We have direct from the pros, the best makeup courses (and TikTok of course), 3 of the top makeup hacks that you can depend on. When applying basic everyday makeup you want to know these hacks to ensure you step out the door looking the part each and every time without too much extra effort.
1. The Three Layer Lash Application
Base to tip application alone is old news. A hot favourite amongst the professionals is the three step application. You start with just applying only to the tips. Next you take it from the middle to the tips. And finally take it all the way from the base to the tip. With the tips nice and full you will have an instant false lash look without needing to apply false lashes.
2. Blush before Foundation
This one has gone viral on TikTok and is the ultimate hack when it comes to getting that natural blush look. Start with your normal base routine whatever that may be to get your skin prepped. Then simply apply your blush to your cheek bone area. Don’t worry too much about being heavy handed or polished in your application, this is one of the great things about this technique. Then you apply a light layer of your foundation as you would normally. Here it will blend beautifully without hard lines forming between blushed and non blushed areas. It is sure to give you that subtle glowing look.
3. Fuller Lips
Want the fuller lips without the filler? Yes please. The lips need to be prepped too and while we spend lots of time looking after our skin the lips are often a forgotten part. First make sure you exfoliate the lip area. There are plenty of lip exfoliators on the market or you can use warm water and a toothbrush to gently scrub. Now they are all super soft and naturally coloured pop on your favourite lip colour (or leave natural if you like). Finally we recommend a lip plumping gloss. Gone are the days of burning your lip variety. There are so many great lightweight hydrating formulas now available that will nicely plump your lips.
Want to know more and master your makeup art? There are a wide range of excellent short makeup courses available. For example this short makeup course in Melbourne. Short courses are great to build your techniques when it comes to basic makeup application on either yourself or clients.