3 Secrets to Doing Your Makeup Like a Pro

Doing Your Makeup Like a Pro

Doing Your Makeup Like a Pro


Article by Melissa Hoffman
Philosophy of People
Magazine: Issue #21

As a professional makeup artist, I’ve worked with hundreds of women for the most important occasions and events in their lives. From weddings, to branding photoshoots, and speaking engagements, my job is to make women look amazing and feel confident. Every time I do a woman’s makeup, I hear the same thing: “I wish I could do my makeup like you do. I don’t know how to do my makeup. I’ve been wearing the same makeup since 8th grade. I don’t think I’m doing it right.” Does this sound like you?

You can easily learn how to do your makeup and look amazing. All you need is a little practice, belief in yourself, and some tips from me!

Here are my top 3 tips to do your makeup like a pro!

1| A little goes a long way. Do you feel like your makeup looks caked on, or like you wearing a ton? You’re probably using too much. Or you’re wearing full coverage for everything. You don’t need to wear as much makeup as you think you do. It looks more modern and fresh and YOUNG to just wear enough to enhance your features without covering or changing them.

2| Your brushes are magic erasers. Do you ever get frustrated because you’ve put too much blush on, or your eye shadow looks messy? You can use brushes clean or with your leftover concealer to erase your mistakes and have your makeup looking clean and beautiful.

3| Flawless skin is everything. This is what sets apart a great makeup look from an ok one. If you skin looks good, then you don’t need to wear a lot of other makeup. And if you’re not blessed with naturally clear, glowing skin, you can fake it with good products and techniques.

Spend most of your getting ready time on perfecting your skin, rather than a complicated eye look. If your skin doesn’t look good, no one is going to care about your perfect liner.

Doing your makeup doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be easy and should be fun! I want you to feel confident in your own makeup skills, and know you look amazing every day.

If you want more support and guidance in learning how to do your makeup so you can feel good about being SEEN, check out the 7 Products Every Woman Needs! I can’t wait to work with you!

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Melissa Hoffmann is a Makeup and Hair Artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Melissa's mission in life is to empower women to feel beautiful and confident every day by teaching them how to do their makeup and hair. Her beauty style is to enhance a woman's natural beauty so she looks like the best version of themselves. You can get Melissa's free beauty guide to the 7 products Every Woman Needs here.

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