Following on from our previous articles, you can now learn how to achieve the appearance of flawless skin with these simple tips.
Just because you have oily skin doesnâ€™t mean you need to skip moisturiser. This will only dry out your skin making it produce more oil. Instead, try apple cider vinegar as a toner before applying any product. Use a matifying gelÂ moisturizer on your T-zone and a cream moisturizer on the rest of your face.Â Â This will help to fight shine while keeping your skin hydrated.
The skin on your face is not the same colour as the rest of your body due to breakouts and sun exposure. Therefore when testing new foundation shades donâ€™t place them on your cheek. Swipe foundation testers below you jaw line and blend them in. Whichever shade seems to disappear into your skin is the one you should choose.
For an airbrushed effect, use a sponge or brush to pat the foundation down. Applying your makeup in an upward motion can often give your skin a caked appearance.
Always apply your foundation before concealer; if you apply it afterwards you will just end up removing it. Another tip, donâ€™t use the same shade to cover acne or under eye circles. Your under-eye concealer should be a shade lighter than your skin tone; if you place this on your pimple it will only highlight it. To ensure any blemishes are covered place setting powder on overtop.
Too much powder can make your makeup lookÂ blotchy and unnatural. Instead, use a translucent setting powder.Â Apply it after your makeup has set and watch as any shineÂ disappears.
If you have oily skin avoid any shimmery products, as they will only make your skin appear shinier. Instead try a matte bronzer or blush.
Remember don’t apply your bronzer all over. Instead, apply the correct shade in the shape of a “3” over your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw line.
FILLING YOUR BROWS
When filling out your brows, donâ€™t apply the same amount of powder throughout. Focus on the intensity of your arch and fade any product out at the ends. Choose an eyebrow brush or an old mascara wand to define your brows further.
If you follow all of these steps you will have a perfect makeup base. All that is left to do is your eyes!