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There is a reason for completing your eyebrows and eye makeup first. You can clean up under youreyes if need be without disturbing your concealer or foundation, especially if you have created smoky eyes with dark eyeshadow or shimmery tones. You can put on your eyeliner and mascara without stress about wiping away mascara flakes or removing your concealer should you need to correct your eyeliner

 

Foundation creates an even base for your make-up and should match your natural skin tone-it should not be darker or lighter. Use a foundation brush or sponge to blend your foundation on your face and neck, do avoid have that harsh contrast visible between your jawline and your neck

 

A concealer’s purpose is to even out uneven skin tones, especially dark under-eye circles. You can blend it in following an upside-down triangle shape. You can use it also to brighten any dark areas or protruding areas on your face, like your chin, upper lip and even the centre of your forehead . It’s a great way to conceal acne and dark spots

 

If you are looking for long-lasting, shine-free make-up, a setting powder will hold your foundation and concealer in place. Use a large fluffy brush to cover your face with translucent setting powder or one that matches your foundation tone

 

Contouring means adding powder that is a few shades darker than your actual skin tone to the areas you want to minimise or give depth to. We usually contour under the cheekbones to provide depth, on the sides of the nose to make it appear thinner and on the forehead near the hairline to make a large forehead appear smaller.

 

Apply your favourite blush to the apples of your cheeks with upward swipes to add glow to your make-up look. Make sure you do not extend your blush lower than the tip of your nose. Then use a beauty blender or clean brush to blend out any harsh lines

 

Highlighter is to enhance your bone structure and a few dabs of it can brighten up your entire face because you only need to apply it on a few small areas. You can apply it on the top of your cheekbones in a C-shaped curve, on the tip of your nose, the centre of your forehead and you can use it to enhance the inner corner of your eyes and your brow bone, the centre of your chin and above your upper lip

 

After outlining your lips with a lip liner that matches your lipstick, you can colour in your lips then apply lipstick with a brush. I recommend using a lip balm with SPF first to protect your lips and keep them hydrated.