1MAC Senior Makeup Artist John Stapleton yesterday shares clever makeup secrets that will improve our makeup skills—no masterclass diploma needed. Scroll down to see his tips.

1. Quick, Foolproof Eyeshadow Application
Stapleton is used to working with celebs and runway models, and there are instances when he needs to finish everything in under five minutes. His lightning-fast secrets: Get a compact eyeshadow brush to act as a shovel that will to distribute the color, and then get a soft bullet brush to act as a broom to blend the edges.


2. Younger-Looking Eyes
He suggests using any gray eye shadow with a blue base on the lids beacuse it is more flattering and less heavy than black. Navy pencils can also brighten sallow and droopy eyelids.

3. Waterline without Tears
Rim the waterline with a dark liner in dashes—broken-up lines create an effortlessly sexy, dishevelled gaze.

4. Perfect Pout
Stapleton demonstrated an impressive and flawless lipstick application trick: Paint lipstick on your cupid’s bow then press your lips together for drawn-in, blurred edges at the bottom lip. Doing so will make it easier for you to fill the whole lip within the mouth's outline.

5. Natural-Looking Contour
Instead of sweeping the cheekbones with a warm, matte bronzer, use a taupe blush for it to look like a subtle shadow.

6. Mastering the No-Makeup Look
He admitted that the barely-there makeup is the most difficult to achieve, yet it remain his favorite look. To be a vision of au naturel in seconds, simply highlight the cheekbones, lids, and brow bone. Create a strong full brow to define the face shape.

7. Maximize the #PowerOfMakeup
If you want your voice to be heard, say you'll be in an important meeting, Stapleton advises to wear a powerful lip like a brick red or plum lipstick.

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PHOTO: MAC Cosmetics

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