Make Up Like Never Before

Layer cream on cream, Powder on powder

If you’re using a liquid or cream foundation, apply a creamy blush on top of it. It will go on more smoothly without streaking or looking cakey. If you mix different textures—like putting powder blush on top of creamy foundation—it can cause your makeup to go on unevenly. 


Start with your regular moisturizer, then apply a creamy blush in a deep tone like berry or burgundy. Tap a sheer tinted moisturizer on top with a sponge. You’ll get the most natural look since it more closely mimics a real flush.


We all know everyone knows how to apply mascara. But do we do it right without getting it messy and clumpy? Probably not. Because, somehow, we all thought we are doing the process just right. After all, it is all about opening the tube, swiping on a few strokes and getting on to the day. But if it’s really that easy, why is it so hard to make your lashes look on point every single time?

Step 1: Curl your lashes

It is imperative to choose the right kind of mascara for the kind of look you are going for. Either it is daytime or evening – there is a mascara that goes with any occasion. Start by curling your lashes with a lash curler. Place the curler at the base of your upper lashes, close the curler and hold it in place for a few seconds. Do it twice for fanning lashes.

Step 2: Begin applying the product

Taking a tube of mascara, swirl the wand inside the box to get the product properly. Make sure you’re not pumping your wand into the tube repeatedly. This leads to an air vacuum making the mascara not only clumpy but depleting its shelf life.

Step 3: Begin coating your lashes

Starting at the roots, apply the mascara within a wriggly motion. This ensures that there is more volume at the roots, and your lashes don’t feel weighed down. Since lower lashes tend to be less and way smaller, you might even opt for a mascara that has smaller bristles.

Step 4: Brush out the clumps

If you have lashes that are sticking together or have clumps of mascara on them, you can comb them out with an eyebrow tweezer.

A Perfect eye makeup with a credit card

Use the corner of a (clean!) card to declump mascara while it’s still wet. The straight edge also can guide you when drawing a cat-eye.

Slow down when applying mascara

Take your time and let mascara dry completely in between coats. After you apply, pause for a minute before moving on to the next coat. This way you’ll get cleaner results.


Contrary to what you may think, lining eyes all the way around makes them appear larger, not smaller. Keep liner on the bottom softer than on top and connect at eyes’ outer corners.

Avoid shopping for makeup at the end of the day

You may already have on makeup, or skin may look tired, says Sephora pro Helen Phillips. Go clean-faced earlier in the day to get a better feel for what you’re trying.


CD Brows: They frame your eyes and glasses, so use brow powder on sparse areas to give them a soft definition.

CD Eyelashes: When you wear glasses, your eyes can get lost, so put lots of mascara on your outer top lashes.

Shine: Because the glare from your glasses can make shine on your face appear worse, sweep translucent powder on oily spots like the T-zone.

CD Tone: “If your frames are dark and bold, pair them with a bright lipstick. For light or delicate frames, try a neutral lip.”

Make primer your go-to

It helps makeup last

Apply it all over pre-makeup to prevent fading and creasing. It can even keep lipstick from bleeding.

It smooths imperfections

To minimize the look of fine lines and pores, focus on the area around the eyes and nose.

It fixes makeup mistakes

Use a bit on a O-Tip to wipe away flaky mascara or fallen eye shadow.

Want a natural lip & cheek stain? Try beets

The vegetable’s sheer red color works with every skin tone! Take a slice of cooked beet. purse your lips and pat it on. For cheeks. smile and apply it directly to the apples on moisturized skin, so it goes on smoothly and doesn’t look blotchy, says celeb makeup artist Tina Turnbow.