How To Use Foundation, Concealer, Blush, and Eye Makeup!
Health and beauty experts tell us that creating the perfect base is one of the most important cosmetic tips. Without it, your eye and lip shades will highlight imperfections such as lines, blemishes, or redness.
Base makeup to most people means a mask of foundation but that’s not necessarily the case at all. If you’ve got great skin, then all a base means to you is a dab of well-applied concealer and some blush.
Most of us, however, need a little more coverage. In this case, it’s vital to make sure you’re choosing the right products for your needs, in the right color for your skin tone. And that’s where many of us slip up, until now that is!
Top 5 Tips For Applying Foundation, Concealer, Blush, and Eye Makeup!
- Never test foundation on your hand, it’s always a different color than your face. Instead, apply it to your jawline. The right color will disappear into your skin.
- If you can’t choose between two shades, choose the lighter one. This rule changes if you have dark skin.
- If you can’t see any of the pores on your skin, you’re using too much foundation.
- If your face starts to shine, use blotting paper instead of reapplying powder, which can start to look too heavy.
- For a softer look, apply your foundation before taking a bath. The steam sets the foundation and creates a really dewy.
- Always apply concealer after foundation—until you have a base, you don’t know what you need to camouflage. Note: The concealer must be the same shade as your foundation.
- If you’re not wearing foundation, concealer must match your skin tone. Using too light a shade on dark circles will actually make them more noticeable.
- Never use a magnifying mirror when applying concealer—you’ll put on too much!
- Never use green concealers—they will give your skin a gray cast.
- If you’re covering scars, you will need a heavy concealer.
- To figure out where to put blush, go for a walk on a cold day. Where you flush is the most natural place to accentuate.
- If you use powder blush, brush it on only one way, otherwise it causes streaks.
- If you use gel or tint blusher, don’t apply one blob and try to blend it—it will be very difficult to even out.
- Gel or tint blushers are best used on bare skin—they tend to stick on foundation and will be hard to blend.
- Remember that dusky pink blush can warm up any tired-looking skin.
- If you have blond lashes, apply your mascara right into the roots by using the wand vertically at first and brush through with the wand. If your lashes are dark, apply as normal.
- If you use 2 coats of mascara, be sure to apply the second one before the first one dries, otherwise it will clump.
- If using dark eye shadow, apply it before your foundation. This prevents specks from falling on your foundation.
- Don’t pump the mascara wand, it introduces air in the tube and mascara will dry out.
- Never apply liner inside the eyelid, clumps can break off and tear the film of the eye.
Now that you know the best beauty tips, you can look fabulous every day!