The secret to looking youthful and vibrant often lies in makeup techniques that create a lifted and rejuvenated appearance. The founder of Pixi Beauty and professional makeup artist, Petra, shares her expertise on achieving a lifted look with the right products and application techniques. In this blog post, we'll explore Petra's best tips for creating an effortlessly lifted look using blush, eyeliner and mascara. Get ready to elevate your makeup game!
The Art of Draping Blush for a Lifted Look:
Petra emphasises the importance of blush placement to achieve a lifted effect on the face. Draping your blush involves applying it higher than the apple of your cheeks and along the flat part of the cheekbone. This method provides a flattering and gently lifted effect.
To drape your blush effectively, Petra recommends using Pixi Beauty's On-The-Glow Blush. Apply the product from the stick to the heel of your hand, and then press the heel of your hand onto the flat/high part of your cheekbone. Gently smooth the blush into your skin with your fingertips or a sponge for a seamless blend.
Creating a Lifted Eye Effect with Tapered Liner:
To complement your draped blush, Petra suggests a tapered liner for a lifted eye effect. This technique involves flicking the wing of the liner and gently elongating the eye. Start by focusing on the outer corner of the eye and the placement of the wing.
Petra recommends using Pixi Beauty's Lash Line Ink to create a softly lifted flick at the outer corner of the eye. Then, trace the nylon tip backwards, hugging the curves of the lash line. Avoid tugging the skin when creating the lifted wing, as this can distort the shape. Instead, look straight ahead into a mirror, secure your elbow on a table and if you need to clean up the liner, use a little concealer on a cotton bud to gently blend away any mistakes.
Top Tip for Flared Mascara:
To further accentuate the lifting effect, Petra suggests flaring your mascara, try Pixi’s Large Lash Mascara, which has an oversized brush, and apply it outwards rather than upwards. This technique will enhance the lift and create a wide-eyed, awake appearance.
Achieving a lifted look is all about the right products and application techniques. With these expert tips from Pixi Beauty founder Petra, you can create a flattering and rejuvenated appearance that will leave you feeling confident and beautiful.
Try to drape your blush, use a tapered liner for a lifted eye effect, and flare your mascara for the ultimate lifting makeup look. Embrace these tips and tricks and watch your makeup skills soar to new heights!