- Choosing the Right Shade of Foundation
Trying to find the perfect shade of foundation? Always try out at least three different shades before you buy. Apply a stripe on the cheek/neck line and let it set for 15 seconds. Rub lightly on each line, up and down, to see which color blends in the best. The color that blends best is the color you should use. A too light shade will appear pale and too dark will look dirty on the skin. You may need to try several different shades until you find your match.
- Flawless Foundation Application
Want to know the tip to flawless foundation application? Use the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type and while your face is still moist, apply your foundation. You should find a specific moisturizer for your skin type. Using the right moisturizer will help blend your foundation evenly and create a flawless look. Always make sure to blend into the neckline for a natural look.
- Glowing and Natural Looking Cheeks
When choosing a blush color, remember that it should mimick what your face would look like naturally flushed. Blush comes in several forms, including pressed powder and cream. If your skin is on the dry side, try a cream blush like Illuminare Perfect Color Blush. The moist cream is easier to blend and can be applied with the fingertips. Pressed powder blush, like Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush, can be applied with a brush or flocked sponge and provides the longest lasting coverage.
- How to Use Bronzer
Bronzer is a fun and easy way to put the color back in your skin without spending hours in the sun. Using a pressed or loose bronzer, apply your bronzer with a powder brush to the cheekbones and forehead. Blend around your entire face including your nose and neck area. This gives a natural and healthy looking glow. Make sure to try different shades until you find one that looks tan- not orange -when applied to your skin tone.