When it comes to makeup, having a flawless complexion is the ultimate goal. But achieving this look can be tricky, especially if you don't have the right tools and techniques. Fortunately, we've provided the ultimate guide to creating a beautiful, flawless face with simple, easy steps you can do at home.
Before applying any makeup, make sure your face is clean and hydrated. This will create a smooth canvas for your makeup and help it last longer. The Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is a luxurious, fast absorbing lotion that deeply nourishes and hydrates your skin. This popular product is specially formulated to deliver long-lasting hydration and help to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. The lotion is suitable for all skin types and comes with a pump for easy access. This lightweight formula is non-greasy and the perfect daily moisturiser for achieving a more youthful-looking complexion.
A good primer can do wonders for your skin and help your makeup last all day long. Primers help to create a smooth base for your makeup and fill in any fine lines or wrinkles, making your skin look smoother. Benefit's The POREfessional Face Primer is certainly a favourite product amongst many women and has helped achieve flawless skin for years. The secret to the POREfessional's success lies in its silky formula which is infused with a blend of skin-loving ingredients that work together to help blur imperfections and create the perfect canvas for your face. It's lightweight and easily glides all over your face, leaving your skin looking smooth and polished.
One of Benefit's latest releases is the The POREfessional Hydrate Primer. This primer is an absolute game changer that combines the best of two worlds: hydration and pore-minimisation. This wonderful primer is specially formulated to provide your skin with long lasting hydration as well as nourishing it too. Ideally suited to dryer skin that needs a bit of hydration, this primer is incredibly easy to use and can be applied alone, under your makeup or over your makeup for touch-ups throughout the day.
When applying foundation, use a brush or sponge to make sure it is evenly distributed. Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone and make sure to blend it into your neck and hairline to avoid any harsh line. Benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation is a great choice. This foundation provides a brighter, more hydrated, and flawless-looking complexion. This medium coverage liquid foundation is lightweight, natural-looking, and virtually undetectable on the skin.
You can also keep your brushes super organised using the Sara Miller Underwater Spa Makeup Brush Holders which are beautifully designed and help to keep your makeup area tidy.
If you have any blemishes or dark circles, use a concealer to hide them. But what you need to ensure is that you don't overdo it. Apply the concealer in a light, tapping motion and blend it well into your skin. Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer is a great choice for this reason. Available in a variety of different shades, this concealer offers full coverage without it looking "cakey". It feels super lightweight, doesn't cake or crack on the skin. What's more is that it is waterproof and offers 24 hour longwear.
If you have oily skin, powdering your t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) can help control shine and set your makeup. Benefit Dr. Feelgood Silky Mattifying Powder is just the thing you want. When looking for the perfect powder, you want something to be translucent to avoid a cakey look. This translucent powder does just that, instantly reducing shine, setting makeup, and controlling excess surface oil for 12 hours. The weightless, loose setting powder has an invisible finish and leaves nothing but natural-looking matte skin behind. There is no flashback impact for perfect selfies. It comes with a soft puff applicator.
To add some colour and dimension to your face, use a bronzer and blusher. The Benefit Willa Soft Neutral-Rose Blush is a soft neutral-rose blush that adds natural-looking colour to the cheeks. This smudge-proof powder blush is silky-soft, blendable, and buildable, and feels ultra-fine, weightless, and creamy on skin. Swipe onto cheeks for a soft-focus, airbrushed effect and a sweet satin finish. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and upwards towards your temples for the ultimate glam look.
The Benefit Hoola Bronzer is unlike any other bronzer. Depending on your complexion, this bronzer comes in four different shades: Hoola Toasted, Hoola Lite, Hoola Caramel, and the original Hoola. It instantly warms up your complexion and gives it a classic matte finish. It's a popular blendable formula in the makeup world.
Highlighting and contouring can help enhance your features and give your face more dimension. Use a highlighter on the high points of your face like your cheekbones and brow bone.
The Benefit Tickle Powder Highlighter is a gorgeous golden pink super-silky highlighter. Dust this feather light, silky-fine powder highlighter across the cheekbones for an irresistible golden-pink lustre to boost your glow. A built-in mirror and powder brush are included for simple, smooth application. Contour using your bronzer to create shadow and definition in the hollows of your cheeks, temples and jawline.
With these tips, you'll be able to create a flawless makeup look that lasts all day. Remember to always use high quality products and have fun experimenting with different techniques to find what works best for you.