C’est la vie of a makeup artists. As one myself, I’ve learned that the key to success isn’t in all in the glam gratis and PR packages (although those are super nice and helpful), but in ability to think creatively, outside of the box, and on your feet. Yes, there are still your basic rules to follow like the standards to contouring a round face. At the same time you’ll find that your artistry thrives when it pushes boundaries, like creating a totally ethereal eye look with airbrushed illuminators that you would commonly use on cheeks, or my fave brushing out brows with a hairspray-coated, soft-bristled toothbrush . To prepare your mind to tap into your inner-makeup artist, here’s the list of the best kept secrets and tips from a few of the industry’s most influential tastemakers.
Beyonce’s go-to makeup artist has 20 years of experience creating some totally snatched looks for top fashion photographers and red carpet celebs. We all know by now that Sir John’s secret weapon is a good setting spray, which he uses to keep Queen B’s makeup concert proof, but his day-to-day makeup takes a bit of a different approach. The makeup artist disclosed to WWD that his greatest tip of everyday women is to find the right light to apply your foundation and to make sure that is properly blended.
Sounds like a pretty easy job with the no-mess, completely cake – free NoFilter 4K foundation and airbrush compressor system.
There’s no way that I could make a list without the late legend who coined the term “makeup artist” on it. In his book, “The Art of Makeup,” Kevyn shares all of his secrets to crafting the perfect face, including the power of the lashes. According to Kevyn to the key to all of his bombshell looks is never skipping out on the eyelash curler and ensuring that you use mascara to open up the eyes instead of unintendedly closing them off.
True Life: I’ve fallen asleep listening to a Lisa Elderidge makeup tutorial. (I’ve also had a couple beauty industry friends tell me they’ve done the same). However, Lisa’s influence is so much more than her YouTube videos, she’s the creative director of Lancome and keeps Emma Watson looking fierce on the reg. In her interview with Refinery 29, the queen of the beauty gurus said that if you only have 5 minutes to do your makeup, focus on applying a fresh-faced coat of foundation, followed by cheek color.
Have you seen how flawless Adriana Lima’s skin has been looking lately?! We’re all guilty of Insta- stalking celeb makeup artist and mega influencer Patrick Ta, and wondering what exactly is the secret to his foundation application. As reported by Allure, Patrick is all about the pre-foundation skin prep, and is obsessed with strategically using a mixture of face oil and moisturizer on the high points of the face. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to try out this foundation tip on my next airbrush makeup application.
No intro needed here! Kim Kardashian West’s BFF and masterclass mentor, Mario Dedivanovic is always loose lipped when it comes to new product gossip and makeup secrets. The superstar artist has some pretty untraditional techniques when it comes to applying eyeliner too. Mario told Self magazine, that he loves to layer on the eyeliner on his clients. He first applies a layer of brown, smudges it out, and then follows with a liquid black formula to keep the eyes looking open and the lashes full.
Huda Kattan is #goals. The makeup artist/beauty blogger/makeup mogul has one of the most fun, extra, and innovative approach to beauty that has won over hearts (and millions of IG followers) . In her tell-all feature with Elle, the beauty guru speaks out against cookie cutter beauty molds recommending that everyone should streamline their contour into the hairlines and customize it to fit their face shape. To make your contour totally flawless with your airbrush machine, try a super simple slight of hand, moving back the airbrush about a half an inch to get a more subtle blend into the hairline.
The beauty entrepreneur, author, and OG pioneer of the no makeup makeup look has shaped the industry in a countless number of ways. (Not to mention, she was way ahead of her time when it comes to color correcting, formulating products heavy in the yellow to counteract the skin’s natural redness). Of course, the natural makeup lover has the most unconventional beauty experiment to finding your perfect nude lip. In her interview with W, Bobbi suggests biting down on your undressed lip, and whatever shade that it flushes would be your perfect everyday nude.
Running to a mirror now BRB. Which pro makeup makeup artists tips are your faves? Comment below and let us know!