I was recently sent this really helpful piece by Kerry Harrison that mentions some really useful make-up tips for some classic, much-loved looks. I will definitely be trying out some of Kerry’s suggested tricks – I’m still yet to nail that pesky smoky eye, so definitely read on if you’re in the same boat as me.
With every season that comes and goes, there are new make-up and beauty trends for us all to enjoy. However, there are also some make-up looks that have stood the test of time. It doesn’t matter what month or season it is, these trends can always be counted on. So, with that being said, let’s take a look at the make-up styles that are never going to let you down in 2019.
Of course, there is only one place to begin, and this is with the classic smoky eye. We may see this on celebs like Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora today, but this look has been championed since Cleopatra! Talk about staying power! So, what’s a good way to carry out this look and what make-up tools do you need?
- You should start by applying concealer to your eyelids. This will act as a primer and even out the colour, as well as ensuring any product you apply does not slide around, creating a panda-eye look.
- Apply a slate-hued eye shadow or a soft black eye shadow to your lids. You should make sure this is extended beyond the crease. A fluffy brush is recommended, as this will diffuse the shadow.
- Using a metallic black eyeliner to line the entire perimeter of your eye.
- Finally, go heavy on the mascara, applying a few coats of a smudge-free product.
Last but not least, we have matte make-up. After all, who wouldn’t want their skin to look virtually pore-free and totally flawless? If you want to master the art of matte make-up, high quality products such as Bulgarian Rose Oil Cosmetics are a necessity as you don’t want the make-up to look like it has been piled on. Once you have got all of the items you need, here are the steps to follow.
- Firstly, apply a mattifying foundation using a sponge or a flat foundation brush. Make sure you have even colour everywhere by blending it out to the neck area.
- You should then use a foundation that is two shades darker than your skin tone to contour along your hairline, temples, the sides of your nose, and your cheekbones. The colour should look subtle, so buff out the darker shade properly.
- Use a setting powder underneath your eyes and around your face to lock in the makeup.
- Apply a cream coloured eye shadow to your eyelids. Apply this along the lower lash line too using an angled brush.
- Create a matte brow by using powder.
So there you have it – two classic make-up looks that are not going to let you down throughout 2019! And, the great news is, you can easily combine the two!