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OPINION: How to apply makeup like a pro

Abiola Alafe, Fashion Columnist

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These good tips are from real professional makeup artists that have everything from runway to magazine shoots to wedding experiences, so be sure that these tips are professional secret techniques. Follow religiously to put on the face you really want….

  • Skin is the most important thing. No makeup can give you perfect skin; that comes from what you eat. But for those of us with flawed skin, the first thing to do is exfoliate with a toner because you don’t want to apply makeup to dry, ashy skin.
  • Apply moisturizer with your foundation brush. Using this tool gives a level of consistency to your moisturizing application, plus your foundation will then have a creamier, sheerer application.
  • When it comes to makeup (of any kind) the most important thing is to blend.
  • Even if you hate powder, if you expect to have your picture taken you need it. Just apply a light coat on the forehead and the area around the nose for a shine-free photograph.
  • Lashes don’t grow on eyelids, so don’t let your fake lashes float on the skin, bring them down to the natural lash line.
  • Add blush high on the cheekbone, far away from the nose, for a sculpted look.
  • Use a highlighter everywhere from the inner corners of the eyes to above the lips in the Cupid’s bow.
  • Put emphasis on your makeup tool, make use of them and control the makeup with your tool. The tool is an extension of your craft.

Abiola Alafe can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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OPINION: How to apply makeup like a pro