While it’s great you’re getting more vitamin D than a few (cooler) months ago, we don’t want you to get caught with any visible makeup lines (VML).
Your makeup may look blended in ambient, inside light or when you snap a well-lit selfie, but natural lighting is far less forgiving…
Luckily, the looks of the moment are easy–it’s all about that fresh, dewy and flawless complexion–so grab your flawless base set and reassess your go-to products with these quick tips:
Prep and Prime
Starting with healthy, hydrated skin is a must for a flawless foundation application.
+ Smooth a moisturiser and/or face primer over your entire face with your buffing brush. Next, dot product onto your face or the back of your hand, and use small circles to apply product onto skin. Foundation will glide over skin easily and the bristles of your brush will be primed for a sheer application.
Choose a sheer coverage foundation or customise your full-coverage formula.
+ Take foundation on the tips of your buffing brush and start applying product to the centre of your face (where we generally need more coverage) with small circular strokes, moving out toward the edges of the face, until product completely blends into the skin. If you need more coverage on your jawline or chin, blend down and out onto your neck, until their are no VMLs.
+ Spot conceal areas that need more coverage with a creamy concealer and your square foundation brush.
+ Set the t-zone by applying a light sweep of translucent power with your contour brush.
Splash of Colour
+ Mimic a natural flush with a sheer cream blush. Dab the tips of your contour brush into product and start at the apples of your cheekbones, blending out into the surrounding skin with small, circular strokes. Switch back to the buffing brush and blend out the edges, for a lit-from-within finish.
+ If the long winter has left your lips dry and flaky, buff a healing lip balm over your lips with your lip brush. Allow it to set in for 5-10 minutes.
Remove any excess balm and brighten your lips and skin tone with a sheer wash of colour. We love chubby sticks
because they come in multiple finishes and are a great on-the-go lip product! Sweep over your lips with the pencil tip, then use your detailer brush
to work product into the lips and perfect the lip line.