Model Makeup Tricks Right off the Runway
Posted by Casey Nicole on August 6, 2012 at 1:26 PM
While we can't afford the designer couture models rock down the runway, we can take some clues from their drop-dead gorgeous makeup. Even though we don't have our own makeup artist at our disposal, we can use these secrets from backstage to get runway beauty at home.
To achieve a look that appears to be naturally amazing skin and not just foundation start with a good primer and illuminating foundation. After the foundation sets, warm a small dab of moisturizer in your hands then pat it over your skin. It softens your foundation for a more natural, glowing look.
To achieve that glow-from-within look, apply your blush before foundation. This way, it’s okay if you’re a little heavy-handed, in fact it’s encouraged, because next, you’ll cover the blush with a light foundation. Obviously, you’ll want to choose a sheer foundation and not a heavy concealer so the color will peek through. You’ll have a naturally flushed look that will leave people wondering if you’re even wearing makeup at all.
Too many of us make the mistake of overusing hair spray when going for the silky, stick-straight look. We forget that a little movement is actually very flattering. To keep your hair from getting too puffy, backcomb just the roots near the back of your head for natural movement. You’ll have that enviable “shampoo commercial” hair that swishes just so.
Fix Chapped Lips
Some days even after exfoliating your lips are just a bit flaky. When you want to wear dark or bright lip colors, just apply a heavy lip balm first, then mix more balm with your lipstick. Apply using a finger to press it on your lips instead of just swiping. This will help any flakes lay flat.
Perfectly Smoky Eyes
Add color gradually when creating a smoky eye. You can always add more, but if you use too much, you’ll have to start all over. If you have small eyes, do not apply the dark shadow much past your crease, because it makes them appear even smaller. Keep the intensity near your lashline and avoid lining inner rims. To soften and blend the edges of a smoky eye for a more flattering look, use your regular pressed or loose powder. Apply it with a large shadow brush around the edges for a blended look.
Do you have any model-inspired makeup tricks? Share with us in the comments below!