When choosing a new face foundation, or any face makeup, you must first understand your skin type. Skin types can be normal, but most often people have dry skin, oily skin, or even a combination of them both. Once you determine which category your skin fits into, you can easily figure out what kind of foundation makeup is the best foundation for you, whether it be a cream foundation, a liquid foundation, or even apowder foundation! The amount of coverage a foundation will provide should also be taken into consideration; typically people prefer medium to full coverage foundation. Once you determine what kind of foundation you need, you can then figure out your perfect foundation color match. Your foundation match is almost as important as the type of foundation you buy, as it can cause your face to look discolored if you aren’t careful in choosing the best match for your skin. To avoid this, we recommend having a makeup professional match you or even using an online foundation shade finder if you can’t make it to a store! Remember, no matter your shade or skin type, you will also need a face primer, an under-eye primer, and a quality foundation bush for the best application results!
First, you’ll want to find the best highlighter for your skin. You must make sure that your highlighter is a shade lighter than your skin; it must also compliment your undertones. Once you find the highlighter palette that’s best for your skin, the work begins! For the best makeup looks using powder highlighter makeup, you will need the proper makeup brush; a small, precise brush like a fan brush, a smaller blush brush, or a thin brush for your nose is perfect. To apply, dip your brush into the powder and tap off any excess to avoid pigment getting elsewhere on your skin. Then, just dust the brush across your high points, which are your cheekbones, your brow bones, your Cupid’s bow, and the bridge of your nose. The light reflecting effect will not only “pull up” your face, but it will also give you the illusion of high cheekbones. Make sure to complete the look with a setting spray for a flawless finish all day.
After you prep your face and figure out the best blush shades for your skin, whether you have a more pink color palette, a more red color palette, or any other skin tone palette, it is time to apply. No matter if you use cream blush, powder blush, or liquid blush, you will apply it in the same place. As with highlighter, the exact place your blush makeup goes can slightly vary depending on your face shape, but the rule of thumb is to put it high up on your cheeks, under your eye, closer to your hairline. Putting your rose blush or pink blush higher on your cheeks with help with the illusion of higher cheekbones and will also give you a more lifted look. Remember, to achieve the best blush look you can, use a quality blush palette and blush brush!
Generally, to achieve the best bronze makeup look, you will want to use a powder bronzer that is one or two shades darker than your skin tone. Additionally, your skin’s undertone, cool, warm, or neutral, will play a factor in your perfect bronzer shade. Most bronzer palettes come with options for both, as well as shimmer bronzers and matte bronzers, so while it is helpful to have options, it can cause confusion about which shades will work best for your skin. Once you figure that out, you will be ready to go! However, applying contour makeup is a whole different ball park from simply adding bronzer, but the best contour kits are pretty intuitive. If you still need help applying, you can always find a tutorial online. Just make sure you have a quality bronzer brush, especially if you plan to try out face contouring. There is a face brush for every type of face makeup out there, so make sure you are using the right ones!