How to apply yellow blush


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  • September 10, 2016
  • 3 min read

Every woman has a makeup product you won’t leave home with out applying— mine is blush. If you’re anything like me, you know adding a hint of color to the apples of your cheeks can keep you looking fresh-faced all day. However, all too often blush is overlooked; many women simply use the first pink shade they can find. The truth is, like all other makeup, there is an art to choosing the best blush shade for your skin tone, and our Education Team has the scoop on how to choose the best blush color for you.

The Best Blush Shade for Fair, Medium and Dark Skin

What blush shades work best for fair skin?

How to apply yellow blush

When you have fair/light skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach. For ladies, with light skin tones and cool or pink undertones, you should wear the soft pink shades for a natural look and the peach/coral shades for a pop of color. If you have a light skin tone and warm or golden undertones, try wearing the peachy coral shades for a natural look and the soft pink blushes for a pop of color.

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What blush shades work best for medium skin?

How to apply yellow blush

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For those with a medium skin tone, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades. If your undertones are cool or pink undertones, you should wear the rich pink or mauve shades for a natural look and the deep peach shades for a pop of color. Ladies with warm or golden undertones should wear the deep peach shades for a natural look and the rich pink or mauve blushes for a pop of color.

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How to apply yellow blush

What blush shades work best for dark skin?

How to apply yellow blush

Women with dark skin look wonderful in deep fuchsia, berry, warm brown, raisin and tangerine blush shades. If you have cool or pink undertones, wear the fuschia or light berry shades for a natural look and the tangerine hues for a pop of color. Those with warm or golden undertones, should wear the warm brown or tangerine shades for a natural look and the pinks and berries for a pop of color.

PurePressed Blush for Dark Skin

How to apply yellow blush

When to Wear Warm and Cool Blush Tones

There’s a simple trick to deciding whether to wear a warm or cool tone blush. For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a bold looking blush, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin. Therefore, If you have a warm skin tone (a yellow undertone), choose warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of color. Vice versa if you have a cool skin tone (a pink undertone).

  • Warm Blushes: Coral, Peach, Tangerine, Brown
  • Cool Blushes: Fuchsia, Pink, Raisin, Berry
  • Neutral Blush: Mauve

Practice Makes Perfect

Give our range of PurePressed Mineral Blushes a try, and show us how you get cheeky. Share pictures with us on Instagram using @janeiredale and #BeautyWithBrilliance.

Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.

Plus how to find the right products for your skin tone.

IDK about you, but there’s nothing I hate more than spending 30 minutes on my makeup, only to notice that the dark circles under my eyes and the redness on my cheeks have magically reappeared an hour later. So after many failed attempts at evening out my skin tone with a cocktail of concealer, foundation, and powder, I decided it was time to actually perfect the art of color correcting. And since the whole thing isn’t suuuper intuitive (which color goes where?! why?!), I called in a pro to help.

According to Sir John (makeup artist to Beyoncé, y’all), you need to identify three things before you start: (1) where you need to correct, whether that’s under your eyes, around your nose, etc.; (2) what you need to correct, like dark shadows, yellow tones, or redness; and (3) the right shades to use to get the job done. Ahead, everything you need to know to get started—including the exact products you should use for your skin tone.

How to apply yellow blush

Color Correcting 101

Okay, before you apply any makeup, take a look at yourself in the mirror—natural light is preferable—and figure out where and what you want to “correct” (hey, we didn’t make up the term, but remember, there’s nothing “incorrect” about your face to begin with, k? U perfect). Your look can go awry very easily if you don’t map out where and what you need to color correct, says Sir John. “Your skin can look too light or your concealer might peek through your foundation if you use the wrong shade.”

Basically, finding the right shade of concealer is key when you’re color correcting, and it depends entirely on your skin tone and concerns. That said, there’s six colors you’ll want to keep in mind while color-correcting: pale pink (which brightens blue-toned spots on fair skin), peach (neutralizes blue/purple shadows on medium skin tones), orangey pink (cancels out dark spots on dark skin tones), yellow (offsets purple or darker-toned shadows on olive or tan skin), green (neutralizes redness), and lavender (cancels out yellow tones).

To color correct like a boss, Sir John suggests applying your foundation or tinted moisturizer first so you won’t have to use as much color corrector as you accidentally would on a makeup-free face. “Keep in mind you’re not covering a tattoo or a bruise when color correcting—you’re focusing only on brightening shadows,” he says. “Apply lightly with your fingertips, and the warmth of your skin will help blend the product with your skin tone.”

With Sir John’s tips and tricks in mind, I had three lovely models demonstrate their approach to color correcting. Keep in mind that everyone’s skin concerns are a little different, so what works for your friend might not work for you—and that’s totally okay! Color correcting is all about trial and error, but here are a few options and product recs to get you started:

How to Color Correct on Dark Skin Tones

How to apply yellow blush

With Maya here, we decided to target three specific areas: yellow tones around her nose (using a lavender concealer); redness along the top of her brows, down her nose, and on the sides of her mouth (with a light-green concealer); and dark shadows under her eyes (with a deep-peach concealer).

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How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

With Seint’s recent release of new Demi Colour Edits, I thought this would be a good time to provide some education on how to use Demi Colour by Seint Makeup. Demi Colour is a new and innovative approach to makeup. I’ve spoken before about the advantages of working from home with Seint, and I have taken my expertise as a makeup artist to the next level by with my expertise in Demi Colour. Because this makeup is such a breakthrough approach to makeup, it is important to understand how to properly use and apply Demi with the help of a trained Demi Colour Artist. So today I am going to give you an in-depth overview of how to use Demi Colour.

This new approach definitely comes with a learning curve- but please don’t give up! I am here with all the knowledge you will need to learn how to apply Demi Colour properly. The benefits of using Demi Colour include:

  • Filtering out blemishes
  • Filtering dark under eyes
  • Does not crease
  • Filtering rosacea, melasma, and sun spots
  • Won’t add texture; your skin will still look like skin!
  • Blends with your skin tone all year long (making this the best makeup investment ever!)
  • Moves with your skin to last all day
  • Allows your unique beauty to shine through!

Natural Lighting

First things first- lighting! I talk about the importance of lighting in my post about the best Makeup Tips for Zoom , and it’s just as true and applicable here. Lighting is key to ensure you color match yourself correctly with Demi Colour. When applying your makeup, always find the spot in your home with the best natural lighting. Find a window and sit facing towards it, or open your back door and sit in the entrance of it. If it’s too chilly to sit outside or you don’t have a great window, try using natural white light bulbs. Be sure to avoid any yellow hues!

Be Patient with Demi Colour

When you are starting out with Demi, patience is key. While I am going to provide you with some great information about how to determine the right colors and then properly apply Demi Colour, it will take time to identify the excess colors in your own face, and figure out which Demi shades need to be used. It will take time to become comfortable identifying colors and applying this yourself. This approach is new, innovative, and will be well worth it in the end!

Start with 3 Distractions to Color Match

To begin with Demi Colour, look at your face. Because of the approach of our beauty industry, many women think they have a whole face of distractions and just want to cover them all. But remember with Demi, this is a new approach. The first thing you will do is pick 3 distractions on your face. Examples of this would be dark under eyes, rosacea, a blemish, or melasma. Once you’ve identified 3 distractions, you will look at excess color within that distraction. If the distraction is larger than a sesame seed, please understand that you will be looking at more than one color. Lean in close to the area you’ve identified as a distraction, and find the darkest points within the area.

We always want to filter out the darkest points first, because multiple dark points can create an illusion of a discolored area rather than a discolored point. Our goal is to get the most impact with the least amount of makeup possible.

The Demi Code

Once you’ve found those points you will ask yourself two things. The first one is: Is it excessively dark? Meaning, that it is darker than most areas on your face.

If the answer is yes, then the point is going to be in the blue family.

The second question is: Is it excessively saturated? Meaning, the color is vibrant, like neon or fire.

If the answer to the second question is yes, then we know that it is in the red family.

When the point is both excessively saturated and dark it is most likely excess violet. If the point is dark but not excessively saturated we know it’s either excess blue or green.

Filter the Distractions using Color Science

Now that we’ve reviewed the darkest points within a distraction, and we know how to identify its excess color, we will filter those points using the simple color science of complementary colors.

Select the color using the 1’s in your edit directly across from your excess color on the color wheel. For example: if you have identified an area as having excess blue, the complementary color (opposite on the color wheel) to blue, is orange. This means you will want to begin with O1. This should neutralize the excess color of the point easily. If it does not, try using one of the 3’s, and so on until you find the correct color to neutralize the area and make the distraction disappear.

Use the brush closest in size of the point of distraction and pick up the least amount of product possible. Oftentimes, the Spot Brush will be the best brush for most Demi Colour applications because of its pinpoint precision. Apply lightly but directly to the point. Going outside the point you are targeting will create a halo effect that you will want to avoid!

Once you have filtered only the darkest points of the distraction and given your skin a few moments to settle, you can determine if the area flows with the surrounding skin or if it’s still distracting and requires more filtering. The point is not to have the area colorless, you just want it to flow in harmony with the various beautiful colors that are naturally on your face.

You can see why this method takes patience! But I promise it is worth it in the end. Once you’ve used the color science method with the three distractions you selected, move on to the remainder of your face and filter any other areas you wish. By giving yourself time to practice this method, it will get easier and easier to achieve the flawless skinamalist finish you desire! I give even more tips on my Instagram account @thecountoredlawyer and I have three highlights dedicated specifically to Demi!

Enhancing Your Natural Beauty

The magic of Demi Colour is actually the magic of your own skin! Demi doesn’t create layers to hide your face. The color science behind Demi Colour just helps filter out the distractions so your natural beauty can shine through!
Your natural beauty is extraordinary and exclusive; we want you to share it with the world! And this is how to use Demi Colour to make sure you are using the right colors and technique to get that flawless, filtered – but natural – finish! Ready to dive in yourself?! Click here to shop!

Monochromatic makeup and clothing is no longer a look of the past — but if you’re going to go for this trend, you’ll want to make it clear you know it’s not 1983 anymore. Done well, matchy-matchy makes a bold, beautiful statement. Done poorly, and you’ll look ready for Halloween. Balance is key: Don’t overdo the style, but don’t be afraid of going too strong, either.

One Feature Focus

Don’t even think about pairing that cherry-red dress with red lipstck, blush and eye shadow — this is heading straight into clown territory. Instead, pick a single feature to enhance, like just the eyes or lips, and apply your outfit-matching color there alone. If you’re brave, you might be able to get away with a second focal point in another color. For example, if your outfit is multicolored, use one color on the lips and another for eyeliner.

No Exact Matches

Avoid putting exactly the same shade of green in your dress around your eyes — it looks too deliberate. Stay within the same color palette. Pick just one color hue and its variations, but go darker or lighter, more sheer or opaque, or more or less saturated than the original color. Pair bright blue clothes with a smoky blue-gray eye shadow; try pink lips with a coral top or dark red lipstick with a ruby-red dress. To go even softer, go sheer or blend colors with their complements, like a pink-brown shadow with brown clothes.

Embrace Neutrals

You want your focus feature to stand out alone, so tone down the rest of your makeup with a soft, neutral palette. With bold lips, opt for sheer, muted neutrals or peachy colors on the eyes and cheeks. With statement eyes, choose a neutral lip. However, if your outfit is neutral, be sure to add color into your makeup to avoid looking washed-out. Match your lipstick to a bright accessory or make daring eye shadow the only color you sport.

Mind the Hair

If your color palette skews too closely to your hair or headwear color, be forewarned — this look may be just too much. You want only one tie-in hue above the shoulders as a vibrant against a neutral background. Avoid choosing exact matches to your hair color — go for a different shade — and consider ditching your matching headwear. Otherwise, you’ll need to go fully neutral in the face for this look.

How to apply yellow blush

Concealer can be the most game-changing product in your makeup arsenal. With concealers available in a wide range of shades to suit various skin types and tones, covering blemishes couldn’t be easier, or could it? While skin tone concealers can work well to hide minor blemishes, it can be harder to hide dark circles, hyperpigmentation, and more sizable spots, which is where color correcting concealers can come in useful.

According to Byrdie, color correctors can seem somewhat intimidating if you don’t feel confident using them — particularly as they come in rather bright colors, from purple to orange to green, and resemble face paint more than concealer.

As per Bustle, if you want to get rid of dark areas under your eyes, there’s no better tool than the perfect color correcting concealer.

Thinking about investing in a color corrector to hide the dark bags under your eyes, but unsure how to choose the right tone or how to apply it? It’s easier than you think — it’s just a case of knowing which products to pick and how to apply them for that perfect airbrushed finish.

What can orange color corrector be used for?

How to apply yellow blush

The benefit of using color correctors was explained to Byrdie by makeup expert, Lauren Lebowitz, who said, “Opposite colors on top of one another will cancel each other out,” making colored concealers ideal for helping to hide blemishes that regular concealer is unable to cover.

For example, makeup artist and YouTuber Emily Berry uses orange-toned concealer to cover dark blue or purple circles under eyes, and the results are jaw-dropping.

As per Foreo, orange is an opposite tone to blue, which means that it can work well to cover dark circles under the eyes. The orange hue will help to conceal the undertones of the darker areas. For darker skin tones, orange concealer tends to work well, but it may be too dark for lighter skin tones, so it’s best to use a peach color corrector instead. A peach concealer includes red, orange, and yellow hues, and works in the same way to mask blue, green, and purple tones.

This is how to apply orange color correcting concealer

How to apply yellow blush

Makeup artist and YouTuber Emily Berry explained that while she doesn’t use color correctors every day, when she does, she opts for an orange-hued primer as a first step, which she applies using a foundation brush. She then suggested dabbing a few spots of the primer under your eyes using her finger, layering the product up.

The next step she suggested was using the right shade of orange concealer for your skin type — for lighter skin tones, Berry recommended using a peach or coral-hued product, while for darker skin tones she recommended using a darker orange or even a red.

Berry explained that the next step is to apply the chosen shade directly under the eyes wherever you see blue or black tones, using a foundation brush. She also recommended using a buffing brush to subtly blend the product into the surrounding skin. The next step is to use a full coverage concealer, gently dabbing it onto the color corrected area using a finger or a damp blending sponge. Once the concealer is properly blended in, you can then continue applying your makeup as normal.

These are the real movers and shakers in your makeup kit – and they make all the difference between “glow” and “no-glow”.

Blush, bronzer and highlighter are the must-haves of your makeup kit.

But what’s the best way to use them in your beauty routine?


Blush can wake up your whole face, if you apply it properly.

How to apply blush:

To create a healthy glow, first sweep bronzing powder across your cheek with a big blush brush – then apply your blush just to the apples of cheek.

The trick is to smile to make your target cheek area more pronounced – then apply the blush with a big powder brush, right to the centre of the chubbiest part of your cheek.

Blend in circles, keeping the more intense part of colour on the apples of your cheek.

Shade selector:

Hot pinks give fair skin a beautiful, natural look when applied with a light hand. Coral looks gorgeous on all skin tones, particularly on warm, medium complexions – go for orangey corals rather than pinkish ones.

Anything too light or pastel can look ashy on dark skin. You want shades with bold, true pigments, such as really vibrant orange or fuchsia.

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Everyone wants to have that just-been-on-holiday glow, but faking it with too much bronzer can have the total opposite effect – too much can actually give skin a dull appearance.

DIY directions:

Sweep bronzer over your temples, around your hairline, and under your jaw line, working up toward your cheekbones to blend everything together.

Leave your nose and eyes alone because the bronzer will create too much darkness there – making you look like you’re a part of the Jersey Shore crew.

Shade selector:

If you have fair and medium skin tones choose something yellow-brown and if you have dark skin, stick to highlighter.

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Highlighter is the final make-up deal breaker, but, it needs to be applied correctly.

How to apply highlighters:

Use your highlighter super-sparingly and apply it only to the “light-catching” areas of your face – the middle of your forehead, the sides of your nose, the top of your cheeks and your lips and chin.

Don’t apply it all over your face – it’s too metallic and you’ll end up looking like something from the Wizard of Oz!

Shade selector:

A golden champagne looks good on fair and medium skin; choose a pearlescent, bronze shade if you have darker skin.

Now you’re a pro with your blush brush, check out our guides to getting the perfect lashes and pout – and insider hair tricks that will have you looking like you’ve just walked out of a salon.

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How to apply yellow blush

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Finding a blush that leaves you with a natural glow rather than a clownish appearance can be a challenge when you consider all of the options at the makeup counter. Determining which colors work best for your cool or warm skin undertones can make all the difference in bringing home a winner. You can figure out your skin tone and find the right blush finish to make sure you get best color to brighten up your face.

Determine Your Skin Tone

How to apply yellow blush

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To figure out your best blush color, first determine whether you have cool or warm skin undertones. For example, with cool undertones, a warm tone blush washes you out, while a cool tone blush gives you a little more radiance.

Test your skin tone by putting on a white shirt and standing in front of a mirror with a white backdrop. Surround yourself in as much white as possible. Hold a silver cloth or necklace under your face followed by a gold cloth or necklace. Which looks better? If silver does, you have cool undertones, and if gold does, you have warm undertones. Or you may just be lucky enough to be neutral toned where both colors look equally good on you. Still not sure which skin tone you have? Take a skin undertone quiz, great for all skin colors.

Blushes in the peach and coral family flatter warm undertones while the pure pink and rose colors look best on skin with cool undertones.

Test Differences in Finishes

How to apply yellow blush

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Blushes come in mousse, stain, powder, cream and stick form. It is fun to play around with the options and different brands to figure out what feels best on your skin. If you have normal or dry skin, the mousse, stain or cream blushes make a good starting point, generally providing vibrant results. They blend well and last all day. If your skin is on the oily side, powder minimizes shine and blends with your foundation. You can wear blush without foundation if you are going for a minimal makeup look. If you do choose to wear a foundation, put your cheek color on last and blend it well.

Pair Blush Colors With Your Wardrobe

How to apply yellow blush

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Once you figure out your skin tone and the best finish, you can choose a color suited for the season. Spring offers a great time to try out brighter colors. Whether you wear vibrant colors, softer neutrals or even pastels, your blush color can be a good accent to your clothing.

A few spring color examples:

Purminerals Chateau cheek cream blush in Coy: This neutral tone works with any clothing color, but makes a particularly safe bet with bold colors and prints.

Bare Minerals Blush Balm in Papaya Passion or Posy Passion: Opting for pastels or neutral clothing? Liven up your face with a pink that suits your skin.

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Coral Sheen: If you are wearing white, chambray or even a floral pattern, corals are a really great way to keep the glow on your face without competing with your ensemble.

Benefit Brightening Face Powder in Dandelion: Brightening powders work with just about every color since they are a subtle addition to your complexion. No matter what skin color and tone you have, a brightener should lift the shadows from your face and add a very subtle hue.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting or Peach Satin: The lighter pinks and peaches are perfect for complementing sorbet clothing colors, bold prints and even simple neutrals. These colors are an easy way to light up your face and add just enough color to achieve a sun-kissed look without too much fuss.

Apply Your Color

How to apply yellow blush

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Blush colors are best applied after your base makeup. For natural results, follow a few tips for applying it smoothly:

*Mousse, stains and sticks can all be blended with your finger or a sponge. Brush small strokes starting at the apple of your cheeks. Blend the color towards your cheekbones. Layer it for a richer result.

*Cream blush can also be applied with fingers or a sponge as well as a blending brush.

*For powder blushes, use a nice and full blush brush to blend well with your base powders.

No matter which finish you choose, it helps to use a finishing powder to blend your makeup and avoid splotches and streaks.

While blush may be one of the most underrated products in the beauty space, we believe it deserves to shine. However, we understand people who are on the anti-blush team, as some powder formulas can make even the dewiest and youthful skin look cakey if the formula isn’t just right. Enter: Cream blush.

Aside from its versatility (you can apply it on your eyelids, cheeks, and lips), it also blends seamlessly into the skin with your fingertips, favorite makeup brush, or makeup sponge. Plus, unlike chalky formulas that don’t deliver, just a single drop or swipe of a good cream blush is powered with pigments that can take you from looking washed-out and ghostly to flushed and alive.

Here are the 15 cream blushes that changed our opinions on the entire category.

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1 Maybelline Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush

This lightweight formula goes on sheer and is buildable, so that users can achieve the exact amount of color they wish—plus it comes in six shades. The oil-free and water-based formula gives a natural flush of color to all skin types, without ever clogging pores.

2 Armani Beauty Neo-Nude A-Line Liquid Blush

Available in eight shades ranging from bright corals to sultry berries, Armani’s liquid blush distributes the perfect sheer flush of color. Dubbed “watercolors for your complexion,” the luxurious velvet applicator makes application similar to painting. Composed of a water-based liquid color, just one drop goes a long way. To apply, use the applicator to apply a small dollop of blush to the apples of your cheek and blend using your fingertips.

3 ROSE INC Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush

For the eco-friendly people out there, this hydrating cream blush is for you. Not only does it come in six radiant shades, but you can purchase refills once you’re done to reduce waste. When you’re ready to switch it out, simply use a safety pin to poke a hole in the pan to release it, and replace it with your new blush pod.

4 Tower 28 Beauty BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush

Tower 28 formulates all its products for sensitive skin, so if that’s you, consider trying this blush in one (or more!) of the seven shades available.

5 Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

Selena Gomez’s featherweight formula (available in matte and radiant finishes) only takes one to two drops of product to go a long way—that’s partly why it went viral on TIkTok. Each blush is formulated with a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white water lilies for an added skincare benefit. Also worth noting: the packaging is insanely chic and can be displayed on any vanity with ease.

6 Covergirl Clean Fresh Cream Blush

Infused with hyaluronic acid, this blush moisturizes and plumps cheeks for a youthful dewiness. Its high pigment shades arrive in a cruelty-free and vegan formula that can be built up or down. Pro tip: dab a little bit onto your eyelids to help you achieve that freshly wide-awake look.

7 MAKEUP BY MARIO Soft Pop Blush Stick

Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, created one of the best cream blushes on the market. On one end, you can find the cream blush in stick form, and on the other there’s a makeup brush to help you blend in the color.

8 Glossier Cloud Paint

Made of a lightweight pillowy formula, this cream blush is perfect for a wide range of skin tones. All six shades are inspired by NYC sunsets and blend easily, giving a foolproof glow every time. One user said this blush is so good that “unlike her friends, it stayed loyal, despite all of her crying.”

9 Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

Rihanna has done it again with her newest blush collection, composed of incredible shades suitable for every complexion. With cheeky names such as Rosé Latte, Bikini Martini, and Summertime Wine, how could you not fall in love? Names aside, the non-greasy sweat- and water-resistant formula melts right into your skin for a flawless application every time.

10 Stila Convertible Color

This cream blush appears in natural shades ranging from Lilium, a nude pink, to Gerbera, a rosy pink peach. Its translucent finish and subtle colors make it ideal for a no-makeup look. Application tip: Gently rub the blush into your fingers to warm the color, and then blend outward and upward along your cheeks.

11 PATRICK TA Major Beauty Headlines – Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush

For those looking to dabble in cream blush, but still find comfort in powder formulas, this product is for you. We love that this blush duo contains both a hydrating cream blush for a dewy look and an airy powder version in a complementary tone for a matte finish—it’s the best of both worlds.

12 Freck Beauty CheekSlime

Known for its slime-like texture, CheekSlime can best be described as a cream blush with a gel-like formula. The two universally flattering shades, Cuffed and Fielding, last all day (trust) and apply seamlessly. However, it doesn’t end there; liquid plant-based collagen, glycerin, quinoa-seed extract, and carrot root extract infused within this blush serve to hydrate while giving you the perfect flush. In a review, one user even said that it “lasted a 12-hour shift with a mask on.”

13 Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek

Applying blush couldn’t be any easier than with this solid blush pick. It’s perfect for travel due to its compact size (and the fact that it’s spill-free). The moisturizing blend of mango butter, avocado oil, and apricot oil allows the formula to blend easily while keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day.

14 NUDESTIX Nudies Bloom

Ideal for application on the go, this multi-tasking blush is made with a built-in brush for accessible application. Colors like Tiger Lily Queen, a soft coral, and Cherry Blossom Babe, a rose flush, add the perfect pop of color to your cheeks. Other noteworthy points: The blush is long-wearing, non-sticky, and water-resistant.

15 Florence by mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush

Cheek Me Later is a cream blush that dries into a powder-like finish. Due to its hero ingredient, kaolin clay, the color stays put through just about anything. The light and thin creamy texture allows for buildable color with zero stickiness.

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How to apply yellow blush

In the world of social media beauty gurus and influencers, it often seems like everyone in the world has flawless skin and Kardashian-level makeup skills. But while some women can contour, highlight, and draw a fierce cat-eye like it’s second nature, the rest of us are still trying to figure out our proper foundation shade and how to do a smoky eye without looking like a vampire.

This difficulty only becomes amplified as you grow older. Instead of acne, maybe you’re dealing with wrinkles, dark circles, and saggy skin, and you aren’t sure how to apply makeup that enhances your face without looking overdone. It doesn’t help that makeup brands tend to market their products with models in their teens, 20s, and 30s, so it might be harder to picture yourself wearing that highlighter or blush if you’re older than the target age range.

One makeup artist, Callista Lorian, posted a series of photos on Reddit illustrating an important point: there’s absolutely no age limit on makeup. In a post that has almost 23,000 upvotes and 332 comments, Lorian shared before-and-after photos of a makeover she did on her own mom, and the results are absolutely stunning.

It’s no wonder the transformation is currently the top voted post of all time in r/MakeupAddiction, a community of almost a million subscribers. Members of all ages wrote that they felt inspired by Lorian’s soft, youthful makeup look.

“Probably my favourite post I’ve seen on this sub. This literally makes me excited to wear makeup as an older woman,” wrote one commenter.

“Can we get a tutorial? I would love to be able to do this for my mom and grandma. Your mom looks so fresh and lovely!” asked another.

Lorian wrote that her mother is usually not one to switch up her makeup routine, but ended up loving the results. “She’s basically been doing more or less the same thing since the 70s,” she wrote in a comment. “Usually she wears just a tinted spf, a dab of concealer, some green mascara and maybe green eyeliner (I’ve been trying to get her to change up her green mascara the whole of my adult life!) and a very pink toned lipstick, all of which didn’t flatter her that well in my opinion. She loved the end result and keeps asking me to show her how to recreate it.”

This isn’t the only time Lorian has stunned the internet with her makeup magic. A few months later, she shared more before-and-after photos of a client in her 40s who literally looks 10 years younger afterward.

How to achieve this age-defying look

Lucky for us all, Lorian detailed the full list of products she used in the comments of each post. And if you’re feeling inspired to dive back into your own makeup drawer, she also included her best tips for applying makeup if you have wrinkles and other totally normal signs of aging that you want to emphasize less. Here are some key takeaways from her two posts:

Always use a primer

Using a primer will make the application of your makeup smoother and help it stay put longer, she wrote. Lorian also used plenty of moisturizer and strobe cream to help even out her mom’s overall skin tone as well as hydrate.

Use a color corrector on dark circles

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Color correcting is a beauty technique where you use specific hues to conceal blemishes and other imperfections on your face. The idea is that colors opposite each other on the color wheel will cancel each other out—so if you have excessive redness, you can cancel it out with green. The same trick applies to dark under-eye circles. For light to medium Caucasian skin, Lorian recommends applying a peach-toned concealer to dark circles. For darker skin tones, she prefers an orange-toned concealer, and for olive skin tones, she leans toward pink-toned concealer.

Step away from the mirror to assess

A good way to judge whether you actually need more under-eye coverage is to move a few steps back from your mirror, Lorian wrote. “I’ll sometimes get the client to tilt their chin down so I can see where the shadows are falling. Once I’m happy, I’ll set it pretty quickly with translucent powder to prevent the product from creasing or shifting around,” she said. She doesn’t believe in “baking” makeup, which refers to letting translucent powder sit on your face for five to 10 minutes before dusting off. “I would avoid it like the plague for more mature skin. I think the trick is just setting quickly and pushing the powder in with a fluffy brush.”

Use a light hand with foundation and powder

“I am not a fan of using foundation for coverage in any makeup,” she wrote. While it may take longer, she prefers to conceal and color-correct any specific spots that need it while leaving most of the skin with light coverage. “Also, powder really sparingly with a small brush and try to avoid powdering over wrinkled areas at all. Anything too thick doesn’t sit well in wrinkles.”

Focus on what needs the most attention

Don’t add blush or eyeshadow just because you think that’s what you’re supposed to do; instead, make tweaks to areas that actually need it. “For my mum, that was evening out her skin tone, defining her lips and sparse brows, and making her eyes the main event,” Lorian wrote. “Don’t just go through the motions of what makeup should be.”

Don’t neglect the brows

Brows have been making a major comeback over the past few years, and for good reason: filling in your brows can instantly elevate your look to be more striking and youthful. The trick is layering different products with different color tones and intensities to achieve a more natural, feathery look, she explained.

“I always start by brushing the hairs upwards with a clean spoolie brush,” she wrote. “Once I’m happy with the overall shape of the base layer, I’ll go in with a darker pencil and very lightly flick in hair strokes to create dimension. You don’t ever want it to get to a point where the color looks too solid,” she adds. She finishes off with a brow build and a clear brow gel to hold everything in place.

Embrace your freckles

If you’re getting Meghan Markle vibes from that second transformation, you’re not alone. “I played up to her natural freckles as she mentioned how much she loved Meghan Markle’s wedding makeup and wanted to emulate that,” Lorian wrote. She used Freck, a product for adding natural-looking freckles, to “enhance and bring back what was already there after the base was applied” rather than create new freckles.

While medical therapy can address the underlying physical aspects of rosacea, makeup can help instantly improve the look of your skin and boost your self-confidence about your appearance. Here are some tips to help you look and feel your best.

Get a clean start. Before applying makeup, cleanse and moisturize your face with skin-care products appropriate for your skin. Always treat skin gently, never rubbing or pulling with your fingers, makeup sponges or even a washcloth or towel, as this may cause irritation. And use the right tools to minimize irritation — anti-bacterial brushes may be best, since even the oil and bacteria on your fingers can irritate skin.

Keep it simple. The more ingredients and products you apply to your skin, the higher the likelihood that an ingredient or product may aggravate it. That’s why it may be helpful to use multi-function products, such as a green-tinted base that also contains sunscreen. Always test a new product in a peripheral area — your neck, your arm — before using it on your face to make sure your skin doesn’t react to it. Avoid any products that burn, sting or irritate your skin.

Use a green-tinted base. A sheer green-tinted primer is a good choice for a makeup base — it can help visually correct redness and even out skin tone. Get one with UVA/UVB protection and you’ll help shield skin from exposure that can aggravate rosacea. A protective base has another bonus, too: it helps your makeup last longer.

Choose oil-free foundation and concealer. Look for an oil-free foundation that offers the level of coverage you need, from sheer to full. And for both foundation and concealer, choose your shade carefully. Foundation should match your natural skin tone as closely as possible, while concealer should be just one shade lighter than your natural skin tone.

How to apply foundation. Use a light touch when applying foundation. You may want to use an antibacterial foundation brush to apply it rather than a sponge (too harsh for skin) or your fingertips (can add unnecessary oil to the face). For brush application, start by applying a small amount of liquid foundation to the back of your hand. Dab with the brush and smooth over your face, starting in the center and blending outward. For cream or powder foundation, sweep the brush across the surface of the compact and apply to your face. Use broad strokes for large areas of the face: cheeks, forehead and chin. Use the edge of the brush to reach narrow areas: nose, mouth, eyes and hairline. Blend well. Be sure to clean the brush between uses.

How to apply concealer. Use an antibacterial concealer brush to lightly dot concealer under your eyes, starting at the inner corner and working outward. Blend well for a seamless look. You can hide bumps or visible blood vessels by dabbing and blending concealer directly onto each area, then using foundation all over to create a more even tone.

Consider cover-corrective makeup. Especially for those with moderate to severe rosacea, cover-corrective cosmetics may be an appropriate option. Available in a choice of formulations with UVA and UVB sun protection and a wide array of tones to match your natural skin color, they can thoroughly conceal many types of skin imperfections to create a flawless look.

Explore the benefits of mineral powder. Mineral makeup is often a good choice for skin with rosacea, as it typically doesn’t contain potentially irritating ingredients. There are also innovative mineral powder formulas specifically formulated to color-correct redness. Dust a yellow-toned mineral powder over foundation, or use it over your protective base instead of foundation to help further tone down the look of redness.

To blush or not to blush. Mineral powder blushers are also available, but since skin already tends to have a lot of color, go easy on cheek color if you use it at all. Choose sheer blush formulated for sensitive skin and apply sparingly with an antibacterial brush, sweeping it from the apples of the cheeks toward the temples.

Opt for extra-gentle eye makeup. Eyes are sensitive to begin with, and if yours have signs and symptoms of ocular rosacea, it’s especially important to treat the eye-area skin gently. Select products designed for sensitive eyes that have been ophthalmologist tested — and allergy- tested, fragrance-free formulas may be ideal. Mascara and eyeliner should be easy to apply and remove without pulling or tugging on the eyes. Look for mascara formulas that can be gently removed by simply rinsing with warm water. Mineral powder eye shadow may be the perfect choice for eyes susceptible to rosacea symptoms. Neutral colors, both in shadow and eye pencils, may also be less irritating than strong jewel tones since they have less pigment.

Go for neutral lips. Lips will shine in neutral shades close to your natural lip color. Avoid red shades that may exacerbate the look of redness in your skin.

Blush is among the few “beauty essentials ” this year. Blush not only enhances the shape of your face adding natural color to the face, but it also highlights the cheekbones and warms up the skin. It returns the bloom youth to a tired-looking complexion, giving a warm, healthy flush to the cheeks.

Blush comes in several forms, but powders and creams are the best. Avoid liquid or jelled blush which are very difficult to apply. Stay away from shades that are too bright, too dark or pale. How to apply yellow blush

When buying choose the correct shade for your skin tone.

  • beige, pink tones are appropriate for fair skin
  • warm, brown shades are appropriate for yellow-tones skin
  • plum, bronze shades are appropriate for dark skin
  • orange, apricot and coral shades are appropriate for sun-tanned skin
  • the soft tones/ apricot, peachy, pink/ are appropriate for everyday use

Powder blush imparts a natural-looking finish. It is applied easily and glides in smoothly. Apply it with a wide brush after the foundation and powder application. Powder blush gives a more defined, airbrushes effect and is more noticeable on the skin. Find a texture that is sheer and can be build up easily.

Cream blush are oil-free. To apply it properly and evenly use your fingertips or a foundation brush to give a cleaner and more precise result. Apply the cream blush over the foundation and blend it well. It blends into the skin better and creates a more natural effect. Cream blush is more translucent and reflective.

Bronze-toned blush give a healthy glow, especially during the summer months. Apply it with a brush on cheeks, chin, neck and forehead alone or under the blusher for a healthy and good-looking look.

The blush application should be very accurate and blended in well. Always apply the blush after the foundation and the face powder. To ensure an even application apply it with a wide sable brush and tap the excess blush. The blush brush allows you to apply the blusher evenly. They are designed to define the natural curves of the cheekbones. Smile and lightly touch the blush brush on the fatty part of the cheek and gently brush the blusher. Use soft circular motions from the center of the cheekbones out. Blend as you apply, leaving no obvious color spots. Apply blush where color naturally rises.

Where to apply
To the end of the cheekbones
When you apply blush to the upper end of the cheeks you should use very light shade. Make sure your face is clean and fresh.

To the whole face

If you have a nice face-structure it’ll be great to highlight it. Apply the blush from the end of the brows to the lips. Blend well. This way you will make your face look longer and stretched.

To the cheekbones, temples, forehead

To achieve natural-look apply a little blusher to the forehead, temples and cheeks. It will be best if you apply a face powder in brown shade beforehand. This way the blusher will blend well with the powder and your face won’t look like a mask.


    Step 1

Cleanse your face. Apply moisturizer and then a light foundation. Use a powder one tone darker than your natural skin tone. Dip the blush brush in the blush and apply a little on your hand in order to remove the excess.
Step 2

Smile to see the best place where to apply the blush. Use a rush that is appropriate for your face.
Step 3

Apply the blush lightly from downwards to upwards. Women usually repeat this motion but the effect isn’t good.
Step 4

You can repeat if you want to achieve more saturated color. Make sure that your face look natural and that you haven’t applied too much blush.


Step 1
Cleanse your face and apply a liquid foundation. Never use face powder if you are going to apply a creamy blusher. If your skin is even, youth and has a fresh tone you can go without a foundation. Just make sure your skin is well-hydrated and clean.

Step 2
Smile and apply the creamy blush with your fingertips. Don’t panic if the color isn’t even, you will correct it later, but make sure you blend well.

Step 3
Use a synthetic brush with hard hairs or a makeup sponge to blend the blush.

Step 4
You can use a stick-blush, but make sure it is in the right shade.

The blush can be used to help shape the face , making a round face appear longer or a long face appear rounder, but never apply blush to the nose for corrective purposes. If you want to minimize your forehead apply a little bit of blush to the center of your face.

Useful Tips:

  • never mix blush powder with other makeup creams/li>
  • a color that is close to or lighter than your lipstick will work best/li>
  • use apricot shades on pale skin and dusty roses on darker skin/li>
  • if your skin is oily, a powder brush will last longer/li>
  • always dip the brush quickly and flick your wrist to stroke the cheek lightly/li>
  • cream is appropriate for normal to dry skin/li>
  • powder is appropriate for oily skin/li>
  • never apply on the nose for corrective purposes/li>
  • never apply too much otherwise your face will look as a mask/li>
  • dab a little on the highest point of your cheekbone nearest your eye to create a more distinct look/li>
  • cream or gel should go over a creamy foundation
  • cream is appropriate for dry and mature skin as it blends easily
  • powder is appropriate for oily, combination or normal skin

Yellow Based Foundation – Best Foundations for Yellow Undertones Guide

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If you need foundation or concealer, consider your undertone when shopping. Experts recommend choosing a brand with a wide range of warm, cold, and neutral color options. Knowing the right foundation shade isn’t just enough for a perfect look! Incorporating several makeup tips and tricks always helps. This Best Foundations for Yellow Undertones Guide has a list that has been recommended by the experts, the yellow based foundation.

Face & Body Foundation by Dior Backstage

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L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable

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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick in Seamless Finish

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Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani

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What is a yellow undertone?

If your face looks more yellow, your undertone is warm. If you feel you look better in off-white or creamy hues rather than stark white, that’s another telltale sign that you may be you have a warm undertone. You may have a neutral undertone if you wear both colors without looking pale.

How to find a foundation for yellow undertone skin?

1. Finding proper shade

Start by making a list of three colors that work well together. Apply a tiny line of each shade along your jawline. See which one matches the most with your natural skin tone. When deciding on a foundation shade, don’t just consider your face with the eye. Think about your neck as well.

2. Think about the undertones of your skin

Finding a foundation with a yellow undertone that suits your skin tone might be difficult. Adding natural color undertones to the list and trying them can make it easier when you’re picking the perfect shade.

3. Know what kind of coverage you require

We always recommend a light to medium coverage foundation.

4. Choose coordinating makeup

For example, a good quality concealer. You can find powders that will keep your makeup in place & blushes that will give you a healthy glow too.

5. The seasonal aspect of your shade

Yes, some people can’t wear the same foundation color all year round. This is especially true in warmer seasons when skin needs to warm up. Sunscreen is critical, so make sure you keep your Foundation as close as possible to your natural shade.

6. Use virtual try-on tools to your advantage

It will help if you use an online makeup try-on tool rather than in-store testers because it can be risky to spread germs. Online try-ons ensure that you choose the right foundation shade the first time, saving you time & money.

What does it mean by having yellow undertones?

It’s hard to describe the color of something without a specific name. If you have a warm undertone, you’re fair-skinned. This is because the sunlit part of your skin has activity on it. Leather bands and cuffs will look better with silver than gold.

What color foundation goes with yellow undertones?

Honey and golden tones are complimentary for foundations for yellow undertone skin. At the same time, olive and coral hues make excellent eyeshadow and blush colors, as they’re contrasting for those with that complexion.

What colors look best on yellow undertones?

Choose blues, teals, lilacs, lavenders, and soft rose colors. Because your skin has gold and yellow undertones, you should select colors that reflect these tones! Choose camel, orange, gold, scarlet red, and ochre.

Which shade is best for yellow skin?

You see, in makeup and fashion, they often say that a yellow-toned person should wear warm-toned colors while a pink-toned person should wear cool-toned colors. Warm-toned colors do sort of flow with yellow-toned skin because they’re both warm-toned.

Is yellow Foundation cool or warm?

Your undertone is the underlying shade of your skin. Undertones generally fall into four groups: WARM: yellow or golden – light and medium skin tones.

How do I add yellow undertones to my Foundation?

Why does Foundation look yellow on me?

If you’ve picked the wrong undertone, it will look yellow on you if you are COOL and like a WARM or NEUTRAL foundation. If you are WARM and pick a COOL foundation, it will make your skin look pale and icy.

Is yellow skin tone attractive?

According to new research from the University of York, people are attracted to increased yellowness in people’s skin. Our results indicate that healthy skin color is attractive because it signals the current condition, not because of a sensory bias towards yellow colors.

Does yellow look good on yellow skin?

The trick is to find a yellow in contrast to your skin’s undertone. For instance, red or blue undertones look best in most yellows. People with yellow undertones look good in bright or darker yellows.

What skin tone does yellow look terrible on?

Dressing For Pale and Cool Skin Tones Bright colors such as orange and yellow overpower pale skin and wash you out, so it is best to avoid them as much as possible.

What undertone foundation should I use?

One of the quickest and the most common ways to determine your undertone is to check the insides of your wrist. If your veins appear blue or purple, you have a cool undertone. If they look green, you’re warm. If you’re having difficulty narrowing down between blue or green, you most likely have a neutral undertone.

What is a warm yellow undertone?

If you have warm undertones, your skin will lean peachy, yellow, or golden. Your skin will depend on pink, red, or blue if you have cool undertones. And if you have neutral undertones, your skin will have some mixture of these colors.

Can neutral undertones wear great Foundation?

As one might expect, neutral undertones can pull off neutral colors well. They also look good in cool and warm color palettes.

Do I have yellow or peach undertones?

Check your tan. If your skin burns quickly or tans to rosy, deep cinnamon, or reddish shades (as opposed to golden or peach), then you likely have a cool undertone. If your skin tans to peach, golden, caramel, or olive undertones (instead of rosy or reddish), you likely have a warm undertone.

How do you pick your foundation color?

How to apply yellow blush

Get gorgeous! A woman’s wedding day is a dream day of each lady. They start planning the day from the time they were little girls. Every woman wants to make this day very special and unforgettable and wants to seem like a princess or fairy. Let us read to know how to do bridal makeup step by step at home.

How to Do Bridal Makeup Step by Step:

One should select the perfect or proper wedding makeup. One should choose the makeup which will best suit your complexion. Here we tend to represent the various steps of bridal makeup.

Step 1 (Prepare Your Skin): On the day of your wedding, doesn’t use a tough scrub instead use an exfoliating cleanser. Your face ought to be clean and soft. As makeup ought to look natural with stunning skin.

Step 2 (Primer is Required): Use a primer before applying makeup it will facilitate to carry the makeup whole day. It will facilitate swish fine lines and wrinkles and even disguise over open pores. Choose a primer according to your skin type.

Step 3 (Apply Foundation):

Choose Foundation Per Your Undertone: For cool undertone go for rosier, redder base foundation and for warm undertone go for yellow or golden base foundation.

Quick Tip: To know whether the selected shade is right, Q-tip is employed. Dip that Q-tip in foundation and apply it on your lower jaw line. If it vanishes, it’s right one.

Apply foundation on face, starting from middle and blending outward using foundation brush. Apply below your jaw and neck. Apply foundation in skinny layers for higher finishing.

Step 4 (Add Concealer): Foundation is meant for getting even skin tone and concealer is employed to cover things, like spots or dark circles. If you use concealer before foundation, it will rub away while applying foundation. Use a concealer brush put a dot of liquid concealer on the brush. The shade of concealer should be same shade or one shade lighter than your skin tone. Apply wherever required. Patting the brush will help to spread the concealer. Patting must be done against the skin.

Step 5 (Set Your Base): Cream blush should be preferred rather than a powder blush or use powder as your base. Now use powder bronzer that’s just a shade darker than your foundation and brush it on your face.

Step 6 (Blush Gently): Light blush must be preferred. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards and out toward your hairline. Avoid blush over your nose as no one wants a pink nose. For fair skin, blush on shades of soft rose or baby pink colors and for medium skin blush on shades of cranberry, soft coral or rosy pink and for deep skin colors like plum, grape and raspberry can suit the foremost.

Step 7 (Bring Color to Your Eyes with Shadow): Opt colored eye liners rather than using Black liner. Paler or muted eye shadows will complement your eye color, and with the use of highlighter eyes look larger and attractive.
Try brown, grey, and green eyeliners and apply it on both your top and bottom eyelids. Use cream eye shadow as it will last longer time and is best used on the lids of your eye.If you have green eyes try bronze shade, for blue eyes use dark brown, and for brown eyes gray is best.

Step 8 (Add Mascara): You must use water proof mascara, volumizing and lengthening mascara. Curl your lashes before applying both. Go with black – it is the best. Use a brow powder. The shade of brow powder must be a little darker than your natural color.Brush it on your eyebrows in natural line.

Step 9 (Create Lips That Look Good and Last Longer): Know the Lip magic! As you need your face skin to be well moisturized prior to applying makeup, your lips also need to be moisturized if they are dry or cracked when color will be applied all you see will be lines. To avoid this, use a lip hydrator and let it absorb before applying color. Use lip liner before applying lipstick. Shade of lipstick and blush must match with each other as it will enhance overall makeup.


Speaker 1: So we’re here with Aminata, and we’re going to show her how to apply natural makeup to black skin. How are you?

Aminata: I’m good.

Speaker 1: Okay, let’s try some colors. Now I like to put foundation on first, and then go into concealing and correcting. So first I like to use the make up Forever Face and Body, and just a touch, you don’t need much. And I like to also use the Black Opal Stick Foundations, they’re really great, and they mix very well together. So start with your foundation, your liquid foundation. Now I’m using a yellow base, Aminata has a yellow base and a red base, but she’s more red base, so we’re going to go in with the yellow first, and get that on. Now we’re going to take the Black Opal Stick Foundation and go right on the skin. And keep in mind that you can put the stick right on the face, take the brush, and apply sort of like a patting technique into the skin. It stays right where it needs to stay, and it looks natural. And notice the technique that I’m using with the first foundation, I’m just kind of stroking it away from the face, and then add a little bit more longer strokes. But then as we go in with the stick foundation, dab it right there, and then press it right into the skin. She’s covered up, and she looks really natural. Now there is another step, another two steps actually, to this process. And what that is is I like to, again, take my powder puff and take off some of the excess shine, just to make it look more natural.

Mineral makeup application

Amazing Base and PurePressed Base Application

We get very few complaints about our mineral powders which are a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and powder all in one. But below are some challenges we sometimes hear and what we suggest to solve them. Usually, it requires just a simple adjustment. Switching to a powder that’s applied in small amounts and gives instant coverage may take some suspension of disbelief as well as some practice.

We always recommend that the brushes that were designed for these powders be used. This isn’t just to sell product – the results are visibly better. Although we made our name with our mineral powders, we have since introduced a tinted moisturizer, Dream Tint, an anti-aging liquid foundation, Liquid Minerals, and a Full-Coverage BB Cream, Glow Time. Whatever you choose — enjoy!

Use a primer! We have two – Smooth Affair and Smooth Affair for Oily Skin. They will help to control shine and give more even coverage without a lot of work. Choose PurePressed which is more matte than Amazing Base. Remember that working the minerals too much tends to separate the individual minerals and pull the one that creates the glow to the surface. It’s easy to avoid this by applying the minerals in thin layers in downward strokes with the brush. Keep adding layers until you get the coverage you want. Then spritz with one of our facial sprays and blot. To eliminate any shine in the middle of the day, apply PureMatte or Amazing Matte. They don’t build product and will keep things looking matte and natural.

Use our primer Smooth Affair or Smooth Affair for Oily Skins before applying the mineral powders to even out pores and fine lines. Apply PurePressed Base or Amazing Base with a brush. Spritz with one of our facial sprays and blot, or mix the loose powders into a moisturizer and make a cream foundation. Apply it with fingers or a sponge. If the powders appear to accentuate lines under the eyes, dampen a cotton pad with one of our facial sprays and gently press it on the problem area, or gently dab on a small amount of moisturizer. It’s OK to add moisturizer after the minerals have been applied.

This is usually because the minerals have been applied before the moisturizer has been absorbed or because the moisturizer being used only lays on the surface of the skin. The simple solution is to wait a minute for the moisturizer to disappear or to blot any excess. Our BeautyPrep Moisturizer was designed to be the ideal base for our foundations. Or try one of our facial sprays as a substitute moisturizer for oily skin. Also, some unevenness can be attributed to sponge applicators that do not “move” on the skin. This is why, if a sponge is used, we recommend our Flocked Sponge. It’s the only sponge we’ve found that blends the powders and does not drag. The sponge in the pressed compacts is only meant for touch-ups.

This was probably chosen in poor lighting. The best way to test for the right color is to do it on the jaw line in daylight. The color should disappear if it blends perfectly with the skin. An easy way to begin is to test Natural and Amber. They both have the same value, but Natural has a pink undertone and Amber a yellow. You will be able to see quickly whether to try a lighter or darker base and which undertone best complements the skin. Find your perfect foundation and shade with our Foundation Finder Quiz .

Makeup base, also referred to as a primer, is a cosmetic product that is applied to the skin before foundation or concealer. It is typically simply a clear, matte finish or a very light tint. Its purpose is to smooth out lines, wrinkles, or blemishes, and give the foundation or concealer a smooth palette for application. It also helps to absorb oil, and cuts down on shine throughout the day, which can help the makeup last longer. A makeup base is typically oil free, and may include some moisturizing ingredients as well, to condition the skin even as it serves as a base for makeup.

For some people with relatively smooth skin, makeup base might be unnecessary to achieve a smooth look with foundation and concealer. Experts generally recommend only using the makeup products that are needed, because too much makeup can potentially clog the pores. For people who have wrinkles they want to cover up, or significant redness or blemishes on the face, applying a makeup base can provide a smooth canvas to make it easier to cover these things up. In stores, it is typically located near the foundation and concealer products, and is comparably priced to these items.

A makeup base is intended to be applied after a daily moisturizer onto clean, dry skin. It should generally just be smoothed over the face, and it will dry to a matte finish. Liquid or powder concealer may then be applied over the makeup base to cover up any remaining areas of redness, followed by liquid or powder foundation to finish the look. This makeup primer might have a slight tint, but generally these products do not have color so they do not interact with the color of the foundation, and make it look too dark.

This product may also be referred to as a photo primer or makeup primer, because it can help to give skin that smooth, airbrushed look that is often desired in professional photography. Because it is intended to absorb oil and shine, it can also make other types of makeup last longer throughout the day without needing to be reapplied. Makeup base is typically intended to be noncomedogenic so it won’t clog the pores, and it may also include certain moisturizing ingredients to treat the skin; however, it is still important to wash all the makeup off the face at the end of the day to prevent blemishes.

What Makeup Base Is For

A makeup base is the layer of cosmetics that goes on before anything else. Also known as primer, this cream is applied prior to foundation to ensure that the final look has a perfect finish. The base should be clear or very lightly tinted, as it isn’t supposed to add any color to your palette; rather, it fills in the appearance of pores, wrinkles and fine lines to make your skin smooth and even.

Bases also tend to absorb oil, reducing shine and keeping your makeup looking flawless longer. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to redness, breakouts or discomfort from certain products, a base adds a layer of protection between your skin and the makeup to decrease these unpleasant effects.

Makeup bases are generally the same across the board, with a few exceptions. Some may contain moisturizers to leave your skin soft and supple after you remove your makeup, and others use only natural ingredients (such as egg whites).

How to Apply Perfect Makeup Base

Makeup base can be applied in just a few simple steps:

  1. Start by washing your face. You can use your favorite facial cleanser and wash as normal, but avoid using any moisturizer. These products often contain oils that interfere with the base and keep it from applying and drying smoothly. In a pinch, you can clean your face with a cleansing wipe instead.
  2. Dry your face very well with a soft towel. This is crucial as any wetness stops the makeup base from going on correctly. Moisture waters it down and prevents it from filling in the necessary areas to give your skin a perfectly smooth finish.
  3. Add a small amount of makeup base to your application tool. No matter what you’re using, start with a pea-sized amount of base (you can always add more later). Makeup sponges, blenders, brushes and silicone pads all work well, but you can use your fingers if you don’t have any other tools. Keep in mind that your fingertips are naturally oily, and this may affect the base as you work with it.
  4. Spread the cream all over your face. Try to spread the base across your face as evenly as possible. If you don’t have enough, add another small dab to your tool at a time until your face is completely covered. Be sure to cover any exposed skin from your hairline down to the bottom of your neck.
  5. Give it at least one minute to dry. If you apply any other products while your makeup base is still wet, the two mix and cause uneven application and exposed wrinkles and pores. Give your skin plenty of time to air dry and test different parts of your face for dryness before proceeding with any other products. This shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes.
  6. Proceed with the rest of your routine. When your skin is dry, you’re free to apply other products as desired. Thanks to your smart use of a base, your makeup should appear flawlessly smooth and last longer than usual.

What To Avoid With Makeup Base

Applying a makeup base is fairly simple, but there are some things to avoid when using one: products that dry your face, too much primer and lack of full coverage.

Make sure you’re using the right primer for your skin. If you have dry skin, you may need a base with more moisturizing ingredients to nourish while you wear it. For larger pores and deeper wrinkles, gel-based primers offer more intense coverage.

It’s also vital that you’re using exactly the right amount of primer; too much will cause your makeup to slide around and have a cakey appearance, while too little won’t smooth your look or help it last. Starting with small amounts and adding a bit at a time for full coverage is always better than using too much at once. When you’re finished, your base should feel relatively light.

Before your base dries, check tighter areas like your cupid’s bow and around your nostrils for primer buildup. If it’s still wet, you can simply dab the excess away.

Don’t forget to cover your eyelids — makeup base can help your eyeshadow look gorgeous and stay in place. Apply it one eye at a time, allowing it to dry before moving on to the other.

Don’t be afraid to remove your makeup base if it isn’t working for your look. If it makes your face uncomfortable or doesn’t blend well with your favorite products, try experimenting with different options.

Concealer is a unique makeup formula that helps deliver a more even complexion —among other things! So, if you’re wondering how to apply concealer, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got you and your skin concerns covered thanks to help from Maybelline Makeup Artists Grace Lee and Vincent Oquendo. Read more to discover Maybelline New York’s best tips for applying concealer.


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Before you apply concealer, make sure skin is clean and moisturized. “Taking the time to massage skin with moisturizer will help the makeup look and wear better, especially when it comes to concealer,” says Lee. “When moisturized properly, concealer will adhere to the skin much better.”


When it comes to knowing how to apply concealer and foundation, use foundation first, then apply concealer. When you apply concealer first, you remove most of it when you sweep on your foundation or powder. If you start with foundation, you’ll need way less concealer overall and get a more full-coverage finish.


“In general, you want to make sure that you blend your concealer and not wipe it away,” adds Lee. “That’s why soft tapping or stippling motions are best. I always recommend setting your concealer with an effective powder, so it stays put.”


Regardless of your skin type, concealer can work for you! Want to know how to apply concealer to dry skin? Choose a concealer with a hydrating, ultra-blendable formula for a more radiant eye area. Apply directly to skin and blend in an outward motion. Want to know how to apply concealer to mature skin? We recommend Super Stay Active Wear Long-Lasting Concealer because its lightweight formula does not crease or feel cakey. Apply a thin layer to skin using the comfort-curve flex applicator.


When blending two concealer shades, use bb cream and a sponge to create a seamless-looking finish. Light and hydrating, bb cream serves as the perfect “bridge” between the two shades, so you don’t have any noticeable lines of demarcation.


When asking how to apply under-eye concealer, technique is key. “I suggest using soft blending motions or soft stippling motions as the eye area is sensitive,” says Lee. “I like to use my fourth finger to apply as it also warms up the concealer. You can press the concealer underneath the eyes so it adheres and conceals.” After applying it, try blotting the area gently with a tissue to prevent it from settling into fine lines and creases if you’re oil-prone. BONUS TIP: For perfect, sculpted under-eye circle coverage, here’s a trick straight from Vincent: Use two shades of concealer, one a shade lighter than your natural skin tone, one a shade darker. Apply the more lightweight concealer under eyes and at the brow bone. Then, take the deeper shade and apply right underneath the lighter shade and up to the temples. Blend by patting the two together with a dollop of bb cream and a sponge. Keep in place by setting with a dusting of loose face powder and a spritz of setting spray.


When covering up blemishes like pimples, for example, dot a full coverage concealer on the pimple ONLY (i.e., not on the skin around it, too), then very, very gently, pat until it blends into skin. “I suggest using a slightly darker concealer when covering blemishes to block out the color of the pimple,” says Lee. “After, use a lighter concealer or a concealer that matches your skin tone to blend the two.”


If you want to know how to apply concealer for dark circles, just know that dark under-eye circles need lighter, light-reflecting concealer formulas for the most natural-looking coverage.


Color correcting with a dab of contrasting color concealer is a great way to help fix a range of skin tone concerns. Combat redness and improve dark circles with a do-it-all concealer like Maybelline New York’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer. For the best color correcting results, try using Instant Age Rewind in shade 150 (Neutralizer) and 160 (Brightener).


Typical application areas are under the eyes, around the nose, and directly on blemishes. BUT “you can apply concealer anywhere you need added coverage,” says Grace Lee. Concealer has so many uses!” And when applying concealer, you can use tools such as a soft bristle brush, sponge—or just good old fingertips.


If you want to know how to apply concealer for dark spots, just remember to always apply concealer that matches your skin color. Maybelline New York’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer with cushion-tip applicator quickly cover up dark spots.


Help minimize the look of scars by applying a bit of concealer that’s a shade lighter than your skin tone. Completely fill in scar using your finger or a brush, then dust skin with translucent powder. For raised scars, dab it with a concealer that matches your skin tone, then set with powder.


Get the look of a more chiseled appearance by contouring and shading with concealer! Reach for a multi-use concealer and apply to cheekbones, jawline, under the cheekbones, or anywhere you want a more defined look!


Concealer can help give the illusion of fuller lips! After you’ve applied your foundation and before you’ve applied your lipstick, trace the area around your lips with concealer using a fine lip brush. Add your favorite lipstick, and voila!


Concealer makes for a great eyeshadow primer: Just dot a bit directly on clean, bare lids, then blend with fingertips before applying eyeshadow. It makes a great highlighter, too. “To use a concealer as a highlighter, you can simply apply a lighter shade where you naturally want highlighted,” says Lee. “For example, top of cheekbones, under the brow bone, middle of the forehead, bridge of nose and chin.”


Find yourself a concealer that can do it all! Conceals? Yes! Contours? Yes! Corrects? Yes! Maybelline New York’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer is our superstar concealer that conceals, contours, and corrects in just one click! And talk about hydrating; this vegan, non-comedogenic formula gives crease-resistant coverage for up to 12 hours of moisturizing wear! Like you, it does it all!

Yellow concealer is typically used to camouflage or disguise discolorations on the face. Using the principle that opposite colors on the color wheel counteract each other, yellow concealer covers purplish marks on the skin such as bruises or dark under-eye circles. The best way to use yellow concealer is to layer it with your foundation and powder.

Before using concealer, thoroughly cleanse your face. Apply moisturizer and give your skin time to absorb it. This will allow your skin to be in peak condition before you apply concealer and foundation. Using a small makeup brush, lightly tap a small amount of yellow concealer onto the purplish skin. Typically, only a very small amount of yellow concealer will be needed.

Using a makeup sponge, continue to tap the concealer into the skin, blending and spreading it until the entire purple area is covered. Be careful not to drag your applicator directly over your skin, as this can cause the sponge to wipe off the concealer. You may try tapping and blending with your ring finger if the sponge is not delicate enough.

Too much concealer will fill in the creases and wrinkles on your face, making them look deeper and more obvious than they really are. If this happens, wash off the concealer and try again, applying less. Once you are satisfied with the amount, allow it to set, or dry, for 30 seconds.

Apply liquid foundation over the concealer, blending it carefully by tapping. Like blending the concealer, too much pressure can cause the foundation and the concealer to wipe off. Cream foundations are typically too heavy for layering products. A sheer liquid foundation works best.

If the yellow concealer is a very light color, you may be able to brush a light dusting of powder over the area instead of using liquid foundation. This method is faster than applying liquid foundation because it is easier to apply. It is also easy to blend, since you simply brush it over the area until the yellow has disappeared under the nude color of the powder. Like all products, you can apply too much powder which will cause your face to look chaulky. Use only as much as you need to blend the concealer.

You may need a lighter yellow or even a light nude color if you find that the yellow concealer is still obviously yellow, even after applying foundation. In some cases, the discoloration on the skin can be ameloriated by choosing a nude concealer one to two shades lighter than your foundation or powder. Apply in the same manner as yellow concealer, tapping and blending, and allowing it to dry before layering on foundation.

Skin that has a bluish tone may respond better to a peach-colored or even orange concealer if it is very dark. Simply consult a color wheel and find the color on the opposite side of the circle to determine what color will best cover your skin’s problem areas. Lavender colored concealer can be used to counteract yellowish discoloration, and green can be used on reddish areas.

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Before you can have the fun of picking out smokey eye shadows or a new, glam lipstick, you must begin with a good foundation. Knowing your skin’s undertone is essential to choosing a makeup base that will blend easily into your face and neck. The three main tones of foundation are pink (cool), yellow (warm) and neutral (in between). By engaging in a few diagnostic tests, you can easily determine which skin tone you have, and ensure the foundation color that’s best for you.

Skin And Vein Assessment

Wear all white in a well-lit room with very little or no color. Look in the mirror and assess if your skin looks pink or rosy; if it does, you are cool-toned. If your skin appears golden or yellow, you have a warm complexion. Next, step into the sunlight and examine the veins in your forearms. If they appear blue or purple, you have pink undertones; if they are olive green or yellow, you have yellow undertones.

Jewelry And Clothing Colors

While there are exceptions to the rule, pink complexions tend to look best in silver, while warm skin tones look best in gold. Additionally, pink toned skin often looks best in white, or vibrant hues like blue, red, pink and purple. On the other hand, yellow skin tones are flattered by colors like cream, brown, orange, yellow, lime and olive green.

Hair And Eye Color

People with blue, dark brown, or gray eyes typically have cool complexions, whereas those with amber, green, hazel or light brown eyes often fall into the warm category. Hair can be tricky, because you have to consider your natural tone, not a salon-given color. If your natural hair is very dark brown, blonde, or black, you likely have pink undertones. If your locks are strawberry blonde, red or reddish brown, you likely have yellow tones in your skin.

Further Considerations

While it is not a hard and fast rule, people with cool skin tones typically burn in the sun, while those with warm complexions often will tan. After assessing the way your skin reacts to sun, you can then select the appropriate foundation. Those with cool undertones should choose a pink-toned foundation. People with warm undertones should choose a yellow-based foundation. Sometimes you might find yourself wearing a clothing or makeup hue that runs counter to your coloring, but when it comes to foundation, it is best to stay true to your skin tone and choose pink or yellow base makeup accordingly.

It’s time to get TF on board.

How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

If I were queen of the world, my first decree would be that all people who choose to wear makeup must do so in conjunction with a makeup primer. (…And then, you know, I’d tackle the whole global warming/poverty/war thing). Because that is how g’damn passionate I feel about face primers and their game-changing benefits. Not only does makeup primer create a silky-smooth, poreless canvas for your makeup to adhere to, but it also helps your face and eye makeup stay on all day without slipping, fading, or creasing. Basically, primer is your bestie, and you’re ghosting it (TBH, shame on you, wow).

“But I triiiied it once, and it was weeeiiirdddd,” I hear you cry. Or “I hate the feeeeling of stuff on my faaaace,” or “I have oily/dry/acne-prone/unicorn skin and I’m scaaaared.” Listen, I’ve heard all the whines from coworkers and friends and DMs over the years, and my answer is always the same: You probably didn’t use the right one (and some primers legit suck). So I’m here today, as your future world-dominating queen, to help you find the best makeup primer, tell you how to apply it, and send you on your merry way with the greatest makeup finish of all time.

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What is the purpose of makeup primer?

To make your makeup look 100,000 percent better. Really, it’s that simple. Makeup primers are a gel, cream, or liquid formula that, when smoothed over your skin, fill in your tiny creases, large pores, flaky patches, and bumpy textures, creating nothin’ but a smooth surface for your makeup to glide over (which means your concealer or, say, foundation, won’t stick to your dry patches, or settle into your creases, or cake up around your acne scabs).

Think of it like a layer of fondant smoothed over a jagged cake or a top coat glazed over your smudged manicure. Makeup primer basically blurs, hides, and evens out your skin texture (not fully—it ain’t sorcery—but still to a noticeable degree). And because your makeup isn’t competing with roughness and oil slicks, it adheres to your face for hours longer than it usually would, even in super-humid, sweaty temps.

Do you need makeup primer?

When it comes to makeup, you don’t need anything. You can use (or not use) whatever the heck you want that makes you and your face happy. But if you’re someone who ends up with raccoon eyes, smudged eyeliner, crease-y, slide-y, patch-y foundation/eyeshadow/concealer/etc. by the end of the day, you would most likely benefit from trying a makeup primer. And also, if words aren’t enough for you, maybe these photos I took of my beautiful, pale-as-f*ck arm will be able to show you just how powerful primer is:

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How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

by scrubbing my arm with a dry tissue, and then a damp tissue. As you can see, the primer side held up waaaay better.

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What makeup primer should you choose?

Here’s the thing about makeup primers: They’re available in a ton of different forms, just in case you feel like priming your whole face (not necessary, IMO). You’ve got your lip primers (to help keep your lipstick smooth and long-lasting), your eyelash primers (to prevent clumps and lengthen lashes), your eyeshadow primers (to prevent creasing, fading, and smudging), and your face primers, which I’ll be focusing on today (and, to be honest, I tend to slather my makeup primer all over my lips and lids, and I personally think it’s excellent as an all-in-one primer).

Face primers are also not created equal—you can get hydrating primers for dry skin, mattifying primers for oily skin, color-correcting primers for redness, and approximately 20 other types, finishes, and consistencies. But, really, all makeup primers boil down to two important, distinct categories: silicone-based or water-based formulas. And that, my friends, is where dreams are made and broken.

Silicone-based primer vs. water-based primer:

Yes, this is incredibly important, so stay with me. Silicone primers give your face a super smooth, silky, soft feeling, which allows your makeup to glide over your skin without sinking into pores and creases. Silicones also form a protective little shield over your skin, trapping in moisture to keep skin hydrated and protected. You’ll know you’ve got a silicone primer if one of the first five ingredients ends in -cone or -siloxane (like dimethicone, polysilicone, trisiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, etc.). It’s not an exact science, but if -cones or -siloxanes aren’t present, you’ve probably got a water-based primer.

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And water-based primers are essentially lightweight moisturizers that make your skin feel, uh, slightly moisturized (maybe slightly dewier? Slightly matter? Slightly something-er?). Here’s a hot take: I, personally, am not a fan of water-based primers. I don’t think they do anything special for your makeup, especially if you’re already wearing a moisturizer, and they offer none of the same skin-smoothing properties as a silicone primer. I, as future queen, will force nobody to wear a water-based primer.

That’s not to say silicone-based primers are the end all be all (although, for my face, they absolutely are). Some people hate the feeling of silicones or swear silicones break them out and just prefer the finish they get with a water-based primer. And to that, I say experiment! Play around! But you’ll also know my answer to the following question:

What is the best makeup primer?

I think as long as it’s a simple, silicone-based primer, you can’t really go wrong. But, of course, it all depends on your skin type and texture, which means you may end up trying a few before you fall in love.

For me, I swear by Monistat Chafing Gel, a cheap, $5, Reddit-loved primer dupe that I’ve used and loved since high school. Unlike some face primers that are filled with a bunch of 12-letter-long ingredients and, like, glitter, this powder-soft gel (which is technically used to prevent thigh chafing) is formulated with only the good stuff—i.e. silicones and not much else. I have at least a dozen friends hooked on it, but if you want more

, try one of my other favorite cheap drugstore primers that I’ve used in a pinch:

“I have dark circles you can see from space,” says our ManiGeek. “And peach doesn’t work.” We fixed those shadows, though – now they’re invisible from less than a foot away.

In partnership with Sephora Canada • Most of the dark-circle colour-correcting advice out there calls for peach or orange to counteract dark, blue-ish smudges. But what if Mother Nature stuck you with brown-ish or ruddy “dark circles you can see from space?” What if orange or peach doesn’t work?

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Stila Correct & Perfect All-in-One Color Correcting Palette

Bypass that orange corrector for sure, confirms veteran makeup pro Lori-ann Lazary, founder of La La Beauty Pro Makeup Academy, and the pro we turned to for colour correction advice in this post. “Brown is a mix of red, blue and yellow, so a peach or yellow shade would cancel it out.” Wait – yellow?

How to apply yellow blush

How to correct brown dark circles: BEFORE. “You can see them from space,” Karen insists about the dark circles she’s never been able to hide. Until now.

Karen hasn’t had much luck with peach, or at least hasn’t found the right shade intensity that works with her complexion. Whatever she’s tried has been too light; the result is an ashy cast rather than camouflage. But yellow.

How to apply yellow blush

How to correct brown dark circles: Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Yellow + a bit of Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer.

We tried the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Yellow with a bit of Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer. Et voilà, success. Yellow there! Goodbye brown circles!

How to apply yellow blush

How to conceal brown dark circles: AFTER. Can’t see them from space, nor from less than a foot away.

See? Here’s Karen without those pesky brown dark circles to take away from her lively eyes.

three ways to apply colour corrector

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How to correct brown dark circles: before and after

  1. Apply foundation then tap the corrector over any areas that need correction; if you’re lucky, the corrector will disappear into the surrounding skin colour. If it doesn’t, just stipple foundation or concealer over any area the corrector colour shows up against . (This is what I usually do.)
  2. Apply the corrector first to the most intensely pigmented areas, then lightly stipple concealer over it. (That’s the approach we took here.)
  3. Dab your brush in the corrector then dab it in your concealer or foundation and blend as you apply on the skin – that’s what Cover FX’s Derek Selby often does because it saves time, he says. (Click the following hotlink for tips on how to choose your corrector technique.)

colour correctors for brown dark circles

How to apply yellow blush

How to correct brown dark circles: Lancome Miracle CC Cushion Color-Correcting Primer in Yellow

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Color-Correcting Primer in Yellow ($45 CAd at

How to apply yellow blush

How to correct brown dark circles: Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Corrrecting Fluid in Yellow

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Yellow ($35 CAd at

How to apply yellow blush

How to correct brown dark circles: Cover FX Click Stick Correct Click in Yellow

Cover FX Click Stick Correct Click in Yellow ($24 CAd/Click Stick $10 CAd at – here’s the scoop on the Cover FX Click Stick system system and Cover FX’s arrival at Sephora Canada.

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Sephora Collection Bright Future Color Correctors in Yellow (front)

Sephora Collection Bright Future Color Correctors in Yellow ($18 CAd at

colour correction palette with powder

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Stila Correct & Perfect All-in-One Color Correcting Palette: contains peach, yellow + yellow powder

Worth highlighting is this Stila Correct & Perfect All-in-One Color Palette ($59 CAd at that includes peach and yellow cream correctors (as well as pink green and orange) plus yellow and lavender pressed powders. Sometimes a touch of the right shade of powder in the right place can make exactly the difference you need.

Powders and creams together in the same pan can get messy, but this compact has protective plastic shield that flips down over the creams. And of course there’s a handy fold-out guide to show where each corrector might be most helpful.

how to correct brown dark circles: before/after

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How to correct dark brownish circles: before and after. 🙂

Here’s another look at our girl’s brown dark circles before. and banished!

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How to correct brown dark circles: one more “look” at Karen’s now invisible shadows.

And overall, Karen’s makeup is light and simple:

  • Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer Water
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Yellow
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer
  • Clinique Lid Pop eye shadow in Vanilla and Chocolate
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea So Fine Micro Liner
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
  • Urban Decay AfterGlow Blush in Fetish
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Balm
  • Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Go-go Pop

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Blush—you either love it or hate it. And even if you’re a fan, chances are you’ve made it a point to stay clear of its seemingly messy liquid varieties, opting instead for a more decadent cream or tried-and-true powder formula. Hey, we get it. At first glance, liquid blushes are a bit intimidating, but trust us when we say there’s a lot to love about these colorful complexion-enhancers.

While past formulas had a reputation for being watery and hard to manage, today’s liquid blushes have been reimagined with lighter textures and more natural-looking finishes, making it easier than ever to dab them on, blend them in, and go—no giant makeup brushes required. What’s more, there’s now a range of options to choose from: They can be sheer or hyper-pigmented, dewy or matte, and subtle or intense. And unlike powders, these water- and gel-based formulas are often far more hydrating—making them an excellent option for dry and mature skin types —and transfer-resistant, so there’s no need to worry about smudging, smearing, or creasing.

Ready to give your go-to powder a break? Keep scrolling for the 14 liquid blushes our editors swear by for a flawless, natural-looking flush.

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Ingredients are subject to change. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio is an essential blush palette featuring 3 full-pigment blush shades in a finely-milled, blendable formula. Each shade in this blush makeup kit provides buildable intensity and a seamless finish, allowing for versatile application that lasts all day. Use the 3 shades in the blush palette separately or mix them together to create a variety of face makeup looks. The travel-friendly face makeup collection is available in 5 color ranges.

Shades Included:

  • Nectarine (Matte dusty peach)
  • Ginger (Matte toasted coral)
  • Miami (Matte bright peach with gold sparkle)
  • Use the compact’s 3 shades separately or mix them together to create a variety of looks
  • The travel-friendly compact includes a large mirror for on-the-go touch-ups
  • Available in 5 color ranges with multiple finishes
  • For a soft wash of color, apply the shades in the blush palette with a light sweeping motion. For a more saturated color look, apply Blush Trio using a stippling motion. Create your own custom blush shades by mixing 2–3 shades together.

Pro Tips:

  • To sculpt and enhance the cheekbone, apply Blush Trio above your contour application.
  • To lift and add volume to the complexion, apply Blush Trio to the upper cheek plane.
  • To brighten the complexion, apply Blush Trio on the apples of the cheeks.
  • Create a multidimensional cheek look by applying all 3 blush techniques.


Use With

How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

How to apply yellow blush

Additional Information

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio is an essential blush palette featuring 3 full-pigment blush shades in a finely-milled, blendable formula. Each shade in this blush makeup kit provides buildable intensity and a seamless finish, allowing for versatile application that lasts all day. Use the 3 shades in the blush palette separately or mix them together to create a variety of face makeup looks. The travel-friendly face makeup collection is available in 5 color ranges.

Shades Included:

  • Nectarine (Matte dusty peach)
  • Ginger (Matte toasted coral)
  • Miami (Matte bright peach with gold sparkle)


Ingredients are subject to change. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.

by Nikitha · Published June 25, 2015 · Updated June 25, 2015

Fashion and makeup trends vary with time. Everyone loves to follow the latest makeup trends and fashion without even thinking whether these suit them and highlight their personality. When you choose a makeup, you must check whether it suits your skin tone or not. Many of you may not know which makeup or trend is suitable for your skin tone. You can go to a professional makeup artist to know about it or you can find out for yourself. To test what your skin tone is and which colors suit you the most, you can follow a few steps given below.

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White shirt test:

To conduct this test you have to wear a white shirt and look into a mirror under natural light or incandescent light. Remember not to stand in fluorescent light or yellow light. By looking yourself this way you will be able to understand what your skin tone is. If your skin reflects warm tones like yellow or red, it means that you have a warm undertone. On the other hand, if the skin reflects cool tones like pink or blue tones, that means that you have a cool undertone. So, when you choose foundations, concealers and makeup colors you have to keep this in mind and select accordingly.

What is your Skin Color? Decide Category

You can find four types of skin color category, which are fair, dark, olive and medium. Generally the skin color category depends on the country where your belong to and the climate there, your genes or your ethnicity. Sometimes you may not completely belong to a particular category, but may be in between two skin color categories. In that case you have to choose makeup items with a color that is nearest to your skin color.

Brown or Dark Color:

You can select brown color or a color near to brown tone if you are an African American or have deep dark complexion.


This color is perfect for African Americans with fair skin, Mediterranean people and people belonging to the category of Latino.


If you originate from the West, you will have a white skin and your skin color category will be pink or somewhat near to this color. If you have this type of skin, it will have pink or porcelain undertones. This skin gets burned before it gets tanned.


Caucasian group of people have beige or yellow undertones of the skin. Asian people with fair skin also come under this group. If you have this type of skin, you must choose a color that is close to the yellow color or a color nearest to yellow.

Tips to Pick the Right Foundation for Your Skin Tone:

  1. Choosing the correct foundation for your skin is very difficult and you must choose it with due care. Many of you choose the wrong color and end up looking odd. If you have a wheat colored skin, then you must never use pink foundation on your skin as will make you look pale instead looking fair. Similarly, dark skinned people must choose foundations that enhance their skin tone instead of colors that can completely mar their look and make their face color different from the color of their body.
  2. Before you apply a foundation on your face, you have to check it and see if it is compatible with your skin tone and your skin undertone. The right places to check it is the area between your lower cheek and the jaw bone. After you apply it and blend it on the skin, if you are not able to see it, then it means that the foundation color your have chosen is the right one. Usually you get foundations that are blue-pink based or yellow based. If you are having a cool skin tone, you can apply blue or pink based foundations.

From the above descriptions you can see that Indian complexions are generally not pink based or blue based, even if you are very fair. Here you have a complexion that is between yellow and brown based.

  1. If you have a warm or wheatish skin tone, you may select a foundation that is yellow based.
  2. If you have a darker skin or if you are an African American, then you must choose a foundation that is yellow based or beige.
  3. When you apply the foundation to enhance your skin tone, you must take care that you use the correct foundation color and not one that makes your face look deadly pale or ashen.
  4. Never forget to blend it on your neck and chest as well.
  5. If your hands look different in color, you can apply it on your hands also.

How to Choose Makeup Brushes?


Blush helps in highlighting your facial features and making it more prominent. Pinks and rose are for those who have a pale or very fair skin. Yellow toned people can choose beige or tawny. For olive skinned people bronze, brown and copper blush are right. If you have a dark skin, you can select various colors like peach, plums or burnt-orange-bronze.


The eye shadow you choose must contrast with the color of your eyes.


Dark blue and black eyeliners are suitable for those who have black eyes. For those who have light eyes, brown and light blue eyeliners are the best.

Hair color trend:

When you make a change in your hair color and style, you must remember that the color that you use on your hair must contrast with the color of your makeup.

Lipstick test:

Before applying lipstick, swipe it on a white tissue paper to note its exact color. Rose, pink, red and even lilac lipstick look good on pale cool skin toned people. If you have a warm or yellow skin tone, you use all these colors as well as plum, mauve and champagne.

For olive skinned people beige, brown, corals, red and light pink colored lipsticks are right.

Brown and dark skinned people can use purple, red, mauve, nude, rose or pink gloss.

How to flatter your overall look dealing with yellow undertones

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I bet you’ve always wondered what your skin tone is, especially because whenever you are in a makeup store or about buying your favorite foundation or makeup products, the representatives always ask about your skin tone or skin undertone (confusing right?).

Well according to experts, your skin tone is the color on the surface of your skin. It is basically identifying whether your skin is either fair, medium or deep. While skin undertone is the subtle hue underneath the surface of your skin (skin tone). The skin undertone is also categorized into three groups which are cool, warm and neutral. Each and every individual usually fall in between these three groups, even though there are a lot of beautiful skin colors out there, finding the best foundation for your skin tone can sometimes be a little challenging because it goes beyond just choosing from the fair, medium or deep shade. Your undertone is not clearly visible unless you pay great attention to it.

The reason why some of us go through a lot of stress to find the perfect shade of color for our makeup care is that we are more concern with the external tone of our skin instead of the other way round.

Usually, if your skin is somewhat of a pinkish, red or blue-ish color, it means you have a cool undertone. And if your skin has a yellowish, peachy or golden tone, then you fall among the category of people with a warm undertone, and if you have a mix of both features then your skin undertone is neutral.

Every skin tone carries a significant amount of information about an individual regarding their color preference, best color shades, origin and environment. Descendants of Europe, Asia, Middle East are very much characterized with a warm undertone skin. This article discusses the different methods people with a yellowish (warm) undertone can flatter their look and feel confident on a daily basis.