Beautiful skin is the key to fascinating makeup. Some girls choose the most famous and expensive cosmetics, follow trendy bloggers, and try new products. But, unfortunately, the result often leaves much to be desired.
We at Enlighten have compiled the full set of life hacks that will help you make your skin look perfect with minimal effort.
Properly cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin
The most important thing is to care for your skin and keep it looking beautiful and healthy. Follow a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious and vitamin-packed foods, and choose the cosmetics according to your type of skin.
Cosmetologists also recommend peeling your skin and applying nourishing masks regularly. But the number one rule is cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin in the morning and evening. It’s not enough just to rinse your face – you should really apply a tonic lotion and moisturizing cream.
Conceal the flaws of your skin
Use concealers of different colors to hide flaws. Green concealer cancels out red splotches and pimples – dot it on the flaws with your index finger or a sponge. If you want to conceal yellow or brown pigment spots and freckles, choose purple or blue concealer.
Conceal eye circles
Use concealer to cancel out blue eye circles. A frequent mistake is to apply concealer with several thick strokes directly under your eye, but this will highlight all the flaws. Draw a kind of triangle and blend it out carefully with your fingers.
In more serious cases, when the circles are too deep, a red lipstick can help you out. Apply it on the problem area, blend carefully, then add concealer and blend it too. As a result, you’ll get a perfect skin under your eyes.
Choose and apply foundation properly
Choosing foundation is a serious task because the result of your efforts will depend on the quality of foundation base. To find the most suitable tone, apply several different tones to your neck – it will help you choose the right color. Remember that our facial skin tone changes a little bit because of the weather, our mood, and other things.
Apply your foundation from the center of your face with a special wide brush or your fingers. Pay attention to your forehead area, where your hair grows, and the sides of your nose.
Contour correction lets us conceal flaws and accent some parts of our face. You can find different kinds of cosmetic products in the shops. Liquid and cream concealers take more time to apply properly and aren’t good for everyday makeup. Powder concealers and highlighters look much more natural and are easy to apply.
Follow the contouring steps shown in the pictures. The main rule is to highlight the areas you want to accentuate and darken the areas you would like to conceal.
To contour an oval face, darken your chin and forehead where your hairline starts. To make a narrow face a bit wider, apply blusher to your cheekbones. Do not lengthen the line to your temples.
If you have a round face, you need to lengthen it. Darken the sides of your face (your temples, cheekbones, and jowl) and highlight your forehead, chin, and the area under your eyes.
For a triangular face, you need to narrow the upper part of your face while the lower part should be visually widened. Darken your temples and the prominent areas of your forehead. Then highlight the center of your forehead, chin, and under-eye area.
If you have a rectangular face, you need to smooth the sharp lines and make your face more of a diamond shape. Darken the area above your temples and your jowl sides. Then highlight the center of your forehead, under-eye area, and the tip of your chin.
A slight blush makes your face look fresh and healthy. For fair skin use pink tones of blusher, while bronze and coral tones will be suitable for darker skin. Nude and brown-pink tones suit almost everyone.
To apply your blusher properly, use light blusher and a special brush. A good tip for you: smile and apply the blusher to the prominent areas of your cheeks. Done!
Fix your makeup
Carefully dab your face with a paper napkin, then apply powder to your chin, T-zone, under-eye area, and around your lips. Do not apply powder to your cheeks to avoid gloss. Use light powder, for example a mineral one.
Whatever the reason for dark spots or dark lips, it’s important to cure this problem both from the inside and outside.
The skin on our lips is really thin, so it darkens easily with smoking, lots of coffee and tea, or drinking. An important tip is to always moisturize.
You can bring that nice pink color back to your lips by preparing a simple remedy made of beetroot, honey, and milk. Apply at nighttime, and you’ll see the difference in no time.