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I Wanna be a Rockstar! Rockin Makeup tips for Your Inner Rock Goddess

Do you want to wake up the hidden rockstar goddess within you? Perhaps, you already have the traditional rock outfits in your wardrobe like the studded jacket, leather pants, ripped shirt, and boots. And maybe you have the perfect hairstyle to match your rock image, such as a wolf haircut. Now, all you need to fulfill your wildest fantasies of being a real rockstar is the perfect makeup technique!

Before we get started, it’s important to note that there is a big difference between general “good makeup looks” and the great look of a rockstar. If you’ve ever thought, “I wanna be a rockstar!” then you need to perfect your smoky eye, contouring, and bold lash looks. Here are some really useful makeup tips to help you achieve the desired rockstar makeup look:

Start With a Flawless Canvas

To transform into a glam rocker, you need to start with a flawless canvas. First, prep and prime your skin with a hydrating cream and primer. This will give your skin a healthy glow and get it ready to welcome the makeup.

Remember, your rockstar makeup look will suffer if you neglect to blend the foundation. Always apply your choice of foundation in the center of your face and then blend outwards.

Highlight & Control Excess Shine

Use pressed powder to create the highlighting effect rocker girls are known for. The pressed powder will eliminate excess shine and remove discolorations and redness from your face. Use a fan brush to swipe the powder across your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and your cupid’s bow.

Sharpen Your Cheekbones

Don’t forget to make your cheekbones pop before focusing on the finer details of your rockstar makeup look. After all, sharp cheekbones are key to a chic rocker look.

Define your facial features with a bronzer applied to the hollows of your cheeks, sides of your nose, and along your jawline. Then, make any final touches with a blusher. The color should be gold or silver so that your cheekbones take center stage with a sparkly shine.

Create With an Eye for Detail

The key to a rockstar makeup look is the precision of your eye makeup. You will spend most of your time perfecting your eyes. Start with the brows, then create smoky eyes, and finish with a thick layer of mascara.

Bring Out Your Brows

Gorgeous brows are important for the rockstar makeup look as they shape the eyes and give them a lift by making the face look younger and fresh. You will need an eyebrow pencil to draw your brows.

Use the pencil to fill in any sparse areas and then lightly go over the rest of the brow to even it out. Run an eyebrow brush over your brows to groom the hairs upward and outward.

Go Smoky

Smoky eyes are one of the best options for a rocker chick look and are perfect for the day and night. The eye shadow will highlight the eyelid and give a great definition to the eyes. You can go for the traditional smoky look with black-gray eye shadows or try the colorful smoky look with bright colors. You can even use glitter on the eyelids or along the eyeliner wing to make your eyes pop.

Here are the steps you should follow to create a rockstar smoky eye:

  1. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply a dark shadow to your eyelid.
  2. Next, grab your fluffy, tapered eyeshadow brush and blend the color into your crease. Make sure you soften any harsh lines.
  3. Now, use your flat eyeshadow brush to apply the color you will use for your smoky eye. Build up this shade on the corner of your eye until you reach your desired level of darkness.
  4. Finally, take your blending brush to blend the two eyeshadow colors and create a full smoky look. Make sure you use a smaller blending brush to carry the darker eyeshadow beneath your lower lash line, smudging it as you go.

Enhance Your Eyes With a Flick

Now that you’ve finished your smoky eye, it’s time to apply a cat-eye flick. Black eyeliner will help define your eyes and give your rockstar makeup look that extra edge. Draw the eyeliner on your inner eye corner and upper and lower lash lines. Finish with the signature cat-eye wing.

Go Bold With Your Lashes

Finish your rockstar chic look with a flourish. Coat your eyelashes in a thick layer of mascara to get an instant edgy appearance.

Finish With a Kiss

The rockstar makeup look will be incomplete without the lips. You will want to put color on your lips in such a way that you stand out from everyone else. The color should be shiny and dark. We recommend coloring your lips with shades of red to look like a real rock goddess!

Before heading out for the night, make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste. Keep your makeup looking fresh for hours by applying a setting spray.

Rock Your Makeup Skills Today

Did you tell your parents (and anyone who would listen), “I wanna be a rockstar!” when you were little? Has that dream stuck with you all these years? With a few makeup tips and tricks, you can become the rock goddess you’ve always wanted to be.

If you’re interested in learning more techniques for creating your favorite looks — whether inspired by music, a specific decade, or the current trends — consider registering for a makeup artist program. You can master your skills by attending makeup artist classes at The Makeup Academy. Our certified instructors will guide you through the steps for creating iconic looks while helping you discover your unique style. Once you graduate from the program, you will have several professional makeup portfolio examples to show to prospective clients.

Are you ready to unleash your inner Rockstar? Join our Makeup Academy today and learn the tips and tricks to achieve the ultimate Rockstar look! Don’t wait any longer, sign up now and become a true makeup Rockstar!


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