In today’s day and age, it seems as though everyone is a makeup artist. You can’t go on social media without one of your friends posting about their new eyeshadow palette or their brand new set of unicorn brushes, and you can’t even browse YouTube without coming across thousands of makeup tutorials. While we love the fact that makeup lovers are coming together to share their tips, it can often make the whole thing pretty darn confusing. With so many different tips and tricks, how do we know what really works when it comes to makeup? These are the lessons you can learn from famous makeup artists.
Do your makeup for you and yourself alone
Makeup is a huge business, but this has changed the tone of society. We now feel as though we can’t leave our house without a perfect face, and often copy our favorite celebs’ makeup routines in the hope that we’ll be as successful as them. However, makeup isn’t about becoming part of the crowd. It’s important to remember that you are doing your makeup for you and yourself alone. If that means you experiment with new and intriguing characters, you have to roll with it. Don’t fall into the trap of copying other people, as this takes away the creativity and the artistry of makeup.
Makeup should enhance your features, not cover them up
Makeup is a dangerous business sometimes because it’s uses can sometimes be taken out of context. While we love to try out new styles and new color palettes, you have to make sure that you are using makeup to enhance your features, rather than cover them up. Makeup should never make you feel ashamed of the face that you have been given, and we can imagine that makeup artists across the globe would be upset to hear that you are hiding what your momma gave you. If you are self-conscious about certain areas of your face and your features, elevate other areas of your face to take the attention away from them. Never cover them up.
Always take off your makeup before bed
Perhaps one of the most important lessons we can learn from famous makeup artists is that you must always take off your makeup before bed. If you’ve managed to perfect the ultimate cat-eye and your highlight is on point, you might feel a little resentful that you have to wipe it all off – but your face really will thank you. Sleeping in your makeup can wreak havoc on your skin because all of the dirt and grease in your skin is simply stuck there. There is no way for it to be removed, and this can lead to breakouts and inflammation. Remove all of your makeup, clean your face, and then follow up with a moisturizer to keep your skin as healthy as possible.
There are very few rules when it comes to makeup, but there are some valuable lessons to remember to get the best out of your makeup experience. Keep these in mind!