The following article is a guest post from Danielle Smith, a makeup setting and beauty expert and owner of the Beauty Academy.
Danielle has spent the last few years working with beauty brands to educate consumers about makeup setting products.
This post is a compilation of her tips and tricks to help you make the most of makeup setting options.
For more great beauty advice, follow Danielle on Twitter and Instagram.1.
Choose the right makeup setting.
For a makeup set, the beauty brand should include a few of your favorite ingredients in your products.
For example, a product that contains jojoba oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil should include one of those ingredients.
If the brand does not, it can be a challenge to figure out what ingredients are in the product and which ones are safe to use with your skin.2.
Choose your setting spray and spray it right.
The spray spray should be the exact color and consistency of your skin, but it should not have a noticeable scent.
If it smells, it’s not safe to apply it.3.
Choose a color that will be compatible with your product.
Color is one of the most important aspects of a product’s smell, so it’s important to choose a product with a color match that matches the skin you are applying the product to.4.
Make sure your product is completely clean.
To ensure that the product is safe to be used on your skin and that it does not irritate your skin or the surrounding area, always clean up after using it.5.
Make your spray a liquid and apply it to your face and neck, just like you would a regular makeup product.
The product should not be wet and can’t be pushed or squeezed.6.
Always use a soft, sponge-like makeup brush to apply makeup.
A soft brush is perfect for application of makeup when the product isn’t wet, or when you are trying to remove makeup that has dripped off of your face or neck.
If you want to make a regular application, you can use a stiff brush to use the product on your nose or forehead.7.
When applying makeup, use your fingertips and gently press down on the surface of your eyes and lips to ensure a smooth, even application.
This will help prevent the makeup from dripping off your face.8.
Always wipe off excess makeup, especially on the sides of your mouth or around your eyes.
Apply makeup with a clean towel and rinse off thoroughly.9.
Avoid rubbing the product onto your eyes or skin.
If your makeup is applied on your face, you should be able to see the product as it drips off your skin without it causing irritation.10.
Choose an applicator that is flexible enough to cover your whole face.
For most people, a sponge applicator works well for applying makeup.
For people with smaller faces or a tighter face shape, a smaller applicator can be more convenient.11.
When using a makeup brush, always use a thin, flexible brush, so that you can easily work with the product.
For your eyes, you want the brush to glide smoothly, and the brush should have a soft bristled tip.12.
When it comes to applying makeup to the skin, make sure that your product doesn’t irritate the skin.
For many people, this can be especially difficult if the product feels dry and soft, and it is hard to apply the product correctly on the skin to avoid irritation.13.
Always wear sunscreen.
This is a simple tip that has been proven to protect against sunburn, even though it may seem counterintuitive.14.
If using makeup on your eyes is not comfortable for you, do not apply it on your lips.
For the same reason, do it on the cheeks and the back of your neck.15.
Always apply a moisturizer to your skin before applying makeup on the face and to the neck.16.
If applying makeup for the first time, use a small amount of product to create the illusion of a glow, and then apply it again with more product to enhance the effect.17.
When the product dries, gently wipe the product off onto the surface.
If possible, use the sponge applicators that are the most comfortable for your skin to glide over the product, not over your face as you might be using the sprayer.18.
Always wash your face after applying makeup with the sponge-style applicator.19.
If makeup is too dry, use an oil cleanser.
For oily skin, use plain water to cleanse the skin before using makeup.20.
For those who have oily skin or sensitive skin, consider using a gel or a moisturizing cream.
When moisturizing a face, make the gel the first product you use to moisturize your skin after applying the products.
When a gel cleanser is used, apply it first and then the moisturizing oil to help soften your skin for more moisturizing.21.
Do not apply too much makeup to your eyes before you apply makeup to them.
For some people