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A Pro Makeup Artist Gave Us A Bunch Of Really Good Tips We Can Actually Do

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Sir John does makeup for people like Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and Kim Kardashian. Perhaps you've heard of them? He came in to do our makeup too, and he gave us some easy tips to take our ~lewks~ to the next level!

To save time, dot your concealer for an everyday look. The triangle method is only necessary if you want maximum coverage.

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Sir John says that the big triangle method under each eye is A LOT of coverage. A few dots under the eye and then spotting concealer wherever else there's a blemish is fine.

For Jess, he used Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. Find your shade here for $28.

Don't hold your brushes like a "chubby pencil." Instead, hold them further up the handle for more fluidity and control when blending.

To achieve the unrefined brow look, brush your brows up first, fill them in, and set them with a clear brow gel.

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Try L'Oréal's Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara. Get it here for $7.95.

For a more natural finish, keep all pigments monochromatic. Shades should only be two shades darker or lighter than each other.

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Sir John used the Color Riche La Palette Lip in Nude.

Get it here for for $16.99.

If you use your hands to apply makeup, use your ring finger, as opposed to your pointer finger, for a more subtle application.

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The ring finger is weaker than your pointer, so the application goes on lighter. The pointer finger is strong and more aggressive, and it shows in the application.

To fill in your brows, start where you see spaces, not in the center.

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Fill in the sparse areas with blonde or soft brown, whichever is closest to your brow shade, before shaping them with a heavier pencil or product.

Set your brows with a brow gel to keep them in place all day.

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Maitland has on L'Oréal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara. Get it here for $9.99.

For a quick and easy eye look, apply a dark shadow to the inner and outer corners of your eyes, and a light shadow to the middle.

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And then blend, obvs. On the inner and outer corners, Sir John applied the fourth shade of the L'Oréal Colour Riche Pocket Palette, and he applied the first shade in the middle.

Get the palette here for $8.54.

Apply your foundation after your eyeshadow, because it's easier to clean up fallout on bare skin.

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You can clean any fallout with a makeup wipe without having to worry about messing up your foundation.

Sir John said Bim had perfect skin, so he skipped the foundation and focused on creating this bold blue eye!

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If your skin tone is even and you just want minimal coverage, spot concealer wherever there's any minor discoloration or imperfections. Skipping foundation can save you a lot of time.

For a super-bold eye, "scribble all over your lid" with a knockout base color.

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Sir John stresses that you should embrace color, not be afraid of it. He colored the eyelid with L'Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue.

See all the colors and get it here for $8.54.

Really pack on the pigment and intensify the look by layering your base color with another similar shade.

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L'Oréal Colour Riche eyeshadow in Grand Bleu was applied on top of the base.

Get it here for $4.72.

Create a prismatic effect by applying a darker color than your base to the outer corners. This will give you more illusion and depth.

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On her outer corners, Bim is wearing the darkest shade from the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quads palette in Violet Amour.

Get it here for $8.99.

For minimal definition, apply a cream contour one shade darker than your foundation to your temples, the hollows of your cheekbones, and the outline of the bridge of your nose...

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Krutika has on NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in shades Cuba and Annapurna.

Get it here for $45.

For the perfect winged liner, make a dot where you want the wing to end and draw a connecting line from your inner corner to the dot. Clean the line with a damp pointy Q-tip.

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Sir John emphasizes that "wings don't have to be twins, they just need to be sisters." It's okay if both wings aren't perfectly symmetrical because no one will be able to tell.

You can line your bottom lash line with pencil if you haven't quite nailed liquid yet.

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You can also go over the upper lash line with pencil to fill in any spaces. To perfect the wing, he used L'Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Charcoal.

Get it here for $7.59.

To start, layer foundation instead of saturating your face with a lot of product.

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If you want more coverage, just add it on. This will prevent you from applying too much and looking "cakey."

For massive volume, wiggle the mascara brush back and forth from the root like you’re brushing your teeth. And use waterproof, because it holds your lash curl longer!

For a full and bold lip, overdraw the center of your top and bottom lip, and color in the full lip.

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Sir John lined and colored in Sylvia's lips with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Pandemonium.

Get it here for $20.

To make your lips look even more plump, go over them with a gloss in a similar shade.

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Glosses alone usually don't have a lot of pigment. But layering them on top of a matte gives you rich color and shine. Sylvia has on the second to last shade in the Plum L'Oréal Colour Riche La Palette Lip.

Get it here for $9.82.

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