Step 1: A Touch of Base
I don’t like to use foundation all over, just where there are imperfections: most often under the eyes, around the mouth and nose, and on any blemishes. Dab using your ring finger. To give your skin that flawless coverage blend down onto your neck using your fingers.
TIP: A foundation blending brush is recommended for those stubborn areas around the nose, chin eye sockets & forehead
Step 2: Conceal
I apply with a brush & dab with my finger – especially on the bone at the inner corner of the eyes, which is where people often have grey shadows and around the nose.
TIP: DO NOT RUB…
Step 3: Spots
If you have a spot that needs covering…hide it with an extra layer of concealer. Use the same kind as in step 2. Use a brush & apply it onto problem areas, to avoid cakeyness use your ring finger to pat its perimeter outward until smooth.
TIP: For staying power, apply powder over top with a puff to absorb oil and to keep cover-up from sliding off
Step 4: Eyeliner
Apply a liquid/pencil eyeliner to the base of your eyelashes, gliding across the line of your eyes. Smudge a slightly lighter charcoal, brown above the line for that sexy feline look.
TIP: The cotton bud will remove any excess eyeliner & will help flick out your line.
Step 5: Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow: I first like to sweep a layer of translucent powder all over the brow and the eyelid which doubles as a base to help shadow stay put. I prefer medium shades, like taupe, charcoal or heather to shade the socket and the edges of the eyes. Use darker shadows for a more dramatic & glamous look.
TIP: Blend, blend, blend those edges.
Step 6: Mascara
Prep your eyelashes by curling them first. Apply your mascara as close to the roots of your lashes as possible by gently lifting the wand upwards. Apply a couple of coats for that more dramatic look making sure each lash is groomed to perfection.
TIP: Separate your lashes with a eyelash comb
Step 7: Blusher
Blusher: “Blush is my favourite thing in the world.” If you have the right blush,you look younger, fresher & prettier. Older women should definitely add a tawny blush – which looks more natural. Coral & pinks add a pretty, vitalised look. I sometimes use two: a bronzer shade, and then a brighter one on top to add contouring.
Step 8: Lipstick
Moisture before you do anything else. Niva is my fav. I like to apply lipstick straight from the tube – I never seem to have time for a brush, although lip brushes make lipstick last longer. Medium tones are easiest for most women to wear and lip stains are a really natural-looking choice.
TIP: A dusting of powder through tissue pressed in-between lips for that LONGER lasting colour