Beauty Hacks from the Pros

Marie Claire Magazine recently published an article about the 30 makeup tips you have probably never heard of before from Makeup Artists all over the world! I picked out a few I thought are interesting and want to share them with you.

“Add your favorite blush to the cheeks before you apply foundation for a glow that looks like it’s coming from beneath the skin. A bright, warm pink at the apple is perfect for any complexion.”—James Vincent, celebrity makeup artist and director of artistry for Ardency Inn

Genie Make Me Blush is a beautiful multi-functional color for your cheeks, lips and eyes!

“Mixing foundation with moisturizer is an easy way to lighten your coverage options if you already have a fuller coverage foundation.”—Caitlin Wooters, makeup artist

“To make foundation thicker, mix in a touch of loose powder. (Be careful not to add too much or it will cake.)”—Cecilia Muench, creative director of Inglot

“Starbucks napkins and disposable toilet-seat covers work just as well as blotting papers.”—Kerry Cole,style director of Becca Cosmetics 

“Apply two shades of blush for the perfect flush of youth. Pink, or anything in the red family should be placed on the apple of the cheek; it will give the effect of blood coming to the surface. Peach, coral, or anything in the orange family should be applied to the highest point of the cheekbone; that gives the effect of heat rising. Finish by bringing a matte bronzer to the skin where sun hits the face (forehead, cheekbone, bridge of nose, and chin).”—James Vincent, celebrity makeup artist and director of artistry for Ardency Inn

Achieve beautifully blushed cheeks with Genie’s Cashmere Blush – Sunrise (Peach/bronze) and Sunset (Rose/bronze).

“My signature trick is, before completing my look, I always add a light dusting of blush to my crease and around my temples to pull everything together.”—Sasha Simler, trainer and makeup artist for Shu Uemura North America

“For a luminous skin effect, mix your foundation with a golden or a pearly white eyeshadow. It gives your complexion a radiance beyond compare.”—Nicolas Degennes, creative director of Givenchy beauty 

“Apply concealer to the outer corners of your lips to give your lips a lift.”—Niki Metz, director of artistry for Jouer 

“Your complexion products (foundation, concealer, etc.) should match the inside of your arm, not the back of your hand.”—Maggie Ford Danielson, Benefit global beauty authority

“Use the handle of a brush to lift the eyelid at the base of the lashes to roll your lashes up and back; this allows you to wiggle the mascara wand against the base of the lashes and pull through any clumps in a clean and precise manner.”—Kara Yoshimoto Bua, Chanel celebrity makeup artist

“To reduce puffiness, pop eye cream in the icebox and apply to lids before eye makeup.”—Petra Strand, creator of Pixi by Petra

For the full list of beauty hacks, visit Marie Claire’s website.

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