All the sun we have been enjoying makes me dream of summer. When warmer weather comes I change my basic makeup routine to something simpler and lighter. Here are a few easy tips to help you achieve beautiful glowing skin.
I may be a bit repetitive on this one point but I can't say enough how important it is to prep your skin. This is the best way to ensure that your foundation will look great and last. I like to apply my makeup after freshly washing and moisturizing my face. If you have already gone a few hours after washing, simply freshen it up with a swipe of toner and a new application of your favourite cream. Always prime before foundation then apply concealer. If your skin is feeling dry, try a moisturizing foundation to add extra hydration!
I start by using a deeper/taupe coloured cream bronzer to contour the hollows of the cheek bones and any other area on the face requiring contouring. Next, I use a cream blush on the cheek bones blending outwards to the ear. Tip: Make sure not to bring your blush too high or close to the nose. To set the makeup I apply a light dusting of translucent powder in the t-zone. For increased longevity of your cheek colour repeat these two steps with a powdered version in a similar shade. To finish tap on a cream highlight along the top of your cheek bones!
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Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.