Putting on makeup isn’t easy, particularly if you aren’t professionally trained. You need to learn how to pick the right shade of foundation, apply the right amount of blush, and use eyeliner all by yourself. Honestly, it’s a tricky and confusing process.
Fortunately, one makeup artist shared her tips and tricks on how women should do their makeup. Julia Ismailova, a Russian makeup artist, even took before and after photos to help women understand makeup application better.
1. The naked skin
You don’t need to wear heavy makeup just to hide imperfections. It will just leave you unrecognizable. Instead, use makeup to delicately hide skin blemishes and achieve a more even skin complexion.
2. On a Friday night
With filled in brows and darker lips, this woman is ready to party on a Friday night. It’s amazing how the right makeup can make a woman feel more confident.
This woman is 24 years old. Wearing heavy makeup made her look several years older. The lighter lip color, hint of blush, and subtle hint of color on her eyelids made her face look fresher and younger.
4. A fresh look
The woman chose the right colors for her. However, the arrows were a bit overwhelming for her face. The matte lipstick also made her face look dull.
5. No drama
Cat eyes can add drama to the face. Unfortunately, the technique doesn’t work for everyone. For this woman, the subtle eyeliner worked better.
6. Soft look
The first thing the makeup artist changed was the woman’s eyebrows. Truly, making it lighter and less sharp made her face look more softer.
When this artist received this woman’s request, she immediately worked on it. The result proves that makeup isn’t only for hiding imperfections but expressing one’s character, too.
8. Night vs day
It’s amusing how makeup can transform a woman’s look in an instant. From bold and edgy, the woman’s face looked younger and fresher.
9. Quirky personality
While the natural brows were adorable, cleaning them up made a huge difference on her look. Taking away the red hues on her eyes and adding a hint of blush on her cheeks added instant freshness on her face.
With the right foundation shade, this beautiful woman appeared even more beautiful. Plus, the softer brows made her face look brighter and happier. She’s glowing, right?
This woman already has gorgeous eyes. Tight-lining them with a black eyeliner made them look more dramatic.
12. Sultry look
The smokey eye makeup worked really well on this woman. Before, it only added drama to her eyes. The artist’s version, on the other hand, made the woman’s eye color pop.
Bronzers can add that youthful glow on the face when applied correctly, like this woman’s final look. Add a hint of blush and you’ll look fresh and vibrant.
14. Much younger
It’s hard to believe that it’s the same woman in these two photo. They look ages apart! I guess that’s what proper makeup techniques do.
The after photo is simply stunning. With fuller brows, minimal makeup, and an off-center part, she looks like she just came back from a getaway.
16. A beauty
This woman is already beautiful with no makeup on. Nonetheless, the artist did an excellent job in enhancing her natural beauty.
In this case, the artist had to cover the woman’s skin issue which was vitiligo. Although it’s not severe, she still had to work hard on making sure the end result was flawless. She did an awesome job, particularly with the blushing effect she made.
18. Those eyes
The shimmer in her eyelids did an awesome job in adding drama to her eyes. It proves that you don’t always have to use dark shadows and do smokey eye makeup just to achieve that.
There’s something about coral lip products that make the face look soft and young. With that shade, this woman looked several years younger.
20. About the eyes
Tightlining the eyes makes them appear smaller which isn’t always a good thing when you have Asian eyes. The artist chose the cat eye effect to make the eyes appear wider.
21. Minimal makeup
By applying light liner on the lids and softening the brows, the artist made this woman’s eyes look even more beautiful. Adding a bit of highlighter on her cupid’s bow was a nice touch, too.
22. A different shade of lipstick
The new lip color is definitely better. The darker brows and less mascara took away years from this woman’s face.
The artist chose to add gloss to her lips and apply a hint of blush on her cheeks. She also chose not to use eyeliner on the woman which made a huge difference to her final look.
It’s quite obvious that this woman loved her final look. Her eyes and smile changed!
25. Simply glowing
Her eyes and skin look glowing in the after photo. It’s what putting highlighter in the right places can do.
26. Simply lovely
At first glance, you’d think that there’s no huge difference between the photos. However, if you take a closer look, the artist skillfully hid the skin peeling and enlarged pores. She was also able to enhance this woman’s eyelids.
These photos prove how helpful eyeliners are when it comes to enhancing one’s natural beauty. Tightlining the upper lid added drama to this woman’s eyes.
28. Like a mannequin
This woman looks stunning in both photos. She’s like a mannequin when she’s all dolled up.
29. Subtle changes
The right foundation shade helped this woman achieve a nicer skin tone. Her eye makeup hid her dark circles well, too. Overall, she looks less tired in the after photo.
30. Enhanced features
Believer it or not, this woman’s nose and lips were corrected and enhanced by makeup alone. With the right products and techniques, the artist was able to achieve a narrower nose and fuller lips.