To have a successful makeover, a good base/skin is a not-so-secret "secret" that we need to master! No matter how gorgeous your eye makeup or lipstick shade is, if your skin looks blotchy or reddish, it may divert the focus to your flaws!
And we don't want that!
Not everyone is lucky enough to be born like goddesses we see on magazines or television! Not everyone has porcelain looking skin like that of Korean Actresses. But you know what? We may not have perfect looking skin but we can (at least) fake it a bit --- with cosmetics.
Yes, you heard it right! That's why cosmetics companies are multi-million dollar business! The right way to apply your makeup can make your skin glow naturally!
We do not have to be make-up artists to follow us around on a day-to-day basis! Nobody knows your face the way YOU do! So, it pays to master your own skin and face before you move on mastering other make-up techniques!
To answer AMW Reader Request, I will be showing the quickest, easiest way to (at least) fake a glow!
After your skin care routine, you can choose a BB Cream that has a bit of sparkles like or gives glow like my Skin79 VIP Gold or use brightening primer! One that I can suggest is from Benefit's "That Gal" brightening face primer. If you are not comfortable using both primers or bb cream, use a moisturizer that gives a good glow. On top of my head, a very inexpensive product you may try is the Myra Vitaglow Tinted Moisturizer. (Smile and click HERE for review).
Step 2:Cover dark areas with a concealer or a foundation you own that's a shade or 2 lighter. I concentrated on my under eye circles and the sides of my nose.
Step 3:Make your cheeks pop with a cream blush or shimmery blush! One nice suggestion to use is a bronzer!
If you have oily skin, you can pat on a shimmery powder blush on top of the cream blush. Highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of the nose with a light eyeshadow shade or powder foundation for that instant glow!
Skip setting powder application as it can mattify your skin! You can opt to spritz MAC Charged Water or Evian Brumisateur to prevent powdery look! Step back, check out your reflection making sure your face matches the color of your neck!
Now you're ready to do your brows, eye makeup etc... as you already have a clean, bright, dewy-looking canvass to work with!
Acck! See how my brows are full but there are gaps in between? Now you understand why eyebrow pencils are vital for me! :)
If you want a very natural look, here's what you can do:
- Fill in your brows using brow gel, brow powder or brow pencils.
- Curl your lashes and apply coats of mascara.
- Apply a very natural gloss or a clear lip gloss!
Have a gorgeous Friday everyone!
Readers who requested for this, I hope this helps!