Looking natural in makeup depends entirely on the techniques you used during the application process. Look natural in makeup for porcelain skin with help from a beauty and entertainment industry veteran in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Shannon, and I'm a makeup artist. Today, I'm going to show you how to look natural in makeup for porcelain skin. Let me show you the materials we're going to be needing. Moisturizer, primer, foundation, along with your foundation brush. Also, we're going to need a concealer, and a concealer brush. We're going to do a cream blush, a cream eyeshadow, your eyeshadow palette, a nice little highlighter pigment, a white eye pencil, two brushes; one bigger, one smaller. Mascara, eye pencil, and we're also going to need your lipstick. Start by applying your moisturizer all over the face. We're just going to dab it all around, and blend. Just like that. Next, let's apply our water-proofing primer. Squirt it directly, right onto the brush. Next, let's apply our liquid foundation. Place it all around the face, and start to blend. Just like that. Let's apply our concealer. So, start applying right underneath the eye here, getting really close to your lash line, and the inside of the eye here, in the corner, and go over the eyelid, as well, just to get any discoloration that's on the eyelid. You can also spot-treat at this point. To cover redness, just blend right over the area. Usually it's around the nose, through the cheeks. You can go ahead and set it with the powder puff. Now, let's apply our cream blush. Using your synthetic brush, dip into your color, pick up a little bit. So, generally, you want to apply it on the peak of the bone. A lot of people apply it, more so, on the apple when the smile, and they put it here, but my technique, I like to put it a little bit higher to really draw out that cheek bone. I'm also using a cream because a cream is going help it to look really subtle and natural, like it's your own skin shining through, and not like a powder sitting on top of the skin. This is also very helpful if you tend to be on the drier side. It's going to look more dewy and fresh. Also, by putting it on the cheek, up here, higher, it gives you an instant lift. It draws the attention higher on the face, like that. Now, let's apply our cream eyeshadow base. You're going to apply it from the lash line to the brow line. This is going to help set your makeup, and allow it to stay on longer. Next, we're going to apply a really light lavender shadow. We're going to start on the outside of the eye, tapping it, like that, so that you don't get a lot of fallout. Then, you're going to move it into the crease, like that. This is a light, neutral color, so it's going to match most of anything you wear, and it's not a heavy, bright color to draw too much attention. It's going to keep it nice and soft. Okay? Take your highlighting pigment, and we're going to highlight the brow bone. So, you just want to place it right underneath the brow bone there, blend it down, like that. You can do the inner corner, as well, just to give you a little bit of a brightening effect. Cancels out any darkness that may be there. Now, rim your eyes with a white pencil. So, I'm going to take it into my water line, and this is really going to help to open and brighten up the eye. And I'm going to do it a little bit on top, as well. Take your mascara, and I like to lift up on my eyelid, so I can really get to the root of my eyelash. That way you're going to capture the entire length of your lash, and not just get the tips. So, lift it up, and really focus on getting to the root, and then you can go back and get the tips, and that way you're really going to capture your length. You can also do the bottom, just to bring a little bit more on definition around the eye. When applying your lipstick, feel free to start where ever you want. There's no rules. Whatever feels comfortable is fine. Start with your lip liner, and just trace around the natural lip line. Make sure it's a nude liner, just to keep it soft and natural. Liner will help your lipstick to stay on longer, especially if you, kind of, skip it through your lips a little bit. It, kind of, gives it something to adhere to. Okay? After doing that, you're ready for your lipstick. And that's how you can look natural in makeup for porcelain skin.