Believe it or not, there are a lot of factors that go into getting a flawless makeup look. From nailing the correct product order to mastering your application techniques, creating a gorgeous face is a true art form. Still, that’s not to say that only the pros can craft a stunning face. You can get in on the perfect makeup action, too. All you need is a positive spirit, dedication, and a few tips to end up with the flawless face you desire. And if you’re game for transforming your beauty look, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading for 14 makeup tips that will take your skills to the next level.
1. START WITH CLEAN, HYDRATED SKIN
First things first, before you reach for any of your makeup products, you should always make sure that your skin is cleansed and moisturized. After all, fresh, radiant skin makes it that much easier to create a flawless face. So, work your way through your skin care routine to prep your skin for your makeup look.
2. ALWAYS USE PRIMER
Speaking of prepping your skin, once your skin care routine is complete, it’s time to turn your attention to makeup primer. Makeup primer works wonders to help create an even canvas for your beauty look. It also helps your makeup lay evenly for a long-lasting look. We recommend using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer to kick things off.
3. GET FAMILIAR WITH ADHESIVE TAPE
If you’re not too skilled in the art of creating winged eyeliner, there is no need to fret. Adhesive tape can save the day. All you need to do is place a small piece of tape diagonally at the outer corner of your eye before lining your eyes and winging it out. When you’re done, simply pull off the tape, and you’ll be left with a crisp wing.
4. APPLY YOUR EYE MAKEUP BEFORE FOUNDATION
Whether you’re going for a bold eye look or prefer to rock neutral eye makeup, play it safe by applying your eye makeup products before foundation. There is always a chance that your eye makeup may cause fallout. So, to prevent having to reapply your face makeup when you wipe away the pigment that’s fallen under your eyes, leave your face makeup for last.
5. USE A FAN MAKEUP BRUSH FOR HIGHLIGHTER
Who doesn’t love highlighter? It’s the perfect way to create a luminous glow and helps enhance your features. However, there is such a thing as applying too much highlighter. Of course, you’re free to sport a super shiny highlight, but when it comes to flaunting a flawless face, a light touch is key. And a fan makeup brush will help keep you from being too heavy-handed. Head on over to our article, How to Use a Fan Makeup Brush, for all the details.
6. LAYER CREAM HIGHLIGHTER UNDERNEATH POWDER
If you think that your highlighter looks a bit on the subtle side, there is a way to get more glow without having it be overkill. Reach for a cream or liquid highlighter, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Illuminator, and apply it underneath your powder highlighter to give your face a stunning glow without the high shine.
7. COAT YOUR LASHES WITH PRIMER
Just as makeup primer is a must, mascara primer could be the essential your routine is missing. By applying a coat or two of lash primer under your mascara, you can pump up the volume of your lashes for a flawless fringe.
8. APPLY A LIP SCRUB
Nothing pulls a makeup look together like a pretty pout. To keep your lips in perfect shape, it’s always smart to create a smooth base. Give your lips a gentle scrub before applying your lip products to slough away dead skin cells that have built up on the surface of your pout. Have your pick from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub, and the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub, all of which are face scrubs that double as lip scrubs.
9. DEFINE YOUR CUPID’S BOW
While we’re on the topic of your lips, there is no better way to show your pout some love than to define your cupid’s bow. This technique helps to give your lips a full look for a gorgeous set of lips. And the best way to get the job done is to grab a lip liner. Take your liner and draw an ‘X’ on your cupid’s bow, then line your lips slightly outside your natural lip line. Follow up with your lipstick of choice and you’ll be flaunting fuller-looking lips.
10. BLOT AND SET YOUR LIP COLOR
Nothing ruins a makeup look faster than feathered lips. To keep your lip color in place, it’s crucial to set your lipstick. Simply blot your lips with a tissue, apply another coat of lipstick and blot again. Dust a tiny bit of translucent powder onto your lips, and you’re good to go.
11. FIND YOUR FOUNDATION MATCH
With so many foundation formulas and shades available, you’ll want to make sure that you choose one that suits your needs. That means a foundation that matches your complexion and suits your skin type. For example, If you’re working with dry skin, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation to hydrate your skin. For application, be sure to use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, and apply your foundation in dabbing motions.
12. STRETCH OUT YOUR CONCEALER
Concealer is so much more than an under-eye essential. If you have any other imperfections that you’d like to cover up, concealer can handle it. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer, which comes in 14 different shades to match your complexion perfectly.
13. ENHANCE YOUR FEATURES
What we love most about flawless makeup is the way it enhances your features. Essential for doing just that are bronzer, blush, and highlighter. This face makeup trio will work to define and flatter all your best features for the perfect look. So, make sure you have the right products on hand! Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer, L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush, and L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder.
14. SET YOUR MAKEUP
To lock your flawless makeup in place, you need to seal the deal with makeup setting spray. This essential helps to give your makeup a just-applied look. Spritz your face with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion.
And that’s how you create a flawless makeup look. In the mood for another makeup lesson? Head on over to our article, Lip Contouring: How to Master This Makeup Technique, to learn about a new technique.