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Professional Makeup Techniques

One of the most crucial professional makeup techniques is to consider your complete face while planning to use the shade. Remember to match up your makeup with your features. The best techniques to follow while doing a professional make up are blending, shadowing and highlighting. Let us explore more and learn in details about these techniques of a professional makeup.


Blending is time consuming and for every step of a good makeup, you need to blend whatever cosmetics you choose to apply carefully. There shouldn't be any kind of spiky disconnections or noticeable discriminations on your face. Hence, for a plain blending, you need to use a wet sponge which can merge with concealer as well as the foundation.


Shadowing is the most fundamental technique of any theatrical makeup. Skilled shadowing can essentially change the shape of your face. If you are thinking of shadowing for everyday wear then it is suggested to take complete training from the cosmetician from where you buy the shadow. Wrong shadowing can make you look like patches-of-plaster. It takes years to develop the expertise in you, hence it is best recommended to take proper trainings for shadowing or allow a professional artist to do it for your on daily basis. However, if you are well versed with the principles of makeup techniques then I am sure you would be able to grasp the shadowing techniques as soon as possible.


Highlighting is just the opposite of shadowing. It is a cream or liquid based cosmetic that is about three shades lighter than your usual makeup base to serve as a specific identification on your temples, cheeks, under-eye and also nose. By applying a highlight on your nose, you can actually make it look straighter than how it basically is. However, you should know the proper techniques of highlighting as well, as it requires perfect blending without leaving any kind of noticeable separations.

Other Makeup Techniques

  • Eye Makeup
    There are two main techniques of applying an eye makeup - rounded and winged. Winged shading is suitable for the ones whose skin is not sagging near the corner of eyes. Round shading works if you have a sagging skin near your eyes. For winged look, apply the highlighter eye shadow across the lid and sweep a medium shade on the top of the lid. For round shading, sweep a highlighter eye shadow shade across your eyelid and then apply a medium shade on the lid by smudging it at the lower end.
  • Cheeks
    Choose a light colored shade of blush to complement your skin tone. Blush comes in browns, pinks and peach shades. Blush should be applied on your cheeks to add definition.
  • Lips
    Apply foundation and face powder on the lips as a base. This will help your lipstick to stay for longer. Draw an outline with a similar lipstick shade or a shade that is a bit darker than your chosen lipstick shade. Remember, do not outline with a darker shade and fill the lightest one inside. Wear the lipstick within the liner and blot it with a tissue for a matte finish or can apply gloss for a glossy appearance.

These professional makeup techniques would help you know the right combination of makeup that suits your skin tone. It's worth trying them out.

Professional Makeup Techniques