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If there is anything that makes a woman more powerful and fills her with self-confidence, it would definitely be looking and feeling gorgeous. Mastering makeup is not a piece of cake and certainly doesn’t come easy. With this in mind, there are basic skills that every woman – yes, every woman with no exception! – should master.
Beauty trends come and go, but there are some timeless looks that are here to stay! With this in mind, here are 5 skills to master in order to get the best out of all those products in your makeup bag.
-Natural eyebrows: you definitely don’t want your eyebrows to look like two dark blocks above your eyes so focus on filling the empty spaces with light, fine strokes using a fine pencil of your natural hair color, then follow this step with a coat of eyebrow gel while brushing them upwards for a feathery effect.
-Cat eye: be it a bold look or a soft one, the difficulty of getting the perfect cat eye lies in drawing the flick correctly. Choose an eyeliner that glides easily to make the process easier, then start by drawing the flick and make sure that both eyes are alike. Then, link it to a fine line on the top lid. Finish off by cleaning up the mess and adding a coat of mascara to your lashes.
-Applying bronzer: in order to avoid looking like Oompa-loompa, avoid choosing an orangey sparkling bronzer. It’s also important to know where to apply it, which is all the spots that usually get hit by the sun including the temples, cheeks, nose and chin.
-A day-time smokey eye look: the easiest way to do so is by applying the eyeshadow on your upper lash line, and smudging it using a brush or your finger. If you’re using a neutral color and would like to intensify the look, don’t hesitate to apply a fine line of your eyeshadow on the lower lid and slightly smudge it using an eyeliner brush.
-Bold lips: do not underestimate the power of a lip liner, but make sure to sharpen it and warm it between your thumb and index for a smoother application. Fill the lines with your lipstick shade and since mistakes happen, use a concealer to fix them!
Article Written by Mirella Haddad