We all aspire to get that fresh faced, flawless finish that leaves us with a natural look. Get these tips for flawless coverage.
“I try to be mindful of where I apply highlighter,” says Kate, who prefers to keep the rest of her clients’ complexion in the velvety (but not 100 percent matte) zone. “I like a nice, moist highlight on the top of the bridge of the nose right where the eyebrows meet, a little bit on the cheeks, and then sometimes I’ll do a little on the jawline for a really fresh look.” For a glow boost, follow Kate’ trick and use a face mist like Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist to instantly get gleaming. “I like to mist the face everywhere but pay the most attention to areas of the face where I want the most shine,” she says.
Pick the right foundation
A great foundation is a must for flawless-looking skin, but it’s tricky to get it right. Luckily, this article will give you a detailed tutorial on how to choose the right foundation for your skin.
Cleanse face thoroughly
Flawless skin starts with a clean canvass. Start by washing your face with the right kind of cleanser for your skin.
Find a good moisturizer. Pick one that will fit your skin type
Dry/sensitive skin: choose a thicker cream/ointment that locks moisture in.
Normal skin: choose cream moisturizers that are hydrating.
Oily/young skin: choose a water based lotion.
Dab on some primer
After you moisturize, spread on a light primer with silica. This has a filling effect on the skin thereby reducing pores and fine wrinkles.
The perfect time to apply a concealer is right after you have already applied foundation. close to your skin tone. Choose a concealer that is close to your skin tone.
Apply concealer after the foundation
Conceal any dark circles under your eye by applying the concealer in a triangle shape. Blend the outer corners of the triangle with your fingers. Don’t forget to conceal the inner corners of your eyes as they are generally darker than the rest of your eyes.
Use translucent powder
Powder your nose, cheeks and forehead with translucent powder. Use a large, fluffy brush to dab it on your skin so you get a natural look and avoid caked-on makeup.
Choose a bronzer that is two shades darker than your skin. Use an angled, hard brush or a stippling brush to apply the bronzer, work in a cross on your face (forehead, nose and cheeks). To make your face look slimmer apply the bronzer right under the apples on your cheeks.
If you opt for a blush, choose one that that suits your skin tone and apply it on the apples of your cheeks.