Want to know what you should know about your face for better makeup? Getting the perfect makeup look can be difficult at times. And stressing over it only makes lines in your face more prominent. So it'd be a little easier to have a guide, right? Well, you actually have it! Your face is the guide! And if you simply observe and inspect, it'll tell you exactly what to do. Here's what you should know about your face for better makeup.
1. Your Face
There are quite a few things you should be paying attention to when applying makeup. Your skin texture, your face shape, your facial features, your style, and the look you wish to achieve. Among other things, these are just a few you should be paying attention to and I'll talk about them more in this guide to what you should know about your face for better makeup.
The texture of your skin combined with the products you're using can make or break your look. Using the correct products for your skin type is crucial. For example, if you have oily skin and you're using an oil-based foundation, it will only make your face appear more oily. If you have dry skin and you're using a powder foundation it will easily make your skin appear dry.
If you have oily skin your best bet is to use a mattifying primer or foundation. Your primer should also match your skin type, if you have redness you'll want to use a redness canceling primer, and if your skin is dry you want to use a hydrating one. Typically one with blemishes or dark spots or any other discoloration will use a concealer, either before or after applying foundation. Whether you apply before or after is your personal preference. Always remember to keep your skin texture in mind when choosing your products.
You'll also want to be paying attention to your face shape when applying makeup. It may not seem like a big deal but whether you have a round, square, oval, inverted triangle, diamond, or any other face shape makes a difference when applying your makeup. If your face is vertically elongated you'll want to make it appear shorter and you'll do this by contouring the peak of your forehead, your jawline, and your cheekbones. If your face is round you'll want to make it appear thinner and you'll do this by contouring your cheekbones and the outer left and right sides of your jawline and forehead.
If your face is square-shaped you'll want to make it appear more oval and thin and you'll do this buy contouring the upper left and right side of your jawline and forehead. The ideal face shape is said to be oval, so your main goal when contouring is aiming to make yours appear as an oval shape.
4. Facial Features
Your facial features also take a large part in creating the perfect makeup look for you. From the size of your nose to the size of your lips, to the height of your cheekbones, to the color of your eyes, these all can make a huge difference in the way you apply your products.
Contouring your nose to look thinner can be easily done by contouring the outer sides of your nose and highlighting the bridge of your nose and blending it all in. If your lips are thin and you want to make them appear fuller you can always contour them using a lip liner. Contouring your cheekbones has become a widely used method to make them look higher. You'll want to blend your contour just under your cheekbones, or just on them if you wish, then highlight just above where you contoured.
The eyeshadow colors you use can make your eyes pop if you use ones that compliment your eye color. Typically warm colors, such as brown or oranges, are used with blue eyes because blue is a cool toned color. Warm tones will give light eyes a more vibrant look. Cool colors, such as blues and silver, are used on darker eyes like brown or black. Cool tones complement dark eyes.
5. Personal Preferences
You must also take your own style and comfort zone into consideration when choosing and applying products. If you feel more comfortable with natural, lightly applied makeup, then it is absolutely possible to still achieve the perfect look without using much. If you are more comfortable with a heavy makeup look then you'll want to be sure everything is blended properly and your colors compliment each other.
Typically many women use red lipstick with every makeup look, whether it be daytime, night time, or formal, which all has to do with personal preference and that is completely okay, as long as it compliments your eyeshadow colors. Other women are more comfortable with lighter, less noticeable shades of lipstick, again this all has to do with personal preference.
Makeup should be a fun, creative, personal outlet to each individual as they choose to use it. I am a firm believer in every woman feeling beautiful and confident in her own makeup routine.
These are just a few tips and tricks I've learned by being a makeup artist, a licensed cosmetologist, and beauty enthusiast and I can only wish to help as many women feel confident and comfortable with their ability to make themselves feel more beautiful each day