The secret of effective make up lies in the techniques of its application. The best make up techniques can make the heaviest make ups look most natural and yet attractive, concealing the flaws of the skin to perfection. The most effective trick lies in choosing the right kind of make up depending on the occasion and time of wearing it.
After washing the face properly, depending on the skin type and complexion a moisturizer is essential to maintain the skin balance. In case of a day make up, a sunscreen moisturizer or sun block is essential, which would suit individuals according to their different skin types. Choosing the right foundation can make a huge difference that comes in different types such as liquid, cream and foundation sticks. The “stick” type is considered to have a better coverage and is efficient in concealing the blemishes and broken veins completely, while a liquid base provides a more natural look with its lighter coverage. One of the most important aspects would be to match the color of the foundation with the complexion imparting a natural look and feel. In case of oily skins, dry compact bases or oil free liquid bases are recommended whereas a dry skin would require cream based foundations with a moist appearance.
Highlighting the cheekbones can be done with bronzing powders specifically made for the purpose and not with darker shades of foundation bases. Testing them in the daylight would be better to ensure that they look natural when applied and can be thus, applied preferably on the jaw lines instead of wrists.
Blending plays a very important role in make up and when done with perfection changes the appearance altogether. Using the fingertips for blending is the ideal way, although use of a damp sponge can also help. Blending the make up finely with the hairline, jaw lines, sides of the face, around the nose and taking it down to blend it with skin of the neck is essential so that the face does not look like a painted mask.