Beauty
7 Steps to Ace Your Look Like a Celebrity Makeup Artist
This is your shortcut to professional makeup school.
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  1. Use and invest in the right tools. 
    By simply trading your fingers for high-quality brushes and tools, your makeup will be more flawless. The right tools help you apply the right amount of product with precision. 

  2. Use the right foundation and concealer for your skin tone.
    You don't want to look like a floating ghost, right? Always, always test foundation and concealer on your face and never anywhere else, because that is where you'll put them on.Another pro tip: use primers before applying your makeup for it to last all day. 

  3. Contour and highlight your face.
    Makeup artists sculpt their clients' faces via contouring and highlighting to enhance their features. If you neglect these steps, your face would look flat and lifeless. Plus, highlighting is the secret to glowing makeup! Own supermodel cheekbones and a narrow jawline by following this step-by-step tutorial.

  4. Blend like there's no tomorrow.
    Gorgeous makeup doesn't show borders of where the makeup has stopped, so blend well using a clean makeup brush until all the lines are diffused. The only times sharp lines are acceptable are on the following: eyebrow makeup, eyeliner, and lipstick.

  5. Use three eyeshadow colors always.
    Create depth and shape on your eyelids by using a light, medium, and dark shades of eyeshadow. The gradient application will make your eyes pop.

  6. Ace your lipstick game.
    Prep your lips properly with lip balm and lip liner to help your lipstick glide and stick on your pout. Use a lip brush for precise application.

  7. Powder and set.
    Seal in all your hard work with a light veil of translucent powder. To prevent your makeup from looking cakey, mist a makeup setting spray or any face mist. These steps lock in your makeup look.

This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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