As any woman who wears makeup knows, it can be tough to make the best choice of makeup shades for your skin tone. Most women choose colors that are too light or too dark, which means they have to blend in their foundation to make it look natural and end up wasting time and product. It doesn’t have to be this way! NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow lets you find your perfect color with ease, so you can focus on what matters – enjoying your day and looking amazing without having to worry about whether or not you picked the wrong shade!
Step 1: Choose your Foundation Shade
The first step to using the NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow collection is choosing the right shade of foundation. Like your skin tone, this may not always be an easy task but after doing a few tests and considering different factors (location, temperature, season) you’ll find that it becomes second nature. One important thing to note is how light or dark your foundation will be in comparison with your skin tone and what kind of coverage you’re looking for. Is it a natural matte finish or do you need something with more coverage?
There are many shades available from each category so finding the perfect color for you will be a breeze if you don’t mind taking some time at the makeup counter.
Step 2: Blend out Any Lines with NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow
To achieve the perfect makeup look, your eyeliner and eyeshadow must be blended out so they look natural.
– First, use a flat-topped brush with a light color of powder eye shadow to set your eyes.
– Next, use a fluffy brush with a darker shade of powder eye shadow or an eyeshadow pencil to line the top and bottom lid of your eye.
– Finally, use a small brush with a liquid foundation or concealer on it (depending on the desired effect) on any wrinkles to smooth them out. This step is optional but will make your makeup last longer throughout the day. For more coverage, you can apply a liquid foundation under your eyes as well.
Step 3: Set with Powder
The powder is perfect for setting your foundation with a light and even application. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to choose a powder made specifically for your skin type. Be mindful of ingredients such as talc and zinc oxide because they can lead to acne and discoloration.
Additionally, always apply sparingly; a little goes a long way when it comes to face powders. Keep in mind that the areas around your eyes will absorb more pigment than other areas, so pay special attention while applying there.
To set and touch up throughout the day, use a small airbrush-style powder brush or a pressed or loose powder compact like the NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Luxe Translucent Loose Powder that comes with its brush applicator!
Step 4: Brighten the Under-Eye Area
If you’re having a bad day, skip the foundation on your eyes and just use a creamy eye shadow base all over, it’s perfect for girls who want that just woke-up look. Add some mascara, like NYX professional makeup mascara for that extra boost of volume. Get the NYX Pop Highlighting Palette, which is super pigmented and comes in three shades: white, lavender, and rose gold. You can use the white shade under your brow bone to make your face brighter.
The lavender color makes you look more awake than if you had pink undertones because it emphasizes blue tones in your skin while pink emphasizes warmer tones.
And finally, the rose gold shade has more purple tones in it, so if you have cool undertones it will match perfectly.
Step 5: Finish off with Bronzer or Blush
I love the NYX Professional Makeup bronzer! It is a perfect shade for my skin tone and the application is easy. The first time I used it, I applied too much and it looked orange. The next time I used a lighter hand and it gave me just the right amount of color without looking like an Oompa Loompa! The blush was also a hit for me. It goes on easily and has just the right amount of pigment.
In addition, NYX’s Born to Glow highlighter goes on easily and has a subtle shimmer that makes my skin look healthy. It has quickly become one of my favorite makeup products!
For any makeup lover, it’s a given that your mascara is an essential part of your life. We’ve all been guilty of a few can’t find the right one purchases or wearing our lashes too long. But when you find a mascara that works for you, not just length-wise but withholds and fullness? It will change everything about how you see yourself when applying makeup each day. That is why we chose the best NYX professional makeup mascara on the market: these mascaras won’t leave residue or clump and they are available in so many options with every lash type imaginable. So ditch those old mascaras and start fresh with NYX!
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