Beauty Resolution #3: Wake-up your makeup

Last week we gave you some tips to achieve a Queen Bey worthy hair makeover.  This week we take you to the next level with some shortcuts to refreshing your makeup.

1.  START WITH A FRESH CANVAS

Before you start thinking about makeup, the first step to achieving a radiant look is to take good care of your skin. Follow these 3 easy steps to healthy glowing skin and you’ll rock every makeup look from a sultry smoky eye to a casual natural look with ease.

2.  GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Whether you are completely clueless when it comes to makeup or just want to learn how to execute the perfect cat eye, there’s nothing like learning from a  professional.  Makeup lessons are a great opportunity to improve your skills, learn new techniques, and discover new looks and products that work for you. Many great local salons and spas like Muse Beaty, Salon 1800, Buff Beauty, and Roque Salon offer top-notch makeup lessons that you can book on PrettyQuick.

3.  CLEAN OUT YOUR MAKEUP BAG

Throw out products you don’t use anymore (like that hideous old eyeshadow or that cakey cream blush), and discard anything that is more than two years old.  Some products like mascara have even shorter shelf lives and should be tossed after three months.  Give all your makeup brushes a good wash and sharpen your pencils for better definition.  A clean and organized makeup bag makes it easier to find your best products and always put your best face forward.

4.  EXPERIMENT WITH COLOR

Adding a bright bold color to your makeup arsenal is the simplest and most powerful way to change up your look.  Don’t know where to start?  You can’t go wrong with a classic red lipstick.  Sporting a lip color that you wouldn’t typically wear can make you feel like a whole new person.  Just don’t overdo it– balance the look with a simple neutral eye and a muted blush.  

5.  FIND YOUR PERFECT BLUSH

Finding a blush that mimics a nice healthy glow can bring your complexion back to life.  Test new shades and formulas to find your perfect fit. If you have fair skin apricots or pale pinks are a good place to start. Beige-roses and brownish- orange colors will most likely flatter medium complexions, and punchy fuchsias and tangerines warm up deeper complexions. If your skin is a bit on the drier side, we recommend a cream blush because it almost acts as an extra layer of moisturizer. For oily skin, a powder option will last longer and have better results.

 

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