DIY Tips 7 makeup tricks for everyday look

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African woman with stunning makeup play

African woman with stunning makeup

Just by filling in your brows with a pencil, powder, or brow mascara so they look fuller and longer can open up your eyes so much more, leaving you with added definition.

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1. Apply your eye makeup first

Doing your eye makeup before you apply your foundation allows your skin to look it's freshest, since you can wipe away any eye shadow or mascara residue that falls onto your cheeks without a trace.

Just remember that less is best, so start with a softly-shaded shadow and then build on that to be sure you don't apply too much. Overdoing your makeup can instantly make you look older in real life and in photos.

2. Line the upper inner rim of your eye

If you really want a defined eye, trace the upper inner rim of your eye with a waterproof eye liner to make your lashes look that much fuller, and to help define the shape of your eye.

3. Put foundation on your ears

If you're someone whose ears get hot and red often, it's important to address them with foundation so they don't standout in a picture and look totally separate from your face.

Simply prep your ears with the same base that you spread onto to your complexion, that way your entire application is seamless and you look flawless.

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4. Add lots and lots of mascara

After you've applied your shadow and liner of choice, swipe on a few coats of mascara. It opens up the eye and brings focus to it; if you don't have on any mascara in a picture, you'll disappear.

Blink down onto the brush head, so it gets really close to the lash line, and then wiggle it to the ends of your lashes. This technique really coats them from root to tip.

5. Skip highlighting the inner "V" corners of your eyes

Avoiding champagne-colored highlighter or shadow on the inner corner of your eyes. It's a look that often doesn't read well on camera. Instead, use concealer over that area, and over any dark circles you may have, to brighten up your eyes.

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6. Add blush for subtle dimension - especially if you're not a fan of bronzer

Blush can also be used to create contour and shape the face. Even if the photo is black and white, with blush on your cheekbones, you'll still have the look of definition.

Just choose a shade that is a little darker and unexpected not your average soft rosy pink so that it pops on camera. To apply it properly, dust your blush brush over the cheek color, tap off any excess if it's a powder, smile, and then gently sweep the blush over the apples of your cheeks out toward the top of your ear, stopping before your hairline.

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6. Try a slightly sheer foundation

It's important that your skin looks flawless, but you also want it to look like your skin, not totally covered up. So, if you have freckles and you want them to show, but you have redness elsewhere that you want to camouflage, go for a formula that is sheer, yet offers coverage.

7. Fill in your brows

A strong eyebrow gives structure to your eyes and face. Just by filling in your brows with a pencil, powder, or brow mascara so they look fuller and longer can open up your eyes so much more, leaving you with added definition.

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