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Flawless Makeup Tips to Always Look Your Best

Posted by Alan Singh on

Looking your best is not as hard as you think it is! You don’t need to have a professional do your makeup, and you don’t need the most expensive makeup products on the market. You just need to know proper application techniques that help your makeup look the best it possibly can, no matter what it is.

Makeup Tips for Every Skin Type

One key to making your makeup look great no matter what is remembering that everyone’s skin is different. The main three skin types are normal, oily, and dry. Each of these skin types requires different kinds of makeup products, so it’s essential to know which category your skin falls into. Knowing your skin type helps you know which products to use and how you should incorporate them into your makeup routine. These flawless makeup tips will help every person with every skin type look their best!

Flawless Makeup Tips for Normal Skin

Implement a Multi-Purpose Skincare Routine

If you have normal skin, you have some portions of your face that are oily and others that are dry. For example, the t-zone (your forehead and nose) is usually the oiliest part of the face. If you have normal skin, it’s especially important to treat this part of your face differently than the dryer parts of your face. You should also try “multi-masking,” which means that you apply more than one type of face mask to your face. This obviously works better with gel or peel-off masks than sheet masks. You might try using a charcoal mask directed at oily skin over your t-zone but a hydrating mask on the outside portion of your face where you get dryer skin. It’s not about layering. It’s about realizing that different parts of your face have different needs.

Prime and Set Different Parts of Your Face Accordingly 

The area around your nose is also usually the first place you’ll see your foundation gliding away. To avoid this, don’t use your regular foundation primer on and around your nose. Instead, use a heavy-duty eye primer. It will do a better job of preventing oils from appearing and destroying your foundation. This is also the area where you should apply the most setting powder at the end of your routine.

Find a Foundation That Works for You

When it comes to choosing a foundation, normal skin types have the most options. You can choose pretty much any formula or finish you would like, including compact cream foundations, which are usually not a very good option for oily or dry skin types. That means you can experiment with a lot of different foundation types and find out what works best for you. However, a foundation with buildable coverage might be your best option. Apply a buildable coverage foundation using light layers and stop applying when you think you’re satisfied with the appearance.

Flawless Makeup Tips for Oily Skin

Use the Right Products and Tools

If you have oily skin, opt for using powder makeup products whenever you can. Powder blushes, powder contours, powder bronzers, and powder highlighters will all be more likely to stay on oily skin than their cream alternatives. Oily skin tends to exaggerate your pores. Counter this tendency by picking up products that say they’re “pore minimizing” or “blurring.” That is especially true when it comes to your primer. A good blurring or pore minimizing primer will virtually eliminate the look of pores. And it should also increase the wear-time on your foundation.

Give Your Eyelids Extra Attention

Oily eyelids are especially tricky. If you don’t apply eyeshadow correctly, it will just end up creasing and sliding away before the end of the day. To avoid this problem, always start with a good eye primer. Although you can also use concealer as your eye primer, a true eye primer allows you to choose one that’s intended for oily eyes. After you’ve dabbed on the eye primer, brush on some setting powder like Dermacol’s Invisible Fixing Powder. This will create a fool-proof base for your eyeshadow (which should also be powder and not cream, by the way). You will experience a significantly longer wear time with this eye primer and powder combination!

Don’t Over-Compensate with Powder

At the end of your makeup routine, you might be tempted to pack on the powder. But if you make the mistake of adding too much, you’ll actually accelerate oil production from your pores. Use a translucent setting powder, like the Dermacol Invisible Fixing Powder, but brush it on lightly. Be careful to not over-apply.

Choose a Matte Foundation

Matte products are an oily face’s friends. That is especially true when it comes to foundation. Choose a foundation that will give you a velvety matte finish like the Dermacol Makeup Cover. This foundation stands up to oil throughout the day. How you apply your foundation also matters. Choose to use a damp beauty sponge instead of a brush. It will help you to apply a thin amount of product.

Touch Up If Needed

If you discover oil is peaking through your makeup later in the day, don’t worry! You just need to make sure you’re armed with the right products. First, try a blotting sheet. Lightly tap the paper over the area of your face where you see oil. It should pick up excess oil. You may need to re-apply a small amount of makeup if the paper picks it up. But don’t apply too much or it will ruin your look. You can try brushing on a little fixing powder to set everything when you’re done. The powder will also help absorb oil.

Flawless Makeup Tips for Dry Skin

Start with a Good Skin Care Regimen

Having a proper skincare routine is essential no matter what type of skin you have. However, it’s especially important to do it the right way if you have dry skin. You should be exfoliating your face a few times a week to get rid of the dry flakes of skin on your face. It will help smooth your skin and make it ready for makeup on the days you choose to wear it. You should also be applying a rich moisturizer daily. You want it all over your face, but especially around your eyebrows and nose, as those tend to dry out most frequently.

Create a Smooth Base

Even if you’ve completed the necessary steps in your skin care routine, you’ll never be able to eliminate dry flakes completely. However, you can (and should) reduce the appearance of the remaining flakes to make your makeup go on properly. That means you need a good primer! A smoothing primer will even out the texture of your face, which will help your foundation and other products stick and stay all day long. The same is true of an eyeshadow primer. You need a smooth base to help your eyeshadow stay in place.

Use Cream Products

For dry skin, use cream products whenever you can. This includes cream blush, cream bronzer, cream contour, and cream (or liquid) highlight. Often, these products will come in stick form. Cream eyeshadows will also be best for your eyes. You may still want to use a setting powder, but be careful not to add too much. It will keep your makeup in place, but too much will make your makeup look dry and cakey.

Choose Dewy Products

Start your makeup routine with a hydrating primer. Although you should have already used moisturizer, the right kind of primer will add even more moisture to your face. If you have dry skin, all your makeup products should glow, including your foundation. Regardless of how much coverage you want, you should choose something that says “luminous” or “dewy” on the bottle and NEVER matte. For an extra luminous boost, try adding a drop of argan or castor oil to your foundation.

No matter what highlighter you choose, it will obviously add a glowing look to your face. However, highlighter is especially important when it comes to dry skin. Highlighter mimics the appearance of wet, dewy skin, which is the exact opposite of dry. So, make sure you’re applying a healthy amount of highlighter to the high points of your face. It will bring the life back into your face!

Use a Luminous Setting Spray

Using a setting spray should happen whenever you’re wearing a full face of makeup, but it’s especially vital after applying makeup on dry skin. A luminous (or dewy) setting spray will hold everything together and glow just a little more. If you chose to apply a setting powder, a luminous setting spray will combat the look of dryness even more. Start tailoring your makeup routine to your skin type! The results will speak for themselves: flawless makeup application that enhances your natural beauty and eliminates the look of imperfections!