Let’s get ready!
First apply some primer then your regular foundation. Now use a foundation colour to totally match your natural skin colour.. If you want a bit of the sun-kissed look or some colour to your cheeks. This is where we would use blush or bronzer.
But which do you grab???? Your blush or your bronzer?
Tricky situation, right? You almost feel like you should use one or the other? Or do you even own both? Wowzez!! Break them rules!
But guess what! You can actually use both But it must be down right. Who likes that look of a orange face when used too much bronzer??? Not me!
Here’s a super-quick guide to work out the colour your cheeks should be sporting.
If you want to look like you have been to Hawaii.
Go for a little bronzer. The brown pigments will give your skin that I’ve-just-spent-a-week-in-the-Caribbean glow and if you choose one with some shimmer in it, it will give your skin an instant hit of radiance.
Apply your bronzer under your cheekbones, around your jawline, by your hairline and on your nose and chin. Lightly dust some on your neck, chest and décolletage for good measure and to make it all look natural. Do not over do this step… sometimes bronzer can go terribly wrong!
If you want to contour:
Reach for the bronzer or a darker foundation. Powder or creme, but make sure its free from any shimmer or glitter. The natural hue will help bring out your angles while adding warmth to your face.
Starting at your temples by the top of your ears and draw a three and coming down just under the chin line. Apply the bronzer or creme in the hollows of your cheeks. Blend blend blend into your foundation so there is no harsh lines. You can also apply the colour on either side of the bridge of your nose and at your temples. Your skin will look fabulous after this!
The three rule.. (done in blue here.. just so you can see) This is where you should contour.
Rule of 3
If you want your skin to look ‘awake’:
Blush time! Pink and peach blushes will help give your skin a wonderfully natural flush that almost looks like you’ve run all the way to work. (without doing it) hehe
The key to a great blush application is to keep the colour light and not too brightly pigmented, otherwise you’ll lose that natural look. And it will turn clown like!
If your face is round or oval, apply your blush on your cheekbones up towards your ears as this will help lengthen your face and add definition. For longer faces, apply your blush on the apples of your cheeks and extend the colour horizontally towards your ears.
If you want an overall natural finish:
Use both!! Wowzez… Who would have known.
Just make sure you don’t go overboard with how much you apply and make sure you blend the colour in properly.
Queen of Contouring
There you go!! Viola!
And if you are still unsure why not come in for a little makeup course and I can give you a few tips and tricks!
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