Foundation or concealer first?
Although many amateur makeup tutorials will instruct you to conceal your under-eye circles, acne spots, and redness first thing, the pros take a different approach. “I apply foundation first, then go back and touch up areas that need extra coverage with concealer,” says Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arden global makeup artist. That includes under-eye concealer after all your makeup is on. “That way, you can clean up any eye shadow dust and not to have build-up product on the thinnest skin of your face.”
How do I not get lipstick on my teeth?
Is anything as embarrassing as realizing you’ve been making conversation with your favorite bright red lipstick smudged onto your front teeth? We think not. To prevent this normal makeup blunder, you’ll have to make sure none of your lipstick has transferred onto you inner lips when you rubbed them together. “The best way to prevent this from happening is to blot the inner part of the lips with tissue,” says Sally Malanga, founder of Ecco Bella. After applying, Malanga says you should also stick a clean finger into your mouth, wrapping your lips around it, then pull the finger out. “This will remove lipstick that has migrated to the inner lip area,” she instructs. You might also want to consider using a long-wear matte liquid lipstick, which will dry like cement.