When it comes to beauty not everyone needs to be a brush wielding maven fluent in the latest trends and collections, but there are a few skills that every woman needs to have to prevail under any circumstances. Ask any woman how she feels when her face is flawless and she’ll tell you: amazing. And we want to help every woman replicate that feeling of awesome. From perfecting your pout with a brazenly bold lip to conquering what some will say is hands down, one of the greatest beauty skills of all time. In an effort to empower every woman with the same feeling we’ve compiled a list of the 7 skills we think every woman should learn and conquer.
7 Beauty Skills Every Woman Should Master
Conquering The Cat Eye
Quite easily the most sought after beauty skill and quite possibly the reason why many a woman is late to an event. Mastering the cat eye can be a bit daunting but once it’s learned it’s a priceless skill to have in your arsenal.
Pro tip: Use an angled makeup sponge as a guide!
Look at Me Lips That Last
We love a good bold lip color but you know what we love more? A bold lip that stays put. No one wants to have to worry about their lipstick throughout the day. Having a lip that lasts is essential for the woman on the run.
Pro tip: Lip liner and blotters are your friend.
Flawless “I woke up Like This” No Makeup/ Makeup
Because we don’t all wake up “Flawless”, this is the unofficial “off duty look” for models and celebs the world over. A skill that can be mastered quite easily is perfect for the days you want to be low-key and takes fewer products than you think.
Pro tip: Forgo foundation; focus on groomed brows, mascaraed lashes and a cream blush
Curl Eyelashes (and not lose any in the process)
Eye lash curling is essential for all lash types and eye shapes. Simply doing that and swiping on a coat of mascara opens up the eyes and makes you look more awake as well as bring out your features.
Pro tip: Heat the curler a bit, the warmth helps hold the curl!
Highlight + Bronze without looking like a clown:
A few swipes of well-placed highlighter can instantly brighten your complexion, sculpt cheekbones and open up your eyes. Perfect for days when you’re not feeling it. Sun kissed skin is always in season and a naturally bronzed glow is all about strategic placement and the right color.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to highlight below the brow bone and choose a bronzer with gold tones that’s flat (i.e. no sparkles).
Daytime Smoky Eye
The smoky eye is a going out staple but what about rocking it during the sunlit hours? Totally do-able if you choose a complimentary color and keep the rest of your face simple!
Pro tip: If you have brown eyes try soft purple liner to really play up your eye shape and really make them pop
Applying false eyelashes without gluing your eyes shut
Every now and then we all want a little extra oomph in our lashes a la Kim K and falsies are the best way to go but application can be tricky and many a woman has been known to curse everyone in sight during the process. However, practice makes perfect so keep it up even if you’re just rockin’ them around the house.
Pro tip: Be sure to bend the strip a bit to form to your eye shape and make sure the glue is tacky before application.