How to Apply Diva Makeup

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How to Apply Diva Makeup

 
 
   

Whether you plan to play Diana Ross in a drag show, dress up as Aretha for Halloween or just want to do something special for a date or event, these diva makeup tricks will help you to achieve the right effect. Like any good diva, you will need to tailor your look to appeal to your audience. So if you are making yourself up for a date, your look should be much more subtle than if you need to get ready for a performance or costume party. Stage makeup needs to be applied with a heavier hand than is appropriate for a date, especially when it comes to eyeliner, mascara and blush.


  1. Start out with a good base makeup or foundation. While diva makeup is not intended to look natural, a real diva never lets her base makeup look caked or mask-like. Invest in a good product that matches your skin tone perfectly. Use a damp makeup sponge to apply just enough to give good coverage to any skin discolorations, fine lines or bumps. Be sure to apply lightly to eyelids and lips as well. This will help to keep eye makeup and lipstick in place. Divas live in the fast lane, and unfortunately it sometimes shows in their skin. Apply concealer to any specific problem areas, such as under-eye circles or a particularly problematic zit. Concealer should be a about one shade lighter than your base makeup. Lightly dust the face with a translucent powder to help set the makeup.
  2. Grab a lip pencil and a lipstick in a matching shade. Lips should always be the first feature to be made up, as they serve as a guide for how dramatically to apply color to eyes and cheeks. Red is the color of choice for most divas. In general, warmer skin tones should choose a yellow-based red, and divas with pale skins should choose a blue-based red. Blue-based reds help to make teeth appear whiter, so if you can carry off this shade, do it. A diva always keeps in mind what shades work for her coloring and her outfit, so if a red doesn't complement you, pick another color. Line lips and fill in completely. Next, apply a layer of lipstick over the liner and blot. Apply another layer of lipstick and blot again. You will need to decide at this point which feature you want to play up if you are headed on a date. If you are applying makeup for the stage, feel free to play up both eyes and lips, but for a date, you should pick your best feature only. If you choose lips, apply a nice shiny gloss, perhaps with some shimmer or glitter. If you choose eyes, leave the lips matte and dust a fine layer of powder over them to keep color in place.
  3. Choose a neutral shade of eye shadow to cover lids up to brow bone. Treat your eyelids as a canvas and the shadow as your paint. Work slowly and deliberately dabbing a healthy amount of shadow in one layer. Next, choose another shadow in a color that complements your coloring and outfit. Use this shadow to line your upper lids and the crease in your eyelid. If you have chosen to play up your eyes, use a bright, bold color with some shimmer or a metallic shade. Put a little bit in the inner corners of your eyes and underneath your bottom lashes for extra diva effect.
  4. Use an eyelash curler for maximum lift in your top lashes. Squeeze lashes as close to your eyelid as possible, then in the middle and end with one more squeeze at the ends. Next, line upper lids with a good liquid liner. Gray is a good choice for stage for divas of any coloring. For a date, darker divas should use black, while lighter divas should use a brown or black-brown. Make a line starting at the inner corners of your eyes and extending to just beyond the outer corner. The line should increase in thickness as you move to the outside. Make lines a little thicker overall if you wish to emphasize your eyes and thicker still if you are making up for stage. Next, line the bottom lids or leave bottom lids bare if you wish to make your eyes appear larger. Always line bottom lids for the stage. Depending upon complexion, use a black or brown-black mascara to coat eyelashes root to tip. Use the soft end of an eyebrow comb to gently brush the top lashes up and out. Apply mascara to bottom lashes according to the same rules as eyeliner. Stage divas may want to use a colored or glittery mascara or apply false eyelashes.
  5. Smile at yourself in the mirror and take note of where the apples of your cheeks are. Apply a powdery blush to the apples with a light hand.. The brighter and bolder the rest of your makeup is, the more lightly you will want to apply blush, unless you are going onstage. Stage cheeks should be bold in order to help define the face from a distance and under bright lights. For a date, though, you will just want to give yourself a healthy flush. The color of your blush should be as near as possible to your natural cheek color after a good workout.
  6. Dust your entire face with a little translucent powder to help keep everything in place. This is especially important to keep makeup from running in hot temperatures or during physical activity. Use a little shimmer or bronzer for extra-bold diva glow. Now, cram all of your supplies into your purse. Divas are always prepared to freshen up their makeup.





 
 

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