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Get Complete Coverage With Fluid Foundation In Four Easy Steps

Mark

Do the four crucial zones with the liquid foundation - forehead, tip of nose, both cheeks, and chin - then smooth over whole area.

Sweep

Using a sponge, your fingers or a foundation brush, gently sweep fluid foundation over entire face in long upward strokes and following the contours of your face.

Conceal

Apply concealer under your eyes with a triangular sponge or the pad of your ring finger. Gently tap the concealer into your skin.

Powder And Seal

With a large face brush, set the foundation and concealer with loose powder to smooth your complexion and make the look last longer.

Color Me Beautiful

Illuminate your features with this season's vibrant hues. Spring is here and it's colored with a kaleidoscope of vibrant yet wearable shades. Versatility and texture are the name of the game so go for cool shades like lilac, peach and melon in playful formulas like gel, jelly and cream. Get inspired here with out easy breezy Spring looks that you can create at home.

Bright Eyed

Can yellow undertones go with yellow eye shadow? You bet. Apply it across the eyelids, followed by a layer of blue eye shadow just above the lids to create depth and intensity. Line both eyes with blue eyeliner to make eyes "pop", Dab a two-toned peach colored blusher onto your cheekbones to give definition. The dabbing effect also allows the color to sit better on your skin. Get kissable lips by blending pink and yellow lip gloss together for a softer shade of lip color. Apply it vertically as horizontal application makes the gloss look uneven and blotchy.

Fresh Faced

For captivating eyes, sweep it on your lids, followed by green eyes. To bring out the color's intensity, use a navy blue eyeliner and draw as close as possible to the lash line. For soft and fresh looking tips, dab on a rose colored lipstick as a final touch.

In The Pink

Pastel shades in lilac, pink and purple work best on those with fair skin. Bring out the eyes by applying pink cream shadow at the inner corner of the eye, then brown cream shadow at the illusion of deep set eyes. Line the eyes with a prune colored eye liner to "open" them up. For a hint of color, mix varying shades of pink lip glosses together before dabbing it onto your lips.

Glowing Review

If you have a dark complexion, get an instant glow by dusting glow powder around your eyes, cheekbones and T-zone. The powder's light illuminating particles bring radiance and give your face a 3D effect. Always do your makeup under natural light, especially when apply blusher. To prevent an overdose of blusher, pick up powder with a brush and use light handed strokes to dab onto cheeks. For subtle radiance, use a shimmery pink lipstick.

Insider Beauty Tips

On Layering Makeup

The oilier the skin, the better for layering products. Gel cheek color is great for natural results but if it gets lost on your skin, add powder blusher for intensity.

On Lashes And Mascara

If you have really short lashes, let mascara dry properly before crimping again to get them really curled. To prevent lashes from snapping, watch how your lashes dry. Don't do the above if they're too dry already. 

On Makeup Tools

Basically, the denser the brush bristle, the easier it is for blending. Size doesn't matterit's even OK to use a large eyeshadow brush to shade eyes or apply blusher.

On Lining Eyes

Enhance your features, don't alter them. Apply eyeliner to make your eyes look larger, but don't wear dark eyeliner alone without any other makeup.

 

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