It may be difficult to believe this, but some people (even the men nowadays) don’t know how to both apply and remove makeup correctly, and appropriately, thus leading to skin issues such as acne etc.
Concealer – Never apply it onto the eyelids as a base, because it will cause the eye makeup to crease. You don’t have to use it on the whole area, but perhaps rather on a particular darker area. Sometimes less is more.
Brow Pencil – When doing the eyebrow, apply the pencil to the upper portion of the eyebrow to lift the face up.
Eye Shadow – The tip is to start with a base that has no shimmer. This will match with the lightest skin tone. Apply it all over the eyelid up to the brow.
Foundation – You can actually use your fingers to apply the foundation if you just want some coverage. If you are aiming for a more polished and sophisticated look, use a brush for the application. Some women keep 2 types for easy use: 1 day-to-day foundation use, and another one for a more glossy look.
Powder – A tip is to apply it on the area where it is the shiniest. This usually refers to the T-zone. For the rest of the areas, light dusting will do.
Blusher – The first step is to smile. Then start applying the blusher on the apple of the cheek. Carefully apply it back towards the top of the ear, and then down towards the line of the jaw.
This is another vital part and parcel of the makeup regime. No matter how exhausted you are, remove it before you head into slumber land. Don’t rush through it. Slow and steady wins the race.
Do not save on the makeup removal wipes. Do not use just one wipe for the whole face. Use one to remove the majority and at least one more to remove the residues.
For the eyes, remember always to take the time to remove the eyeliner or mascara, and the eye shadow. Use a eye makeup remover pad by pressing it gently against the eyes for a few seconds, before gently wiping it away. The eyes are delicate areas so work gently to reduce friction and harm.
For the face, you can use a water-based makeup remover if you are just wearing a lightweight BB cream or concealer. For the full makeup, it is better to use an oil-based one. Don’t forget to use the appropriate cleanser after that, depending on your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive or combo).
At the end of cleansing, always remember to pat dry. Don’t rub dry with towel, because you are essentially pulling your skin and creating creases and wrinkles. After washing and removal, the face tends to be dry. Take the time to apply some moisturizer to retain the moisture and promote hydration.
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