Apart from your wardrobe, the three pillars of beauty are hair, nails and makeup. For hair and nails many women visit a salon but generally most apply their own makeup. Learning how to apply makeup properly is a small investment in time that will help you to look your best and boost your self confidence.
The first step in learning how to apply makeup is to select the right shade of foundation. This is the greatest challenge and many women go through their entire lives searching for the right foundation.
As a basic guide, the ideal foundation:
- must give you the coverage you need for your skin condition
- must perfectly match your skin tone
- must perfectly match your skin undertone
- must not leave a silica residue
which will cause you to look chalky or ashy if you have darker skin
- must feel lightweight on the skin
When doing a makeover, the only color on the face should come from blush, eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara or eye liner. Foundation should be used as a "primer" to create the canvas, not add color! Your foundation must be totally natural-looking or your face will end up too pink, orange, ashy or two-toned.
Most women have yellow based skin and most likely, so do you. To create the effect of having naturally flawless skin you must wear a yellow-based foundation. If the foundation you select has a pink or orange tone, you will never get a perfect match. Be wary of brands that claim to be yellow based but are really orange-based.
It is for this reason that everyone raved over the brand when Sacha was the Official Cosmetics of the Miss Universe and Miss USA Pageants. Their foundations perfectly matched every complexion, from light to dark and all the exotic tones in between. The Sacha line has sheer liquid foundations, cream to powder foundations for normal skin and Kamaflage foundations, with maximum coverage for problem skin. All Sacha foundations fit like a Second Skin and work beautifully on dry, oily and combination skin.
When you have created the look of having flawless-looking skin, you now have the perfect canvas to explore your creativity with your cheek, lip and especially your eye colors. For step by step instructions on how to do this, please check out our makeup videos and the relevant web pages.