Applying foundation can be a tricky process; too little and you might skip this step entirely, too much and you'll show off the dreaded "cakey look." In your quest for the perfect complexion, you've probably heard a lot about foundation tips. Remember these tips for perfecting your complexion.
Using a large, fluffy powder brush, start by applying a thin layer of powder to your face. Press the bristles into the powder and sweep across the skin in long, arched strokes.
If certain areas of your skin need more coverage (the red and oily parts of the face are usually in the middle), you may need to apply a little more powder. For this step, dip the brush into the powder and press it firmly into the skin; this step helps the powder get into pores and fine lines for a smoother texture.
Bronzer can give your skin a sun-kissed glow all year round. Sweep golden tan across your face with the dedicated bronzer brush; the bronzer brush is made with more bristles and placed more tightly, ensuring you get the most out of your colorful bronzer with every swipe.
How to choose the right bronzer
One of the most common bronzer mistakes is choosing the wrong shade. If you are not used to bronzers, use a bronzer that is at most two shades darker than your skin.
where to apply bronzer
Once you've found the right shade, apply the bronzer to the sides of your face in the shape of the number "3". Starting at the forehead, pull the bronzer along the cheeks, then sweep across the chin, all the way to the chin. Pro tip: Don't forget to blend it into your neck. Repeat on the other side.
Red cheeks have been a mainstay of beauty products glamour for centuries. If you want to add more color and vibrancy to your complexion, blush may be the key. Apply blush using a dense brush with plenty of bristles - this will ensure you get the most out of every blush scan.
where to apply blush
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to blush application. Use the color of the blush to help you decide where to apply it.
Pink Blush: When using pink blush, apply only to the apples of the cheeks. Pink blushes are designed to mimic the natural flushing your body produces, during which blood flows to your cheeks. To find the apple on your cheek, put on your best smile. The "apple" refers to the front of the cheek, which becomes more pronounced when you smile.
Plum blush: People with medium to dark skin tones can use plum blush in the same way that fair-skinned people can use light pink blush.
Peach Blush: Don't just use pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, use these shades to help shape your face and add a little color. Twist one side of your face (as if you are pursing your lips and directing them to the other side of your face). Then, sweep the peach blush along the cheekbones, starting near the ears and ending at the apple of the cheeks.