The Art Of Applying Makeup

the-art-of-applying-makeupThe face should be well moisturized before applying makeup. Then apply the foundation to your cheeks, forehead, and chin using a foundation brush, sponge, or clean fingertips. It is better to use a brush or a cosmetic sponge using fingers can sometimes leave a greasy finish. The foundation should be blended well with even long strokes towards the hairline. The foundation should be blended well on the face and neck with a seamless look. The shade of the foundation is very important; make sure it matches the skin on your jaw line exactly.

After the foundation concealer should be used to hide imperfections. Concealer is denser than a foundation and usually one shade lighter than a foundation is used. For under eye circles liquid concealer should be gently patted over them and then blended gently with the ring finger. For dark spots or blemishes a creamier concealer should be used. It should be applied with a brush and then lightly pressed with a makeup sponge.

A light even dusting of loose powder sets the foundation and concealer, giving the face a matte, natural finish. The brush should be dipped in the powder, the excess shaken off and then applied to the face and neck. Presses powder can also be applied using a sponge for a flawless finish. The shade of the powder chosen should be three shades lighter than the foundation.

After the foundation and the concealer and the loose powder comes the blush. There are different kinds of blushers: powder blushers and cream blushers. For oily skin types it is best to stick with powder blushes. Tap the brush in the powder blush and blow away any excess. Then apply the blush on the apple of your cheeks and blend it towards your hairline. Then the temples, forehead and chin should be highlighted. The blush should not be over done as it can look harsh and fake.

Now the face is ready for you to make the eyes and lips. They can be made up depending on the occasion and the time of the day.
Applying the right foundation is of utmost importance in makeup. With little know how and knowledge about the products you use, you can put make up on your face better than any professional.

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