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Which means I should start looking like you right? Right?
If you have asked me what my favorite part about being a beauty editor is, I would tell you that it is getting to try some of the most incredible skin care products and nailing my skin care routine. For I’m a skincare junkie, not a makeup one.
However, I have recently started experimenting more and am desperate to change my ways. I want to go from someone who hacks on some concealer, mascara and blusher and heads out the door to applying two shades of eyeshadow, followed by a pop of glitter and a statement red lip.
I’m all ears when it comes to makeup tips at the moment. And if you’re going to take makeup tips from someone, what better than the woman who makes Rosie Huntington-Whitley look like this …?
Nicki Deroest, Bareminerals Global Makeup Artist, is a complete shine-genius. So when I found out that I would spend an evening with her in a masterclass, I was sure to take notes.
These are the tips and tricks I learned …
Where to apply your highlighter
We all know that the best highlighter can transform a look, but knowing exactly where to place it and how much to use it can sometimes be tricky.
We are often told to apply it to the high points of our face – the cheekbones and the bridge of our nose – and DeRoest agrees with this, but she also recommends applying it to the end of your nose: ‘Selfies tend to be taken Side on, so highlight the sides of your nostrils. ‘
She also takes her highlighter just south of your under eye: ‘I like to go pretty far under the eyes, because I really like to reflect the light under the eyes. It’s really bright. ‘ An excellent tip if you have really dark circles like me.
She prefers to use a liquid highlighter, for its natural look, and uses her fingers to press it into the skin to ensure that it sinks properly.
How to fake fuller lips
We are not all blessed with lips like Rosie; I touched my mother’s lips, with my father’s called ‘little lips’, I’m away from the world. But DeRoest says we must not worry about this, because it is a simple trick to fake full, voluptuous lips.
No matter what color lipstick you plan to apply, grab a nude lip liner that is a little darker than your skin. Use it to trace your natural lip line, but overline it invariably so slightly in the corners of your mouth. This will give the illusion that you have a perfect pillowcase.
Follow this with any color, even the best red lipstick, for a polished look.
Where you should really start to fill your brows
It seems quite obvious, but DeRoest says that the part of your eyebrow that needs filling the most is the area that has the least amount of hairs. So, whatever eyebrow product you use – for there are so many of the best brow makeup products out there – start with filling in the corners on the outer corners, and brush in the same direction with a spool as you go. ‘
Once you’ve done this, check your brows and judge whether you need to add more to the little closest to your nose. Nobody wants eyebrows with tadpole, whose purpose is textured, brushed up brows.
So there we have it; Three really simple tips from the woman that repeatedly makes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley look glower than the sun.
You are very welcome.