Making makeup look natural is all about subtlety. Learn how to make makeup look natural with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a Celebrity Makeup Artist and today, I'm going to show you how to apply makeup to look natural. So, whenever I'm applying makeup to look natural, I always like to use two different foundation tones. The reason being, whenever it's just one foundation the tone, the face has a tendency to look flat. And whether you're light or dark, like Chelsea, you'll always notice that at the forehead's a little bit darker and underneath the eye is a little bit lighter. So, when you use two different tones, it actually makes a more uniform with the body. So, to get the look, I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in nut brown and cappuccino. I'm going to start with the nut brown which is the color that's in the center of the face, the lightest color and I'm just going to apply it downwards starting with the center, but kind of blending out. Just blending the product out. I'm just going to tap it on and I'm using a foundation brush, you can use your fingers for the first layer if you want; but for the second layer, you definitely want to use a brush or a sponge to kind of tap it on. So, you can see just this application, right in here on her cheek, looks so smooth and flawless. So, I always like to use a foundation brush whenever I'm applying foundation. This is because it gets a nice even look. It also just allows me to deposit a little pigment and that build on that pigment. So, this is a lovely silicone base foundation; you can build. So, if you have a little bit of an extra blemishes, you can just build on top of that by tapping your second layer on. So, the first layer, you'll always notice that I'm kind of slight sliding it down and applying it downwards, however, for your second application, when you need a little extra coverage, you want to tap it on. You want to tap the product on to get that coverage. That way you're actually just layering the product on top of another. And of course, we always want to do the eyelids because that's just going to allow whatever eye shadow product to stay on longer. So, I know in the past, you've always heard, put the concealer on first. I personally prefer to put the concealer on afterwards only because if you put the concealer on first, when you put the foundation on, not only does it move it around, it just gives you too much product. I like to give as much coverage as I can with the foundation, which is going to be a lighter product, so it looks a little bit more natural and then, if I needed more extra, then I'll just tap it into like you know, maybe the inner corners where it's necessary. But, I always like the foundation to look really natural. So, we've applied our first layer and it already looks beautiful. I already can see the face looks lighter than the body or the chest and, and it also looks a little flatter. So, what we want to do is we want to apply a dark color to bring all those tones back in. That's going to be in the forehead, the forehead for darker skin has a tendency to have a little bit more of a red undertone. So, you want to choose a foundation that does have a little bit more red in it, otherwise, it's going to be ashy. How, however dark it is, if it's dark yellow, it's going to be too ashy. And it's just a couple shades darker, maybe one or two depending on how different your forehead and your under eye tones are. So, it's really important to use two different shades just to make everything look more natural. So, we finished Chelsea's makeup and as you can see, she looks beautiful and radiant and it looks like very natural. A lot of times when you only have one foundation, it can look like she has a mask because the face doesn't actually match the body. And when you're applying foundation to, especially to look natural, you want it to look uniform with the body. Another thing that I did was use silicone base foundation which I always love. It duplicates more of like the radiance of your skin, it matches well with natural oils or whether you have dry skin, it makes it a little bit more luminous. So, try to look for something that's a silicone base. So, there you have it; that's how to apply makeup to look natural. I'm Taylor Babaian, thanks for watching.