If you grew up like me, playing in the dirt, ditches, and creeks, you probably didn’t spend too much time learning girly things like how to put on makeup. GuysGirl is working on a three-part series to help you learn many tips and tricks on how to apply your makeup.
Part One of my makeup series focuses on foundation and concealer.
To Consider When Choosing a Foundation
Skin Type: Choose a foundation formulation appropriate to your skin type.
Coverage: How much coverage do you need or want?
Color: With a makeup-free face, examine your skin tone in natural light and then at a reliable beauty counter, get some input from a consultant. Test the color on your jaw and in natural light. The color should blend and disappear into your own skin tone.
Your Best Cover Up—Concealer
Why are makeup artists addicted to concealer? The reason is because the coverage won’t show, but the results are obvious. With its high-powered coverage capabilities, concealer is your skin’s best secret weapon. Call on concealer to blast blemishes, defy dark circles, hide redness, or banish the appearance of aging. Just keep it hidden; your perfect shade should always be completely invisible. Too much concealer can get cakey, so start with one dab. Here’s something to consider when you’re selecting concealers:
Form: The most common forms of concealer are stick and liquid. A stick concealer comes in a solid formula that provides complete coverage. Liquid concealers offer less coverage but are easier to apply and blend into your skin.
Benefits: What kind of imperfection do you want to conceal? Once you decide, you can choose a concealer that’s targeted to your skin concern. Yellow-toned concealers can hide a variety of skin problems such as brown spots, scars, pimples, and under-eye circles. But how do I find my shade?
Concealer should match your skin tone or be slightly lighter. Test concealer on your jaw line to see how it works with your complexion. Your perfect shade should disappear into your skin. If you can’t find a match, try blending two shades of concealer to get to the exact shade you need to go under cover.
For step-by-step instructions with pictures on how to apply foundation and concealer visit the Beauty Section of GuysGirl .