Makeup can be one tricky tool to try and master. Everyone has their own tastes in makeup, and what blends well together, and what doesn’t quite make your eyes pop. It’s a big deal in the modern world – social media is inundated with makeup tutorials (and the common makeup look we all turn to), and thus, when your makeup doesn’t turn out as well, you can feel a bit down about yourself.
You ask yourself what went wrong, and you doubt your own skills, and you have no idea how to improve (apart from spending more money on ‘higher quality’ products). But remember, there’s a reason your makeup doesn’t sit on your face in the same way it sits on an influencer’s face!
So, let’s go through a couple questions to help you out. You deserve to feel good about the way you look, and if makeup is the root of the problem, let’s examine the reasons why!
Does Your Makeup Appear Grainy?
Grainy makeup is something we all contend with from time to time. When you apply it, and it looks all rough and uneven, and you can see it sticking out from your pores when you look in the mirror, you can get very annoyed! You think about what you’ve done wrong, and why no one you see with makeup on seems to have the same problem as you.
But don’t worry too much – there’s a couple of things to do. First of all, make sure you’re using the right tools; if you’ve got a brush for applying foundation/concealer, change over to a beauty blender of some kind. Secondly, try to buff your makeup, rather than drag it or pad it on. Use gentle, circular motions to properly work the base layer of your look into your skin.
Have You Never Perfected Your Eyeliner?
You’re not the only one! Some of us have eyelids that just don’t seem suited to being covered in makeup – we can never produce a straight line across our lids, no matter how hard we try, or we just can’t get our eyeliner close enough to our lashes to look normal. But even if you’ve been considering eyelid surgery to help out, there’s some other things you can do.
Make sure your liner is sharpened to a point, to make sure it moves smoothly. Then, make your line a little larger than you usually would, to make sure it’s still noticeable (and workable) when you keep your eyes open. And pull up the inside of your upper lid, to make sure there’s no gaps when you’re applying that cool and stable line of black – and if the gap between the lashes and the eyeliner still exists, just brush on a bit of eyeshadow!
Applying makeup can take a while, and if you’re new to the game of a morning makeup routine, there’s a good chance you skip altogether to save time! Just practice a little, and keep tips like these in mind.
What makeup tips do you have? Let me know in the comments below!