To achieve a professional makeup look, you should first take a good look at your skin tone or skin type. All too often this is overlooked and the results leave you feeling like you aren’t looking your best, which can subconsciously affect your emotional state. Whether you need to make a great first impression for a job interview or trying to boost your career with that next promotion, your confidence level will give you the edge you need to make it happen. Once you are comfortable in your own skin you can achieve so much more!
Before you get started, make sure you have the proper tools to create a professional makeup look. The quality of your makeup brush is often said to be the most important part of any makeup artist’s kit. A simple Internet search will provide you with an abundance of recommendations and reviews for professional makeup brushes.
After you have found your makeup brushes for the job, take a good look at your foundation and be sure that it matches the tone of your skin. Many makeup professionals in the industry use liquid foundation. Liquid foundation lends itself to a smooth, flawless, attractive and natural look. Most women should avoid powder foundation, as they can make your skin appear pale or patchy and it may not cover up your skin imperfections.
Another way of enhancing your natural beauty through makeup is to mix and match many of the liquid foundation shades in order to achieve the shade that will complement your complexion. At times, using a single foundation may not be the best color match for your skin or it may fail to cover up your blemishes.
Make your eyes pop by slightly altering your eye shape. Learn more advanced techniques of adding light and shadow to add definition to lift, elongate, enhance, or enlarge. The key to these techniques is blending the eyeliner with the eyeshadow to give the illusion that your eyes couldn’t be more perfect.
Applying a blush will give you that radiant, vibrant, and healthy appearance. Many women use a bronzer on their cheeks to achieve a glowing look. Grab your blush makeup brush and apply lightly to your cheekbones using an upward movement. The purpose is to contrast the contours of your face and accentuate your best features.
There are several expensive custom-made liquid foundation products available; however, we encourage you to practice with off-the-shelf products first. With enough practice at blending and mixing you can achieve the perfect tone for you skin. Remember, makeup is a learnable art. If you perfect the art by studying enough makeup tutorials you just might land the job or promotion you deserve!