12 Beauty Tips That Every Girl Should Know

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Photo by Isaac bailey, makeup by Corinna Cooke

Every girl who wears makeup wants tips on how to make it last longer or look better. Here are 12 essential tips you need to know.

12 Essential Makeup Tips

 

Timing

1.Allow a minute or two between applying your moisturizer and your sunscreen to let your moisturizer soak in, and then another couple of minutes between your sunscreen and your primer. This will help your makeup to glide on more seamlessly and last all day.

Foundation

2.Foundation is supposed to make your skin look flawless and perfect, but still actually look like skin. A thick layer of opaque, full cover foundation doesn’t look like skin, and generally looks awful. Choose the sheerest formula of foundation you can, and apply it sparingly.

 

3. Your foundation color choice should be based on your skin’s undertone. Warm toned girls need warm based foundations, cool toned girls need cool based foundations. Nothing will look right if you don’t get this most basic principal right!

Read more about choosing the right foundation here.

Powder

4. Powder sets foundation. If you want your foundation to stay on all day you need to set it.

 

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Photo by Isaac Bailey, makeup by Corinna Cooke

Eyebrows

5. Nothing changes your face more than your eyebrows! If you have a small space between your brow and your lash-line, accent the upper edge of your brow to open the eye space. If you have a large gap between lash-line and brow you can soften it by accenting the lower edge of your brow. Too much color in the inner third of the brow can make you look angry and make your eyes look too close set.

Lifting through the arch and creating a slight extra tail to the brow can make the eyes look more alert and further spaced apart.

*Heavy eyebrow makeup can collapse a face.

**There is no place in the world for Instagram eyebrows.

Learn how to get the perfect eyebrow shape for your face here

Contour

6. Contour on the cheeks should be subtle. It should create a slight shadow under the cheekbone, making the bone look a little more pronounced and lifted. If the person standing next to you can see a brown contour line it is an epic makeup fail!

Bronzer

7. Bronzer is to make you look like you have been outside in the sunshine. It is not a contour product, and it is not to correct a foundation that is too pale. Bronzer is one of the greatest makeup products ever created, and also the most abused. Keep your bronzer subtle, apply it to the high planes of the face – forehead, cheekbones, chin, and also apply to your collarbones if they will be exposed.

Liquid and gel bronzers help you look glowy instead of shimmery.


Primer

8. Eye shadow primer will make your eye shadow last longer (hopefully all day) and will boost the color.

Related Post: Makeup Tips For Girls Who Wear Glasses

Mascara

9. Waterproof mascara should only be worn when you are planning on swimming or crying! Daily use of waterproof can lead to lash breakage and thinning. (not based on science, but based on years of doing makeup and seeing broken lashes on girls who wear waterproof all the time!)

10. Waterproof mascara should be removed with an eye-makeup remover that is designed to dissolve waterproof makeup. This helps to minimize breakage.

Lipstick

11. Dark lipstick is incredibly aging. It also makes lips look thinner, more compressed, and angry. If you are older or have thin lips, dark lipstick is your enemy.  Matte lipstick is not a great choice for an older woman. It makes the lip look deflated and dry.

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Photo by Isaac Bailey, makeup by Corinna Cooke

 

12. Red lips can be daunting, but there is a red for everyone! You just need the right undertone and the right texture.

Read more about choosing the right red lipstick here.

 

 

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Lily Collins Makeup Golden Globes 2017

Did you just love Lily Collins’ makeup at the Golden Globes this year???

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It was probably my favorite look of them all. 

In fact there was plenty of makeup on the red carpet this year that I personally thought was ghastly.

What I loved about Lily’s was that it looked fresh.

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I always love a makeup that focuses on clean skin, accented brows (without them being Instagram brows!) softly rounded cheeks, and a bold lip. In this case a red/crimson bold lip.

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I managed to get the scoop on Lily’s lipstick. The shade is so sensational! Note how it compliments and works with the pinks in her eye shadow and dress. It is a perfect shade for spring/summer.

Main Image - NARS 'Audacious' Lipstick

She was wearing Nars Audacious Lipstick in Shirley.

You can order it online at Nordstrom

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Jessica Chastain’s Incredible Lips In Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain just made every lipstick you own irrelevant.

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This weekend Chastain’s new film, Miss Sloane, opens nationwide.
Her Oscar worthy performance will keep you on the edge of your seat as the movie twists and turns and ducks and feints. 
Miss Sloane is all intelligent dialogue, rich, delicious dialogue that happens at a wickedly fast clip, with Chastain delivering a verbal armageddon at a mile a minute.

When dialogue is so important to a film, the mouth delivering this dialogue is crucially important. Jessica Chastain’s mouth in this film is mesmerizing. You can’t take your eyes off it. 

Chastain’ dialogue is delivered through a compelling, mesmerizing vermillion lip.

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Elizabeth Sloane is a feminine, fashion forward D.C lobbyist who’s power is locked up in a vermillion lip that reminds us at all times that she is in charge, at all times. It tells us that she will not be falling into any traditional traps, that she is a step ahead of the opposition. It tells us that she is not frivolous and she is not to be trifled with.

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A true red would perhaps be an obvious choice for a woman in power, but true reds can add an element of sexuality to a woman, perhaps giving her an implied availablity to men. Perhaps a challenge to men, but ultimately a traditional red lip would let men sexualize her as opposed to fear her.

And this is where the genius lies. The vermillion lip combines power with blood sport. At first glance you know that she would tear an opponent to pieces and walk away with no remorse.

It’s fantastic.

Miss Sloane is easily one of the best films of 2016.

Change your plans for this weekend and make sure you go see it.

Here are some great vermillion inspired lips to help you channel your inner Miss Sloane:

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry

available online at CharlotteTilbury.com

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Marc Jacobs Le Marc lipstick in Blow

available online at MarcJacobs.com

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Tom Ford lipstick in Smoke Red or in Scarlet Rouge

available online at Bloomingdales.com