The first great thing you can do for your skin is to skip wearing makeup altogether, at least one day per week. At the same time, make sure you follow a good skincare routine.
Moisturize, cleanse, and tone daily. First, cleanse your face, then tone for balance, and lastly moisturize. Stay hydrated. Drinking water will help keep your skin smooth.
Do Use Mascara Like This
Now that we know how NOT to use the mascara wand, here’s how to wield it correctly. The best way is to pull the mascara wand out gently, evenly, and gradually. As the brush begins to approach the opening, briskly turn the wand handle right and left, in back-and-forth circular motions.
Pull it out while continuing to make the back-and-forth motion. Finally, apply it with eyes focusing downward into a mirror. Use vertical as well as horizontal strokes.
Don’t Wear Makeup Every Day
Let your skin renew. Wearing makeup every single day can prevent your skin’s natural renewal process. It takes approximately a month for skin cells to die and make room for new cells. Wearing makeup every day slows the process.
It also opens up a higher risk for breakouts. Plus, acne will last longer. And if that doesn’t convince you, wearing makeup every day can cause premature wrinkles.
Don’t Use Eyeshadow Incorrectly
Do not match your eyeshadow to your clothing, it’s an old and unflattering trend. Don’t use too much, packing on the shadow will make your eyes appear smaller. Brown is the safest color to use because it is neutral.
Do not put on too much shadow. After dipping the brush in the color, tap it to let free excess powder. Do not use only one color of eyeshadow, a complementary color is necessary.
Do Follow These Eyeshadow Tips
Always blend. There should be a natural mingling of color. Always apply eyeliner before eyeshadow but apply eyeshadow before mascara. Some makeup artists like to do eyeshadow before blush and bronzer. This is to avoid getting particles of shadow into the complexion makeup. Color matters.
Be aware — brown, blue, green, and hazel eyes are complemented differently, certain eyeshadow colors are perfect while others do not match the palette of specific eye colors.