10 Essential Make-up Tips Every Female Nurse Should Know

As a nurse, it is good to have a well-groomed face that lasts with minimal touch-ups. Below is a listing of helpful makeup tips and tricks for nurses.

1. Long Lasting foundation is a Must!

It is important to choose a foundation that does not run during a long-shift and looks natural, blending in with your skin tone. BareMinerals Original Foundation is a great choice and the matte version will not look too shiny, under lights.

2. Look for a concealer that hides your dark shadows

You want a concealer that covers dark circles if you have been suffering from lack of sleep and too many back to back shifts. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is a good choice.

3. Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins.

If you have naturally thicker eyebrows, thread them slightly thinner to look more natural. Also, tweeze strays if you need too.

4. Your eyelashes complement your eyes.

Every woman’s face looks more beautiful with fuller lashes, just remember that it is all about balance. So volumize your lower lashes by curling them regularly and using waterproof mascara on the roots only; avoid clumping the product onto the tips of your lashes for a more natural look. If you choose false lashes (individual or strip), make sure they don’t stick out! Try L’oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara for a great priced product that doesn’t clump together. 

5. Smooth skin tone is everything

Before you apply liquid foundation, use an oil-free primer on dry areas such as the cheeks and forehead. Then apply a moisturizer (oil-free) to balance your skin’s oil production for a smooth and even finish. Consider a Bareminerals tinted moisturiser for one product to combat dryness and cover your skin’s imperfections.

6. Enhance those cheekbones

Before putting on blush, apply a highlighter to the upper part of your cheekbones for more definition. Make sure you blend it evenly from the center of your face towards the outer edges so there won’t be any harsh lines or fake looking spots! Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush is a long-lasting blush that you will love.

7. Fuchsia lips give an illusion of fuller lips

Most women have pale lips but if yours are naturally dark pink, try wearing fuchsia lipstick instead so you can appear slimmer!

8. Blush gives a fresh look

To achieve a “windblown” look, first brush a very light peachy blush on the apples of your cheeks and use a fan brush to blend it upwards towards your temples. This will make you look awake and younger! Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush is a long-lasting blush that you will love.

9. Eyeliner makes eyes pop

To get bigger looking eyes, apply a waterproof eyeliner close to the roots of your upper lashes without going too thick or heavy. White eyeliner pencils are also great for the waterline if your eyes feel puffy in the morning!

10. Twilight shadow gives dimension

For a quick but effective technique, simply powder one color over another with a fluffy brush to create different looks from a delicate shimmery glow to striking smoky drama. Again less is more!