Boudoir Photographer in Northern Virginia | 5 Super Simple Pro Makeup Tips

November 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Whether you do you makeup in the car or spend 30 minutes a day putting your make up, here are 5 simple tips you can use right now.

1. To de-puff tired eyes 
If you are feeling puffy around the eyes, try dabbing some clear eyedrops around the area with your fingers and watch this skin tighten in seconds!

2. To make your lip colour last 
When rocking a red lip try applying your lip pencil firstly all over your lips - this helps with the staying power. After the lipstick has been applied add another coat of lip pencil so the lipstick is sandwiched and framed.

3. The instant lip-to-cheek trick 
Here's a quick and easy express lip-cheek combo for those on the move. Apply your pout then blot your lips onto the heel of your palms, gently press the remains onto your cheeks. An instant, fresh monochromatic beauty look! Travel friendly and less to carry.

4. To get an eye lift 
To enhance your lashes try adding 3-4 individual lashes to the outer corners of the eye. You'll see an instant lift and a more feline cat eye shape. Individuals have a more natural look than a strip lash. Don't add too much glue, only a little is needed for these little whispers.

5. To score symmetrical liner 
When applying a sleek liquid liner keep the eye open when you make the flick - This way you can see the symmetry and placement. Also try not to stretch the eye during application as it morphs the liner into a less flattering shape. The MAC #266 Angle Brush makes this liner technique a breeze, it's great for eyebrows when applying eyeshadow also.

From the article, 10 Tricks From a MAC Makeup Artist (

Here’s a Bonus Tip from Kevyn Aucoin in Making Faces

Pumping air into the mascara tube (to get more product on the wand) unfortunately will only dry out the product sooner. Try twirling it around instead.


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