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Your Essential Makeup Advice

Your Essential Makeup Advice

Get The Look: Your Essential Makeup Advice 

So, how do you perfect your face makeup? It’s a question we all ask ourselves. But with so many tips, tricks and tutorials out there, it can be a little overwhelming. Where do you even begin?

To help, we’ve narrowed down some key looks and explained how to get them with a few simple steps. From how to make your eyes look bigger with makeup to creating that perfect dewy makeup look, here’s what you need to know.  

How To Achieve A Dewy Makeup Look

Glowing, dewy makeup is all the rage at the moment, but where do you start? It’s all in the prep!

Having healthy, well hydrated skin will help your makeup glow. Start by hydrating your skin with a nourishing moisturiser and leave it to sink in for about five minutes. This allows the moisturiser to penetrate the skin.

Next, apply a primer. Primers help to smooth skin texture by filling in pores and blurring skin imperfections, and at the same time increasing the staying power of your makeup.

Once the skin prep is done and dusted it’s time to apply your foundation. The key is to choose a dewy, radiant, luminous finish foundation. Flawless foundation requires the right application – our dewy foundation brush is an essential to have in your makeup arsenal to create a natural looking finish.

Once you’re happy with your base, it’s time to add bronzer and blusher. Opt for cream based products to help with the dewy finish. Our Inspired Pinch Pot is ideal. It’s created with a blend of avocado and argan oil extract, making it a dream to blend. It’s also super moisturising.

To create that healthy, dewy look, highlighter is a must. Use the magic wand highlighter brush to apply your favourite highlighter to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, brow bone, chin and cupid’s bow.

Last but not least use a hydrating and illuminating spray or setting spray to help seal your makeup, and give you one last sprinkling of radiance and glow.

How To Make Eyes Look Bigger With Makeup

Did you know that wearing glittery, sparkly and shimmery eyeshadows can make your eyes look brighter and bigger?

The shimmer in the eyeshadow reflects light, creating an illusion that your eyes are much bigger than they actually are. To create this look you need the right tools to help you on your way. Our collection of eye brushes will help you master that beautiful Bambi eyed look.

For many of us, eyeliner is a makeup bag staple - and if you use it with the right technique, you can actually make your eyes look bigger. To get this look, apply the eyeliner just to the outer third of your upper lid. This creates an illusion of wider eyes as it draws attention to the outer corners of the eyes.

Don’t have time to apply a full face of makeup but still want to look fresh, wide eyed and bushy tailed? Add a touch of highlighter to the inner corner of the eyes and you’re good to go. The highlighter helps to draw attention to your eyes, making them look more open and alert.

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How To Look Older With Makeup

Blessed with a baby face but desperate to look more mature and polished? Start with the brows!

Having thicker, fuller eyebrows makes you look more mature. Use a brow pencil or gel to get those brows as thick and full as possible. Thicker brows help frame your face, accentuating your best features.

Contouring is also a girl’s best friend when you want to create more definition. Sculpting will define the cheekbones, jawline and nose. This is especially useful if you have a round face which can tend to make you look younger.

A bright lipstick can also help you look more mature. Go for a matte rather than a gloss and you’ll be oozing sophistication!

How To Make Makeup Look Fresh All Day

We’ve all been here before. 

You put all that effort into your morning makeup routine, and by lunchtime it’s non-existent. So, what do you do? Here are some top tips to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long.

Prep, prep, prep. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, caring for your skin first is such an important step to ensure your makeup lasts throughout the day. Using a hydrating cleanser and moisturiser will help to give you a natural glow before you’ve even started to apply any makeup.

And once you’ve applied your makeup, it’s time to get set.

Setting powders and setting sprays are ideal for keeping your makeup looking super fresh all day. A setting powder will help keep your makeup from smudging throughout the day. You should use it along your jawline, cheeks, nose and forehead after you’ve applied all your makeup. Try our new Puff Duo for the perfect shine-free finish.

Setting sprays are also a holy grail product when it comes to keeping makeup in place. They’re always a go-to for MUAs to make sure their clients maintain their look at a wedding or all-day event. You should also use a setting spray if you want that glossy look. So, how do you use a setting spray? It really couldn’t be easier. A few spritzes and you’re good to go. 

Finally, keep your hands free! If you touch your makeup throughout the day, it will smudge. Plus, your hands will collect oil and bacteria, and if you transfer this to your face it can cause blemishes. 

The Takeaway 

Whatever look you’re trying to create, it is possible with the right makeup and makeup tools at hand. It’s all about deciding on your chosen look and taking the time to perfect it. Then you know your makeup will look flawless.