Celebrities rely on professional stylists to take their look to a red carpet level. These stylists know how to use the smoke and mirrors that makeup provides to take off years and add glamour. Here are five essential makeup tips that celebrity stylists use on their famous clients.
1. Play Up Cheekbones
Celebrity divas constantly saunter down the red carpet showing off their exquisite couture gowns and cheekbones as high as the sky. While genetics does play a role in the prominence of cheekbones, much of it is due to the talents of their makeup artist. You can bring out the natural contours of your face by shaping your cheekbones with makeup. After you have applied your foundation, use an angled brush to sweep a powder that is one or two shades darker than your skin tone under your cheekbones. Highlight the top of your cheekbones, and you instantly have a super model worthy jaw line.
2. Prepare Your Face in Advance
A perfect dewy look requires a flawless canvas. Pampering your skin will ensure that your makeup goes on smoothly and looks amazing. Be sure to exfoliate once a week to slough off dead skin and grime. A moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type, such as those offered by Epicuren, is a daily necessity. Hydrated skin softly glows and makes a smooth base for your makeup. A high quality primer applied after you moisturize sets the stage for flawless, long lasting makeup.
3. Don’t be Afraid of Falsies
To take your eye makeup from girl next door to red carpet, you need to pull out the big guns. False lashes accentuate your eyes and add another dimension of glamour to your makeup. There are several styles of false lashes available. Individual lashes allow you to control how thick and full your lashes appear. Another style of false lashes comes on one long strip for a more dramatic look. You can also trim the lashes down with small scissors to control the volume and thickness.
4. Get the Perfect Smoky Eye
A sultry gaze is easy to achieve when you have beautiful smoky eyes. This is a relatively simple look to pull off when you know how. Use a contoured brush to apply a warm shadow, such as a bronze, from your upper lash line to your brow. Use a slightly darker eye shadow on the crease of your eye. Finally, apply a dark brown or black liner from the middle of your upper lid to slightly past the outside corner of your eye. Finish the look with a heavy coat of black mascara.
5. Maintain Impeccable Eyebrows
Well-groomed brows make every makeup job look polished. Take the time twice a month to get a wax that shapes and controls your brows. In between wax jobs, pluck stray hairs with a pair of tweezers. Use an eyebrow pencil to darken and fill in brows. If you have dark brows, you can use a small brush to gently apply a light powder. Use an eyebrow gel as the finishing touch in your makeup routine to smooth brows and keep them in place for hours.
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