For many, putting on makeup can be a great boost of confidence. We can spend hours on YouTube watching popular beauty vloggers talk about the new makeup products just released in the market, doing swatches and of course, all the makeup tutorials. While there are some who may think that spending hundreds of dollars on makeup may seem impractical, if it makes you feel better about yourself and you can afford it, then there’s nothing wrong with it.
Whether you are putting on your everyday natural makeup or going glamorous for a special event, it’s important that your makeup should look smooth and natural. Yes, even having heavy makeup does not mean that it should look unnatural on you. It’s important that you apply them so that your skin would look blemish free and have an even tone.
Here are some tips you can follow to ensure that your skin would look flawless in makeup, whether during the day or night.
1. Make sure your face is clean and properly moisturized – here’s one of the most important things to remember when putting on makeup, you need to start with a good base. By base, we do not mean your foundation, but your actual skin itself. You should start with a clean canvas so that your skin would not look dull but radiant when you put on your makeup. How can you achieve great skin even before you put on makeup? You need to have a consistent skincare routine. It’s never too late to start. You can just do the three-step process, which is to cleanse, tone and moisturize. Do this twice a day, and also before you put on your makeup. A good tip is to exfoliate your face with a gentle scrub to get rid of your dry and dead skin cells. Also, moisturizing your face would make the foundation adhere better to your skin.
2. Prime your face – many people skip this step when applying their makeup. Sure, it would add a few minutes to your routine, but a little goes a long way when it comes to having your makeup look smooth. What do you do to prime your face? If you have some skin concerns such as you are experiencing redness in your skin, or there are uneven patches all over, now is the to do something about it and not when you’re putting on the foundation. Many people just use concealer for this, but you should use the concealer after the foundation, as a finishing touch. What you should do first after moisturizing your face is to do color correction. Use yellow to conceal purple or darker-patches in your skin while green should be used to hide the redness of your face. After you’ve done this, you can now proceed to the foundation and then applying the concealer.
3. Make sure you have the exact shade that matches your skin tone – putting on a foundation that is darker or lighter than your real complexion is not advisable at all. You may have done all the right preparation, making your skin look radiant and well-hydrated, but if the shade is just wrong, then your makeup would still look unnatural. To get the perfect foundation shade, you should put either in the inside of your wrist or along your jawline down to your neck. You need to see which shades look like they’re really your skin. For some, they find that one shade is not enough and actually leave the makeup store with two or even three foundation shades. After all, if you look at your skin, it’s not all one color all over. Having several shades is also good because your skin’s color can change naturally depending on the seasons, with your skin getting paler during the cold months, or getting a natural tan during summer.
4. Stipple the foundation, don’t rub it in – one of the things you don’t want to see is your make up, especially your foundation, looking streaky and unnatural. How do you achieve this? Don’t treat your face as a canvas and use panting motions to apply the foundation. Whether you are using your own hands, a foundation brush, or a Beauty Blender, they key is not to rub in the foundation. With a Beauty Blender, you buff your skin and with a brush, you use stippling motions, which is gently tapping the product onto your skin. Also, do not use too much foundation on your skin. In fact, if you have been taking care of your skin, makeup artists say that you only need to put the foundation where needed. It’s important to put a light coverage first and then just build the layers when needed.
5. Use airbrush makeup instead, for that smooth flawless finish – here’s a tip if you really want that flawless, natural-looking makeup. Use airbrush makeup instead. You may be wondering what is airbrush makeup. This is a very popular method for professionals and is used from big events to intimate weddings. Compared to traditional makeup, airbrush makeup allows the makeup artist to apply the makeup in thin layers, making it look more natural and have a smooth finished look. Your makeup will not feel heavy at all and many experts say that it can last longer than traditional makeup. You will see a lot of brides choosing to use airbrush makeup for their special day, and they are not disappointed at all! The makeup not only looks beautiful and natural, but the bride still looks radiant even after all the crying done during the wedding. It’s also perfect for every season and can be worn whether the weather is rainy or sunny. While it can be more expensive than traditional makeup, it is still a worthy investment especially when you will use it for a special occasion. Once you see how beautiful you look in pictures, you’ll know that you spend your money well.
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