The possibilities are endless when it comes to makeup. There are thousands of videos online of people doing crazy things with their makeup but that might be a bit out of your league. Most people end up with the same sort of look every day because they don’t know how to be more creative. If you’re just a beginner and you want to improve your makeup skills to becoming a makeup professional, check out these simple tips to help you along the way.
We all love to look pretty no matter what the occasion. Having your makeup done in 5/10/40 minutes can be a test, especially if we had a last minute call, heading out to dinner or whatever it is the aim is to look your best. This guide will help you to choose how to apply your makeup in minutes.
In a rush? (5 min max)
Start with a full coverage foundation that will even out your skin tone. Use a pencil liner that will give the eyes an instant pop. Proceed to swipe on a sheer pink lipstick that can double as a blush for a pretty cheek.
Get Glowing, Fast (20 min max)
Use a concealer pencil to cover blemishes, if any and a quick drying foundation for an overall flawless complexion. Use a neutral shadow apply it from the lash line to the brow bone and use a slightly darker shade on the crease. Create a winged lined look with a liquid liner and apply two coats of a deep black mascara for impact. Last but not least apply a bold, hydrating lipstick in a bright hue to the lips.
Take Your Time, Do It Right (40 min max)
Use a concealer if needed to cover blemish areas etc. Then apply foundation with a sculpted brush for a more even coverage. Fill and groom brows with a pencil, brow powder and brush; highlight the brow bone with a light shade of shadow, then use a darker shade from the lash line to the eye crease. Use an angled brush to apply gel eyeliner for a sharp line. If you wear falsies use a tweezer to apply individual lashes to the outer upper corners of the eye. Follow with a two-step volumizing mascara. Then use a makeup sponge to dab on cream blush to cheeks to compliment the eyes. Dust highlighter over high points such as the forehead, bridge of the nose and cheekbones. Line lips before applying lipstick.
How long does it take you to apply your makeup?
How many minutes in advance do you apply your makeup before you get dressed to leave the house?
- The NYX Concealer provides an excellent full coverage for blemishes, dark circles and discolorations. It is not over drying, it is smooth and able to be blended. It also provides a long lasting coverage for any skin types. I use this to cover up my dark spots right after I apply primer and just before applying foundation.
I found these Nanshy face brush after doing thorough research on the internet and by reading reviews etc. I was just looking for a face brush that can do the job. After reading reviews I thought to myself maybe I should go ahead and by the 5 set foundation face brush that consist of a:1. Angled Buffer Brush2. Flat Angled Buffer Brush3. Pointed Brush4. Flat Top Buffer Brush5. and a Round Buffer Brush.
Nanshy Foundation Face BrushThe brushes can be used for application of any product to the face whether liquid, mineral or cream foundation, bronzers, blush etc. My favorite out of all 5 brushes is the Flat Top Buffer Brush, it makes my regular foundation routine looks flawless. I often use the brush in a stippling motion and then buff in to even my skin tone. I bought the set of 5 brushes on Amazon and they were poorly packaged in a ziplock bag. The Nanshy brush looks similar to the Sigma brush, but the Sigma is about 10-20% more pricey.
- thick pearly white handles
- easy to use
- soft and dense bristles
- easy to clean
- creates a flawless finish
- buffs and blends well
- 100% cruelty-free
- bristles falling out (shedding)
- poor packaging
- brushes are hard to identify since they are not labeled with their individual names
Nanshy Angled Buffer Brush
The Nanshy Angled Buffer Brush is perfect for contouring and creating a narrower face effect such as applying bronzer and blush to cheekbones.
Nanshy Flat Angled Buffer BrushThe Nanshy Flat Angled Buffer Brush reaches the areas especially around the nose very well with the angle flat top. It applies and blends the foundation perfectly. Nanshy Pointed Brush
The Nanshy Pointed Brush is unique with a soft round tip that can be used to apply or blend in concealer.
Nanshy Flat Top Buffer Brush
The Nanshy Flat Top Buffer Brush is perfect for getting that flawless matte finish. I mostly use this to apply my foundation and when I do, I use it in a stippling motion to even out my skin tone and get a full coverage.
Nanshy Round Buffer Brush
The Nanshy Round Buffer Brush is of a dome shape with soft synthetic bristles that can be used to apply, buff and blend foundation.
- When it comes on to treating skin conditions and even regular skin discolorations color correctors comes in handy as a very useful makeup tool. To get that perfectly flawless looking skin, using these is helpful as it even out skin irritation and hyperpigmentation in your complexion, including redness or scarring.By determining your skin concern it may be the best way to find out which color corrector you should use. For instance, if you suffer from redness or rosacea, then your skin might be red and inflamed. If this is the case, then a color corrector is required, sometimes called a neutralizer, in the color green. The main reason for this is that green corrector will perfectly neutralize deep redness on the skin. This can also be helpful if you have severely inflamed acne.Keep in mind that a color corrector has a heavier coverage than a regular concealer. However, if you wear mineral makeup you can use the powdered version of a yellow color corrector for easy coverage like BareMinerals Redness Remedy. If you have Rosacea, which is often red and inflamed, it is recommended that you use a powdered mineral makeup yellow color corrector; it is gentler on the skin.