A good foundation should cover your skin completely but not too heavily. Apply a couple layers of moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple. If your skin feels oily, apply a light layer of powder. The best way to find out if you need extra coverage is to use a brush and sweep over your face. If you feel that your pores are appearing larger than normal, then you may want to add some concealer.
Use a small concealer brush and a concealer stick to blend away the areas around your eyes where dark circles can appear. A matte finish concealer helps soften the look of under eye bags. Take care not to go overboard though, try to avoid using too much since this could make your skin flaky.
Use a large fluffy powder brush to dust off excess powder. Dusting lightly keeps the skin looking fresh and youthful while still giving a nice glow! You don’t have to worry about going overdone either; just use a light touch.
This step really needs no explanation. Apply blush color to the apples of your cheeks or blend along the cheekbones. Blend well without getting any colors mixed together. Too much blush can cause your cheeks to get flushed and rosy, making them appear heavy.
An eyeliner pencil is the perfect tool for creating the perfect cat eye shape. Using a sharp thin pointed eyeliner brush, draw the line from the brows down to the outer corner of each eye. Make sure to only fill the corners of the eyes with black since they tend to fade faster. To prevent smudging, place an eyelid primer before applying the liner. Once completed, set your mascara wand and gently push through the lashes. Be careful not to apply too much mascara because this makes your eyes look clumpy.
Finally, apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes to complete the look. Brush mascara onto the base of the lashes first, then pull upwards and slowly release so that it reaches the tips of the lashes. If needed, you can always retouch the lower lashline using a clear mascara primer.
1. Foundation primer
Foundation primers are used before applying foundation to protect your skin from oiliness or dryness that might result from the application of high-coverage cosmetics. Primer should be applied after cleansing your face but prior to moisturizing. You can use either mineral powder, liquid, or cream form. Some people prefer liquid to powder, whereas others like cream better. Mineral powder tends to work best if you have oily skin, while creams tend to perform better for those with dry skin.
Concealers act as a base for colors and add depth to your complexion. They are usually formulated to cover blemishes, dark circles under eyes, dark spots, redness, and other skin imperfections, depending on the brand/product you’re using. A good concealer applies smoothly without tugging or pulling at your skin – this may cause pores to open up and make them look bigger.
Blushes are meant to enhance the natural flush on your cheeks. If you want to achieve a soft, subtle glow, a blush can help you out. They come in varying colors ranging from pastel pinks to vibrant shades, and some even include shimmery pigments. Be sure to try different brands and formulas until you find the right blush for your skin tone. Remember that they don’t always match perfectly with your eye color.
1. Use Foundation Primers
Foundation primers are used to prep your skin before applying foundation. This allows the foundation to sit smoother and last longer. They can make your face feel dry after application. If this happens, wait 15 minutes to let skin absorb moisture.
2. Apply Foundation Correctly
Apply foundation from the center outwards, starting at the forehead, then down along hairline and jaw line. Avoid using foundation around the nose as this will trap excess oil and cause breakouts.
3. Blend Foundation
Blend foundation until it’s even and blended throughout. Use fingertips instead of brushes for blending your foundation. Don’t use too much pressure and avoid pressing into the skin. You don’t want to smudge or rub off what you’ve applied. Let it stay on for about 20-30 seconds before moving onto other areas of the face.
1. Base makeup
Base makeup is the first step to creating any type of look. You need foundation, concealer, blush and bronzer. Foundation is used to cover blemishes and imperfections, while concealer covers dark areas under your eyes, pimples and scars. Bronzer helps cover blemishes, add color and bring out your natural skin tone. Blush is used to give life to your face and help create dimension. These products are applied lightly over the face and blended until they blend into your skin.
Contouring is using light layers of color to shape your face. Start at the hairline and work down to the chin, neck and jaw line. Use a light hand and apply the product sparingly – just enough to highlight certain features.
Highlighting is done either with powder or cream. Powder highlights are applied directly onto the cheek bones and forehead. Cream highlights are brushed over the tops of the cheeks and brows. This technique gives you a subtle glow but still adds dimension to your face. Try mixing colors together to create different looks!
1. Apply foundation first
Always apply your foundation before applying any powder, blush or bronzer if you want even coverage. Start at the jawline, then blend into the rest of your face and neck. Use a slightly damp brush to really smooth out the product. If you’re using liquid products, use a soft kabuki style brush. Once you have blended everything together, pat away any excess product that might get caught in fine lines or wrinkles. You don’t need much because the foundation should be light enough to blend in naturally.
Apply a good amount of pressed powder over the top of your foundation, then dust off any excess powder with a puff or clean hands. This helps prevent skin from looking matte and dull.
Blush can give you just the right amount of color to perk up your complexion. A great way to start the day is to apply your blush in the center of your cheekbone area. Blend until the color blends into your natural flush and fades down towards your jaw line. If you are wearing full-coverage foundation, try blending your blush into the crease of your eye lid. To avoid making it look cakey, add a small amount of translucent loose powder and blend outward.
If you’re going for a softer look, skip the blush and go straight for bronzing your cheeks. Rub your fingertips gently over your cheekbones and blend upwards toward your forehead. Don’t worry about getting too dark; once again, you only want just enough to bring some depth to your features.
Foundation is the base of your entire look! You can’t have a good foundation without a clean canvas, and that’s why setting your face with a proper powder is essential. When choosing a powder make sure that it has a matte finish and won’t cake up. Makeup artists recommend using a translucent powder. These powders are especially great if you have oily skin because they absorb oil without becoming greasy.
A good concealer should cover imperfections while making them seem less noticeable. This means that it will appear invisible under light, but still provide enough coverage to hide blemishes and dark spots. A good concealer should match the color of your natural skin tone and blend seamlessly with it. If your skin is too dry or oily, use a moisturizing product on top of your concealer before applying any other products.
3. Blush & Bronzer
Bronzing your cheeks provides a healthy glow to your face. To get the right amount of blush/bronzer, start off by patting some bronzer onto your cheekbones. Then apply a few light strokes on your cheeks and blend out towards your temples. This helps to create a subtle flush that looks natural.
Makeup is something we use every day to create that perfect look. Whether it’s under our eyes, across our face, or around our neck, this skill is used daily to enhance our appearance. But how can a beginner get started? What tools should they have at their disposal? How are different types of makeup applied? And what happens if you mess it up?
So grab your favorite brush, some foundation, mascara, concealer, blush, and lipstick, and let’s take a closer look at these questions!