Monday, April 28, 2014

Quick & Easy: 60 Seconds To Even Skin Tone

Happy Monday, Lovelies! Even skin tone is one of the main problems I have with makeup so for the fourth installment of Makeup Mondays I'm giving you a quick guide to flawless skin. When applying face makeup (i.e. not eyeshadow, lipgloss, mascara, etc) my main struggles are 1) I scar very easily, especially between and around my eyebrows and 2) I always feel like if I put more than one product on my face I'm "caking it on." The first issue is actually legitimate. Whenever I have dark spots around my brow area I look like I have a bushy unibrow that makes me feel self-conscious which leads to me over-pluck and over-shape them creating a surprised, naked look between my eyeballs and forehead. The second issue is purely psychological because I have an irrational fear that while I'm applying my makeup someone will randomly enter my bathroom and judge me for my choices of facial adornments. This has happened to me a few times in the past by family members but nothing that would constitute my daily fear. But that's the thing with irrational fears; they are irrational.

With that being said, I'm going to share with you these not-so-secret tips on applying facial makeup for even skin tone with a single Pin spliced into 4 pretty little pieces. Sooo... Here we go.

Step One: Start With Primer. A good base is essential to long lasting even skin tone. I start off my makeup routine with a pea size amount of Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer and dab Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream onto my cheeks/under-eyes and between my eyebrows (due to my aforementioned insecurities). This sets up a smooth base for everything you apply afterwards to create an even skin tone.

Step Two: Apply A Sheer To Medium Coverage Foundation. Here's where the heavy duty work comes in. Use a sheer to medium coverage foundation on your entire face extending from your hairline to underneath your jaw and chin. Pay special attention to your T-zone and any area that has particularly noticeable discoloration. Of course once your done your skin should look smooth and glowing not thick or cake-y.

Step Three: Pat Concealer Over Imperfections. The easiest of the four steps simply pat, not wipe, concealer onto any imperfections or dark spots. Just make sure you're applying it after you apply foundation, not before.

Step Four: Powder To Even Skin. Face Powder is something I've only started using recently and have found it to be incredibly helpful. I've noticed my makeup lasts much longer than it used to and my skin looks as even as it did pre-Junior High. Obviously depending on your skin tone you'll wear a different shade of powder. However, I've found translucent powders to be the most effective.

Now flaunt you're Beyonce worthy skin because you. are. FLAWLESS.

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