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SEQUENCE OF STEPS. Graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine I get a lot of questions from readers and clients wondering if there’s a specific order in makeup application and I always reply that there are no rules or laws in artistry, but after ten years of doing it as a profession, I’ve learned there is a sequence that will make it easier for you. And that sequence changes from day to night as the looks are very different. Makeup is a balancing act and you should determine which features you want to play up and always do them first and step back often between steps to evaluate and walk the line of defining and accentuating vs. looking too “done.” Additionally, I’ve listed which type of product (cream vs. powder for example) I prefer to use in the daytime vs. the nighttime because the lighting during day hours (sunlight outside or horrific artificial lighting in offices + classrooms) is less forgiving and makeup shouldn’t be “in your face” noticeable.

Related posts: Secrets learned at makeup artist school. You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Some days I enjoy playing with all the different colors and get excited when my smoky eye turns out perfectly. But then there are those days when my liner refuses to go on straight, my bronzer makes me look like an Asian Snookie, or my lashes refuse to curl. That's when I want to toss my makeup bag out my bathroom window. I had one of those days last week, and after walking into work wearing two very different winged tips on my eyes, my editor assigned me a new story: Go to makeup school and write about it. Want to see the best techniques I picked up without spending the thousands of dollars (and crazy amount of time) it takes to go to makeup school yourself?

Lesson No. 1: Spend some bucks on your tools At Napoleon Perdis' Makeup Academy in Hollywood, Rebecca Prior, NP's National Educator, begins the first lesson by introducing us to our tools. Here are the eight basic brushes you need: 1. 5 Totally Wearable Eye Makeup Tutorials. Here at Girls Guide To, we love trying new things with our eye makeup.

It's such an inexpensive way to mix things up. Instead of purchasing a new outfit to try a different look, just use the eye shadows and liners you already own in a fresh way. If "eyes are the windows to the soul," you definitely want them to say something interesting! Here are 5 new eye makeup looks to try out tonight! A Defined Neutral Look This eye makeup look takes all the neutral shades you're sure to have and simply amps up the drama. Learn How to Line 101 Knowing how to do a perfectly winged eyeliner look is difficult, but one of the basics. Next Level Liner Once you're comfortable with the basic winged eyeliner technique, take things to the next level with these looks.

Purples and Pinks Sometimes a black or grey smoky eye just looks too drab and can easily be overdone. Subtle ShimmerI swear, I think glitter is just in my DNA. What do you think? Makeup Tutorial Without Foundation : Natural You and Barely There Makeup. HOW TO PROPERLY WASH YOUR BRUSHES. 40 Masterful Makeup Lessons on YouTube. You don’t have to go to a cosmetics counter or salon to get a professional-grade makeup lesson. Simply get on YouTube, and you’ll find thousands of comprehensive and easy-to-follow makeup lessons taught by professionals and non-professionals alike. These makeup experts can help you create any type of look, while demonstrating proper application techniques and sharing their favorite products. Here are 40 masterful makeup lessons on YouTube: Makeup Tricks and Trends For the latest makeup tricks and trends, check out these awesome lessons.

Conceal Dark Circles: MakeupByTiffanyD shows you how to conceal dark eye circles using concealer and her favorite techniques on this makeup tutorial. Personalized Makeup Check out these customized looks based on skin type and eye color. Glasses Wearers: This makeup lesson shows glasses wearers how to shine behind their spectacles with these handy tips. Styles & Seasonal Looks Celebrity Inspired Looks Find and copy your favorite celebrity looks here. Makeup Madness: 16 Tools and Brushes Explained. Brilliantly Easy Makeup Tips You Never Knew About. 1 Tightline Your Eyes A great, lesser-known trick to make your eyelashes look fuller is to tightline them.

This technique is practically invisible and it also really helps to define your eyes. Take an eyeliner, as long as it’s not a liquid formulation, and use an eyeliner brush, either flat or angled, whichever you prefer, to apply the eyeliner underneath your top eyelashes, not above them. That area is called the waterline and because it tends to be naturally wet, you will need to really work the pigment into the skin.

See how it makes the model’s eyelashes look really dense and full in the after shot? It’s like fake eyelashes… without the fake eyelashes. 2 Use White Eyeliner to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger White eyeliner may seem a little counterintuitive but there are two ways to use it that both make your eyes looks bigger. 3 Use a Business Card to Apply Mascara This is a neat trick to prevent your mascara from ending up all over your eyelids. 4 Keep Your Eye Makeup From Running. 9 Unbelievably Simple Steps For Perfect Make-Up.