Fresh, flawless makeup is all in the details. To get it right, avoid the terrible too's:
too much color, too much texture, too many hard angles.
In your daily quest
for ideal makeup, keep it soft and easy. Your foundation and concealer should
be so well blended, people will be wondering if that flawless skin is naturally yours.
Smooth the surface. You can't have a flawless finish with a rough complexion,
so take care of your skin's texture.
Make exfoliation part of your routine. Meet your match. If the undertones in your
foundation aren't right, the look won't be either.
Most of us fall into the yellow-undertone category.
Look at your foundation color in natural light to get the best match.
It should blend seamlessly into your skin.
To get maximum results from your foundation,
make sure it complements your skin type.
Dry skin calls for rich, creamy formulations,
while oilier skin types should use oil-free formulas.
Look for the light. Without luminosity, foundation can leave
your complexion looking dull.
You can get radiance from shimmer sticks, bronzing powders
or liquid makeup with shimmery finishes.
Deeper complexions need only a touch of shimmer;
lighter complexions require both shimmer and warmth to shine.
But keep away from shimmers with a silvery or pink-colored base,
because they can leave you looking ashy.
Keep shine in check, as there are good and bad shine areas.
Keep the cheekbones and jawline dewy and radiant, but take down
the shine factor at the top of the forehead, tip of the nose,
and anywhere around the laugh lines.
Use blotting papers and powder to minimize the effect.
Warm your cheeks. To further enhance your makeup, try a touch of color.
Just don't overdo it with a severe "racer stripe" up the cheekbone.
Try a gel or a sheer cream blush.
Dab the apples of the cheeks and blend in a circular motion.
When you skip a good night's sleep, it's written all over your face.
Cover dark circles and puffiness with these eye-opening tricks:
Line the lower rim of your eyes with an eyeliner that's close to your skin tone,
preferably one with gold flecks.
This is a modern way to brighten eyes. It makes them look larger.