Applying flawless makeup is something that both professionals and novices can do with a little bit of practice. Apply flawless makeup for dark skin with help from a professional beauty and makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Tracois Edwards of Tracois Edward's Beauty and Lifestyle, and today I'm going to show you how to apply makeup flawlessly for dark skin. First, we have our foundation brush for applying your foundation. Secondly, we have the concealer brush for under eye concealing and also for highlighting. Then you have your angle brush and this helps you to apply powder in those hard areas like around your nose. The fan brush and this will allow you to pick up a little highlighting powder and dust your cheekbones with and also just highlight to bring the face out, create dimension. Then you have your contouring brush for around your eyes and finally we have our powder brush to set it and bring it all together. Then we'll have our facial primer. This will help to smooth out the skin to prepare your face for the foundation and here's your foundation, along with your powders, your highlighting powders and your setting powder to finish it. Now, let's begin with our foundation brush. Okay, so now we're just going to apply the foundation all over. You can just dab it on and the tip here it's all in the blending. This is called beating the face. I'm sure you've heard that term before and this is exactly what this means or serious face painting. So you really want to work your foundation in. You can even dip your brush into a little primer if you would like and this will help to smooth the foundation on even more for you. So you're really paying attention to all those little areas that otherwise you would skip over and blending is the key so I can't stress it enough just how important the blending is, stipple, stipple, stipple, pat, pat, pat. And you want to take it everywhere. This also serves as a wonderful way of using an eye shadow base for your eye shadow so that will allow your shadow color to last even longer. Sometimes people say that their shadow, it's like gone and if you have too much acid in your skin sometimes that happens so this is a great way of neutralizing that area. So this really really gets it good. If you have some lip discoloration, get your lips as well and smooth out the neck. There you go. So you've got your foundation set. Now we're going to take our concealer brush. So take your concealer brush. It's perfectly fine to use the back of your hand, side of your hand, totally fine and you just want to get in that area. I'm going to lay it out first and here's another tip I do on the outer corner, underneath the brow bone, over top of the brow to open up the face a bit, right around the labial, outer corner of the mouth and this is a way to really bring out the cheekbone, right underneath on the jawline, a little here, a little right across the, underneath the nose off the top of the mouth. So this way, you can get a really good idea of what's going to happen here. So now, you can take your foundation brush and blend it all together. You'll see the difference here, highlighting this area. See how my cheekbone now is beginning to be emphasized? The outer corner of the eye, you want to go up and out. You want to really blend your concealer in, bringing everything all together. This is going to allow you to bring dimension to the face because when you just have just foundation only on, the face is nice and even but it's also very flat. So, that's why I've opted to just show you, do like a little side-by-side comparison of the difference here in how you bring dimension into the face. This is the difference between everyday makeup and professional. See the difference here? It's like one side of my face is just flat. This side has dimension. So you want to just make sure you blend it all. You don't want any blobs on the face. So now I'm going to do the other side for you. Oh I can see you now being that face in the morning or at night when you're going out, making it flawless. This is my type of face painting right here. Oh, here's another tip, take your brush and just go down the bridge right here and this will also help to define the nose and I like to just go upward, blend it. Since I have a ball on the tip of my nose I'm not going to bring it down far because again I don't want it to come out any further than what it is and just blend the other side like you did the first side. I'm telling you this will completely change the way you do your makeup. And it's not that challenging, it really isn't. Just make certain that if your concealer, if you find that your concealer is too light, add a little bit of your foundation to it, just a tad bit. So now we're going to move onto our powder brush and now you just want to dust the face and this is how you're going to set all that you've just done. So now we're going to take our angle brush and use that. So take your angle brush, go into your powder. This is that extra. So I'm going to go into the areas like underneath the eye, around here, around the nose, across the brow bone. So this way the bristles, you won't like stick yourself with the bristles but you're able to really get the powder into that area. See that? It's a great way to touch up as well. Now we're going to take our highlighting brush and use that one and I'm just going to contour just the eye and I'm also bringing it around. You notice how I got my nose as well? Just a little bit more defining, makes a difference. And I'm shading the nose area as well, then go underneath, creating like a little shadow. There we go. And now we'll use our fan brush. So let's take our fan brush now and go into our highlighting powder. This is so much fun. I love, love, love this and you're just going to just lightly dust on the cheekbones and on the bridge of the nose just right up here, don't pull it down too far, going across the brow bone, whoops, and see, you see how that, a lot of it came out, that's okay because this is exactly what the importance of using your brush is. You can just blend it right out. Then here's another little fun little tip I love to do, take your fan brush and go right across the top of the lip. See how that allows that to be defined as well? If you get a little much on, it's okay, just blend it out, that is the beauty of your brushes. But don't put too much on. Take it easy. I'm telling you, talk about flawless and radiant glowing skin. So this is how you apply flawless makeup for dark skin. The tools that you'll need, your facial primer, your foundation, your concealer, your powder to set, your foundation brush, concealer brush, your powder brush, your eye contouring brush and your fan brush. Thanks so much for watching.