Achieving radiant and glowing skin can take some time especially when you’re in a rush to get out the door. The truth is that getting a brighter complexion requires a particular skincare routine, diet, and exercise to enhance your skin’s appearance from the inside out. When choosing the right kind of products or brands like Dr Jart for instance, it is important to determine your skin type firsthand.
In the process of selecting concealers, make sure to choose cream foundations with a matte finish for persons with oily skin. For people with dry skin, use liquid formulas for a slightly damp feeling. Since this process takes time to achieve your desired results, makeup can serve as a temporary solution without anyone noticing!
Here are a few handy makeup tips you can use to achieve a brighter complexion:
Things you will need:
Before you start, make sure to wash and cleanse your face to remove any impurities.
Step 1: Apply concealer
-Apply concealer on your eye bags, forehead, chin, and cheeks. Blend perfectly with a special brush to spread product evenly. Include your neck to match the color of your skin.
Step 2: Add Foundation
-After concealer, apply a layer of foundation on your face to even out your skin tones. Blend with another special brush. Make sure to also include your neck to match skin tones.
Step 3: Highlight sparingly.
-Apply highlighter on the middle of your forehead down to the center of your nose. Blend with a special high ligher brush. Don’t forget to add product on you top of your cheek bones to give the illusion of light bouncing off your skin. The reason why highlighter is used sparingly is because we want to achieve a subtle look without adding some extra shine.
Additional steps: For a more rounded look, the following steps listed below are key steps in helping you look more presentable:
Step 4: Shape your eyebrows
-Use an angled brush and dip it in dark brown matte eye shadow, remember to draw them with a slight arch to look more natural.
-If you are using an eyebrow pencil, create gentle strokes to mimic your natural eyebrows, fill in from the arch to the ends. Brush untouched areas to avoid square-looking brows.
Step 5: Line your eyelids
Use nude or light brown eyeliner. Draw a thin line just above your upper lash line. This helps add more definition to your eyes in a subtle manner. If you don’t have brown eyeliner, use an angled brush and dip it into some light brown eye shadow. Draw a slight line above your upper lashes for the same effect.
Step 6: Curl your lashes
Curling your lashes makes your eyes look brighter and more “awake”. For a faster job, heat your eyelash curler with a blow dry for a few seconds to avoid making it too hot. Tuck your lashes between the metal curls and squeeze the handle. Start from base of your eyelashes and work your way towards the ends. Finish off with a coat of clear or lengthening mascara.
Step 7: Apply nude or light pink lipstick
Finish your entire look by applying lipstick in either nude or light pink. You can also use tinted lip balm for that “no makeup” look.
Once you are finished, you may notice that most of the products listed are in shades of brown and nudes. The reason for this is because we want to make it look as natural as possible without being too obvious. Once again, it is important to remember that this is only a temporary solution since achieving a brighter complexion takes time. Once you come back home, remember to remove your makeup with gentle facial wipes and wash them off with foam cleansers. Wash your brushes with baby shampoo every week to prevent bacteria from growing.
In the case of foundations, select a shade that is a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone. This is important to achieve that illuminating effect. As a rule of thumb, dab some product on your inner wrist during testing and blend. If it fits perfectly, it’s good for your skin tone. The reason for this test is because your inner wrist is a few shades lighter than the color of your face. This test also helps in selecting a product that make you look brighter without looking unnaturally light.
It is also important to invest in high-quality brushes. The reason for this is because brushes made of cheap material can affect the blending effect and create streaks. Cheap brushes also fray easily which can leave unwanted hair on your face. Remember to practice so you can achieve better results in time!