Every girl loves good and easy beauty tips, so we have selected and collected for our readers some of the best striking tricks in one article from world renowned beauty experts. Now, whether you need to learn how to style hair in a perfect way or brush up on your misty eye skill, you will discover plentiful beauty advices to assist you get attractive from head to toe.
“Put aluminum foil in the freezer. Once chilled, apply cold sheets of foil to your face. The cold foil will reduce puffiness and tighten pores.”
—Ramy Gafni, makeup artist, brow guru and founder of RAMY Beauty Therapy Cosmetics.
“You can make your own concealer in a pinch by mixing a bit of translucent powder into liquid foundation to thicken it. This also works well if you do not like heavy concealer.”
—Ricky Wilson, celebrity makeup artist, Dior Beauty.
“If you have dry, sensitive or dull-looking skin, you can use raw honey as a facial mask. Raw, unpasteurized honey contains mild alpha hydroxy acids, such as gluconic acid, which can exfoliate, promote collagen renewal and increase elasticity. Not only does raw honey exfoliate, the natural sugar in it retains moisture. Slather raw honey all over your face as a mask and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.”
—Ashley Rebecca, makeup artist.
“Eyebrows should start soft in color, become dark in the middle (arch) and then again become lighter at the end. Brows should not be the exact same color and strength through the entire brow. It’s good to use your choice of pencil or powder, and then go back with a lighter powder and sweep through on top. This will highlight the brow hair as your natural hair is highlighted by light.”
—Jeffrey Tasker, makeup artist and Laura Mercier Global Artist.
“Blondes should use a gray eye shadow to fill their brows.”
—Gabriel Almodovar, celebrity makeup artist, Maybelline New York.
“I am a huge fan of beautifully curled lashes and I have several heated eyelash curlers from ones I special order from Japan to the wonderful Dior heated curler. But if my battery wears out in these curlers and I still want the heated effect, I take my regular eyelash curler and heat it with a blow-dryer for about five seconds. Test the curler on your hand before using it on your eye. The heat acts like a curling iron on your eyelash hairs and gives even the straightest lashes staying power. But remember, use waterproof mascara first before using a heated curler of any type. This works to help keep the curl. It’s like hair spraying your hair before using a curling iron.”
—Cynthia Rose, makeup artist.
“When putting mascara on, start with the bottom lashes. Most people put mascara on their top lashes first, and then tilt their head down to do the bottom ones. The problem is usually the mascara isn’t quite dry yet and you end up with little black dots all over your beautifully applied eye shadow. Doing it in reverse order assures a mess-proof application.”
—Raychel Wade, makeup artist and La Prairie Colour Ambassador.
“To add extra volume and drama to eyelashes you have to start off by curling them. Then apply a coat of mascara to each eye, and add a light layer of loose powder using a brush across the entire top and bottom lashes. Give it a few seconds and apply a second layer of mascara. Repeat these steps until you achieve your desired effect.”
—Niko Lopez, NARS National Makeup Stylist.
“Powdering the eyelashes prior to applying mascara helps mascara to go on in a more feathery, nonclumpy way.”
—Maureen Shields, makeup artist, Giorgio Armani Beauty.
“Having trouble with mascara smudging and flaking, but you don’t want to damage your delicate lashes with waterproof mascara every day? Many women put a clear coat over their manicure to protect it. Why not do the same with your mascara? Let you favorite mascara dry completely, and then put a coat of clear mascara over the top. This simple extra step will eliminate flakes, and your mascara won’t budge or smudge until you take it off!”
—Kevin James Bennett, makeup artist.