Here we are with another Beauty Basics post, this time discussing a few dos and don’ts of makeup. As this series is meant to give anyone the tools for approaching makeup for the first time, no matter where you are in life, we want to make sure you look your best all the time. That’s why we’re giving you a few suggestions on what to do and what not to do when it comes to makeup.
To be more precise, we have listed 3 things you should start doing if you’re not doing it yet, and 3 things you should stop doing immediately.
Do… Flick that eyeliner up
We don’t want to encourage any sad eye around here. And we trust you don’t want either. So, our first advice is to flick that eyeliner up! Go full-on feline, or give it just a little flick at the end, but never drag it down or leave it flat.
Here at Jecca Blac, we’re big fans of contouring… When done properly. To find out how, check out our blog post all about contouring! Don’t be afraid to give it a try, because when you finally master the art of contouring, your life is going to be changed forever. We promise.
Contouring, when done correctly, helps to recreate those natural shadows on your face that applying foundation would dull out. Own the contouring skill and you will own any other makeup skill!
Do… Glitter eyeshadow
One of the biggest trends this 2019 will be glitter eyeshadow. So, don’t be scared and join in the fun! You don’t have to use crazy colours — you can easily stick to your most loved neutrals and still add a little sparkle to your life.
And if you’re still scared it’s a little bit too much, try pairing all that glitter with a matte lipstick. The contrast will tone the glitter down, while still keeping the fun very much alive.
Don’t… Use cream eyeshadow without a primer
Ideally, you should always use a primer before putting on eyeshadow. It prevents the colour from moving around your eyelid, causing patches and general unpleasantness.
Sometimes, you can rely on your concealer to do the trick as well. Use Jecca Blac’s Correct & Conceal Palette on your eyelid to uniform the colour and create an even base for your eyeshadow. The extra layer will also stop the colour from reacting directly to the eyelid’s natural oil and stop it from moving around.
Don’t… Apply powders before liquids
Unless you’re going for the ultimate cakey and patchy look, never apply your powders before your liquids. As the powders tend to sit on top of your skin as an extra layer, the liquids will try to go deep into your pores but will be stopped by the other products.
When the liquids are not properly absorbed by your skin, they will appear patchy on top of it and the powders will just make it look even worse. So, if you have to stick to any of these rules, make it be this one right here: powder after liquid.
Don’t… Overline those lips
While the 1990s did make a successful come back in the past few years, overlined lips shouldn’t. There is nothing that screams ‘I’m not sure about what I’m doing’ more than overlining your lips, especially with a darker shade than your lipstick of choice.
Instead, try to line just over the middle part of your lips, the cupid’s bow and bottom. Use a lip pencil the same colour as the lipstick you’re going to apply over it. It will create the ‘bigger lips’ effect you want, without looking overly done.
If you have any suggestions for topics you want us to cover, email us and we’ll be happy to talk about it next time!