Apply Your Makeup Like A Makup Artist

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We can all agree that makeup artists have a special way of doing their makeup and others. Especially for your big day, they make sure every bride looks like a goddess throughout the entire night, it’s almost crazy because a lot of times you’ll try to recreate the look and it just doesn’t end up looking the same. So what’s the secret? Well, there are a lot, which is why we took the time to compile some of the best makeup techniques that makeup artists do to give your everyday looks an edge. 

Don't Rush 

Rushing is the worst thing to do when putting on your makeup, there is nothing worse than a badly blended contour or eyeshadow, and makeup artists know this. Which is why they always show up early enough to make sure they have enough time to cover the bases and have extra time left to perfect all the little blemishes and spots. Make sure to take your time and blend out. 

Read more: 13 Common Bridal Makeup Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Priming and Prepping 

This doesn’t just mean the day of or before, but really take the time to make sure you have an effective skincare routine that works for you in your life regularly, and really stick to it. Artists need a great canvas and your face is no exception. Priming is only a necessary step in the prepping process, so please don’t skip it. It is important. 

Line your lips

No, we don’t mean over-line your lips, but you can do that too if you’re into that. We mean that before applying any lipstick, gloss, or basically any color on there, line them first. On the outside AND inside. This is because as lipstick fades throughout the night, and lipgloss loses it’s sheen, you still have a base color that doesn’t smudge or budge. Be careful with the colors though, and make sure the lip liner you use is one you trust. 

Waterproof Foundation

Now foundation is already a tricky thing to master, but the little trick that makeup artists use is waterproof foundation. Whether on it’s own or mixed with another for the ideal shade, it’s a trade secret within the business. A waterproof foundation is great because not only does it stay, but it locks anything on top of it as well. So no sweat, rain, or tears can get through, an ideal trick but to be kept in your back pocket because too much waterproof foundation can clog your pores. 

When In Doubt, Buff It Out 

A useful piece of advice when dealing with oil, last-minute makeup messes, or poorly applied bronzer and highlight. Buff it out, by taking a dry brush and some setting powder, lightly brush it away in circular motions, it’ll smooth out anything, except maybe eyeliner. Those are the best makeup hacks artists use and are great for everyday practice as well.

We can all agree that makeup artists have a special way of doing their makeup and others. Especially for your big day, they make sure every bride looks like a goddess throughout the entire night, it’s almost crazy because a lot of times you’ll try to recreate the look and it just doesn’t end up looking the same. So what’s the secret? Well, there are a lot, which is why we took the time to compile some of the best makeup techniques that makeup artists do to give your everyday looks an edge. 

Don't Rush 

Rushing is the worst thing to do when putting on your makeup, there is nothing worse than a badly blended contour or eyeshadow, and makeup artists know this. Which is why they always show up early enough to make sure they have enough time to cover the bases and have extra time left to perfect all the little blemishes and spots. Make sure to take your time and blend out. 

Read more: 13 Common Bridal Makeup Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Priming and Prepping 

This doesn’t just mean the day of or before, but really take the time to make sure you have an effective skincare routine that works for you in your life regularly, and really stick to it. Artists need a great canvas and your face is no exception. Priming is only a necessary step in the prepping process, so please don’t skip it. It is important. 

Line your lips

No, we don’t mean over-line your lips, but you can do that too if you’re into that. We mean that before applying any lipstick, gloss, or basically any color on there, line them first. On the outside AND inside. This is because as lipstick fades throughout the night, and lipgloss loses it’s sheen, you still have a base color that doesn’t smudge or budge. Be careful with the colors though, and make sure the lip liner you use is one you trust. 

Waterproof Foundation

Now foundation is already a tricky thing to master, but the little trick that makeup artists use is waterproof foundation. Whether on it’s own or mixed with another for the ideal shade, it’s a trade secret within the business. A waterproof foundation is great because not only does it stay, but it locks anything on top of it as well. So no sweat, rain, or tears can get through, an ideal trick but to be kept in your back pocket because too much waterproof foundation can clog your pores. 

When In Doubt, Buff It Out 

A useful piece of advice when dealing with oil, last-minute makeup messes, or poorly applied bronzer and highlight. Buff it out, by taking a dry brush and some setting powder, lightly brush it away in circular motions, it’ll smooth out anything, except maybe eyeliner. Those are the best makeup hacks artists use and are great for everyday practice as well.