PERFECT STEP

BASE MAKEUP

Create the base of the skin

MAKEUP BASE  FOUNDATION 

Working with Light and Shadow

NUANCE CHANGE  CONCEALER 

Powder to complete

FACE POWDER 

Create the base of the skin

Before using the foundation, tone up your skin with the makeup base.
Then, apply the foundation with your finger tips or a sponge.

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MAKEUP BASEApplying the makeup base

To create a perfect base of your skin, you should first apply the makeup base to your forehead, cheeks, nose, and the tip of your chin. Use your middle and ring fingers up to the second joint and spread the base evenly with a gentle massaging motion, reaching up to around your eyes.

To apply the makeup base to larger areas such as your cheeks and forehead, move your fingers in broad strokes. This will prevent unevenness and help the foundation spread more smoothly and last longer. For small areas such as your eyes and nostrils, smooth the makeup into your skin in smaller, delicate strokes using your fingers.

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Using the sponge

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FOUNDATIONLightly pat the cheeks

Gently hold the narrower side of an oval sponge and use the wider side to apply the foundation. When applying the foundation to larger areas such as your cheeks, pat your skin lightly and rhythmically.Spread the foundation over the contours of your face by stroking the skin smoothly.

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FOUNDATIONApply the foundation smoothly from the bridge of the nose

Apply the foundation to your forehead by patting, moving on to the area between the eyebrows and the bridge of your nose. For the bridge of your nose, work the sponge in a downward motion since this area is angular, and use only a small amount of foundation. A good guide is to have just enough foundation on the sponge to reach your chin.

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FOUNDATIONFold the sponge for smaller areas.

For the areas under your eyes, over your nostrils, and around the mouth, fold the sponge in two. If necessary, apply a second layer to areas of concern. Do not apply foundation to your eyelids.

Using your fingers and a sponge

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FOUNDATIONLightly pat the cheeks

Take some foundation on the back of one hand, and then spread it lightly over your skin using the other hand’s middle and ring fingers up to their second joint. Smooth it outward over your cheeks and spread lightly over the contours of your face. The key is to not give a strong pressure. Apply the foundation gently under your eyes, working from the center of your forehead outward, toward your temples.

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FOUNDATIONApply the foundation smoothly from the bridge of the nose

Apply foundation lightly to the bridge of your nose, around your nostrils and lips. For best results, apply a very thin layer on the T-zone and other areas that move.Apply another layer in a patting motion if there are any areas of concern.

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FOUNDATIONFold the sponge for smaller areas.

Use the sponge to remove any excessive oil, which will improve the foundation’s ability to hold the makeup. Pat your cheeks and forehead to blend in the foundation along your hairline. Use the sponge in a downward motion over the bridge of your nose. Use the tip of the sponge to finish small areas, such as around your nostrils and under your eyes. Do not apply foundation to your eyelids.

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Working with Light and Shadow

Use Nuance Change Foundation to highlight your features naturally. Cover any dark circles, dullness, or spots with a concealer.

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NUANCE CHANGE FOUNDATIONSpread the light

Use light to bring out your features

Light up your cheekbones and T-zone with Nuance Change Foundation. Use the brush to apply Nuance Change Foundation directly onto your skin and blend with your fingers. Next, use the remaining foundation on the sponge to create a gradation of light.

Blend in the Nuance Change Foundation by gently patting. This will help you avoid disturbing the first layer of foundation.

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CONCEALER ,
CONCEALER PALETTE UNDER-EYE
Hide unwanted shadows

Cover dark circles and dullness

Use the under-eye concealer for dark circles under your eyes. Apply the concealer to the dark lines under the corners of your eyes and move outward. Finally, use your fingers to blend it in.

Define the contours of your lips

Conceal shadows around your mouth to give greater definition to your lips. Apply the under-eye concealer to the corners of your mouth and blend it in gently using your fingers.

Cover spots, freckles, and blemishes

Use the concealer palette to hide spots, freckles, and blemishes. Use the tip of the concealer brush to apply and blend in the concealer over any areas of concern, then apply finishing powder with the brush to settle the concealer.

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Use powder to complete the base makeup

Complete the base makeup using face powder.
You can use either a brush or a powder puff.

Using the brush

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FACE POWDERFor the area around your eyes, apply by turning the brush

Take up some face powder on a large brush, shaking off any excess powder. Allow the brush to rest gently on the skin around your eye, and turn the brush, moving it from the inner to the outer corner of your eye. Do not pull the brush away from your skin while applying the powder.

Pulling the brush away from your skin or pressing too hard can cause unevenness. Move the brush smoothly along the contours of your face.

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FACE POWDERFor larger areas, apply in a circular motion

For larger areas such as your cheeks and forehead, apply the face powder gently in a wide, circular motion. Be careful not to disturb the foundation underneath. Finally, use your hands to check that your skin feels smooth to the touch.

Using the powder puff

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FACE POWDERBegin with larger areas

Take up some face powder using the powder puff and rub it with your hand to ensure that the puff holds the powder. Apply the powder along the contours of your face, beginning with larger areas such as cheeks.

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FACE POWDERFor smaller areas, fold the powder puff in two

For your T-zone and the area under your eyes and smaller areas such as around your nostrils, fold the powder puff in two and use the rounded edge to firmly apply the powder. Lastly, use your hands to check that your skin feels smooth to the touch. Brush off any excess powder for a beautiful finish.

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