How to Apply Makeup for a More Polished Look
You don’t have to be an A-list celebrity or model to sport an elegant look that turns heads on the street. Any girl with some fashion sense will tell you that these days it’s all about looking your best the moment you step out of the house (OK, indoors too as you never know when you might end up on Vine or Instagram). If you think it’s too hard to always look your best, we’ve got great news for you – it doesn’t have to be! With these simple tricks and tips you can learn how to apply makeup for a more polished look in no time and before you know it – will be starting a trendy blog of your own.
First, let’s get the most obvious thing out of the way – “looks matter”. It’s a sad, but universal truth. Sure, your personality may be just as great, but people see and people base their initial opinion on the way you look. So it goes without saying that you don’t want to look a mess when you’re trying to make a good impression. And it’s really not that hard either…
When it comes to everyday makeup you actually want to do the opposite of what Pooh advocates in his adorable way “the more the better”. In this case ‘less is more’ should be your motto and you should learn to work with your god given attributes. Know your strengths, identify your weaknesses – accentuate the first and subtly hide the latter. It’s amazing how much can be accomplished with some concealer, a little blush, mascara, subtle eye shadows and a natural lipstick color. Have you noticed what thing all glam-up pictures of celebs have in common? They look effortlessly breath-taking and the accent is on ”effortlessly” as if they woke up, rolled into that divine gown and stumbled upon the Red carpet gathering by happy coincidence. Dramatic makeup can be sexy and dazzling, but nothing tops the refined elegance and class of a clean, polished look.
When you’re learning how to apply makeup for a more polished look, always minimize collateral damage by dressing up first and doing your makeup later. You don’t want all your efforts going down the drain. Never choose colors that will clash with your outfit and splurge on brands that are on the expensive side – your skin will be grateful for it. The order in which you want to apply your products is: foundation first, then concealer, followed by everything else you plan on using. This is done because the rest of the makeup application is powder-based and this way you’ll end up using less than your usual amount.