12 Makeup Tricks for a More Expressive Look
The shape of your eyes and face will determine what makeup, techniques and colors will be used to create the desired look.
You can achieve a more expressive look with a few simple makeup tricks. Many are afraid of coming off as too dramatic, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Actually, the results are very discrete and easy to achieve.
In order to get to work, you first need to understand the shape of your face–especially your eyes. This is fundamental when it comes to choosing the right makeup in order to better bring out your attributes and concealing any flaws. The objective is to achieve a more defined, radiant, flirty, and fresher look.
In order to create a more expressive look, you don’t always need to choose dramatic and heavy makeup. Nor do you have to apply a complete set of fake lashes. These makeup tricks are simple and easy to adapt to your daily routine. Get ready to take some notes!
1. Apply makeup based on your eye shape
In order to choose the right makeup, you need to first identify the shape of your eyes. This will help you find the right type of eyelashes, liner, and shadows to use. Applying makeup to eyes with droopy eyelids requires a completely different technique than when applying makeup to eyes that are sunken in, for example
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2. Use restraint when creating a smokey look
This is one of the makeup tricks you can use for creating a more expressive look at night. It consists of simple drawing a diagonal hashtag–or pound sign–on the external part of the eyelid using eyeliner. Then, using a brush, blend the color gently. As a result, you’ll create a discreet and delicate ascending line that lifts up your eyes.
3. Make sure your mascara is liquid
Before applying mascara, you should make sure that it’s liquid enough to leave a fine coat. When the product starts to dry out, it doesn’t curl well and leaves behind ugly clumps.
To prolong its useful life, put it in a cup of hot water for a few minutes. Use it immediately after.
4. Increase the volume of your lashes
Applying compact powder before using mascara is an excellent trick to increase the size of your lashes. It doesn’t leave any lumps and helps them look much finer. The result? A much more expressive look.
5. Outline your eyes
Cat-eye makeup is a great way to add a touch of sensuality and make your eyes stand out. Best of all, you can use it to create all sorts of looks, both casual and special
To make it less complicated, draw the outside lines, then fill the rest in.
6. Create the perfect curl
Eyelashes play an important role in the overall appearance of your face. Curling your lashes isn’t always easy, especially when they’re short.
The first trick to get them looking good is to use a spoon or piece of cardboard to keep the mascara from getting on the eyelids. If you’re curling your lashes, use a hairdryer to heat the curler for a little while for better results.
What’s more, you can also use castor oil to strengthen your eyelashes and eyebrows. Apply with the help of a cotton swab after washing your face and before going to bed.
7. Care for the area around your eyes
To create a more expressive look, you also need to care for the skin around your eyes. To do so, you should apply a good hydrating cream to the area, get enough sleep every night, and stay hydrated.
8. Use a little bit of white eyeliner
White eyeliner is an excellent way to enhance the color of your eye shadow. All you have to do is apply a coat before the rest of your makeup.
9. Be sure to blend dark shadows well
If you don’t have a pencil or liquid eyeliner at your disposal, don’t underestimate the power of eye shadow.
Its texture makes it easy to apply and doesn’t leave any gaps in the lash line. This trick is recommended for those looking to decrease the size of their eyelid.
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10. Using the right concealer
Applying concealer can help makeup look more natural, or it can make it more noticeable. To keep this from happening, drawn an upside-down triangle on your cheeks and fill in with a thin layer.
11. Choose the right size of eyelashes
Pay attention! This is where a lot of people make mistakes. Really long eyelashes don’t necessarily make for the most attractive look. The size should match the proportions of the eye in relation to the distance to the eyebrows. Those that are too long or thick look unnatural.
12. Perfectly shaped eyebrows
Thick, bushy eyebrows are the latest trend. However, this doesn’t work for all face types. It’s important to analyze your look without any makeup, paying attention to the size of your eyes and their distance apart.
By using these simple makeup tricks in your beauty routine, you’ll have the perfect look without a lot of complicated steps or techniques.
Remember that, besides the above tips, it’s always important to choose cosmetics that work well with your skin type. That way, you won’t damage your skin or make yourself look older than you are. What’s more, remember to hydrate your skin with a good hydrating cream.