right Makeup tools to work with
Every pro needs the right tools to work with. The makeup tools you use can determine the outcome of your makeup look and are said to be equally as important as the products. In this chapter we aregoing to cover all the makeup tools that you will ever need. We’re going to start with the basics/essentials and then delve into the advanced tools and accessories for when you really want to be a pro and get everything. The Essential Tools are:
Stippling Brush– This is a dual fiber brush that tends to have black and white bristles. The soft white bristles on the top of the brush do most of the work for you to give your face a nice, airbrushed look. This brush can be used with liquid foundation and cream foundation.
Powder Brush– It serves to set the foundation with powder so that the makeup lasts longer. It can have a flat top or a dome-shape depending on the brand.
Contour Brush– Usually has a flat top but some brands make angular contour brushes. This serves a double purpose because it is great for both bronzer and blush. It is used to add dimension back to the face after foundation.
Angled Brush– A very small brush with very dense and short bristles cut at an angle. This brush is used mainly for filling in sparse areas of the eyebrows using brow powder. It can also be used to line yourlower lash line with a dark eye shadow just in case you’re not a huge fan of eyeliner.
Eye Blending Brush– It is the size of most eye makeup brushes however you can identify this one by the long, dome-shaped bristles. This brush is used in the crease of the eye and along the sides of the nose. It is an essential brush because it adds some dimension back to the face.
These five brushes will get you started and help you accomplish the most important steps of makeup application. As you learn more however, you may want to build your collection of makeup tools. Let’s break these advanced tools into two main parts: Advanced brushes and Accessories.
Some advanced brushes include: Kabuki Face Brush, Complexion Brush, Eyeshadow C Brush, Blush Brush, Foundation Brush, Eye Contour Brush, Concealer Brush, Fan Brush, Smudge Brush, Flat Eyeliner Brush, Angled Eyeliner Brush, and a Pencil Brush.
Some additional makeup accessories include: Brow/Lash Comb, Powder Puff, Sponges, Eyelash Curler, Tweezers, Sharpener, Brow Wand, Wet Wipes, Brush Holders and a Makeup Case.
These tools and accessories are sold by many different brands so you have expensive and inexpensive options to choose from. Don’t feel the need to buy the most expensive makeup tools initially, especially ifyou’re financially constrained.
There are inexpensive alternatives that are sometimes just as good or better. One important pro tip is to buy what you can afford until you can afford the expensive products. That way you don’t feel too overwhelmed at once and fail to start. Just start and you will build your kit over time. Now that we have covered the tools you’ll need to do makeup like the professionals, you have what you need to start buying products.
Makeover Tips for Hair, Skin and Makeup
Here’s a fun a section that’s easy to refer back to. There are tons of amazing hair, skin and makeup tips that will make people think that you have a pro glam squad. Let’s look at the top five tips for each.
For Hair Tips:
Wash your hair at least once a week so that it also looks freshly done Let your hair air-dry. The less heat, the better.
Use dry shampoo on the odd days that you cannot get to wash your hair in time.
Dry shampoo helps to remove excess oils.
Take care of your scalp, not just your strands. Use a steam curler to achieve the best Hollywood curls.
Skin Care Tips:
Exfoliate once a week to remove dead skin and blackheads.
Use moisturizer everyday even if you have oily skin to prevent sebaceous glands from over producing oil.
Drink lots of water.
Wear sunscreen when being exposed to the sun to prevent sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
Exercise regularly. Your skin will have a natural glow.
For Makeup Tips:
Apply a face primer before applying foundation to help the makeup stay matte and last all day.
Use feather like strokes when filling in brows using a brow pencil to get natural looking, full brows.
Apply powder where you tend to get shiny first, which is the T-zone and then lightly dust the powder everywhere else.
When matching your foundation, match it on your jawline line. Your correct shade is the one that blends easily with your skin.
To make your lashes look fuller without loads of mascara, tightline your eyes by lining the base of your upper lash line with black eyeliner.
Hopefully these tips have been helpful to you and are easy follow.These are tips that the pros follow and suggest so you’ll definitely be on your way to mastering makeup like a pro.