most popular makeup looks

After ten years as a makeup artist, I have found that the most requested looks from clients stay pretty consistent. Most women want to have flawless skin, long and thick lashes, and the perfect red lip. Investing a little more money on the products that help you achieve these timeless looks will give you great results that leave you feeling your most beautiful. After all, that’s what the goal always is, right?

Flawless Skin

A good foundation is a must to achieve a flawless complexion—no matter what kind of skin you have. A lot of women say that they don’t think they need foundation, but the truth is that everyone could benefit from using it. Just because it is makeup doesn’t mean it needs to look obvious. Invest in a good formula that matches your skin tone, and never be afraid to seek the help of a professional. Make sure your foundation blends seamlessly and doesn’t look a different shade from your neck. Always apply with a brush or beauty blender sponge for the best results.

My Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Éclat Foundation, Clinique Pore Refining Foundation

Long and Thick Lashes

Mascara: the simplest touch that can change the entire look of your eyes. When shopping for the right mascara, the key is to look at the brush. The fatter the brush, the more volumizing a mascara will be, whereas a lengthening mascara will have more detail in the bristles. You shouldn’t have to use more than three coats to get the results you are looking for, and always choose a water resistant formula to prevent smudging.

My Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara, Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

The Perfect Red Lip

Red lipstick comes in all shades and finishes and can look good on anyone so don’t be afraid to wear it. The most important thing to look for in a red lipstick is the undertone. If you have more of a fair skin tone, blue-based reds are vibrant and gorgeous. If you have more olive skin tones, orange-based reds can bring out your golden tan. The key is always to test a few shades and see which one you like best.

My Product Picks: MAC lipstick in Lady Danger, Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Wild, Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in FBomb

 

What’s your number one beauty look? Let us know below in the comments!

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