10 Top Tips You Need to Know About Applying Makeup

Applying makeup impeccably is a true talent and these insightful tips will hopefully make it a much easier and sleeker process so that you can be flawless all day, every day! Some of these tips may be super obvious to you but with any luck you will find one or two that you haven’t heard of before and who knows they may even transform how you do your makeup.


  1. To give your foundation serious staying power set your primer. Apply your primer as normal, add a light dusting of translucent powder over it and then pop on your chosen foundation. This will ensure your primer stays put, meaning a strong base for your foundation that will last all day. Be careful though not to use too much powder as this can cause your foundation to become cakey, which is never a good look.
  2. Smile when you are applying blush, then pop it on to the apples of your cheeks and swish upwards and outwards – this will ensure it goes on to the perfect place for your face shape.
  3. For that “glow from within” look, apply some blusher before your foundation.
  4. To get rid of any redness or bluish tones on your face you need to colour correct. To do this you will need to become familiar with the colour wheel as opposite colours cancel each other out. So green concealers will get rid of any redness and orange concealers are perfect for removing any blue tones that sometimes appear under your eyes.
  5. Apply under eye concealer in a V shape as this will brightening up the area. Apply it after your foundation and dab it in gently as the skin in this area is very thin.
  6. To make eyeshadows more pigmented and intense, wet your brush before dipping it into each shade.
  7. If you want to make your eyes pop, go for opposite colours. I have blue eyes and orange is the opposite colour on the colour wheel, but hella no am I going be rocking orange lids, instead I use shadows that have orange undertones such as gold and peach.
  8. Don’t try to apply your eyeliner in one swept motion because this will cause it to be bumpy and uneven, take it in stages. Start at the inner corner bringing it to the middle, then reload your brush and start at the outer corner and bring it in until you meet the line you previously drew.
  9. Pop a little highlighting powder on your cupids bow and in the centre of your lower lip to make them appear fuller and more dimensional.
  10. If your mascara has dried out or is going on really clumpy, just apply a few saline drops in to the tube as this will revive it.


Got any top makeup tips? Please do share them in the comments below.

CC x



13 Comments Add yours

  1. Lauren says:

    Great post, some amazing tips!

    Lauren x | http://laurenselwood.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. carolineann says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, thanks Lauren x

  2. Wow great tips. Will try them.

  3. I love these tips so much, especially the tip for dried up mascara. I will definitely try that, and also the blush before foundation. Lovely post dear! xxxxx


    1. carolineann says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it and found it helpful x

  4. Little Rants says:

    This was a great post, love! xx that blush-before-foundation thingy is something I gotta try!:))

    1. carolineann says:

      Let me know how it goes for you x

  5. Great post , very helpful! Thank you

    1. carolineann says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! x

  6. Malvika says:

    You just saved 4 of my mascaras, thank you XD

    1. carolineann says:

      Haha, I’m glad! You’re welcome x

  7. Scarlet says:

    I never smile by applying a blush. Seems to be a nice tip!

    1. carolineann says:

      Hi Scarlet, I hope you found it helpful for when you apply your blush. X

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