Make Deliberate Makeup Choices
Do you have one go-to eyeliner, eyeshadow or lipstick? While this one shade or type might look great on you, it’s important to think hard about which products to wear, depending on how you wear your hair and outfit. Instead of reaching for the product that’s closest to you, consider all the factors that go into choosing great makeup combinations. Pull out your more unusual eye shadows for special occasions, and you’ll see the difference it makes.
Use the Right Product
Part of making intentional makeup choices is vowing to use the right products for the right job. Do you know the difference between your liquid liner and pencils, and your powder and cream shadows and blushes? If not, now’s the time to learn. For the most dramatic smokey eye, it’s necessary to use a dulled pencil, and draw along your eyelid again with a liquid liner. Powder eye shadows blend and stay put better than cream shadows, and they don’t appear oily. Cream blush dries very quickly during application, so be sure to use on well-moisturized skin and put it on fast! Powder blush is almost as luminous and is a great option for beginners.
The Importance of Lip Color
Not wearing a bright lipstick doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t have time, it can also be a nude look. Make intentional lip color choices based on your outfit and other makeup. If you are wearing an intense smokey eye, wear a nude lipstick, and don’t let your lips go bare. Even a nude lipstick looks a lot more polished. For days when you downplay your eyes and just throw on some mascara, try a plum or red lip stain. Your lips are just as important as your eyes, and it’s good to consider them as part of your look.