Makeup magic Pro products makeup artists use
Whether it’s a fashion show or a DIY shoot at the Nykaa office, whenever we have a makeup artist in our midst, The Beauty Book gang likes to listen in to every nugget lest they miss a tip or trick the pros have to share. So scroll down for eight of the most magical makeup tricks (and products to master them) we’ve learned.
FOR LUMINOUS SKIN
The trick dear girl is not to dab on lashings of moisturizer. Or start with primer. Try patting on a lightweight, water-based primer like L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Primer OVER foundation for a smoother, glowing finish.
FOR HIDING SCARS
For the best acne coverage, the trick is to switch up your concealer. Typically scars or pits are darker than the surrounding skin so use a concealer slightly lighter than your true concealer shade. This will lift the scar up to the same lightness as the rest of your skin, making skin look more even. Choose your shade from the Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover and Conceal Palette
FOR NATURAL FLUSH
Forget everything you think you know about applying blush and follow this pro tip: apply blush in the shape of a V. Smile into the mirror and first brush down toward the center of your cheek, then back up toward your temple. Your blush won’t look anything like regular blush but a rosy, natural flush.
FOR THE THICKEST FRINGE
For the oomphiest lashes don’t just wiggle the mascara wand like you’ve been taught. Instead use the tip of the mascara wand to lightly tilt your lashes up and out, toward the outer corner of your eye. Hold the wand in that position of a few seconds, creating the winged-out effect. The L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Papillon Waterproof Mascara has a specially designed precision-tapered brush, making it easier than ever to wing it.
FOR JUST KISSED LIPS
Whatever the lipstick formula, applying straight from the tube will never give you a stain effect. Instead use a concealer brush Kent TWMU7 Concealer Brush, and not a lip brush, to press color into your lips. Then press your lips together a few times to get the just kissed effect.
FOR REFRESHING MAKEUP (WITHOUT TOUCH UPS)
Who has the time to redo makeup to look party ready at the end of a long day? Just keep a damp Bare Essentials Face Sponge on hand. Spritz it with Za Total Hydration Energy Mist and then lightly pat it over skin to refresh makeup and give a glowy finish.
FOR NATURALLY FULL BROWS
Sure, big brows are back but bushy beehives are so unnatural! Just follow this little trick: brush eyebrows down wards towards your eyes. Then fill them in and brush them back into place. This way they’ll look groomed and true to your natural shape without looking bushy. Try this trick with our favorite brow set, Natio Brow Kit.
FOR SHIMMERY CHEEKS (WITHOUT HIGHLIGHTER)
If you’re not a regular highlighter user, why bother buying one? Get the same effect with your trusty Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm on the tops of cheeks, on the bridge of your nose and along your brow bone for a shimmery-dewy effect. It works equally well on lids to add a glossy sparkle to your eyes.