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Daytime Makeup The Professional Way

By Rachel Cope

Applying your daytime makeup like a professional need not be a difficult task. You just need to know a few tricks of the trade.

It is important to start with a clean canvas. You wouldn’t paint a dirty wall and expect a good paint job, you would wash or sand it first. Same goes for applying makeup. You must start by cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising your face, to get rid of any impurities.

I highly recommend using a primer before applying your foundation. Most professional artists have a primer in their bag of tricks.  A pre-foundation primer makes applying your foundation easier, it will nourish your skin and it will increase the longevity of your finished look.

Choose a foundation that matches your skin type  (refer to blog entry if you haven’t analysed your skin type).  Use a brush to apply a small amount of foundation at a time and blend it evenly over your face starting from your nose and working your way out to your cheeks then jaw line.  Finish with your chin and forehead with what’s left on your brush. Use a short feathering motion with your brush rather than long brush strokes. Remember the key is to blend the product with your skin not to paint over your skin.

Conceal any blemishes and dark circles with a good quality concealer as close to your foundation tone as possible.  Use a touch of green undertone concealer to get rid of redness and an orange-based concealer to cover up dark circles under the eyes. Then set your foundation and concealer with a dusting of translucent powder, this will stop it from shifting or creasing.

Comb your brows and fill them in with a pencil or eye shadow. Never underestimate the importance of this step. The brows frame and give character to the face.

Pat a beige or sand colour of eye shadow onto your mobile lid and then apply two coats of mascara to your eyelashes.

Contour and define the cheeks by sweeping a blush with either a pink or apricot undertone across the apples of your cheeks.

Finish your look with layer of gloss in your favourite colour.

And there you have it, the basic steps to applying daytime makeup the professional way.  My next editorial on this topic will build from this article, so stay tunned for more professional makeup advice.


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