Runway Makeup Tips and Techniques

Runway Makeup Tips and Techniques

A list of some of the best runway makeup tips and techniques for perfecting that flawless look

Models on the runway always look amazing, but we never seem to know how to recreate the exact look that the makeup artist was able to pull off. However, this list of makeup tips and techniques straight from the pros that do the makeup for runway shows will ensure that you look as if you had your makeup professionally done, no matter what time of day it is. Many times when models wear fake lashes, they also have multiple layers of mascara on (try ten). Apply as much mascara on your real lashes as you can, then apply your false lashes so that your real lashes do not look patchy. Another one of the most popular makeup tips and techniques is when applying blush, use two colors of blush in order to get extra dimension in your face, and layer a lighter shade over a darker shade, or simply blend two shades that are similar in color. Read 10 Things A Makeup Counter Salesperson Does Not Want You To Know for a behind the scenes look at makeup counter secrets.

If you want to imitate the super shiny lacquered lip that will stay on, use a lip stain first, then apply lipstick and finish off with lip gloss. If you want a more natural lash look, use black mascara on your roots and brown on your tips of the lashes. When doing browns, never use black, even if your hair color is very dark. Instead, take a sharp brown pencil and feather on individual brows if yours are spare then finish with some brow powder, brushing through for a natural look. Check out 10 Secrets I Learned At Makeup Artist School for a list of more makeup tips and techniques directly from the pros.

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