Do you find yourself scrolling through Insta and watching YouTube tutorials questioning why you can never re-create the amazing makeup you see on others? There may be a few simple things you’re forgetting. The Pink Ladies have compiled several tips that will instantly improve your day-to-day look…
Your under-eye concealer is too light.
Even Kim K has ditched the super light under-eye concealer in recent years and we’re so on her team with this one! Instead of opting for an extremely light concealer, we recommend first cancelling out any darkness with a peach-toned colour corrector (which is universally flattering and helps cancel out blue tones). Then pop a concealer over the top that matches your skin tone perfectly and finish with an invisible blotting powder.
There’s too much going on.
If you’re hitting the club, by all means, go for a smoky eye and a red lip… but for the office, it may look a bit OTT. Choose one area to doll up (your eyes or your lips) and it’ll shout “sexy but subtle”.
Your contour isn’t blended seamlessly.
If you have harsh contour lines, you’re gonna look chiseled, but not in a good way. We recommend a cool toned matte bronzer and a Phoenix buffer brush to blend it out f-l-a-w-l-e-s-s-l-y.
Your lipstick often bleeds into the skin around your mouth. To keep your lipstick in place, use a similar coloured lip liner all over your lips prior to application. This creates a barrier along your lips, making your shade stay put.
Your brows are overly defined.
Disregard what you’ve learned about the “Insta brow trend”. All you really need in your brows is a light dusting of a brow powder one shade lighter than your brow hair, applied with a great angle brush or a few swipes of a brow tint. Brows are meant to look feathery and full (this style makes you look more youthful, too), rather than so defined they look fake.