Sometimes when you try too hard to look your best, you end up going overboard. Too much of a good thing is usually too much. I have absolutely, positively, looked like a drag queen because the makeup artist was too heavy-handed. Here are some tips on how to avoid looking like a glamazon, straight from my book #TheEverydaySupermodel.
Let’s break up with the following makeup:
Too Much Foundation:
We all know this, but I still see it happening: when you see the line around your face, you are committing cosmetic sin number one. Newsflash! You don’t have to apply foundation everywhere. You can apply it just where you need it, ladies, and blend. Always make sure it’s blended and that includes the jawline/neck.
Try this: Apply your foundation with a Beauty Blender or an egg shaped sponge for flawless application. Wet the sponge and dot your face evenly over the skin. Less is more!
Ladies, ladies, ladies. Puh-lease don’t do this. Do not line your eyebrows within an inch of their life. The goal is to enhance the brow not hunt it down, kill it, and hang it on the wall of your forehead.
Try this: Brow gels are nice for a natural, feathered look. I love using a clear brow gel to keep them in place. MAC has a clear brow set that works really well.
Same goes for your lips. I only use lip liner when I’m wearing a dark or red lip color. It’s more fresh and modern to go without. And never overline the lips for a bigger effect. It’s just obvious and makes you look like a porn star.
Try this: If you want to wear lip liner daily pick a color that is the closest to your natural lip or a clear lip liner just to keep it all in place. I like Too Faced Borderline Anti-Feathering lip pencil for the most natural look.
Trout Pout and Gloss Goo:
Do not over-gloss your lips. Less is more.
Try this: Lip stains are a great way to provide long lasting color. Tarte LipSurgence Lip Stainsm are super moisturizing and smell really yummy, too!
Punky Brewster Face:
Stick to a color story here. It should never look like a Crayola box exploded on your face. Try to stay within a family, grays/taupes, browns/bronzes, not ROYGBIV. In general, focus on one feature of your face, not them all.
Try this: The Urban Decay Naked shadow palette is a great neutral set that you can create beautiful looks with! Palettes are an amazing tool to make sure you keep it in the same color family.
Practice safe sparkling. Your face should never resemble a disco ball. A little goes a looooooong way. The key with sparkle: strategically place it. If eyes are all-a-glitter, lips should not be.
Try this: Use a natural highlighter to brighten up your face rather than something with extreme glitter. Benefit has a version I love to use.
Yes, eyelashes are pretty. But that does not mean you should be able to jump rope with them. Spider lashes look ridiculous and clumpy and I don’t know a man alive who likes this look. Stop the insanity.
Try this: Use a variety of lengths for the most natural look and cut to fit to the length of your eye. MAC lashes are my favorite.
Here’s a #SupermodelSecret from my makeup artist, Monika Blunder: False lashes aren’t just for photo shoots and prom. They can be easy to use and look extranatural or super glam. When well done, they can look like your natural lashes, only better! Lash practice makes perfect! Once you master the art of lashes, you’ll never get enough! [show_lookbook_widget id="212425"]
Actress, model, active humanitarian, & Mom! Author of 'Everyday Chic'.