Here is a detailed description of how to apply makeup step by step the Artistry way.
In an up and outward motion gently massaging the skin for better blood circulation and to assist in brightening the skin. Then take the colour and foundation of choice and apply in a downward motion all over until foundation is completely blended with no streaks using a foundation brush.
Corrector Sticks or Concealers:
Apply in a tapping motion using the tip of your ring finger, preferably, in a half moon motion under the eye and the same motion on the top lid.
TIP The eye area is more delicate than the rest of the face, that’s why we tend to get fine lines (crow’s feet) around the eyes first because the skin is a lot thinner. The ring finger has the less strength in it so it will pull less when applying product around the eye. This goes for eye creams, corrector sticks (concealers) and eye shadows if being applied with the fingers oppose to a brush.
Push the large rounded face brush into the powder 2 or 3 times and brush it lightly over one full side of the face then the same for the other side
TIP Dip the brush in the powder again and apply on top both eyes to set the corrector stick which creates a great base for the eye shadows. In some cases you can set the eyes using the pointed sculptor brush for a closer set.
Push the small rounded face brush into the blush colour of choice and apply it in a stippling motion on the apples of the cheek moving back towards the temple, but concentrating on the apples of the cheeks the most.
With the pointed sculptor brush, apply the base eyeshadow of choice all over the eyelid from the upper lash line to underneath the brow.
TIP Apply the base shadow in the inner corner of the eye to add an instant brightness to the eye.
Apply colour of choice to the crease of the eye with the angled sculptor brush in a light tapping motion, then in a “windshield wiper” effect, blend crease colour to the base colour
TIP Blend, blend, blend is your friend, friend, friend!!! Add a third colour of medium shade in between the crease colour and base colour under the brow to blend so you don’t see where one colour starts and the other colour ends.
TIP With the smudger brush, apply the same crease colour (or darker) eye shadow along the lower lash line for a smoky effect.
Gel, Liquid or Pencil Eyeliner:
With your middle finger, stretch the corner of the eye slightly closed. Using an angled brush for the Gel or the tip of the liquid liner applicator or the end of a sharpened pencil and tap the applicator on or as close to the upper lash line as possible from the inner corner and working your way to the outer corner. Then go back to the inner corner and sweep it straight out to the outer corner and you’ll get a perfect line, every time!
Eye Pencils / Highlighter or Liner:
With your pinky finger to anchor and pull down the eye, apply the eye pencil in the water line. Swiftly.
TIP You can also apply eye shadow on the water line using the slant brush for a more intense look.
Open the mascara and with the brush still inside give it a “wiggle”motion side to side. Tilt your head back so you’re looking down with your eyes and “wiggle” the wand at the base of the lashes upward, then go to the top of the lashes and roll it down off the lashes then up again. Keep playing with the lashes like this until you get the desired look and fullness.
TIP Mascara layers better when it is partly dry. To do 2 or 3 coats, give it some time in between applications so you’ll get more of a full look
Hold the wand horizontally and lightly sweep the mascara along the bottom lashes. Keep playing until you get the desired look.
First take the brush side and with light pressure, brush the hairs into place. Then take the colour of choice, follow the natural shape of the eyebrow and fill it in. Go in a little heavier because you return back to the brush side and lightly brush the hairs again. This is done to give it a softer look but still able to see colour.
Get the lip product of choice and with your lip brush apply in a dabbing motion on the bottom lip first, then the top lip following the natural shape of the lip.
TIP If using a lip liner, apply colour over the entire lip. This helps with long wear-ability because it sticks to the lip and stains it. When the lipstick or the gloss wears off you’ll be left with a bit of colour from the line
Now take a step back to get a better look at yourself in the mirror. If all looks well and is blended right then your look is complete.
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