How To: Use professional makeup artists' top tricks

Use professional makeup artists' top tricks

Good makeup isn't when others notice you're wearing makeup, it's when they complement how beautiful you look today. You can enhance your own beauty by executing a couple tried and true makeup tricks. A little bit of makeup can go a long way.

You don't need a personal makeup artist to achieve a flawless face – just some of their insider information!

You Will Need

* Highlighter
* Foundation
* Face powder
* Mascara
* Black eyeliner
* Cream-colored eye shadow
* Pencil in your lip shade
* Rosy eyes shadow
* Lip balm
* Clear lip gloss or petroleum jelly
* Lengthening mascara (optional)
* Volumizing mascara (optional)

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.

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!

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