Perfect makeup is a step-by-step process that isn't achieved without a little bit of care. Find out how to apply the perfect makeup for redheads with help from a certified makeup and skin care professional in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Christine, I'm a makeup artist. And I'm going to show you how to apply the perfect makeup step by step for redheads. What I'm going to concentrate on today, is more foundation, how to get that perfect skin makeup foundation. And the things that you'll need are, a foundation, I like to use this kind of whipped mousse, it gives a nice finish. And a pressed, or loose powder, a little bit of bronzer, a concealer for under the eye and spot treatment. And also, a moisturizing primer, that'll go underneath all the foundation. Let's get started. So, the first step is going to be the foundation primer. I'm just going to squeeze a little bit into a dish, you could just squeeze onto your finger, if you wanted to. And I'm just going to use my fingers to apply, make sure you wash your hands first. I'm just going to get a little bit on my fingertips and then, apply it to the face. So, I'm just going to put a couple dots everywhere that I want it. And then, I'm going to smooth it in with circular motions. And primer's really great for kind of filling in all the lines and pores. And that way, when you put on your foundation. It sits on top of the skin, instead of sinking into the skin, or into the fine lines. Next, I'm going to apply the foundation, you could definitely use a brush for this. I'm going to use a sponge, this particular compact comes with a sponge. And I'm just going to dab it in there and then, apply it to the face in nice sweeping motions. So, I'm just going to start sweeping it on, I like to move the sponge outward. Make sure you get your jawline, and around the nose. And this is nice, because you could really sheer it out, if you wanted just light coverage. Or, you could pack it on, if you needed a little bit more of a heavier coverage. Now, we're going to put our pressed powder on. Putting this on top of your foundation, is going to set it, make it look a little bit more natural and take away the shine. It'll make it last longer as well, throughout the day. So, I just take a brush, swirl it in there and then, we're going to pat it on the face. So, I'm just going to sweep on this powder all over. You could use one of those little puffs that come with a lot of compacts, for on the go touch-ups. But I like to use the brush at home. Now, we're going to go into concealer, this is really great to kind of wakeup the face and make it look like you got a lot of sleep. So, I'm just going to use the applicator that it comes with, and my ring finger to apply it. So, what I'm going to do is, just dab underneath the eye, all the way around to get the product there. And then, I'm going to take my ring finger, because it's a nice, gentle finger. And it won't tug too hard at that skin underneath the eye. And you just lightly blend it in, all the way up to the lash line. And I like to put a little bit also, up by the brows. You can use that same ring finger to just blend it out. I don't like to put it on my eyelid, only because it can make your eyelid a little bit oily and mess up your shadow. Now, I'm going to set that concealer with that loose powder, or pressed powder, again. And you just want to dab your brush back in it, and go over the eye area. Because the concealer underneath the eye, is what tends to move around throughout the day. So, this will help keep it in place. So, we're just going to sweep it underneath the eye there. Everywhere that you put the concealer, just to set that cream. And lastly, I'm going to use a little bit of bronzer to kind of give my face a little bit of sun, as well as contour my cheek bones. So, we're going to use this brush that has a little bit of an angle. And I'm going to dip it into the bronzer, here and then, apply it to the cheek bones. So, to do this, you can kind of, see where your cheek bones are. And then, you want to put it right underneath, so like, right in there. And you just kind of go back and forth, it's just subtle, and a little bit behind the cheek bone. And I'm going to use a little bit, up the temples. And then, if you want to add to some sun, you can put it on the nose, the chin and the forehead, anywhere sun would naturally hit your face first. So there you go, it's just that easy, only takes a few minutes. I know, it's a lot of layers, but really that's what's going to make it stay all day, while you're at school, or at work. And give it that flawless, perfect finish. That's how you apply makeup for redheads, step by step, perfectly. And go out and get yourself some foundation, but the primer is super important. So, that would be my must have pick for this particular look. The primer will make it look smooth, make it last and keep it from going into your fine lines. Thanks for watching, I'm Christine, bye.