11 Tips For Every Step of Your Makeup Routine, From An Urban Decay Makeup Artist

When it comes to your makeup routine, there is no such thing as knowing too much. Every tip, every trick, every hack is worthy of your attention. That’s why we snapped up the chance to speak to Urban Decay’s head makeup artist, Katie Muir, so we could give you all the inside knowledge on how to get the most out of your Urban Decay haul at every step in your routine. Notepads at the ready, you’re going to want to note these tips. 

Primer

‘I like to use the Quick Fix Priming Spray before makeup to prep skin and after makeup application to give the skin a boost of hydration and keep makeup looking fresh for longer, not cakey. 

The All Nighter Longwear Primer can be mixed with foundation to sheer the formula for a more natural finish while locking it down. It can also be mixed with the foundation to create a full coverage foundation with hydration for drier skin types. 

The Optical Illusion Complex Primer is also amazing for blurring open pores and blemish scars to create a smooth base before foundation.’

Foundation

The Stay Naked Foundation is a great makeup base, but the formula also works really well as a cream contour or a liquid bronzer. Using a darker shade should help to achieve this look.’ 

Concealer

The All Nighter Waterproof Concealer is great for covering tattoos and for correctional work, and the Stay Naked Concealer is the perfect eye base if you are looking for coverage.’ 

Pressed Powder

‘Spraying your makeup sponge with the All Nighter Setting Spray, and then using to apply the Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation is great for creating a sheer matte finish over the skin.’ 

Contour

The Stay Naked Threesome highlighter is fantastic when applied with a brush freshly spritzed with the All Nighter Setting Spray, it creates the perfect blinding highlight!

The Beached Bronzer is also gorgeous when applied through the socket of the eye for a natural eye contour.’  

Faux Freckles

‘If you like adding faux beauty marks or freckles, the Brow Blade and Brow Beater are perfect for the job.’ 

Eyeshadow Priming

‘Try mixing the Eyeshadow Primer Potion with the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils to create custom artistry paints.’ 

Eyeshadow

‘I like to spritz my makeup brush with the All Nighter Setting Spray to create a liquid metal effect with eyeshadow and intensify the pigments.

‘The All Nighter Setting Spray can also turn your favourite eyeshadow shades into a custom liquid eyeliner.’

Liner

‘I like to wear the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil with a matching or contrasting Heavy Metal Glitter Liner to create the ultimate wing or colour block look.’

Brows

‘Try using the Subversion Lash Primer in your brows as a treatment and as a primer for that fluffy look.’ 

Lips

‘I like using Urban Decay’s lipsticks on the cheeks for a dewy flush of colour and their moisturising formula.’