You don't have to be a makeup pro to appreciate the beauty of a made-up face. Sure, there are lots of purists out there that say it is "inner beauty" that counts, but a little spot and polish (not literally, of course) can't hurt your confidence. Ten women share their most treasured makeup secrets; perhaps there's one you missed!
"Overnight moisturizing is my makeup secret. I know it sounds simplistic but when my skin feels hydrated, my foundation looks flawless! I'd say my big secret is to apply an intense moisturizer before bed. I wake up with dewy skin. Love that trick!" - Barbara Hershel, Marietta, Ga.
"My makeup secret is my skin tone liquid eyeshadow. I touch the product on the tip of my finger and tap it on my eyelids. I love the smooth look I get." - Glenda Taylor, Jackson, Miss.
"Purple gel eyeliners are my number one makeup secret. I have hazel eyes and the purple color makes them pop!" - Heidi Brown, Memphis, Tenn.
"My makeup secret? Finish every outfit with lipstick. I don't care what I wear, gym suit, dress, jeans. I always wear a perky lip color. I feel gorgeous." - Melinda Shaw, Wetumpka, Ala.
"Creamy blush is something I'll never live without. I have a great product that doubles as a lip color. I love the way I can smooth the blush in right under my cheekbones and touch my lips with a shade of color." - Karen Browning, Pensacola, Fla."I double up on concealer. I have such dark under eye circles that my skin needs extra love. I tap it on before and after my foundation. Nobody ever knows when I have insomnia. I hope." - Penny Love, Mobile, Ala.
"Well, it's not an official makeup but petroleum jelly is my secret. I use it on my lips and eyelids for a bright look. I also touch my eyebrows with it. Love that stuff." - Brenda McMillan, Theodore, Ala.
"I cover wayward mascara marks with liquid foundation. I keep a foundation pad handy just for this kind of emergency. I'm a klutz with mascara, I'd look a mess without repairs." - Jo Austin, Grenada, Miss.
"Blot, powder, press! I learned this trick in beauty school. Put on your brightest lipstick. Touch a pressed powder with tissue paper. Blot your lips with the paper. It lasts all night long." - Starla Jackson, Lucedale, Miss.
"I use a bronzing powder every day, without fail on my face, neck and decolletage . It's my go to product, even if I skip the mascara." - Sarah Purvis, Abbeville, S.C.
Care to share your favorite makeup secret?