- Use a headband when applying makeup to pull your hair away from your face. This is especially helpful when applying foundation and eye makeup.
- Use products that don’t need blending.
Sarah told us: "I use a CC cream instead of foundation because it blends in a lot easier"
- Keep a wet washcloth, wet wipes, or paper towels nearby to remove makeup from your fingertips. Clean your hands and fingertips after each step in the application process to prevent makeup residue from rubbing off on your face, clothing, and upholstery.
- Protect your clothing by placing a towel in your lap. You can also wear a makeup cape, an oversized shirt or a button-front smock (but not a pullover style) for additional protection.
- Keep a small bowl or container nearby to hold applicators, tops and lids. This also prevents them from rolling off tables.
- Keep a wastebasket nearby for disposal of your used paper towels, wet wipes and applicators.
- Many retailers have a range of light-up and magnifying makeup mirrors. A mirror with a flexible arm can be helpful. You can also use a magnifying mirror, either with or without lights.
Sarah explained: “I use a 20x magnifying mirror to help me with my concealer and makeup so I can see my face more clearly.”
- Storing your makeup in the fridge can provide a temperature difference making application easier.
- Make sure your skin is thoroughly cleansed and dry before applying make-up.