Makeup application is often a subjective process. We all have our methods and techniques that we either learned from others, saw on a Pinterest board or came up with on our own. And while we are all experts on what works for our own faces, there are some general rules of thumb that should be followed when it comes to basic makeup application. The last thing you want is to be running around with blotchy blush, a face full of bronzer or an overdone contour. To help steer you along the right path, we compiled some basic guides (as in, face maps!) on fundamental makeup techniques.
If you’re only using concealer to cover up breakouts or under-eye cirlcles, you’re missing out. When used to its full potential, concealer can be a transformative product that accentuates and highlights your natural features and structure. Maximize your makeup experience by following this guide and get ready to have concealer change your life!
Illuminating products are making quite the splash lately. They are quickly becoming the go-to product for looks gracing the runway, red carpet and high-end magazines. The dewy skin trend simply can’t be achieved without it! So, whether you’re going for full-on strobing or a subtle glow, get your hands on a good highlighter to get the job done.
And while highlighter can be applied in a jiffy to the Cupid’s bow, upper cheekbones and brow bone, this strobing guide will give your face a nice natural contour, sans the hassle of using a dozen products.
We don’t know what our faces would do without blush. Seriously. It’s the one product that can take us from looking tired and sickly to looking refreshed and healthy. And with spring in full bloom, vibrant, rosy cheeks are essential.
Blush may seem like one of those products that you simply swipe on haphazardly as you rush out the door, but let us assure you, it is absolutely possible to go down the wrong rouge path. One wrong flick of the wrist, and you can find yourself in clown territory. Avoid catastrophe and follow one of these application guides:
If you don’t know what this term means by now, it’s possible you’ve been living under a rock. The contouring craze has been going strong for a couple years now and picking up steam with every new tutorial and technique that hits the blogosphere. And, while there’s a time and a place for extreme, dramatic contour makeup, we prefer to go the demure route.
Check out this tutorial for a natural contour that can be implemented in your everyday makeup routine and will advise you based on your face shape. Oh, and make sure your contour product has a matte finish! No shimmery products allowed.
Sun-kissed skin shouldn’t be reserved for sunny days. You can get the glow of your dreams all-year-round with the right products and the right technique. Heck, you don’t even need the sun — in fact, harmful UV rays shouldn’t even be an option.
Go for the safe bet with a subtle, illuminating bronzer that will warm up your skin and make it look like you just spent a week in St. Tropez. Not exactly sure where to apply your bronzer? Follow this tutorial and you’ll see it’s as easy as 1-2-3!