It’s “Makeover Monday” with Maskcara Beauty! Each Monday, I’ll be teaching you different makeup tips and techniques to enhance your already gorgeous face. How did I get such beautiful friends? Meet Cait! Cait is a momma to be and I was lucky enough to do her makeup for her gender reveal photoshoot. How amazing is her before and after? Let’s dive in with four steps to a gorgeous face!
Four Steps to a Gorgeous Face
Step #1: Color Matching
The first step, is making sure the color matches correctly. I used a mix of “Aura” and “Sunlit” as highlight. Cait has gorgeous eyes, so I put a little bit of “Aura” under her eyes as a dark circle concealer. We wanted to warm up her skin tones, so I used “Stone” to bring out her sun-kissed skin. With pink undertones, “Baby Watermelon” was the perfect color for her cheekbones. Then I added some illuminator to give her that dewy Pinterest worthy glow.
Step #2: Angles
Since Maskcara Beauty is a contour kit, you must find your angles. To apply the contour, do fish lips. This helps trace where the darker color will go. I like to trace a line as if there were a string from the top of your ear to the corner of your mouth. Then make a Nike swoosh under the apple of your cheek. You never want to bring the color past your smile lines. (Smile…where your cheeks crease are your smile lines. 🙂 ) I added contour along her hairline, down the sides of her nose and chiseled out her amazing jaw bone.
Other posts you may enjoy: How to Contour with IIID Foundation by Maskcara
Step #3: Lighting
When putting on Maskcara Beauty products, or any makeup for that matter, lighting is key. I bought this cute ring light from Target. It adjusts the light based on the time of day. (i.e. day = the most light, night = lower light) Without the proper light, your color matching will be off.
Step #4: Selecting the Right Tools
The fourth and final step to a flawless complexion is selecting the right tools. Without the proper tools, the makeup won’t look right. If you’re a makeup newbie or an expert veteran, here are my absolute favorites:
- 30 Second HAC Brush
- This is the power hitter. If you purchase one brush, this is it. You can use it for all things foundation! Each end has a specific role in applying the perfect amount.
- Power Powder Brush
- Shadow Everything Brush
- We used this to apply her gorgeous shadow. Again, two-ended brushes are amazing for quick and easy makeup.
- IIID Perfector Sponge
Is there something you’d like to see that wasn’t featured on here? Let me know! Like I said above, I will be starting a new series every Monday showcasing different makeup tricks, hacks and tips to a beautiful face. If you’d like to purchase, but are afraid of not color matching correctly, email me! I’d be happy to help. Last but not least, if you want to join this crazy world of makeup, shoot me an email! I’d love to have you on my team. <3 I hope you have the best Monday ever! (Well as great as can be expected after Super Bowl Sunday. 😉 )
Get out there gorgeous!
-Maskcara Beauty motto