Professional Makeup Artist Explains How To Apply Concealer, Set Foundation & Draw Perfect Eyeliner
Aug 28, 2014 11:38 PM EDT
Feeling like a real pro after trying the higlight and contour tips from professional makeup artist Jerome Alexander? Well get ready for more!
Since 1968, Jerome Alexander has been a driving force in the beauty business. An innovative makeup artist, Jerome changed the makeup industry by answering the beauty needs of women around the world. Alexander is the author of Be Your Own Makeup Artist, an instructional on makeup artistry.
Check out his tips and tricks for improving your makeup:
Set your foundation. Setting your foundation with a powder is a great way to ensure it lasts all day. "Use a translucent mineral powder rather than a heavy pressed powder, so you don't get the heavy talc look and it will give you a softer more natural look," the expert advised.
Want an extra tip to try? Jerome says to use less setting powder for daytime and more for evening.
Use a brush. "Applying lipstick straight to your lips from the tube can leave you with streaks and unevenness," Alexander explained. "To ensure a flawless lip color, use a lip brush to apply your lipstick."
If you're always getting lipstick on your teeth, click here for tips on how to avoid it for good!
No more tired eyes. Jerome says to always use an under eye concealer to conceal any dark circles under your eyes.
"When applying the concealer never rub the concealer in, instead gently pat it with a sponge or your finger," he said. "Then set it with a translucent powder to ensure it lasts all day."
Line up your eyes. "If you have difficulties trying to achieve dramatic eyeliner look try to create a natural line instead," the beauty guru instructed.
"Take a pencil and draw a line at the base of the lashes for a natural eyeliner look. Pro Tip: You can smudge it to give it a smokier eye effect!"
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