In addition to a good skincare routine, an expertly applied base is essential to a ‘flawless’ makeup look. Although I used a full-coverage foundation, I added a few drops of a glowy primer to sheer it out a little and made sure to work in multiple thin layers rather than one thick one. I used a damp beauty sponge to blend out and remove any excess foundation, concealer, and cream bronzer, and I even used a separate one to apply my setting powder — which I melted into my skin with a hydrating face mist.
Bronzer, blush, and highlighter are especially important when wearing a full-coverage foundation because they prevent you from looking flat. I used a fluffly brush to apply a generous amount of a matte, warm-toned bronzer in a 3 shape along the perimeters of my face. If you find your bronzer looks muddy, try waiting a few minutes for the face makeup to set or powdering the entire face beforehand, and tap or ru off the excess product from your brush. For lifted cheekones, I sweeped my blush and then a small amount of highlighter upwards and outwards from the apples of my cheeks to my temples.
The secret to creating a stunning eyeshadow look is gradually blending out a variety of matte transition shades through the crease and outer corner. I used a cream shadow to carve out the crease and then dampened a flat brush before topping it off with shimmery champaign shadows. several similar After tightlining my waterline and lower lashline and creating a feline flick, I applied false eyelashes, extending the outer corners slighlty beyond and above my natural lash line. I also patted on a small amount of setting powder along the edge of my winged liner to create a cleane line and a cat eye effect.
I rarely wear something other than a nude lip, and over the years, I have learned that using a lip liner the same hue as my natural lips not only improves the longevity of my lip color but also makes my lips look more defined. I applied a creamy, pinky nude shade all over, and then dabbed a paler nude in the center to create the illusion of larger, poutier lips.