22nd Oct 2019
1- First and foremost it is really important to invest in a set of quality make-up brushes- apparently over 80% of women are not using them. Professional brushes are readily available nowadays at affordable prices, especially from places like e-bay and amazon. They really are worth the investment as if you look after them, they will last you for years. Using make-up brushes will allow you to achieve a more professional finish to your make-up and will make achieving looks like a smokey eye far easier.
If you already have a set of make-up brushes, ensure you clean them regularly as bacteria can build and this can lead to blemishes. Wash brushes in warm water with a mild shampoo and leave to dry naturally.
2- Adopt a good skincare regime. Great skin is the foundation to amazing looking make-up so it is worth starting a more indepth skincare regime to achieve great results- especially if you are someone who usually just relies on soap and make-up wipes. At the very least cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin twice a day. This may sound like a lot of effort but all three steps can be done in a matter of minutes and it is a nice way to pamper yourself each day. Try and get into the habit of also exfoliating the skin once and week and using a face mask for additional skincare benefits.
3- One of the essential products I find missing from most women’s make-up bags is a highlighter. When we are young we naturally have a dewy glow to our skin, but sadly skin becomes duller over time. Using either a liquid or powder highlighter is a great way to give your skin its glow back. Apply to the brow bone, top of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, a tint amount in the inner corners of the eyes and on top of the cupids bow.
4- Don’t be afraid to experiment with new colours. Many of us get stuck in a rut when it comes to our make-up, but I believe it is really important to try new things until you find what really works for you. Don’t shy away from brighter lipsticks- they are an instant way to brighten the complexion and help you to appear younger. You can use the Wowhow app to virtually see how a wide variety of different make-up colours and looks will work for you. Simply scroll through the looks – here’s just three of the 200 colour combinations in the app.
5- Teach yourself the tricks of the trade with Wow How! Check out the amazing step by step guides on the Wow How app to learn how to apply your make-up like a true professional. All the top tips will make a big difference to how you look and feel.
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