How to Use Professional Makeup Artists' Top Tricks
You don't need a personal makeup artist to achieve a flawless face – just some of their insider information!
Step 1: Fill in frown lines Fill in any laugh lines with highlighter before you apply foundation. It helps create an even base for your makeup.
Step 2: Powder your lashes Lightly brush your lashes with face powder before applying mascara. The powder and the mascara will form a paste to temporarily thicken your lashes.
TIP: Use a lengthening mascara for your first coat, and a volumizing one for your second.
Step 3: "Tightline" your lids Use the makeup-artist trick known as tightlining: Apply black eyeliner underneath upper lash lines and between upper lashes to make your lashes look fuller.
Step 4: Highlight your peepers Dab a little highlighter or apply a cream-colored eye shadow in the inner corners of your eyes – near the bridge of your nose – and just under your eyebrows, along the brow bone. It will catch the light, making eyes appear wider.
Step 5: Prep your lips Color bare lips with a lip pencil that matches your natural lip color before applying lipstick; it will help the color adhere. Or, press some rosy eye shadow on top of lip balm for all-day color.
Step 6: Gloss over lip areas Put a dab of clear lip gloss or petroleum jelly in the indentation in the center of your upper lip and in the center of your lower one; it will make both look plumper. Picture perfect!
FACT: Award-winning actress Meryl Streep has worked with the same makeup artist on every single one of her films since the early 1980s.