Here are the 10 commandments of cosmetics! Of course, all of these are just recommendations and tips for makeup wearers. Take them as you please, just remember to have fun and feel beautiful while you get ready!
1. Thou shall blend blend blend.
Whether it be eyeshadow, bronzer or foundation, you must always blend out your makeup!! No one wants to see too harsh lines and defined colors on your face like a cartoon character.
2. Thou shall ALWAYS use your neck to find the right color of your foundation
Despite popular belief, when you’re at the makeup store and you’re trying to find a new foundation, always match the color to your neck. For me, my face is naturally lighter than the rest of my body due to exfoliation, acne medication, and sunscreen. Although this may not be the same for you, the best bet to getting the EXACT color foundation is matching to your neck. Click the GIF to watch Saldana’s
3. Thou shall NOT overdraw in your eyebrows.
When you fill in your eyebrows, make sure you use a light hand and small strokes. This way you’ll achieve a much more natural look. Click the GIF to get more make up Dos and Donts.
4. Thou shall always clean your brushes.
You should clean your makeup brushes at least once every two weeks according to Allure Magazine. Click on the GIF to watch youtube makeup artist Nicole Guerrero teach you how to clean makeup brushes.
5. Thou shall not overdraw your lips.
It’s okay to overdraw them a little bit to make them appear plumper, but doing too much is gonna make you look like Miranda sings.
6. Thou shall always moisturize your face before you apply makeup
Even if you have oily skin, make sure you moisturize. If you don’t apply moisturizer, your face will compensate and overproduce oil.
7. Thou shall not put too much blush
Start by applying small amounts to build up the color. Don’t put directly on the apples of the cheeks. Blend from the edge off your face towards the apples instead.
8. Thou shall always prime your face.
If you don’t prime your face, your makeup won’t last as long as you would want it to!
9. Thou shall always remove your makeup before you sleep.
The worst sight to wake up to in the morning is seeing all your makeup on your pillow. It’s also definitely not healthy for your skin. Check this Huffington Post to see why dermatologists say sleeping with makeup on is not so great for your skin!
10. Thou shall have fun with makeup!
Should be self-explanatory, but in a world full of makeup shamers, it’s best to remember that you do makeup for YOURSELF and for no one else.
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