Foundation makeup provides the blank canvas for applying the perfect makeup. Blend makeup to flatter your square face with the help of this free video presented by a professional makeup artist.
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Hi. My name is Kathryn Fernandez, and I'm a makeup artist in Los Angeles, California. Today, I'm going to show you how to blend foundation for a square-shaped face. These are the tools you'll need: foundation colors. Since I'm a makeup artist, I have lots of them, so I'm going to show you how to match your color. You're going to need your concealer color, a foundation brush, and then also your concealer brush, and probably a few Q tips. Okay, let's get started. The first thing that you want to do is actually use your concealer and try and cover up some of the blemishes that you have. And also, I like to cover my dark eye circles. Okay. So now we're going to match the foundation color. So, using your Q tip and your foundation palette, you're going to go ahead and check, and what I like to do is apply it just to the lower part of my jaw, my lower jaw and just make a, I like to make a very sheer swatch and then also probably a slightly darker swatch. Just so that I can see some of the contrast to see if it really matches or if it's just a sheer wash, and it looks like it'll match. And then I'm going to take another color, and again, I'm going to do kind of a sheer and then turn it over so you don't contaminate it, a kind of a thicker version. Okay. And then I'm going to do. Okay. So as you can see, these are kind of light but this one's not terrible, and then these two is fairly dark. Now, this one actually looks pretty good. And the way that I can actually tell that is because it's almost a little hard to see unless you're kind of shifting and looking. That actually probably matches my skin the best. So let's go ahead and use that one. But the next thing that you want to do is actually take a makeup sponge and remove all these swatches so that you don't have like funky things going on with the mismatch foundations. Okay. So, after you have done all these steps, keep in mind that you should have freshly moisturized skin. That'll actually give the best result for laying down the foundation and also the most even. So, just keep that in mind. So, you're going to go ahead and take your foundation brush, and start applying. And also another thing, keep in mind is your forehead will generally be the darkest part of your face simply because that's where the sun hits it first. So just be aware that when you're matching a foundation, generally this is fairly light so you might be slightly alarmed when you start applying it to your forehead. But that's simply because it's darker than the rest of your face. Okay. So you're just going to apply a thin coat, and I actually like to go in and use the foundation for my eye area as well simply because a lot of the time I find that when you apply the foundation to the eye area, it actually emits the need for a concealer. And please don't forget your ears. If you're coloring your face or changing the color of your face or matching the color of your face to make it one tone, you want to put foundation there as well. Also, ladies and gents, when you're putting on foundation, if you're using a an actual liquid foundation, don't put it in your eye area because it will cause the rest of your makeup to crease and move. So I'm using actually a cream formula so I can. But just keep in mind that if you're using liquid, it's not a good idea to put it in your eye area. Okay, notice I'm getting all up in there in my nicks and crannies to really get an even coat on every single piece of my skin other than my lips. Here is the real trick and the tip to blending your foundation is that you need to bring the color down to your neck because when foundation stops right here and there is an obvious line, that's not proper application. Ladies and gents, that is a faux pas. Don't ever let that happen. So go ahead and bring it down to your neck. If you're wearing like a lower cut shirt, go ahead and bring it down a little bit further. But just keep aware, just keep in mind that when you're applying your foundation that if it's too close to where your clothing actually starts, it will it might rub off. So just be aware of that. I'm going to go ahead and bring it all the way down. This is actually what will help you see that it's a very clean application. I like using brushes a lot because it's a lot more sanitary, and you really don't need a lot of product comparatively to a sponge which will use a ridiculous amount of product because most of it absorb to the sponge. Also, with the brush you can really get that flawless application. Okay, and that's how I like to blend foundation for the square-shaped face. Thanks for watching.