Nobody is perfect, as we know. We all have things on our skin that have bothered us at some point or continue to bother us. Surgery is only a last resort! You can easily cover your flaws with make up. Flaws such as blemishes, dark circles, rosacea, etc. Take a look a the color wheel...this is what we are going to use to determine the concealing tone of your problematic area. If you have red skin (acneic or rosecea), you need to use the opposing color - green - in order to neutralize the red. There are many green primers (ex.Make Up Forever) or green mixers (MAC) that you can mix in with your foundation. If you have blue-ish purple dark circles underneath your eyes, you have to use a warmer color such as peach to neutralize it. Most under-eye concealers will have the peachy tone; but you have to make sure you use the right level of shade for you. If you generally have very pink skin, try and use a yellow based foundation to neutralize your skin tone. Vice, versa, if you have too much yellow in your skin, use a pinker foundation (not too much!) to give yourself a healthier glow. Then of course, comes highlighting and shading! Rule of thumb: highlighters pop and shaders recede the area. For example, if you dont have the perfect nose, just highlight straight down the middle and shade down the sides to give it the illusion of a straight nose. Same goes for your cheeks; if you want to pop your cheekbones, you need to highlight the upper cheekbone to make it pop, and shade right underneath it to give your cheeks a more defined look. With practice, you will learn what works best for you. Hope this helps guys!
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...