- Step 1: Choose the right foundation and concealer Choose a foundation and concealer that match your skin tone. An oil-free foundation is better for the skin.
- TIP: A foundation that is too light will make your blemishes stand out. Make sure the concealer matches the foundation.
- Step 2: Cleanse your skin Cleanse your face before applying makeup. Use a facial toner to bring out dirt and makeup residue and to hydrate the skin.
- Step 3: Moisturize your skin Add a moisturizer to protect your skin from the sun and keep it healthy. Moisturizers also help foundation blend smoothly and keep it from drying up.
- Step 4: Apply foundation Apply the foundation, starting at the center of your face. Blend it in with a sponge, using a circular motion.
- TIP: Always apply foundation before concealer. If you apply concealer first, putting on foundation will only wipe it off again.
- Step 5: Apply concealer Apply and rub in a tiny amount of concealer on the blemishes – add more if necessary – and blend thoroughly.
- Step 6: Set the foundation Apply a loose powder. This will set the foundation and cut down on shine.
- Step 7: Have a professional makeup session Use a professional makeup session to learn which colors and products are best for you and your skin tone. Visit any cosmetics counter; most stores will give you tips and a make-over for free.
- FACT: In their pursuit of beauty, women in some ancient cultures used toxic chemicals, such as arsenic, lead, mercury, and leeches to make their faces paler.
You Will Need
- Facial toner
- Moisturizer with SPF
- An application sponge
- Loose powder
- A professional makeup session