Makeup Tricks to Look Your Best

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Makeup TricksDid you learn how to apply makeup from your mother? Or from your favorite YouTube beauty gurus? If you want to expand your repertoire or perfect your technique, we've got some quick and easy tips for you. For example, did you know that you should apply your eye makeup before your foundation? That way, loose eyeshadow won't ruin your coverage. Of course, that's not the only trick a gal needs to know.

Mix and Match

If you can't find the right shade of foundation, don't be afraid of making your own. Simply combine one shade darker and one shade lighter to create the perfect hue for your skin. After all, we're not all created in a lab! You can also use our DERMAdoctor DD cream, which is self-adjusting to enhance your unique skin tone. It helps firm, brighten, prime, mattify, and even the skin tone so you look your best.


Contouring is something that your mother may not have taught you, but trust us when we say it's worth learning. The point of contouring is to highlight areas such as your cheekbones to make them stand out. Lowlighting -- usually in the form of bronzing -- beneath your cheekbones and along the sides of your chin creates the illusion of shadow. This helps make you look thinner and can provide shape to your face if you find it's generally too round or flat for your liking. The secret to contouring perfectly is to blend, blend and blend some more!

Applying Liquid Liner

Liquid eyeliner makes a bold statement, but it's not necessarily easy to apply. While you might be tempted to draw a straight line, try creating a line of dots or dashes along your waterline or on your upper eyelid. Place the dots close enough together that they create a line.

Using Concealer

Concealer should hide bags under your eyes, blemishes and birthmarks if you want a crystal-clear complexion. However, it can actually make you look worse if you don't apply it correctly. Consider under-eye bags, for example. Instead of just slathering on the coverup, create three dots with your ring finger and gently tap the concealer in place. Then, add concealer along the inside of your cheeks by your nose. Blend the concealer about a quarter of an inch below your under-eye area (this will also highlight the tops of your cheekbones!).  To keep the skin around your eyes looking its best, consider using a day cream that corrects, hydrates and protects such as our Photodynamic Therapy!

Get Your Beauty Sleep

Of course, if you want to look fresh-faced in the morning, there's only so much makeup can do. You need at least eight hours of sleep. Wash your face before bed and apply a nighttime moisturizer. Our DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge rescue and protect facial cream and eye balm contain peptide technology and antioxidants to help combat the visible signs of aging, firm and hydrate the skin and restores the protective ceramide barrier to make your skin look its best!  Also, sleep on your back to avoid puffiness around the eyes, and if you experience acne, change your pillowcase daily.

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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