After reading TOTALBEAUTY, I came up across some very important tips on how to apply your make-up.
1: Spend some bucks on your tools
Just by improving the quality of your brushes and using richer pigmented products, the application would be better, even without being a make up artist.
2: Mix foundation with your primer
This is a way to fix the foundation's coverage without looking fake. On top of that, you get the long-lasting durability that cream foundation has over liquids and powders.
3: Learn how to hide your flaws
Learn how to cover up zits, stubborn redness around your nose, and the bluish hues under your eyes. Opposite colors cancel each other out, so green-pigmented concealer covers redness, and orangey concealer removes blue.
4: Rearrange your face shape
If you have a round face and want to make it look more oval: Apply a bronzer a shade or two darker than your skin tone in a "3" shape alongside your face: on your temples, the hollow of your cheeks, and your chin.
If you have a prominent forehead: Shade around the outer edge of your forehead along your hairline to minimize the area with bronzer.
If you have a flat or wide nose: Shade alongside your bridge starting from your inner brows. Then highlight right on the center of your nose.
If gravity is taking a toll and your cheeks are sagging: Apply a highlighter just above your cheekbone all the way to your temple. Use a blush directly on the cheekbone, then use a bronzer in the hollow of the cheek, underneath your bone.
5: Drag attention to your eyes
If you want to add definition: Sweep a light bronzer through the crease of the eye, which is halfway between the lashline and the eyebrow.
6: Think opposites when it comes to color
For blue eyes: Use orange
For green eyes: Use Red
For brown eyes: Brown is a neutral color, so any color will work well.
7: Apply it right!
Always starts with eyeliner on the lower lashline, because it goes up at the outer corner, which gives you the angle that you should follow on your top lashline.
Lesson No. 8: Get dreamy lips
Step 1: Apply foundation to your entire lip
Step 2: Using a white eyeliner pencil, very softly feather the pencil over the natural contour of the lip.
Step 3: Redo the line with a lip pencil in the color of your lipstick.
Step 4: Apply lipstick with a lip brush in a downward motion.
Step 5: Apply a light shade of base foundation around the new lip line, blending to a soft edge with a lip brush.
Lesson No. 9: Fake brow hairs looking real
With a pencil apply more pressure at the bottom of the stroke where the root would be. If you're using a powder: Brush the powder starting from the outer corner of your brow and work against the direction of your hair growth.
10: Learn to conceal your under-eye circles
With your concealer brush, swipe the color-correcting concealer under your eye in a "V" shape from your outer to inner corner. Then, buff the concealer into your skin.