Apply foundation like a pro
According to Stephen Mukisa of Steve’s Beauty Clinic and MedSpa, the easiest and best solution for makeup is to learn to do it yourself from home. It should only be once in a while when you have a professional makeup artist do it for you.
Here he teaches us how to apply foundation like a pro.
Step 1: Start by Hydrating the skin. this is a simple, but very important, first step. It gives you the smooth and supple skin that is ideal for applying makeup. First spray clean skin with water or a spray fixative, then liberally apply moisturizer.
Step 2: Use a primer to prepare your skin for the concealer and foundation. Apply all over the face and neck. With a primer, makeup goes on better and lasts longer. Primers can also help to minimize pores, when I don’t have primer I improvise with a matte cream.
Step 3: Use concealer to cover problem areas on the skin such as redness, spots or blemishes. Pat onto the skin wherever needed. Concealers come in different tints. Use a yellow-based concealer to even out the red areas on the face and dark spots.
Step 4: Select a foundation color that’s as close as possible to your natural skin tone. Apply all over the face and blend into the neck. You can keep layering it but be sure that it’s smoothly applied and well-blended. You want it to be invisible to the eye for a flawless, balanced finish.
Step 5: Contouring is important to give shape and define the face, Highlighter and bronzer help contour the face to create definition. Bronzer should be a warm hue that’s a bit darker than your natural skin tone. Highlighter is brighter. Sweep bronzer under the cheekbone and continue up along the hairline. Then apply highlighter on the cheekbone for instant killer cheekbones. You can help define your jaw by adding bronzer just beneath the jawline. Regardless of the feature you choose to enhance, be subtle.
Step 6: Blush gives you a nice, rosy glow. While smiling, apply blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend back toward the hairline. You don’t want any noticeable splotches of makeup so blend well. Be sure to avoid applying blush below the cheekbone.i usually skip this step if the client am working on chocolate skin coloured
Step 7: Brows Defining the eyebrows really makes the eyes pop. Here, I use a pencil that is a slightly lighter shade than the clients eyebrow. This helps make her eye color more vibrant . Follow the shape of the eyebrow and fill it in to enhance your natural brow line
Step 8: The next step is a big one: eyes. For a natural look, use neutral tones like earthy browns. Apply a light brown shadow all over the lid and crease. Then, with a darker brown, start at the outer corner of the eye and work the shadow along the crease and the edge of the lid. This will create depth and elongate the eye. Make sure all the shadow is blended. Next, add brown liner to the lid along the lash line. Apply from the outside in and soften the line.
Step 9 Now that your eyes have depth, it’s time to make them really stand out with a few coats of mascara. If you have an eyelash curler, use that on the lashes before applying any mascara. When you apply the mascara, be sure to coat and separate every last lash. Use a clean mascara brush, free of clumps.