As an esthetician, you will find yourself doing makeup looks on a variety of different models. Knowing about proper makeup application, how to treat different skin types, and the proper makeup for different skin tones will make your clients feel confident and show off your skills in the best way. There are many advanced makeup techniques that can be used for weddings, magazine shoots, online media, and more. Knowing these tips will help set you apart from other estheticians.
1- Using Advanced Makeup Techniques In Different Media
While you may know how to make your model look good while they are sitting in your chair, that makeup may not always translate to other forms of media. Makeup photographed by cameras, worn on the red carpet, or on a movie set all require different products and techniques in order for their wearer to look their best.
When being photographed, makeup should be slightly heavier and accentuate prominent features (cheekbones, lips, eyes). Apply the makeup in natural lighting with a primer as your base.
For movies, TV, or video, opt for a matte foundation and set all makeup with powder. This will help prevent creasing and sweating. Use a foundation that is one shade darker than the skin tone to prevent washout. Stick to a natural lip color and apply lightly.
2- Brightening With Peach Or Apricot Toned Primers
For skin that is a little bit dull, use a brightening cream, or peach-toned products to help bring more life to the skin. Using these colored products is also great for models with hyperpigmentation to help counteract dark circles or purple tones.
3- Prep The Skin
There are many steps that makeup artists and estheticians can take to help prepare the skin before applying makeup. Removing small hairs and peach fuzz from the face will help your makeup melt into the skin. It gives you a smoother application by preventing the foundation from looking cakey.
Before applying any makeup, you can help your model have better skin by doing a light facial massage. This will help with lymphatic drainage and help stimulate collagen production, both of which help the skin look less tired.
Use a moisturizer that is clean and nonirritating before applying any base makeup. This will help the model have a dewy glow while helping you avoid patchy makeup.
4- Utilize Your Color Theory Knowledge
Different skin types and tones will have underlying colors. Veins, acne spots, sun damage, and dark circles are all skin ailments that you will have to work around as a makeup artist. Advanced makeup techniques include color theory because it is the best way to cancel out harsh blemishes or neutralize age spots in older clients.
Learning about the undertones of the skin, what colors compliment the eye color, and how to make blemishes disappear is important for all estheticians. Using makeup over these spots is not just about layering foundation, it requires a knowledge of the color wheel.
5- Perfect Winged Liner For Elongated Eyes
The feline eye trend is something that is popular for good reason. Elongating the eyes with liner and keeping them open is important for wedding makeup, print photoshoots, and more. As a makeup artist, it is important to practice creating the perfect winged liner, as well as learning liner types for different eye shapes.
Advanced makeup techniques that you can hone in on are using a small triangle point liner in the inner corner of the eye. Follow the shape of the natural eye to make the shape feel more open and less squished.
6- Use Powder To Make Lipstick Last Longer
Whether it’s talking, eating, or just wearing a makeup look for long hours, lipstick needs to last. Blotting the lipstick and applying a translucent powder will help the color stay on the lips for much longer. This will make the lipstick a little more matte. You may have to repeat the process a few times in order to achieve your desired results.
Learning Techniques From The Skin Institute
The Skin Institute teaches estheticians multiple skills that are needed to work in salons, medical spas, or plastic surgery offices. We pride ourselves on teaching the best techniques and offering hands-on experience to give students a competitive edge. Whether you are taking basic or master courses, our classes are 20:1, so you know that you will be getting face-to-face time with your instructor while also working in a clean and safe environment.