If you watch “Glow Up” closely on Netflix, you can pick up some actionable makeup tips along the way. While the show is all about finding the next superstar makeup artist, it allows real people to learn a bit more about working quickly and efficiently on their own makeup.
The following are some of the actionable makeup tips we learned watching the series.
In Episode 1:
– Work on the side of your face or eye that you’re not strong in to make it easier to match the symmetry of that eye on your other side.
– Use a glue stick to layer over your brows until it creates a smooth canvas so you can draw in new brows or reshape them.
– Rigid collodion “puckers” skin, making it look like real scars if you’re doing FX makeup. Just make sure to remove it properly otherwise it can cause real scarring!
– Use an appropriately sized brush! While you may think smaller is better for control and precision, sometimes you need to block things off with a bigger brush before going in for the detail.
– For a quick, precise lip application: color in the lip first, then take a pencil or eyeliner and draw the lip shape over it to sharpen up the edges and create the symmetry.
In Episode 2:
– Blend prosthetic edges into the skin with acetone. Do not use thinner- it’s used for thinning glue only.
In Episode 3:
– If you’re thinking of doing makeup videos, always engage with the audience and look into the camera. The first 10 seconds are crucial!
– For a cut crease:
First, use a dark powder to sketch where you’d like the crease to be.
Second, use a lighter powder to color in the lid below the new crease.
Take a medium tone and blend along the top of the crease to blend it out.
Use a highlighting tone on the inside edge of the eye.
In Episode 4:
– The quickest way to produce a classic winged liner is to take a pencil from the nose to brow on a diagonal. Mirror it on the other side and bring the line to the center of the eyelid. Then come back and start at the inner corner of the eye and pull the line to the center.
In Episode 5:
– When applying false lashes, you HAVE to measure the lash so it fits the eye first and foremost. The next step is ensuring the glue gets a bit tacky before applying it for a perfect application. Ensure nothing droops! Lashes should lift the eye not bring it down.
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