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TEN STEPS TO A FLAWLESS FACE

Hi girls,

As promised here is part 2 of GETTING READY FOR EID.(Post on facial and skin care).


After facial  your canvas/face is all set for makeup.And good makeup starts with good foundation.




TEN STEPS TO A FLAWLESS FACE




A flawless face gives you a youthful look and radiant confidence.There are a few tricks which can help you get the  maximum benefit from your foundation to achieve a flawless face:



However,before we start  lets discuss a few things about foundations.I prefer liquid foundations.They are much easier to work with and give smoother results. They come in special formulas and are much better for all skin types for daily wear.However,if you are blessed with normal skin then cream foundations work great too.


TIP:The girls who have their trusted TV paint stick can just swipe the foundation on palm a few times and then add a drop of moisturizer.This will get you a liquid-y foundation with good coverage and stay time.



Lets starts with makeup application:


MOISTURIZE


Girls who did not have a recent facial as we suggested in part 1 should scrub/exfoliate a little then wash face and proceed to moisturizing.




Before starting, moisturize your face with a light weight moisturizer.Make sure your moisturizer has same base as your foundation.Meaning if your moisturizer is water based so should be your foundation.If it is oil based make sure you use a cream foundation or a stick.As quoting a famous You tube beauty expert,Wayne Goss,"it just works better that  way" ^_^  .Reason is that like mediums blend well.On the other hand using a water based foundation over a oil based moisturizer will just make your foundation slide and look ugly.




PREP AND PRIME



Needless to say primers are the very foundation of your foundation.A good primer makes your makeup go on your skin smoothly and stay there until you decide to take it off.Some good options are:

















ADJUST YOUR LIGHTS:


Without proper lighting  you can never  achieve a  good finish.So,adorn your vanity mirror with these pretty lights.They throw light equally on all sides hence making sure your makeup application goes smoothly.






If you can not get these light,you should try to place your vanity mirror in a window with good sunlight.This is the best arrangement.Trust me,only this little trick can make a lot of difference in how you look.









For night time fix a 100 watt bulb at the top of the mirror.You should also have a flourescent tube light in that room.This will give a mixture of yellow and whit light which is closest to sunlight.


If all else is too much work,just pick your things and do makeup in the bathroom with a light on top of mirror.Have you ever wondered  why bathroom mirrors in modern settings are so well lit ,while the rest of bathroom lights are soft and low power?Yes that's it.This is to give the woman of the house a healthy dose of light while getting ready in less space.





USE RIGHT INSTRUMENT IN THE RIGHT WAY



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Fingers,sponge, stippling brush, beauty blender...whatever you use use it the right way.



FINGERS:

Wash your hands before makeup application.Keep tissues nearby and when you finish with one product wipe your hands before dipping them in next.
Do not rub too hard.Be feather light on you face to avoid irritation and to get a natural look





STIPPLING BRUSH:

Apply it flush to skin.This means the brush bristles should be just in contact with skin.They should not be thrust into the skin so much that you see splaying or bending of bristles,neither should the brush be far.Apply in circular motion along the direction of hair growth on face.Buff Buff.Just lightly spread the foundation over skin to get smoother finish.


Wash your brush and keep it clean...well for obvious reasons.





BEAUTY BLENDERS:

Bounce, bounce and bounce all over you face.This one is said to be the best and hassle free of all foundation applicators.IT gievs air brushed look and needs least amount of technique.




WEDGES AND SPONGES:


My favorite sponge is shown below.It is not very porous, so it doesn't absorb much product.It is soft and very easy to clean.Always invest in a good one.I use the one by Diana of London.Its texture is more rubbery then spongy.
Wet  sponge works better with foundation then dry ones,always.Period.


Apply foundation in downward strokes.Upward strokes make the product get lodged in peach fuzz. Definitely not cute.



Wedges work great too, because they have edges which ensures smooth application of foundation on facial contours.


 TIP FOR POST ACNE SCARS:Tear the wedge sponge in two.This will leave you with a roughened edge of sponge.Now, using the rough side of sponge apply foundation in dabbing motion on areas which need most coverage or areas which have big scars.Filling scars makes face flawless.


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COVER AS REQUIRED:


Don't apply thick foundation all over your face.Just apply foundation evenly on face.Then cover the scars and blemishes with concealer.Leave the concealing to the concealer girls,don't cake your foundation.





CONCEALER OVER FOUNDATION AND NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND.


The myth of "concealer first" has been busted.Always wear the concealer over you foundation.Blend and set with powder.This way it stays and brightens, instead of just getting all mixed up with the foundation during blending.



However, if you use mineral powder foundation then apply concealer first.




CONCEAL PROPERLY AND BLEND


Ok, this topic has been discussed on web so much that I will just leave it to the photos to do the explaining.


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Right is correct ,left is wrong.


Kim Kardashian is the most admired celebrity when it comes to under eye concealing.Look at how the margins of concealer are blended outwards to achieve flawless look.After powder application you will not be able to see the margins at all.





 In the photo above you are seeing the results without foundation.When you will copy the technique with, of course, foundation underneath and powder over the concealer, only the brightening effect remains.



HIGHLIGHT,BRONZE AND ACTION:


Believe it or not girls, highlighting and contouring can make or break your look.A flawless foundation on a white mannequin like face will never bring out that beautiful effect you want.So, take out you highlighters and bronzers.If you don not own them already,use the brown and off-white eye shadows.




Who else to teach contouring better then KIM KARDASHIAN. Her highlights and bronzing is always perrrfect and envy of many.




ROLL ROLL ROLL THE POWDER





Do you want your makeup setting powder to work magic?Keep in mind two things only:
1-Use translucent powder instead of tinted one.2-Use velvet powder puff instead of brush.




Velvet powder puff





The powder should be applied in rolling movement(apply powder to skin then lightly roll the puff in circular motions) to push it inside the pores.This will help set your makeup better and of course marvelously reduce pores.




DUST OFF THE EXCESS






Dust off the excess powder.stay away from under eyes though.


Annnnd there you have it a flowless face ^_^

TEN STEPS TO A FLAWLESS FACE



There.Girls I have shared my ten trusted tips with you.These have never failed me.I sincerely hope these 10 steps help you achieve the flawless face.Stay beautiful and stay happy and I wish you all a HAPPY EID. May Allah accepts our ibadah and fasting.

xoxoxo

Stay Pretty and Blessed


The images have been taken from google.



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