Expert Tips Beauty Bible - Makeup
“A great way to store your make-up at home is with a cutlery divider in your bathroom drawer.” – Fotini ‘Fo’ Hatzis, Celebrity Make-up Artist
“With concealer, remember opposite colours cancel out one another. So to cover up that redness or pimple, use a green-based concealer. Orange cancels out blue, so use this for blush veins or dark circles under the eyes." – Jacqui Arnold, Esstudio Galleria Head Beauty Therapist and Co-Founder
“If you have no time to contour perfectly or worry about the dreaded ‘stripey face’, just highlight the high planes of your face. This will automatically create the illusion of more shadow in your natural contours.” – Nicola Burford, International Make-Up Artist, nicolaburfordmakeup.com.au
“To prevent an oily shine, especially in the t-zone, dust a light layer of translucent powder on AFTER your primer but BEFORE foundation, then set with another light dusting of powder.” – Marnie Avagiannis, Face Of Australia Make-Up Artist, marniemakeup.com
“For natural-looking brows, keep the strokes of your brow pencil or powder finer on the inner part, thicken them up through the majority of the brow, and then lightly create a point at which they disappear on the ends.” – Rachel Brooke, Make-up Artist
“Remember, eyebrows are sisters not twins! If manicured brows are too symmetrical and carbon-copied, they can look false and hard. Groom brows using small, subtle strokes of the pencil or brush rather than solid lines.” – Nicola Burford, Make-Up Artist, nicolaburfordmakeup.com.au
“The easiest and quickest way to apply a winged eyeliner is to draw the wing first, beginning from the outer edge of the top lash line by drawing a small dash, then continuing with an imaginary line up from your lower lash line. This imaginary line is the perfect angle to follow. From here, simply draw in a small triangle back to the end of the upper lash line and then finish by tapering in to the inner corner of the eyes. If you have close-set or small eyes, have the line taper off before the inner corner to create the illusion of larger, more wide-set eyes.” – Elsa Morgan, L’Oréal Paris Make-Up Director
“A super fine black or dark brown eyeliner pressed in the roots of the upper lashes from the underside provides the much-needed definition for a natural or ‘no make-up’ make-up look.” – Nicola Burford, Make-Up Artist, nicolaburfordmakeup.com.au
“For an easy way to apply false lashes, cut the strip into thirds and apply one at a time.” – Rae Morris, International Make-Up Artist, raemorris.com
“If you wear lipstick shades that range from neutrals to peaches and soft pinks, try doubling them up as a creamy cheek colour for a beauty look that matches perfectly. You can also use your favourite lip gloss to quickly add a beautiful glow to your cheeks while on the run.” – Rachel Brooke, Make-up Artist
“Create a fuller lip by using a darker and lighter shade of the same lip colour. Apply the darker shade (a pencil can be good) on the outer perimeters and the paler one on the inner, and blend carefully with a lip brush. Layer this technique once more for the best result.” – Nicola Burford, Make-Up Artist, nicolaburfordmakeup.com.au
What’s the best make-up tip you’ve ever learnt? Which of these tips will you make use of?
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