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Get the fresh face you deserve


Many places around the globe are quickly becoming mask optional. As the weather changes from the dry air and cold of winter to the welcome breath of spring, it is time to perform a spring cleaning of your old makeup collection and to choose the right products to give you a beautiful glow. Following a few simple steps can make a huge difference when it comes to buying makeup, especially if you do not have a lot of knowledge of what type of makeup is best for your skin or what the new and improved product lines can do for your facial canvas. The ever-evolving fast-paced change within the beauty industry can keep even the best makeup artists on their toes.

Purchasing the wrong products can put a big dent in your budget and nobody wants to be at the mercy of a sales associate who is desperately trying to sell products for commission or to meet a quota. This makeup tutorial will provide an easy-to-follow step by step guide on how to achieve a fresh, up-close, and personal look. Our model has beautiful olive colored skin. She wanted a makeup regiment that will look amazing and not be too time consuming to apply. She also did not want to waste money on makeup she does not need.

If you are ready to get the fresh face you deserve, especially after being masked for so long, then you are in luck!

Step 1

Start out by washing your face and applying your moisturizer and primer. If you have oily skin, use an oil free primer. If your skin is dry, use a primer which contains a hydrating agent. If you are older or more mature, always stick to a hydrating primer as this will help the skin look smoother.

Step 2

For this look we will be using a tinted moisturizer on the face and neck. This will look more natural and still give your skin an even toned look. Tinted moisturizers are perfect for daytime makeup looks as well. Apply the tinted SPF moisturizer evenly to the entire face and neck, using a sponge to gentle pat into the skin.

Step 3

For the eyes, use a neutral matte shadow palate on the entire eyelid. Apply the matte neutral shadow to your eye lids going as high as the top of your crease and then go a couple shades darker in the actual crease.


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