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Speedy makeup tips
June 30, 2016, 11:22 am
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There are many cute makeup looks, but trying to recreate them on a daily basis might make you late for work or whatever exciting event you are going for. Some perfect looks take time, but others can be done speedily provided you have the makeup tricks to get the job done. You don’t have to spend time trying to create the perfect makeup look, there are many quick ways to do a cat-eye or add blush on your skin. To help you shave time off your beauty routine and get to wherever place you are going with time to spare, here are some tricks.

Brows: Create your brow shape by lining the underside of your brow with an eyebrow pencil. This gives you a sharper and the most natural-looking brow shape, since you can blend it in more seamlessly. Just be sure to start at the outer corner of your brow and work inward, so your arch is darker on outer side and lighter as you move in toward your nose. Be sure to try a pencil in one shade lighter than your brow hair.

Fill in your brow with quick strokes of an angled brush dipped in brow powder. Using tiny flicking motions, which create hair-like strokes, begin at the outer corner of your brow and work your way inward to fill them in flawlessly.

Contouring: Not everyone needs a full contouring map to sculpt their face. You only really need to apply bronzer along the perimeter of the forehead if you wanted to create the illusion of a smaller one — same goes with swiping matte bronzer down the sides of your nose to make it appear thinner, as well as applying a darker powder along your jawline to give it definition. But not everyone needs all of these techniques; however, everyone can benefit from chiseling their cheeks a bit, which happens to be the fastest way to contour anyway.

A foolproof technique: Suck in your cheeks and use a small fluffy brush and a matte bronzer that is one or two shades darker than your skin tone. Then, starting right at your temples, use light sweeping motions to bring the color down toward the corner of your mouth. That way, you blend the powder at the same time and don't end up with a harsh straight line of bronzer, which is a telltale sign you are wearing it.

Blush: The right way to apply blush is to sweep a flat rounded blush brush over a universally flattering coral or apricot-colored blush. Then, smile and starting at the apples of your cheeks, use light strokes toward the tops of the ears. This keeps the blush exactly on the apples and helps blend it out seamlessly. Using this application technique rather than a back-and-forth method, also prevents the pink color from going anywhere near the outer corners of your nose, which can look like redness around the nostrils.

Lip liner: The quickest way to line your lips is to do it after you have applied your lip colour but you should only consider lip liner in a hurry when your lips badly need definition. If the lip colour you are using doesn't tend to bleed, apply a lip colour one shade lighter than the lipstick only where you need it, like your cupid's bow, for example, for a fast application. 

 
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