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The Ultimate Guide to Achieving a Flawless Makeup Look

Updated: Feb 5

Check out my fullproof step-by-step guide on how to apply your makeup for a day to day flawless finish.


STEP 1 - The Skin Prep

Let's kick things off with the holy grail of makeup application - primer. A good primer should be a moisturizing superhero for your skin, without any sticky or oily residue. Not only does it work wonders in blurring those pesky pores, but it also creates a smooth canvas for your foundation. Plus, it's the secret to making your makeup last longer and look effortlessly flawless. As someone with combination skin, I swear by a quality primer to combat dryness in some areas and oiliness around the T-zone.


STEP 2 - The brows

We all know that eyebrows have the power to shape our faces, so nailing their appearance is crucial. To start, I like to define the shape of my brows by drawing a line underneath.

Now, let's talk about the feather brow trend that has us all obsessed. Grab a clear eyebrow gel of your choice (the options are endless!) and apply it to your brows, combing them upwards. Let them set, and voila! Your brows will stay neat and on fleek all day long. Once dry, I opt for a dark brown eyebrow pencil for beginners or a dark eyebrow gel for the pros. With gentle hair-like strokes, I fill in my brows following the shape I previously defined. You can use an angled eyebrow brush or a well-sharpened pencil to achieve this.

To add the finishing touch, I clean up the edges of my brows using the same foundation I'll be using later. Unconventional, I know, as most people reach for concealer. But trust me, foundation is easier to blend when we get to that part.

Oh, and don't forget to dab a bit of setting powder to prevent any unwanted shine throughout the day. Your eyebrows will thank you!


Tip: Always follow the original shape of your eyebrows for a more natural look.


STEP 3 - The Eyes

To begin, gracefully grace your eyelids with a delicate layer of concealer, ensuring a seamless blend. This clever trick not only enhances your eye makeup but also extends the longevity of your foundation. After all, who doesn't want their flawless look to endure the test of time?

To achieve a flawless canvas, grab a fluffy blending brush and sweep on an eyeshadow shade that matches your skin tone. This nifty trick sets the stage for a clean and polished look, providing the perfect foundation to build upon. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the Tartelette™ in bloom Amazonian clay palette. It's a treasure trove of hues that effortlessly enhance your natural beauty. These shades are so exquisitely pigmented that they gracefully glide onto your eyelids, saving you precious time on excessive blending. Trust me, it's like a makeup magician's dream come true!


To complete my eye-catching ensemble, I always add a touch of eyeliner (because who doesn't adore a sleek winged liner?) and a gentle sweep of mascara across my lids.

Now, let me introduce you to the holy grail of affordable mascaras: The Essence Lash Effect. This little gem works wonders, breathing life into your lashes and conjuring up the most fabulous false lash effect. Prepare to be courted by its creamy formula, and trust me, you'll be thanking me later.


STEP 4 - Apply on foundation

Using a duo-fiber makeup brush, I'll apply foundation all over my face and blend it down onto the neck using a damp beauty blender. I love a good Fenty Beauty foundation for this. It is a bit pricey but trust me, Fenty Beauty foundation for black skin is the absolute definition of value for money. Totally worth it. As an option I would also recommend the Yve Rocher Flawless Skin Foundation - Brown range, Makeup forever also has amazing foundation range for all skin types.


STEP 5 - Blush, Highlight and contour

I will now gracefully apply my beloved blush to the rosy apples of my cheeks, gently sweeping it upwards towards my temples with a perfectly rounded brush. Ah, but beware, my dear friends, for not all blush colors are created equal in their flattering powers. We must tread carefully, for our goal is to enhance our cheek area, not transform into circus performers. Fear not, for a delightful rose-red or tantalizing orange blush shall work its magic and leave us looking simply enchanting.


Apply highlighter along the top of your cheekbones, on the Cupid’s bow, center of the chin and on the bridge of your nose. This brightens up the areas of your face where the sun naturally hits. Then, swipe a contour powder along the sides of your nose, along the forehead (near your hairline) and hollows of your cheekbones to add some shape and dimension to your complexion. To marry the look together brush a translucent setting powder and setting spray.

STEP 6 - The lips



Lastly lipstick/ lip gloss. Lately I've been obsessed with lip oils, especially in the summer. They are hydrating, they don't require precision, they have healing properties for the lips, all while giving off a glossy finish. The packaging is always sleek that it fits in any size bag for touch-ups later in the day.


There you are, a full makeup look that is easy and cost-effective.

Xx




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