should be applied in the following sequence:
a.Foundation, preceeded if required by under eye concealers.
b.Corrections And Improvements.
Of Under-Eye Concealers:
Concealers are applied to cover dark circles around
the eyes, thereby grweatly enhancing the appearance
of the face.They are matched to the skin tone and
are applied before using the harmony foundation.When
any product is applied around the eyes, special care
must be taken so that the skin is not stretched.Instead
of applying the cream from the inside corner of the
eye to the outside it should be dabbed on the skin
and then gently blended with the finger tips moving
from the outside corner to the inside
corner.This procedure will not pull the skin.After
the product has dried, more can be applied to build
up the desired opacity.To remove, use a cosmetic cleanser,
instead of vigorously rubbing the skin with soap and
A.Foundation: Application Technique:
Put a little foundation on the hand(add a complimentary
tone if necessary).Dot it over the face-on the nose,
the cheeks, the chin and the temples and in between
the brows.Using the tips of two fingers or a small
clean, dampened sponge(from which excess water has
been removed) blend the foundation.Always work from
the face outwards, to avoid an accumulation of the
foundation around the hairline-move from the cheeks
to the ears, from between the brows down over the
nose, from the chin out towards the jaw, then onto
the neck.Work quickly, carefully and lightly.Blend
well around the hairline, on the neck, below the eyes
and behind the ears.Also take the foundation over
the eyelids.Finally blot the face with a clean dry
tissue, pressing it lightly over the skin.
And Improvements Through The Use Of Make-up:
Correction of poor skin tones is achieved by using
a correcting make-up base: a mauve base can conceal
pale and dull skin tones and brighten the skin.A green
base masks red blotches and ruddiness.The under-eye
concealer camouflages dark circles under the eye.These
correcting bases have to be applied before applying
foundation.To improve facial features, use is made
of the fact that pale shades lengthen, fill out, and
brighten, while dark shades reduce, deepen, darken,
and conceal.This form of correcting base is applied
after the use of basic foundation.These correcting
bases are available as liquids, creams and even as
1.Correcting The Facial
Morphology: The ideal facial shape is oval and by
the clever use of dark and pale tones, every facial
type can be made to appear oval.
a.Trapezoidal Face: The trapezoidal face can be made
to look more oval by redefining the lower part with
dark foundation and using light makeup at the temple.
b.Rectangular And A Square Face: Both these shapes
are redefined at the four corners with dark foundation.
c.Triangular Face: The triangular face needs dark
foundation at the temples and to shorten the chin
while the lower face needs enlargement using light
d.An Oval Face:The oval face needs shortening at the
forehead and chin with dark foundation.
e.Round Face: The round face is made to appear oval
by using dark makeup at the temples and around the
The Chin And The Nose:
Here again, playing with colours, you can balance
other features of your face.
a.A Prominent Chin:This can be corrected by applying
dark foundation on the tip of the chin.
b.A Double Chin: This can be corrected by putting
a dark foundation on the double chin.
c.A Long Nose: A long nose appears short by applying
dark makeup on the tip.
d.A Broad Nose: For a broad nose apply dark foundation
along each side of the nose.
e.Short Nose: To emphasize a short nose apply pale
makeup along the top of the nose along its whole length.
f.Narrow Nose: For a narrow nose apply a bright foundation
on each side.
g.Crooked Nose: For a crooked nose, cover the crooked
side with a dark foundation and the opposite side
with a light foundation.
The next step is the use of the blusher or the rouge.These
cosmetics do several things to your face.
To Apply Blusher?
Use the colour on the blush area.This is the part
of the face between parallel lines, one extending
outward from the corner of your eye and the second
from the bottom of your nose.Smile and lightly touch
the blusher brush on the fatty part of the cheek and
gently brush the blusher toward the temple, making
a slight curve.A touch of colour across the forehead
and on the chin cometes the look.The cream rouge is
applied to the cheeks with the fingertips in small
amounts and spread in the desired fashion.The powder
blusher is applied with a brush.
D.Applying Powder: Technique:
Make sure the foundationis well blended.Blot the face
lightly with a tissue, especially over the forehead,
nose and chin.Pick up the powder on the puff and press
it firmly on the face, one area at a time.Don't try
to smooth it on by massaging the puff over the face.Now
using a soft, thick powder brush, whisk away the
excess, with downward movement to stop the powder
getting caught in the fine facial hair.