6.14.2017

7 Things I Learned From A Makeup Pro

I recently had the opportunity to have my makeup and hair done professionally for a photo shoot. This was an amazing experience and I had so much fun! Obviously the beauty blogger in me felt the need to ask questions about every single thing the pros did, but I feel like I learned a ton. Today I wanted to share a few tips/things I learned!


  • Take It All Off (Twice) - Even if you ssure yourself that you took off all your makeup the night before, do another quick swipe with a makeup remover wipe before putting anything on. Your skin will be happier and you makeup will look so much better. 
  • Always Prime Your Face - Even if you're not doing a full face of makeup (actually, according the pros, especially if you're not doing a full face of makeup), always use a primer on your face. "Just trust me" was pretty much as in detail as she got about why, so I did and looking at the pictures, my skin looks amazing! 
  • Mix Foundation - For the pros, being makeup artists with tons of clients, it's impossible to have every single shade of foundation. Even though chances are, you're not a makeup artist needing to cater to 100s of different skin tones, one of the artists still recommends buying two or three base shades and then blending them to create the perfect one-of-a-kind shade that can change as your skin tone changes. 
  • Foundation On Your Lips - If you're opting for a nude or a light rose lip, using a foundation as a base it a great way to create an even tone and keep your lips from looking dull within minutes. 
  • Watch The Brows - When using gel on your brows, make sure you're not going too dark. If you find a shade similar to your natural color, then by all means go for it, but if not, opt for a clear brow gel to keep your brows from looking funky. 
  • Blend Behind The Ears - Make sure you blend your foundation all the way behind you ears. It's so easy to forget, but you do not want an awkward two-tones line on the side of your face. 
  • Spray From A Distance - When using hairspray, make sue to keep the bottle at least a foot away from your hair. This will help diffuse the concentration and will keep you hair from getting heavy and weighed down.

So, this is it! Like I said, this was an amazing experience and I had so much fun! If you have any secret tips, share them down below - we'd all love to hear them! 

XOXO, 


Samantha 

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