Makeup Tips for 8 Common Problems
After: Elizabeth Osterhoudt
True to her word, Silver made only small corrections to Elizabeth’s regular makeup, but they had big impact. “I added eye
primer to my routine,” says Elizabeth, listing the tips she picked up. “It makes a difference in how long my eye shadow lasts
and gives my skin tone a consistent look. Melissa switched out my usual taupe eyeliner for a chocolate one, which made a big
difference in how my eyes look. Wetting the makeup sponge helps the foundation glide on and blend easier. Using the eyelash
curler opens up my eyes.” At first, she says, the new routine seemed a bit cumbersome (“I’m not a makeup girl, so I fumble
around”), but now she has it down cold. “I’m still using the same amount of time, but I’m getting results that are 10 times
1. Brush primer across the eyelids. 2. Brush Truffle eye shadow in the natural crease of each lid, then extend the shadow to the outer corners of the eyes and onto the upper portions of the eyelids. “This will give more warmth
and shape to the eyes,” says Silver. 3. Line upper lids with pencil, drawing it as close to the lash lines as possible. 4. Dab on foundation, then, using a damp sponge, blend into skin, including under the eyes, with additional dabs where more coverage
is needed. 5. Dab corrector under the eyes, at the outer corners of the eyes, around the mouth, and at the outer corners of the nose: anywhere
there’s redness. 6. Fill in brows with Cake Powder, using small, quick strokes. 7. Dust face with pressed powder. 8. Add eye pencil to the bottom lash lines. 9. Curl lashes, then stroke on mascara. 10. Apply blush on the upper parts of the cheeks; brushing it up toward the sides visually “lifts” the face. Dust a bit at the temples, too. 11. Line the lips with pencil, then finish with lip color.
See Elizabeth’s own photograph of herself, post-makeover.
So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.