Make-up artists are called artists for a reason. Using tricks of the trade, they use make-up in ways we would never think of. In this blog, we look at some of the tricks the professionals use at work so you can give them a go yourself.
Multitask with powder
As well as setting your make-up look, loose powder is used by make-up artists in a pinch when they’re out of dry shampoo. Just sprinkle a little into your roots and give your hair a quick shake. Make-up artists also use loose powder to thicken up eyelashes – just sprinkle a little on the lashes before applying mascara.
Soften with lip balm
Lip balm can be used for more than to soften your lips – it can soften your eyeshadow look too. Just apply a little to the lids and blend out your shadow. Lip balm also works as a highlighter and transforms any powder blush into a cream formula. Just tap some onto your cheeks after applying your blush and blend for a dewy glow.
Dilute with moisturiser
To give any product a touch of luminosity, simply add a few drops of your favourite moisturiser. You can do this with foundation, concealer, blusher and even eyeshadow. Just think of your moisturiser as the water in your water colour paints.
Hydrate with a beauty blender
If you’re struggling with dry skin, applying foundation can be a bit of a nightmare. One tip professionals use is to apply face oil over the top of problem areas with a beauty blender make-up sponge. This gives a smooth and fresh finish.
Double-duty your bronzer
Use your favourite bronzer as a wash of colour on the eyes for a soft, peachy tone. Use the same colour on your cheeks for an on-trend monochrome look.
Line lips with a clear wax brow pencil
A clear wax brow pencil can be used to line the lips. This keeps fading and feathering at bay, for lasting colour.