Katie Jane Hughes is a Hollywood makeup artist that has taken her skill and turned it into an absolute art form. Her trademark glowy, dewy skin, her approachable style and her endless penchant for subtle use of colour and her relatable Instagram posts and stories have made her gather followers in the thousands.

Her dainty eye liner flick, her take on Instagram skin and the retro music that is playing in the background of all her Insta stories have endeared her to all who follow her. We love the lady and artist in her and here are 5 things we learnt from her...

Do your brows first
 

Do your brows first

Katie Jane Hughes always does her brows before skin prep as she says that the brow product gets better ‘grip’ on the skin before you layer your serums and moisturisers.

No-prep skin
 

No-prep skin

This is one trick to use when you want your makeup to last for a long while. After cleansing and toning, skip the moisturiser and go straight into your complexion makeup (this works if you have been maintaining your skin regularly).

Go light with your complexion products
 

Go light with your complexion products

Start by applying liquid highlighter on the high points of your face using a medium size, round edge fluffy brush. The highlighter will give your face a dewy glow that mimics the look of having applied moisturiser. Apply foundation using the same makeup brush, lightly on the areas that need a bit of coverage and blend into the areas that have the highlighter.

Use a self-setting concealer
 

Use a self-setting concealer

Use a self-setting concealer just on the areas that need coverage like under the eyes, around the nose and mouth. The benefit of using a self-setting concealer is that it needs no powder on top, and thus keeps your skin light.

Dust loose powder to control shine
 

Dust loose powder to control shine

At the very end, use a translucent, illuminating powder and dust it very lightly over the zones where you want to control shine. This will make sure your makeup has maximum wear and will allow you to go about your day without worrying about touch-ups!

Image courtesy: @katiejanehughes on Instagram