Top 5 Makeup Tips From Hollywood’s Best Makeup Artists

tumblr_m33f9a1mWN1qianbno1_1280Wearing makeup is a great way to enhance your natural beauty and increase your self confidence. Makeup should be an expression of your style and can help you put your best face forward every time you apply and wear it. While everyone has different features, complexions and skin challenges, there are some tips that work universally for everyone. There are a few go to tricks and tips from Hollywood’s best makeup artists you can use to enhance your look and once you master the techniques, you can look like a celebrity every day.

Start With A Flawless Foundation

The key to great makeup is great skin. Every top makeup artist will tell you starting with a clean, clear canvas is the best way to achieve a flawless, gorgeous, glowing look. Invest in and use skin care made to address your skin’s needs and always be sure to follow with a moisturizer made for your skin type. Once your skin is clean and moisturized, apply a skin primer and your makeup will last all day and your pores will appear smaller. Primers are often ignored, but top Hollywood makeup artists always use them and recommend you do, too.

Chose The Correct Makeup

Top makeup artists have a bevy of foundations to chose from and have figured out the best ones for every skin type. Top artists recommend a tinted moisturizer or BB cream for clients with clear skin with even tone, a stick foundation for maximum coverage, an oil free foundation for people with acne or oily skin, and a light weight mineral powder for people with sensitive skin. Makeup artists in Hollywood also recommend you test the color on your neck or jawline to ensure a good match. Apply your foundation with a brush or makeup sponge for even, gorgeous coverage.

Use Concealer Wisely

Top makeup artists use concealer to hide flaws, enhance features and to make prominent features recede. Using concealer wisely can make a huge difference in your appearance. In addition to covering your acne spots or uneven pigmentation, there are five places every makeup artist recommends you use concealer:

  • In the inner corner of your eyes
  • The outer corner of your eyes
  • Under your eyes
  • Under each nostril and at the sides of your nose
  • At each corner of your mouth

These are the places shadows fall and make us appear tired, run down or older than we are and a little concealer can correct those shadows.

Keep Eye Makeup On All Day

Top makeup professionals recommend you use an eye lid primer. The primer will help prevent your makeup from creasing or fading and will help it last all day. To really enhance your eyes, take another tip from Hollywood celebrity makeup artists and wear false lashes.

Apply Cheek Color Sparingly

Most makeup artists recommend you complete your lip and eye color application before you apply your cheek color. Often after eyes and lips are finished, you look much more vibrant and fresh and will find you do not need to apply much cheek color at all to brighten your face.

Follow these tips and soon you will learn to create a gorgeous, flawless look that you love and feel confident wearing. You will look and feel so great and before you know it, your friends will be asking you for makeup tips.

Sam Moser is a freelance content writer who has written almost exclusively for the web since graduating from the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Sam has recently written about beauty schools in Phoenix as options for aspiring cosmetologists.