40 must-have make up tips
#40 Ditch The Foundation
Lets face it, during summer you certainly don't want to be caked down in foundation. Opt for a tinted moisturiser instead for less heavy coverage and the added bonus of skin hydrating power.
#39 Sticky Tape?
The question on every girls lips is how to get the perfect winged eyeliner. Makeup artist Rae Morris is here to help: "apply slightly tacky sticky tape under each eye as a guide for where you want your liner to follow." Genius!
#38 Lip Tip
It's best not to use a similarly colored lip-liner when wearing a bright shade of lipstick. Instead, line your lips with a shade slightly darker than your own lip color.
#37 The Dracula
No one wants to be mistaken for Dracula (unless it's a fancy dress party!) so to avoid the lipstick-on-teeth look, stick your finger in your mouth, then slowly pull it out to remove any excess lipstick on your inner lip.
#36 The Thin Illusion
To make your nose appear thinner, apply your normal foundation to your nose, then apply a streak of highlighter down the center of its bridge and back up in a straight line.
#35 Big Forehead?
While everyone knows that bangs make your forehead appear a lot smaller, not everyone is willing to cut off their lovely locks. Instead, apply a matte (not sparkling!) bronzer to your forehead using a large brush. The bronzer creates a shadow and gives the illusion of a smaller forehead!
#34 Brush Time
When applying concealer to pimples and other imperfections, NYC celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal recommends you use a brush - not your fingers! "The tapered bristles can get into the crevices of a blemish better than your fingers can," she says.
#33 Skip Black
Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy recommends opting for a more non-traditional eyeliner: "Skip black — like an LBD, it narrows your shape — and use a colored one to define your top lash line."
#32 Lustre Drops
For an added glow, mix a few Lustre Drops (pictured) with concealer while highlighting. This will give you a dewy and fresh complexion.
#31 Lash Tip Trick
Black mascara can be boring sometimes, so why not add a bit of fun by applying some colored mascara to just the tips of your eyelashes? A pop of color can be fresh and flirty.
#30 Airbrush In A Can?
Dior's Airflash #300 (pictured) is creating quite a stir in the makeup world, but for all of the good reasons! Nicknamed "airbrush in a can", you simply spray it on a brush and apply it to your skin. It's full coverage, yet light weight at the same time, so now everyone can look runway-worthy.
#29 Bold Statement
Going straight from work to a party? A lipstick in a dramatic or bold color will easily (and effortlessly) take your look from day to night.
#28 Lash Out
Using a lengthening mascara everyday will help you to achieve naturally longer lashes gradually over time. Definitely worth it in the long-run!
#27 Avoid Cracks
Your skin naturally repairs itself at night, so this is a vital time to apply lots of moisturizer to your face!
#26 Brow Business
Want perfect (but natural-looking) eyebrows like Megan Fox's? Fill in your brows with an eyeshadow of a similar color, rather than an eyebrow pencil, to create a softer and more natural look.
#25 Just Add Green
A lot of women suffer from redness on their face, but a helpful tip is to apply a green blend primer under your foundation to mute the redness. Plus, it will allow you to use less foundation while still providing flawless coverage.
#24 Pot Of Gold
Facial massage professional Effie Ren states: "I strongly believe in women refreshing under their eyes with Benefiance Eye Cream (pictured) or FSLX Total Regenerating Eye/Lip Cream throughout the day on top of their makeup. It wakens the eyes and keeps the area moist and fresh!"
#23 Natural Botox?!
What beauty product has been hailed as an all-natural botox? Dior One Essential Face Serum of course! Women use this product to detoxify and plump the skin on their face. Plus, Sharon Stone is a fan too!
#22 Gloss Goss
Skin specialist Mary Wolfgang believes that "every woman should have a lip gloss that is a bit brighter than her natural lip color. It is an easy and quick way to brighten the face."
#21 No Catnap Required
Makeup professional Erik Soto states: "Eyes are the first area to show fatigue from our busy lives. To get a well-rested look without the catnap, try Givenchy Mister Light Instant Corrective Pen or the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch (pictured). Just a few quick strokes underneath the eyes and on the brow bone will cover dark circles, brighten the eye area, and help reflect light."
#20 Three Coats
Add three coats of mascara on the top and bottom lashes of your eyes in order to make your eyes pop!
#19 That's Peachy
When skincare expert and makeup professional Gabriela Orozco has to choose an essential product, she states, "Blush, blush, blush! It wakes up the skin and perks you up. I especially love the peachy, coral options."
#18 Good Skin, Good Makeup
Skincare professional Gabriela Orozco offers some great advice - "I start by cleansing and toning. Then apply an eye treatment, serum, moisturizer, and SPF. I think about it this way, if your skin looks good, any makeup will look great!"
To remove any excess shine in the center of your face, simply apply a very light dusting of finishing powder - Perfect!
#16 Keep Lips Balmy
A great tip is to always apply lip balm before applying lip color. This will ensure your lips remain moisturised, as lipstick can be a little drying. Some lipsticks have added moisturiser, however, so if that is the case then no lip balm is required.
#15 Use-By Date
Just like food, makeup also has a use-by or best before date, the only difference is not many girls realize it! Mascara and liquid eyeliner should be replaced after three to four months.
#14 Take It Off
Often when you get home late you're too tired to wash all of your makeup off, however this can lead to morning breakouts and premature aging. The solution? Simply keep some makeup cleansing wipes in your night stand and you'll have fresher skin in seconds!
#13 Pack Your Bags
Do you suffer from bags or puffiness under your eye area? Invest in a great eye cream and apply it daily in order to hydrate and moisturise the skin.
#12 Makeup Sealer?
That's right! You can purchase makeup sealing sprays which can be sprayed gently over your face in order to 'set' your makeup in place for hours and hours on end - Great for prom night!
#11 Lock It In
Cream foundations and blushers can be great, but they tend to wear off gradually throughout the day. Lock them in by dusting a translucent powder over them to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long.
#10 Eyelids, Too
Just when you thought your concealer already performed miracles, you'll be surprised to know that you can also apply it to your eyelids to use as a base under eyeshadow!
#9 Perimeter First
Mally Roncal, from Mally Beauty, suggests that when applying bronzer to your face you should “first start by applying it around the perimeter of your face and follow with a light dusting on your forehead, nose and chin”.
#8 Red Alert!
Choosing the correct shade of red lipstick can be daunting, but here's a tip - If you have a warm undertone, then go for warmer reds, and if you have a cool undertone, then go for a cooler red. Simple!
#7 Got Cheekbones?
Every girl wants more prominent cheekbones, and here's how you can achieve the look without having to opt for surgery. Simply use bronzer under the cheekbone and highlighter on the actual cheekbone. This will make them appear higher.
#6 Pumped Up Pout
Katrina Barrion, the makeup artist for Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics, states that you can attract light to your lips and make them look pouty simply by applying a shimmery gloss to the center of your top and bottom lip - Genius!
#5 Red Eyes?
Suffering from bloodshot or red eyes? White eyeliner in the corners of your eyes will counteract the unsightly redness and perk up your eyes again.
#4 Balance the Shimmer
Raychel Wade, the founder of Cheek to Chic and La Prairie’s colour ambassador, recommends that shimmery eyes should be teamed with matte lips in order to prevent shine-overload.
#3 Blot It Out
Blotting paper can be used for more than just blotting away extra oil on your face! Use blotting tissue to remove any oil or excess makeup from the eye area to keep your eye makeup smudge-free.
#2 You're Blushing
What's the trick to applying blusher? Always allow about two fingers from your nose to where the blush starts.
#1 Primer Power
Jessie Powers, the makeup artist and national educator for Make Up For Ever, believes that the best thing a girl can do is to “hydrate the skin and put on a primer”