What makeup tip are you most thankful for?

What makeup tip are you most thankful for? Share the ones that have helped you!

Two come to mind: wear what makes you happy, and don’t be afraid to play, experiment, and practice!

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Always wear sunscreen! I didn’t start wearing sunscreen regularly until I was in my mid-20s, but after I started noticing some sun damage, I started wearing it religiously, and it’s made such a big difference in my skin. As I’ve become older, I’ve learned to appreciate this advice, because if your skin is in good condition, your makeup will look better, too. I wish I had started wearing sunscreen earlier, but better late than never.

Something that I learned how to do (properly!) from a guest you had on your blog: Tight-lining!!! It has been a major game changer for me, as I have never had hardly any visible lid and this allows lid color to peak out a little bit, whereas before, all that showed was the eyeliner, crease shade and highlight. Oh, and it makes my eyes look larger too! Thank you so much!

When I was 18 or so I saw a comment in a women’s mag about applying concealer after foundation and how this was a relatively “new technique”. All of our mothers or older friends who wore makeup always put concealer on first leading to massively caked results. I also started making blotting sheets out of tissue instead of powdering but that was my own little 90’s invention!

That you don’t exist to cater to someone’s preferences in beauty! Wear what you want, when you want it — even when it’s not “flattering” — and screw the idea that it makes you less worthy of a human being.

I COMPLETELY agree, Ryou!
You do not “have” to wear the same things everyone else seems to be wearing, if it’s just not you!
Wear what YOU like, and what makes you feel good – it’s *your* face, after all!

Blend, blend, blend eyeshadows…and then blend them some more. Buff out your foundation. Apply several thin layers of lipstick and blot each time in between.

Using a tinted moisturizer, then touching up imperfections with a stick foundation used as concealer. Also, tinted brow gel for covering white brow hairs. And YouTube videos of makeup artists in action behind the scenes at designer fashion shows.

It goes without saying, of course, that “beauty” is optional – we all look perfectly fine just as we naturally are.
But there’s no denying the fact that self-care can be extremely important to morale.
All of that out of the way, I’m glad I learned to treat my oily, acne-prone skin gently, rather than scrubbing and drying it out, and I’m VERY thankful that I developed the habit of WEARING SUNSCREEN. I’m now 50, with no crow’s feet, and I believe I have conscientious sunscreen use to thank for that.
As for makeup, I’m glad I learned to use good brushes, rather than crummy sponge-tip applicators, to apply my eye makeup. It makes a world of difference. I’m also glad to have learned the “art” of stippling on foundation and concealer, to get maximum coverage without using extra product.

I have several makeup tips that I am thankful for:
1. Daily moisturizing and SPF factor in creams/foundations
2. Learning how to put my eyeshadows on that suits my eyes
3. Using a primer before foundation
4. Finding out my correct foundation shade (pink undertones)
5.Experimenting with different colours and, thanks to this blog, buying good quality eyeshadow palettes.
Thank you Christine for this blog, it really helps all of us by your unbiased and thorough reviews and dupes.

1. Brushes can sometimes make bigger difference than using a different product.

My life changers include: MAC 239 for eyes (thanks Christine), Shiseido for cream foundation, MAC M30 for powder.

2. Wipe your mascara wand before applying on lashes, and it won´t smudge.

I have very oily and hooded eyes and I had tried all mascaras I could before that advice from gossmakeupartist – and everything smudged on me, no matter which formala or price. By simple wiping the mascara, my lashes can look better (and longer + thicker) than ever and I do not have the smudging problem. Cheaper drugstore mascaras, such as MAX Factor ones, can look awsome using the technique, and make me feel less guilty about wasting some of the product to my tissues.

Take care of your skin and you will always have a good palette to work with. Never go to bed with your makeup on, take the time to clean and moisturize your skin. Use good brushes and good tools in general, even the best makeup can look less than its best when applied with the wrong tools. And the best tip ever was probably when my therapist told me that I should always take time to make myself feel good, and for me that means taking a little extra time with my makeup, taking time to pamper myself with masks and creams and even facials on occasion. When I feel good about my skin and my look, I truly feel like myself and feel good about myself. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Some game changers for me:

1. Wear sunscreen
2. Stop using anti-acne products and stop touching my face. This was hard for me but after a week I noticed a huge difference.
3. Blend blend blend.
4. Practice practice practice
5. Use primers. Combo skin and oily lids this is a must for me.
6. Always use a light hand. You can always add more later.

Using primers. I’m more on the dry side so I didn’t think I needed them. But boy do they make a difference! My makeup looks much smoother and applies much, much better. I think people underestimate the value of a good primer.

Moisturizer my oily skin! For years and years I would do no such thing thinking it’d make things worse. Now I am a true believer in moisture for oily skin. Currently I am using and loving Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel for combination to oily skin.

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