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8 Professional Makeup Tips

Prep Your Skin

Clean and moisturize your face. Prime for a smooth makeup application. This prolongs makeup and reduces pores.

Choose the Right Foundation

Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. Test it on your jawline and neck to ensure a seamless fit. Choose a formula (liquid, powder, cream) for your skin type (oily, dry, combination).

Conceal Strategically

Conceal blemishes, dark circles, and redness with concealer. Choose a shade lighter than your foundation. Blend well to finish naturally.

Define Your Brows

Well-groomed eyebrows frame you. Fill sparse brows with pencil or powder. Blend for a natural look.

Enhance Your Eyes

Eyeshadow primer makes eyeshadow pop and stay put. Blend shades that match your eyes. Eyeliner and mascara define and lengthen lashes.

Contour and Highlight

Apply matte bronzer to your cheekbones, jawline, and nose sides to contour your face. Highlight your cheekbones, nose bridge, and cupid's bow with a subtle highlighter.

Blush Wisely

Use blush on your cheekbones for a healthy glow. Smile to find the apples, then blend the blush to your temples.

Lips that Last

Lip liner defines and prevents feathering. Choose a lip color that matches your outfit. Use lip primer, lipstick, and translucent powder to set for long-lasting color.