Legendary makeup artist Trish McAvoy is one of those who generously shares curious beauty discoveries without making it the secret of the century. The author of the bestselling Makeup for a Confident Woman, Trish shared makeup cheat sheets that, in her authoritative opinion, everyone should know about.
You really need a good mirror
Enough has already been said about the process of applying makeup, but most of us still do not attach due importance to the mirror. So, a high-quality mirror with illumination (cold, similar to daylight), which plus everything can be rotated (to contemplate the result from different angles), is a really important purchase. Plus, having good lighting in the room where you usually do your daily makeup also contributes to great results.
Instead of a face mask - night cleansing
McAvoy advises models with whom she will work as a make-up artist, on the night before an important shoot, do not a moisturizing face mask, but use an exfoliant. It perfectly exfoliates the skin and removes the keratinized epidermis, thereby making the skin softer, due to which the tone will lie smoother and the complexion will become better.
First of all - eye makeup
A full-fledged make-up should begin with the application of decorative cosmetics to the eyelid area (of course, after the appropriate base). This will allow you to easily remove any excess powder after your eye makeup is finished. As a result, the rest of the make-up will not suffer, if only because you will be doing it next.
Use good, thick, non-sticky brushes and clean properly
If your brushes even slightly climb in the process of applying products with them or during delicate cleaning, then they must be replaced. Speaking of cleansing, you only need to wash the nap, so that no water gets on the handle or the place where the metal clip holds the villi (otherwise, sooner or later, this will soften the glue that holds the villi). Besides, Trish believes that it is not necessary to clean your brushes with an expensive product from a popular brand. Nothing worse than usual, without dyes and a pungent smell, soap.
If you are tired, do not wear bright makeup
It is ironic, but according to McAvoy, bright makeup, done with a lot of decorative means, will only increase the "tired face syndrome." Therefore, in cases of overwork, take on your beauty-arms a weightless tone fluid, concealer, translucent creamy blush and moisturizing lip gloss.
Apply the highlighter correctly
An age-old truth, which is remembered, if not by all, then by very, very many: the highlighter is designed to be applied to the prominent points of the cheekbones, to the inner corners of the eyes and to the brow arches to create the effect of "natural radiance" of the face. However, according to Trish, it should be applied to other areas as well: the makeup artist has defined a universal zone for herself - the so-called "triangle of light" - an inverted isosceles triangle that conventionally begins under the eyes and ends at Cupid's hole. It also favors a 100% highlighted face effect.
The “no makeup” effect is achieved … with makeup
McAvoy is sincerely happy for those celebrities who are absolutely not shy about going out honestly without makeup (for example, for Alisha Keys). But if you think you don't “live up to” your Instagram ideals with #nomakeup hashtags, and, therefore, are not ready for such experiments, consider whether the faces of models and actresses are often really that “clean”. Many celebrities admit that their "natural" look is achieved with the help of, for example, tinted care products, the presence of a contour pencil, light mascara and a subtle weightless cream blush.
Photo: Getty Images, Instagram Trish McAvoy
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