We have all stumbled upon the beauty community on YouTube and have liked pictures of gorgeous celebrity makeup on Instagram. The thought that may come to mind is, “how did she do that?” For those of us who aren’t experts on face beating, getting that flawless look can seem daunting, but here are five tips to ensure that you get that perfected look.
Some may say this is unnecessary, but this is crucial in order to lay the foundation for a good beat. Primer fixes problems with your skin like redness and oiliness that make your makeup less than flawless. Primers also make your foundation long wearing so your face won’t look a mess by the end of the day.
Choosing A Great Foundation:
There are so many option for foundation these days, it can be overwhelming. Knowing your skin type and what finish you prefer will help narrow down your options so you can make the best choice for your skin. Choose a foundation that is complementary to your skin tone, skin undertone, skin type, and level of coverage you desire. Doing this makes your foundation customized to your liking. Because what works on your favorite YouTuber, may not work for you. Also what works for you may not work for her so trying out a foundation thats complimentary to you is the best way to go.
Use a Beauty Sponge:
This tool is probably the best thing that has happened to the makeup world. A beauty sponge, like the Beauty Blender (shop it here), gives you an airbrushed finish and does all of the work for you. Use it damp because it spreads the product evenly and gives you such a natural application, no matter how much you put on. You can use them for both your foundation and concealer, as well as blending out your contour and highlight colors, which brings me to the next tip.
Contouring and Highlighting:
This is when things get a little more tricky! Highlighting and contouring has become a thing lately and almost every beat your see involves some level of highlighting and contouring. Contouring the hollows of your cheek bones and the sides of your nose with a shade or two darker than your skin tone are great places to contour. Highlighting with a concealer one to two shades lighter under your eyes, the center of your forehead, down the bridge or your nose, and on your chin are appropriate places for highlighting.
If you’re not so advanced in this area, just take a powder a shade or two lighter than your skin tone and setting your foundation in the same highlighting areas just mentioned. Let that sit for a few minutes, then blend everything together with your usual setting powder.
Blend, Blend, Blend:
It’s just that simple. Blending is the number one rule when wanting to achieve a beat face. Having harsh lines and lines of demarcation will be prevented if you take the time to blend everything the best you can. The reason why these girls looks so great in their makeup is because they blend very well and let their brushes do all of the work for them.
Now that you know what to do, apply these tips to your makeup routine the next time you go out and you will be sure to see a difference. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just make sure that YOU like it and you are comfortable with your makeup look. Everyone has different preferences so make sure you stay true to yours.
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