eyeliner to smudge, set it with a shade of the same color. Those who have oily skin, try using a primer before you apply, especially on your eyelids.
5. They set powder perfectly
Use a translucent powder, and apply it with a powder puff. Avoid using blush for this step, as it’s necessary for things to get locked in correctly. Skip your cheeks, so that you don’t end up ruining the glow!
6. They keep lipstick handy
No matter what that lipstick ad said, the truth is that no lipstick can stay on your lips after several sips of coffee. Hence, it’s always good to keep some handy, so that you can give little touch-ups as required.