Tutorial: Full Face Base Makeup

Tutorial: Full Face Base Makeup

Step-by-Step from Foundation to Contour

I’m going to break down how to create a simple base makeup look that works for any occasion. The great thing about this is you can add more for a more glam style or do less to create a natural look without needing to change much.

I’ve divided how to do your base makeup into three parts, starting with:

Foundation and Contour

The first thing I do is start with a priming spray to make sure my makeup sticks all day long. I use the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray as both my makeup setter as well as my makeup primer.

This spray is super fine, lightweight, and prevents smudging, smearing, melting, and fading for up to 16 hours. It creates a smooth and flawless finish that I can’t go without.

After priming, it’s time for foundation. I use the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in the shade 110, which is a light color with cool pink undertones. I love this formula because it builds easily from a medium to full-coverage finish, it diffuses the look of the pores, and it’s sweat and humidity-resistant, so it creates this smooth and gorgeous shine-free look.

However, if you haven’t tried KROMA’s foundations yet, they are a must. KROMA Foundations have been used in swimsuit catalogs and at celebrity events before the “natural look” reached today’s prime. Made in Florida, these foundations are known to withstand heat and other conditions, plus these non-clogging cosmetics have been spa-approved and doctor-recommended for two decades!

After blending out the foundation with a foundation brush, I then go in with the Palladio Build+Blend Contour Stick in the shade Amber Glow. This is another long-wearing formula that I adore, and it keeps the skin hydrated with aloe and jojoba. I apply it to the hollows of my cheeks, along my hairline, on either side of my nose, under my bottom lip, and under my chin before blending with that same foundation brush.

Blush and Highlight

Once our base is on and our face is snatched, it’s time for highlight and blush contouring.

My all-time favorite highlighter is the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. Still, there are so many amazing concealers, like the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, the Christian Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer, and even the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer. The important thing is that you use a concealer lighter than your skin tone to highlight the high points on your face.

I apply the concealer to the center of my forehead, down the center of my nose, above the center of my lips, in the center of my chin, in triangles under my eyes, and underneath my cheek contour.

After blending, I move on to blush. I am obsessed with this Palladio I’m Blushing 2-in-1 Cheek & Lip Tint. It is soft and cushiony, so it glides on, blends easily, and leaves this gorgeous natural and dewy finish.

I use the shade Darling and apply it above my contour and around my cheekbones before blending it in and up. Some people also like to apply their blush to their nose and a few other high places as a recent blushing trend.

Glow and Set

Time to finish this look!

I go in with the Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder in the shade 01 Afterglow. This shimmering highlighter uses pearl pigments for a strobing yet natural ethereal glow.

I apply the highlight to the apples and tops of my cheeks with a fluffy brush, as well as to the tip of my nose and along my cupid’s bow with my fingertip. I then add a bit of diffused highlight with the brush again to the bridge of my nose and down to my chin to make me glow like a glazed donut.

Next, I set everything with the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder in the shade Fair. This is a must-have: It gives you a perfect matte look and makes your makeup last all day by banishing oiliness and humidity. It also has a soft-focus glow, peachy powdery touch, and featherlight formula infused with sweet almond oil and rose wax for a comfortable sensation of moisture and nourishment.

Once that base face is done, I add some brows, lashes, mascara, and lips to finish the whole look. Don’t forget to set everything again, too!

I love this look because it is so simple, quick, and easy. If you want a more natural look, you can go lighter on the contour or skip it altogether, and to go glam, you can easily add a pop of colorful eyeshadow, dramatic winged liner, or a bright and bold lip.

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