Thursday, July 31, 2014

10 Tips for flawless makeup

*YOU WAKE UP*... FLAWLESS!!* POST UP.... FLAWLESS!!*RIDING ROUND IN IT* FLAWLESS!! *FLOSSING ON THAT* FLAWLESS!!I WOKE UP LIKE THIS!!!  I WOKE UP LIKE THIS!! LOOL. I just had to guys.... After typing up the title of this blog post i starting singing that song and my fingers went off on my keyboard!! 

 Everyone wants flawless makeup!! Flawless Skin!! Flawless EVERYTHING!! I know we all  look at the pages of magazines and drool at how polished, blemish free, smooth and gorgeous the models are that grace the vanity filled pages of Vogue , Cosmopolitan and Tatler magazines to name a few. I always wondered are these people REAL!!! Oh and the celebrity photshoots too!! That's another one too! Did God select these people to just be fine and oppress we regular folk?? 
* Questions that trouble the heart*

Now, everyone knows most of those pictures and retouched and photo shopped. These people are not joking. They can  distort the body shapes, put a head on a different body and  all sorts!  Even we regular folk have some apps that can turn you into a flawless butterfly! *coughs* Perfect 365!! YES I'M GUILTY TOO AIN'T NO SHAME OR BLAME IN IT!! We all want to look like that too. Okay let me not say all because some people will say oh no i'm fine the way i am! *side eye* Okay o! Now i'm not saying these people who are edited do not have great skin. I believe it is what the camera sees it captures and this is what can only be enhanced. There are also great makeup artists that understand the art of makeup and know how to cover up  imperfections and serve a bad ass beat on these people!!

There are different levels to makeup o!! One is Airbrushing but i'm not going to go into that on this post.Today i just want to give a few personal tips to achieving flawless makeup for those weddings and parties we all attend. Its no secret , magic or big deal!! So here goes,

- KEEP YOUR FACE CLEAN! Heaven helps those who help themselves! Pls wash your face every night before you go to bed. Whether you applied makeup or not. I have been guilty of this too. I'l say "but i didn't put any product on  my face now it should be fine" It doesn't matter!! There is bacteria in the air from dust and other stuff  that can clog your pores and cause those annoying pimples we all can't stand. Also, i saw on THE STYLE NETWORK that you should not use the same soap you use on your body to wash your face. I don't know what the repercussions of this is because i have done this in the past and still do when i don't have the energy to wash my face. But on the days i do, i make sure i wash my face thoroughly and follow up with my other products i use when i do my skin care routine . I haven't had any major pimple issues in a verryyy long time. Maybe one here and there but nothing serious. 

- CLEANSE, TONE, MOISTURIZE! For great skin, you have to put in a little work. You can do this five minutes a day. That's all you need really. Cleansing is very important for the skin as it helps remove dirt and makeup which can block pores and lead to break outs. It is adviceable to cleans twice a day especially if you have oily skin. Using a toner helps to keep skin clear and leave you with new healthy skin cells.
Apply moisturizer lightly to your face using your finger tips. Start by rubbing the cream into your forehead,  Don’t apply too much of the product, as this will just sit heavily, and prevent your skin from breathing. 


-USE A PRIMER! Ok don't just use a primer, use a GREAT PRIMER!! This step is very important . You want to go for a party in this hot weather and you want to wear, foundation, concealer, powder, highlight and contour, but you didn't give it anything to sit on. That's just like balancing a sack of rice on toothpicks. Noo dont do that! Get a great primer. This helps to give your face a smooth base for foundation and helps your makeup lasts longer. Don't be cheap with this. Buy a high end one and you will see a major difference with this especially if you have oily skin like me.


- PICK YOUR FOUNDATION! Some people have great skin. They feel they don't need it. That's fine, just grab a BB cream, CC cream, tinted moisturizer, whatever works for you. But if you are like me and want a great base and some coverage. By all means grab a foundation. This is very important. I honestly cant wear just powder on my face. I go bare  faced or i wear foundation and then powder. (Personal preference). Now when it comes to foundation, SPEND THAT MONEY!! I know there are a few drugstore foundations out there that are great and people swear by but i prefer the high end ones. They give great coverage and last longer. You can use any formula of foundation you like, liquid, cream or stick. Just make sure to blend this out perfectly and make sure it is your SHADE!! Pls plsss plss ladies that wrong foundation shade is old and expired milk!!Pls take it off the shelf! Thank u ! ;). Test it out in daylight or go to a makeup counter and let a professional try it on you.


- HIDE IMPERFECTIONS ! Foundations give coverage. But sometimes some spots and imperfections just be poking their head through. For some extra coverage, go on ahead and apply some extra concealer where necessary. You can use a brush or just your good ol fingers for this step. Try not to load it on too heavily so your makeup doesn't look cakey. Concealer should further enhance the beautiful foundation work you have already layed on. 


- USE AN EYESHADOW BASE: If you are an eye shadow girl like me, you have to make sure you have a great base to aid beautiful application. Eye shadow bases can be gotten from different brands and the drug store ones are some of the best too.


- USE THE RIGHT MAKEUP BRUSHES: I cannot stress how important it is to use quality  brushes.  Buy some!!  Now when i say great i'm not talking expensive. There are a ton of good quality makeup brushes now you don't need to spend a ton of money to get a 15 pc makeup brush set that will get the job done. Even the E.L.F STUDIO brush set is great for both beginners and professional makeup artistes. The price is also great too!!


REASSESS /USE YOUR FINGERS TO PERFECT: Nowwww i'm going to talk about using fingers. When you apply foundation with a brush  sometimes you need to go in with you hands to smoothen everything out. I honestly believe the fingers are a great blending tool. They are also great for applying concealer under the eyes and aligning a nose contour. I do it and it works well for me. Also take a moment and step back to look at everything. This is for makeup artistes especially. If there are any corrections to be made, do this and perfect your work.

- APPLY LIGHTLY AND BUILD UP: Now i've been guilty of this, i have made many makeup Faux pas and i have learnt from my mistakes. Always start with a light hand when you are applying any aspect of your makeup. If you are not satisfied with coverage or intensity of product on any part of the face, you can then build. Apply that crease color lightly, starting from the lightest color to the most intense. Start with one pump of foundation on your face. If you need more coverage then reapply. I always say it is better to go slowly rather than rush, make a mistake and then correct.


- USE A FINISHING SPRAY: I never really thought these where all that necessary but  not i am a living testimony of the wonders of a great finishing spray. When you highlight and contour and use all those powdery products to set , your makeup may come off a little BAKED. A finishing spray will take off that cakey look and also help to hold your makeup for hours. This is guaranteed to give you a flawless finish every time.


I'm sure someone is thinking, this isn't anything i don't already know right? I told ya , there is no magic to it. But the problem is, do you do it? Also, do you do it RIGHT! I'm sure there are tons of extra tips out there but i hope this gives someone out there some advise next time they about to give themselves an amazing beat!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I'm guilty of skipping primer but no more! Regular soap strips off too much of the essential oils from the face as it's pretty harsh but facial wash is designed particularly for the face...that's why it's better to use it as opposed to toilet soap.

    Very educative...thanks for sharing :)

  2. Regular soaps are alkaline and the face is slightly acidic which causes a distort in the pH balance of the skin. All these has been put into consideration when making facial wash
    Also, for people with oily skin like me too, avoid toners that contain alcohol. They strip the oil off your face and causes the skin to be sensitive. Knowing what works for you too is great. What works for A might not work for B.

  3. nice post! I like to know maybe elf powder brush can be use to apply foundation for a flawless look?