Makeup Do’s and Don’ts

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Everyone has a few tips they’ve learned along their makeup journey, usually because something either worked really well for them or not well at all. Whichever way you look at it, tips and tricks are learned by experience, outcome, and perspective. Generally there is a known consensus of makeup do’s and don’ts that is pretty universal. If you looking to see if any of these tips are worth reading, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


Makeup Do’s

Always Prep Your Face First

Before adding a fleck of makeup to your skin, it’s important to make sure you have a clean slate to work with. You want your skin to be fresh and healthy so ensure you have a solid facial cleansing routine that includes cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. For some great skin care products, check out the links below:

Beauty360 Illuminating Facial Cleanser 6.99 on

Studio35 Beauty Witch Hazel Toner/Cleanser available at Walgreens

Equate Beauty Strikingly Unique Moisturizing Lotion on

Use Facial Primer

A facial primer serves a few purposes. We suggest it because it is intended to be the base of all other makeup. It is what will make your colors look brighter, more vibrant, and will help your makeup last longer. It will keep it in place while you go about your day and create a barrier between your skin and the cosmetics. This also helps you makeup to go on smoother. Always use a facial primer if possible.

Invest in Good Brushes

Although they may look similar, quality brushes will make a huge difference when applying your makeup. They allow the powders to smoothly run through bristles, leaving brush strokes more uniform and provides fuller coverage. They also last longer and help you makeup apply better. The investment is worth every penny since you can easily care for your brushes with this amazing post “Clean Your Makeup Brushes The Right Way” at home.

Match Your Foundation to Your Skin Tone

Take the extra time to figure out which is the best shade that matches your skin so that it transitions smoothly, without looking two-toned. Having the wrong foundation is obvious to everyone around you and can leave you looking like a ghostly woman, or an orange face. Ask friends or family if you have to, this is makeup 101.

Learn to Blend

There are lots of blending tools out there for you to use – this is essential. Blending properly can take your makeup skill level up a few notches. Not only can you flawlessly blend in foundations and concealers but your contouring, layering, and highlighter will look more natural than your grandmas braids. Learn to blend your blush into your cheeks. If using a brush, use short sweeping motions upward on the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion. Use a powder puff brush to blend in lines from blush, concealer, or highlighter as well.


Makeup Don’ts

Avoid Over Drawing your Lips

If you go just outside your natural lip line you should be okay. Those women who emphasize the area, making it obvious that their lips are much smaller end up looking like clowns. Everyone can see your lip line under that lipstick, girl.

Don’t Forget to Wash Off Makeup at Night

Removing your makeup at night allows your skin to be healthy and glowing. Leaving makeup on can cause skin issues like acne, blemishes, irritation and many other problems. If you don’t feel like washing it off one night, use some makeup remover wipes at the very least or grab some coconut oil and a tissue to get the job done. Your skin will thank you.

Don’t go Crazy with Drawn-in Brows

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Although the hype is to have well groomed brows, don’t go crazy and pluck every last hair. The idea is to have natural looking browns that are well defined, not drawn in checkmarks on your face that wash away with the rain. Check out various tools and products to help you get the perfect brow.

Makeup Routine Ruts

It’s easy to do the same look every day with the same products, colors and told because that’s what we’re used to. Take some time to look at other colors and techniques that will look good on you. Getting stuck in a rut can make applying makeup seem like a chore and leave you looking the same for years and years to come. Experiment and try different looks at home so that you can keep your makeup routine fresh!

For more beauty tips and tricks visit The Savvy Beauty.