Working at Allure, we all have beauty on the brain. But even with the constant influx of new information from the best pros in the business, we can still be taken by surprise at just how great a few simple tweaks can make you look. I mean simple.
I was at an event for Alison Brod PR last week when makeup artist Romy Soleimani offered to touch up my look. Her small tweaks made such a big difference. Here are the three easy things she did on my face that could work for you, too:
1. Wiped off some eye makeup. I tend to add extra eyeliner when I’m feeling tired or less than radiant, and I learned that the result can be a little harsh for daytime. Instead of lining black all around the eye, it’s better to use a double-ended pencil (like Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eye Liner + Brightener). You just line the upper eye with darker pencil and use the lighter one on the inner corners.
2. Applied undereye concealer. I’d been using the same concealer that I use for blemishes to hide my dark circles, and it just wasn’t working. The key is to apply a yellow concealer first, like Physician’s Formula Youthful Wear Youth Boosting Dark Circle Corrector + Concealer, to combat the dark, purply tones.
3. Added a peachy coral blush. In the summer, I usually forgo blush in favor of bronzer, but a hint of Butter London Cheeky Blush in Naughty Biscuit (that’s it, above) on the apples of my cheeks made me look younger, fresher, and brighter. Done!