Highlight and contouring – these 2 techniques works with the same principal, make sure that you pick the correct product for your skin. Normal/dry skin would be best with a liquid or cream highlighter such as these ones from benefit https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/uk/en-gb/face-makeup/highlighter, whereas oily/combo skin would benefit much more from a powder highlight to stop it from ‘sliding’ such as Beyond Powder by Illamasqua retailing at £32.00 here http://www.illamasqua.com/beyond-in-omg/?gclid=CL2osJ2ckc8CFU0z0wodl6cJHg.
If you have oily lids I would recommend using a highly pigmented gel liner with staying power over pencils or liquid liners that can easily smudge or smear.
This one sounds like a no brainer but apply your makeup in a cool area, if you live in a hot country but such to apply you makeup in a room with sufficient aircon or even a small fan will do just fine. Applying your makeup somewhere cooler pays off in a big way because you are allowing the makeup to settle onto your skin before exposing it to further elements.
Lastly lets talk about setting sprays, this is either a love or hate product and thats really due the fact that a lot of people feel as though their face is ‘stuck’. Again this is just about finding a products thats right for you, one of my personal favorites is Ben Nye Final Seal which you can get for around£7.00 http://www.backstageshop.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Body_paint.html. With any setting spray you should aim to be around forearms length away from the face spraying the sides of the face first and the middle last starting from forehead the neck in a downward swooping motion.
So there you have it, just a few tips to help you with your makeup routine. As you can see the magic is in really knowing yours/you clients skin type and working from there, unfortunately I see many people who buy products because they like the packaging or they have seen somebody else use it that they look up to only to be disappointed when it doesn’t work for them. Knowing your skin type is key, if you tailor your products to your skin type you’ll never have a bad makeup day again!