The Evolution of Make Up

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The line between professional makeup and makeup available to the general public is much blurrier than it used to be. Professional makeup has only recently become available for purchase by people who are not in the trade.

Professional makeup used to be very heavy and harsh. It was usually in cake form, and had consistency similar to stage makeup. This of course is not the look you want walking around town or going out on a date. Makeup has improved as technology has improved. Our imaging technology allows for much finer images and thus the makeup used by actors in movies and on television can be much more subtle. And this subtler makeup is a lot more wearable for those of us not on the screen.

Don’t assume that professional makeup is the most expensive makeup. This is a myth. Often, professionals use drug store items or inexpensive products that happen to work beautifully and are easy to use.

If you don’t know what products are used by professionals, you can often find this information by reading beauty reviews. Often the reviewer, in giving a full description of a product, will mention how the product is used by professional makeup artists. You can trust a product that is used by professionals; they are not going to use a product that does not work well because their professional reputation is on the line.

Professional makeup may need special application. Here is some advice that has been passed on by makeup artists. A good quality professional brush can make all the difference to eye makeup application. You’ll have better control, be able to blend more easily, and have better luck getting the look you are trying for.

Don’t skimp on eyeliner; use the best you can find and afford. Eyeliner defines the eyes and opens up the whole face. Line the upper eye for daytime wear. Apply liner to both upper and lower lids for nighttime wear. Try to get the line as close to your natural lashline as possible. Professional grade eyeliner is easier to apply.

There are many professional grade makeup palettes available to consumers Investing in a palette is a smart choice because it provides you with a wardrobe of color choices for day and night, and includes eye and cheek colors and often lipsticks as well.

Make ups only add to your self confidence, however, beautiful set of teeth are a plus too.

Ken McCormic