Makeup Artists' Secrets Revealed: The Art Of Nailing Flawless Looks
Flawless makeup is ultimate #goals to every person’s daily makeup routine. Sometimes we don’t know exactly what secrets will enhance our look to take us to star level. Other times we get bogged down in our own makeup routine that we forget to check out what is cutting-edge at the moment. However, don’t fret; we’re here to deliver 10 beauty secrets that makeup artists swear by to achieve rock star status.
We have included makeup artists that have literally slayed looks at red carpet events, industry events and award shows. They have dedicated lives to the art of beauty in their own personal brand and style. Small tweaks can really elevate a look from pretty ok to absolute “wow.” The tips and tricks don’t take long, yet can really transform the way you are perceived by the world. We hope you find your favorite new tip or technique from these A-lister secrets.
Get Dull Skin Glowing
Los Angeles makeup artist, Ole Henriksen knows that there are a plethora of actions that you can do in your life that leads to dull skin. Some of these actions include: consuming alcohol, using too much powder, not sleeping enough and smoking. To combat dry skin, Henrikson suggests to first use a peel at home that will remove dead skin cells. Then, you’ll want to moisturize. Try Shiseido Future Solution LX Daytime Protective Cream SPF 15. ($220)
Incognito Rosy Cheeks
Celebrity makeup artist, James Vincent has a tip that most of us don’t think to incorporate into our routine on a daily basis. He says to put blush on before you put on your foundation. This technique creates the illusion of a warm, natural glow and prevents the blush from looking too harsh. He says that a bright and warm pink will work on any complexion. Try MAC cosmetics powder blush in ‘Bright Pink.’ ($16)Stay Luminous, Darling
Stay Luminous, Darling
You know that look when you see light hit a celebrity's face and they just shine perfectly with glowy, dewy skin? Well, Creative Director of Givenchy Beauty, Nicolas Degennes says that by mixing your foundation with a pearly eyeshadow, you can achieve this luminous, gorgeous look for yourself. Try MAC Eyeshadow in ‘White Frost.’ ($16)
Shine Be Gone
If you have oily or combination skin and notice shine that you just can’t seem to get rid of, you’re not alone. Director of Artistry for Jouer, Niki Metz says that if you don’t have a primer on hand, you can use a little cornstarch before applying foundation. This reduces shine and allows you to feel more confident in your look. Sometimes the most helpful beauty products can be found right in the kitchen! It’s best to use the most organic products on your face. Try Rapunzel Non-GMO Organic Cornstarch. (Pack of 3 - $22)
If you are prone to puffiness around the eyes, Petra Strand says that putting lotion in the freezer is key. She says to apply the cooled lotion to your eyes before applying foundation. This will reduce puffiness and moisturize your skin - double win! Try Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream. ($14.50)
Get Ready for Application
Ask any makeup artist and they will tell you that holding the foundation brush you are using at the very end. By using this technique, you will have less control, but it allows you to place the foundation on lighter for a more natural look. Try using Dior Fluid Foundation brush for application. ($46)
The Purrfect Cat Eye
Celebrity makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic has created his looks on celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, Naomi Watts and Khloe Kardashian. He says that to get the perfect cat eye you should lean your elbow on a steady surface so that you will have more control when placing the liquid eyeliner. Try Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Indigo or Intense Black. We also like how “Stay All Day” sounds like “Slay All Day”. That’s #goals. ($22)
Don’t be Afraid of Color
Hung Vannago is a high-profile celebrity makeup artist to stars like Selena Gomez and Karlie Kloss. He says he’s been seeing a trend in using color and welcomes the color. He really likes Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner by Marc Jacobs. There are a lot of colors to play with in this line, so have fun! ($25)
Blend in, to Stand Out
A-list celebrity makeup artist, Sir John knows a thing or two when completing a look. Makeup artist to Beyonce, he makes sure to carry Beautyblender brand to apply makeup. He says that this product gives an airbrushed look and wipes away any fingerprints that could have been placed on the skin during application. ($17)
Your Skin Needs a Workout, Too.
Beauty guru, Bobbi Brown has decades of experience under her belt when it comes to knowing which products work and which ones do not. She swears by NuFace Trinity Toning Device for at home use. She says to use it when you feel like your face needs a lift. She sometimes says she will even use it twice a day. Not every day is a super awake day. On our low-energy days, this product will work wonders for you. ($325)