If you weren’t born with the bone structure of Halle Berry, J.Lo, Jessica Alba, or Kate Moss, don’t worry… Use these makeup tips to learn how to use makeup to fake it till you make it.
Use these makeup tips and learn how to use makeup to fake it till you make it. Purchase your fully stocked Makeup Cases and Makeup Brush sets and get ready for some hectic highlighting and contouring.
Step 1 – After applying a layer of foundation you are ready to create killer cheekbones: Take a cream or powder highlighter that suits your skin tone; use a pinkish-champagne-colour one if you’re fair, a golden one if you’re medium or dark and apply it right on top of your cheekbones with your foundation brush. Do this from the apples of your cheeks and outward, directly below the outer corner of your eyes. The combination placement of the highlighter and the luminous particles it contains will instantly make them standout. Foundation and Makeup Brushes are the most used items in Makeup Cases.
Step 2 – Create a sharp or soft jawline: Using a shaping powder start behind your ear and blend the formula with a contouring brush along your jawline until you reach the tip of your chin. Repeat this step on your opposite side. Then, be sure to blend it underneath your chin and onto your neck, to avoid any lines of demarcation.
Step 3 – Create a slimmer looking nose: Remember that less is more with this area, especially since your nose is at the forefront of your face. Using the head of your eyebrow as a guideline, apply a stripe of highlighter down both sides of the centre of your nose. Having a lighter product on the sides of your nose creates the illusion of a slimmer nose overall. Then, you’ll want to take a little bit of shaping powder (or powder foundation that’s one shade darker than your skin) and blend with a stippling brush or powder makeup brush into the tip of your nose, followed by a dab of highlighter to even it out.
Step 4 – Create the look of a slimmer face: on days where you wake up and feeling like your face is swollen or puffy and you want some definition, use a powder foundation one or two shades darker than your skin tone to “slim” your face. Start by sucking in your cheeks and making a fish face that way the fullness of yours cheeks goes away and you’re left with the hollows of your cheeks standing out. Next, take your powder foundation and apply it, using a contouring brush, right where the hollows of your cheeks — in the puckered spot — because that is naturally where the shadowing would be if you had strong cheekbones. Blend the colour a bit to ensure a flawless application.
Step 5 – Make your collarbone pop: If you’re wearing a sexy top or dress and want your clavicle bones to stand out, take some highlighting shimmer powder and pop it right on the tops of your collarbone of the shoulders. You can even swirl your blending brush into a champagne colour eyeshadow to do the trick!