Hello beautiful souls, here are 15 tips and tricks to help you improve your makeup and take it to the next level.
First we're going to start with basics and improve from there. Hope you enjoy it.

1) DITCH ALL OF YOUR OLD MAKEUP
You want to have makeup that will make your skin look better, not worse. Old makeup will close your pores and your skin won't be able to breath which will lead to acne breakouts. So take your time and get rid of your old goodies.

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2) TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN SKIN
For that perfect looking foundation first your skin needs to be perfect. By drinking 8 cups of water a day, exercising 4 times a week, hydrating your skin every night and eating healthy, your skin will improve in no time.

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3) PREP YOUR SKIN FIRST
Before putting any makeup on your face you need to exfoliate your skin. Use plant based and chemical free scrubs, cleansers and hydrating moisturizers. Don't forget to do this step even if your not wearing makeup every day. Preparing your skin will give you a smooth surface to work with. For even smoother skin use primer to minimize your pores.

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4) BRUSHES
The one thing you really want to invest while using makeup are brushes. There are million brands and kinds of brushes out there so I can go on and on about this topic. But there are the basics:

  • Buy quality brushes
  • Look for soft brushes
  • Clean them at least once every 2 weeks(depending on how much you use them)
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5) CHOOSE RIGHT FOUNDATION SHADE
I did this mistake so many times when I was younger, so here I am, preventing you from doing the same mistake.
While buying new foundation shade, instead testing it on your hand, test it on your neck. Your hand color can differentiate from your face color(especially in summer) and you can end up choosing wrong shade. You won't go wrong if you compare it to your neck color.

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6) DON'T BUY TO LIGHT CONCEALER
I see people make this mistake all the time. Going 4/5 shades lighter than your foundation will look very unnatural and people will realize right away that you are wearing makeup(and not in a good way). So choosing concealer 2 shades lighter will do the perfect trick.

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7) POWDERS

  • Foundation powders

Don't use these guys if you already have regular foundation on. It will make your skin look really heavy and cakey. But they are great alternative if you don't want to use foundation. Also, if you have oily skin these will work wonders. But if you're more on a dry side, try using mineral foundation powders.

  • Setting powders

Don't be scared to use powders. By using them correctly they will take your makeup to the next level. These guys you can layer over foundation and concealer. They will set, mattify and prolong the wear of your makeup.

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8) TOO MUCH BRONZER
Don't overdo bronzer, especially in colder seasons. Instead of using warm based bronzers choose cooler tones that will also contour your face and bronze it a bit.

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9) USE BLUSH
For perfect makeup look you want to increase your natural beauty, not hide it. Instead of going full bronzed, use a bit of blush. Blush will return warmth to your face and it will look very natural. Put a small amount on your cheeks all the way to your temples,a bit on your chin and on the tip of the nose.

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10) MASCARA
After doing this step my makeup changed so much. Mascara can be makeup look killer. If it's old and dry, get rid of it. Don't put water in it hoping it will get better, it won't, it will just make your eyelashes look weird. Don't apply it too much or your eyelashes will start to stick to one another. Start with a small amount and work your way forward. By the way, not every mascara will work for your eye shape. So take your time and experiment to see which one works best for you.

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11) WATCH OUT FOR HIGHLIGHTER

In Croatia we have these saying:

"Whats to much, it's not good with bread."

While it's nice to be seen from space some people can overdo it and end up looking patchy and in the end their pores will be seen from space, and nobody wants that. With highlighter a small amount goes a long way.

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12) BLEND, BLEND, BLEND
One of the most important things to achieve perfect makeup look is blending. Blending foundation, concealer, bronzer, eyeshadow... You need to blend everything. This will be much easier by using right quality brushes and blenders.

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13) USE SETTING SPRAY
If you want that long lasting look that will look perfect for hours, setting spray will be your best friend.

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14) EXPERIMENT
Makeup should be fun, so don't be scared to change things from time to time. Experiment with different eyeshadows and lipstick colors. Don't do same look every time, it will get boring. Spice things up how ever you want. You do you and your makeup will be perfect.

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15) CONFIDENCE
Last but not least. Now that you have that perfect makeup look don't be afraid to show it off. Confidence is invisible makeup that you wear and should wear every day. People will see your talent and passion for makeup, so wear it proudly my dear.

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I hope these tips help you
With love, Elen