Beauty pros have been using makeup artistry for decades.
It’s a well-known art of blending, shaping, and applying colors, textures, and shapes to achieve a look.
But now, makeup artists are being asked to apply a new set of makeup techniques to help them blend makeup with other products to create a look that is not only seamless, but also more professional.
This week, makeup artist Emily LeBoeuf joins The Sport Blog to share her top tips for applying lipstick and concealinger in an easy, effective way.
First things first, make sure you have the correct lipstick.
Emily says she’s seen a lot of people make lipstick with fake pigments or base colors.
“I see it in the mirror when I’m in the shower and I think, ‘Wow, I just put that on and it doesn’t look like it’s actually my lipstick.
It has a different color to it,'” she says.
She says if you have fake pigmented lipstick, it can make it look too dark and pigmented.
“So if you’ve got an all-natural, natural lipstick, you’ve probably got fake pigmentation.
And you don’t want to put that in your eye because that will cause the eye to bleed.”
She says the best makeup to apply with fake pigment is a matte formula, which means that it will look more natural and not muddy.
The next step is to blend the color you want to apply it with the color of your skin tone.
Emily recommends using a cream blush or powder foundation over your lipstick and then applying a tinted bronzer to create the illusion of a bronzer.
Next, she recommends applying concealer over your lips.
“There are tons of different concealer products out there, but concealer usually comes in a powder or a liquid version, and it’s the same base color,” she says, “so you’re using the same shade of cream blush and the same color.”
Emily recommends you apply concealer to your eyes first.
“It’s best to apply concealers to the outer corner of your eyes.
That way, you can actually get the coverage to work and make it pop.”
Next, apply the color.
“Use a bronzing base and powder foundation, and then you just go from there,” she explains.
“The trick to doing this is you don, you have to use a base and concealers blend together.
You don’t have to do a single application to get the look you want.”
The next thing to do is apply concealor over your eyes for a more natural look.
Emily suggests using concealer on the inner corners of your eye and the outer corners of the eye.
“When you do that, you’re getting the coverage you want,” she said.
“If you’re going to do this with concealer, use concealer at the outer edge of your eyelashes.
Make sure you put concealer there to blend it and give it a more seamless finish.”
Next is to apply your concealer and conceal it over your face.
“You want to blend with concealers, but you don-you want to give them a slight gradient, and if you’re blending them together, you want them to blend against each other and be slightly more matte, so they blend into each other,” she advises.
Then apply your base color.
Emily advises applying concealers over your eyebrows and cheekbones and then blending with concealER.
“Make sure to apply the concealer directly over your eye as well, so that’s the tip of the concealers,” she adds.
Next up, apply your eye shadow.
Emily uses the same technique, but says she also recommends applying the eyeshadow directly over the eyes, not over the concealER, so you get a smooth look.
“Using eyeshadows is a very, very important thing because the conceal and the conceal, they don’t really blend together,” she continues.
“They blend together so you can get a natural look that’s not going to look like a fake one.
The tip of this concealer is to put it directly over any eyeshark, and also the inner corner of the eyes.
Then you can apply the eyes and conceal, and finally blend with the conceal.”
Emily says the final step of blending is to wear your concealers on your brows and cheek bones, and to put concealers around the eyes as well.
“This is the last step of applying your conceal, concealer or concealer shadow to make it really pop,” she explained.
“Then you just apply your makeup and put it on.
You want it to pop!”
Next up is the final touch.
Emily’s favorite way to apply makeup is with a brush.
“Sometimes people are really into blending their eyes, but they don-they just brush their eyes,” she notes.
“And that’s a great way to get a nice, flat, natural look, without being overly dramatic.
You can apply with the brush or you can use your fingertips to