Step 3: Concealing with a concealer

Just about everyone thinks they’ve got certain flaws with their face, especially with regards to dark circles. And while accepting one’s flaws is a great thing to do, concealing them doesn’t really make you overtly vain either. Once you’re done putting on the foundation, apply the concealer to the problem areas, especially in the form of a triangle below your eyes. This triangular application helps conceal your dark circles while making your skin appear more naturally even toned and drawing attention towards your eyes.

Step 4: Blush, contour and highlight (BCH)

Highlighting and contouring are quick, easy processes that help in taking your makeup game to an altogether new level. Apply the highlighter, cream or liquid based, to your cheekbones, brow bones, on the Cupid’s bow and your chin before you swipe the contour on your cheeks, forehead and along the sides of your nose. Take care to ensure that the contouring doesn’t get too muddy and use an angled brush to blend it all in perfectly. Apply the blush onto the apples of your cheeks, extending upwards to the temple region. Between the blush, contour and the highlighter, different makeup experts recommend different orders of application. Use the order that you’re most comfortable with and one that is most apt for the occasion. Some prefer to apply the blush before the highlighter, especially if the blush is shimmery enough by itself. If you’re using a powder blush, do not ever apply it over a liquid foundation since doing so will cause streaks, making it extremely difficult to blend in.

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