Makeup tips include using primer, selecting the right foundation and using bronzer properly. Eye makeup tips include choosing neutral eye shadow and using foundation to hide any makeup mistakes.
Applying primer before putting on makeup smooths the skin and provides a base for the makeup. It also helps the look last longer and prevents it from wearing off.
Foundation and concealer should match the skin tone and be appropriate for the skin type. Dry skin often does well with a moisturizing liquid foundation or BB cream, while mineral powder foundation enhances oily or combination skin by warding off excessive oil production. Those with oily skin can brush translucent powder over the foundation to set it, while people with dry skin should skip this step. Dusting a bronzer onto the high points of the face, including the hollows of the cheeks, center of the nose and forehead, has a slimming effect on the face. Smiling while applying blush to the apples of the cheeks aids the application.
Neutral eyeshadow, black eyeliner and mascara can finish off a polished, professional look. Mistakes or smudges in the eye makeup can be remedied by dipping a cotton swab in foundation or moisturizer and gently dabbing until the smudge is gone.