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Top Makeup Tips from Our Makeup Artists

Hi. My name is Katie (Gorvin?) and I'm a professional makeup artist 'cause I have a 10 years experience in the industry. Along the way, I've picked up a ton of tips from other seasoned artist and so I'd like to share some of my favorites. One of my favorite things I've ever learned is how to shear out your foundation by using a tinted moisturizer and mixing the two together so that you don't get super full coverage and looks more natural. All you have to do is mix equal part foundation or your favorite concealer with a tinted moisturizer of regular lotion to create a tinted moisturizer. I also like to add in loose pigments, something like a brown shimmer if you have a fair skin, something with more of a pink shimmer so you're really dewy look on the skin and it's a natural highlight on the cheekbone. You can apply this with your hands or brush. Just remember that it's gonna be lighter coverage. So, if you have a blemish, you may need to go back in with a concealer or something else to cover it up. Something else that I learned along the way, one of my favorite things to do is to contour the face with a powder that's a little bit darker than your skin tone. Someone like me with a slightly round face, this is a great way to cut out your cheekbone and maybe even narrow your jaw or if you have a very wide nose, anywhere that you wanna shrink inside, you can do so by contouring. So, all you need is a powder that's a little bit darker than your skin tone and sometimes it's nice to switch of your red tone, maybe use something of the yellow tone. You got to find a powder that works with your skin tone. Once you get it, you just use a brush and you start where want the deepest contour so maybe appear or from the side of your nose, maybe it's here and the you just blend that powder into the skin and watch your face now out. So, if you're in a hurry, you don't have to time to do your makeup, you don't have time to dilly dolly with eye shadow, one of my favorite things to do is grab a coal eye liner, take it, out it on the waterline right here and on the top of the waterline, maybe smudge around the eyes a little bit of shadow, mascara and (??), really easy way to define the eyes. Another thing that commonly happens when you're doing your eye makeup is you have a mistake and you find a dark smudge in your eye or maybe so much shadows falling underneath and it's starting to from dark circle, you can reach for the eye makeup remover if you want but if you're out, another great trick is to take any kind of eye lotion which is the best, some kind of under eye cream or if you don't have that which you should but if you don't, grab some face lotion, jab underneath and you can use a fluffy makeup brush to remove it. That way, it hydrates the skin under the eye. It's more sensitive and then removes all the makeup with it. For girls at home who have thinner lips and want to make them look bigger, what I'd like to suggest is that you start with a lip primer so that all of your product goes on smooth. You can put this on our lips and even around it and then go in with a lip liner that's a neutral shade that matches your lip tone and that way, you can slightly overdraw your lips without it looking unnatural and you just wanna start and in one corner, go to the center of the lip, maybe come to the other corner and go to the center of the lip, filling your whole lip with that lip liner and you can top it with your favorite lipstick or gloss, lighter shades are gonna make your lips look fuller and gloss a little bit of shimmer and it looks like it's more light. People are obsessed with their mascaras and everyone's loyal to a different brand but more important, the brand you choose, is how you apply it and how much. You don't want your lashes to look come pealing. You wanna make sure you're getting the most out of it. So, what I suggest you do is start with the lash primer. It's so important. It conditions, hydrates and creates a little bit more length and volume and also, it make it easier to wash that mascara off. After you get that coat of primer on, you wanna immediately go into putting on your mascara. Don't let the primer dry. So, one or two coats of primer and go in with your favorite mascara. If you want more volume, you're gonna wanna wiggle the mascara back and forth along your lashes and for length, you gonna wanna start at the root and go all the way to the tips. Apply one to two coats. Let it dry and if you really wanna go back in there, do so, put in another coat on and then your lash is gonna look the fullest and your longest. One of the other things I've learned since working in the industry is that there's in having brand loyalty because every brand has something special so you don't wanna limit yourself by only wearing one type of mascara or one type of foundation or one brand in total. Get out there and experiment with different brands to find new products that you'll love from drugstores to department stores, high end to low end. There's so many amazing products out there. So, just have fun and full your makeup bag with a diverse group of items.