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6 Beauty Editor-Approved Makeup Tips

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6 Beauty Editor-Approved Makeup Tips 6 Beauty Editor-Approved Makeup Tips 6 Beauty Editor-Approved Makeup Tips

Who better to take makeup advice from than a beauty editor? We asked L’Oréal’s beauty editors to offer up their very best beauty tips, covering everything from face makeup to lip color, and they delivered. Here are six beauty editor-approved makeup tips you’ll want to put to the test ASAP.

Makeup Tip #1: Apply with Tools—Not Fingers

Your fingers may seem convenient for quickly applying a myriad of makeup products, but beauty editors will always choose makeup blenders and brushes over fingers. Not only will designated makeup tools be better for both applying and blending out products, but they’re also more hygienic. (As long as you wash them regularly, that is!)

To apply foundation like a beauty editor, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.

To apply concealer like a beauty editor, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender.

To apply contour product like a beauty editor, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender.

Makeup Tip #2: Turn Priming into a Priority

Primer is all too often overlooked, but beauty editors know better than that. In actuality, primer isn’t just an extra step in your routine, it can make all the difference in how easily your makeup applies and how long your look lasts. See, isn’t it starting to sound worth it to apply primer?

Before you get started on the rest of your makeup look, make a point to apply either the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Lock Makeup Primer. For even more staying power, be sure to complete your look with a few spritzes of a setting spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray.

Makeup Tip #3: Don’t Shy Away from Different Shades

It’s all too easy to get used to you wearing the exact same shades of eye shadow and lipstick every day, but the job of being a beauty editor forces them to branch out. With new products coming across their desks all the time, they're bound to end up wearing something other than a nude lip color every single day, even if that’s their favorite. Live like a beauty editor and mix up what you wear from time to time. Experiment with a dark lipstick (like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Deeply Disturbed) or bright eyeliner (like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue). You might just find a new favorite.

Makeup Tip #4: Make Tape Your New Best Friend

Don’t assume beauty editors are always experts at applying makeup. While they certainly have an expansive knowledge of makeup products, that doesn’t necessarily translate to being able to apply those products. That means editors rely on handy makeup hacks just like everyone else, more than one of which involves regular old adhesive tape. To get a super-sharp cat eye, place a piece of tape at the outer corner of your eye before drawing on your winged eyeliner. When you’re finished, pull it up, and you can expect a perfect flick to be left behind. As for another tape trick, after using glitter to spice up your eye makeup, you can pick up any excess with a piece of a tape. No more looking like you had a crafting mishap!

Makeup Tip #5: Play Mix Master with Skin Care and Cosmetics

Mixing makeup and skin care products in order to create new and improved concoctions isn’t a job reserved for the experts. If you have a bottle of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops and a skin care product you’d like to make more illuminating, you can make it happen without the help of an professional. Mix a few glow drops with a dollop of your face cream or lotion, then smooth it onto your skin. DIY at its easiest!

Makeup Tip #6: Always Have Makeup Wipes on Hand

Catch a beauty editor at any odd moment, and there’s a solid chance they’ll have makeup swatches marking their arms, wrists, and hands. In preparation for such situations, every editor has a desk that’s well stocked with makeup removing wipes. That way, there’s no reason to drop everything and head into the bathroom to get clean. A few swipes of a wipe and they're free to get back to work—or start swatching again. Of course, this tip isn’t reserved for editors. Anyone makeup-lover living a fast-paced lifestyle will benefit from keeping a pack of wipes on their vanity and in their gym bag. Try the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes to tackle taking off all of your makeup, even waterproof.

Next: 7 Beauty Editor-Approved Skin Care Tips.