Making Faces: A Step by Step Guide to Selecting the Right Makeup for a Flawless Face

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™

kareena kapoorFinding the right products for your makeup needs is essential to creating the perfect face. Here are a few step by step instructions on what you need to look for in order to crate your perfect face.

~Elegance Makeup


UNDERTONE – Your undertone is your skin’s underlying

Color. Simply look at the inside of your wrist in natural light

& you will either see a yellowish, redish, greenish or blueish


HUE – Perform swatch tests on your skin by lightly apply small streaks of

foundation shades to one side of your face – ranging from your

undertone to skin color. Observing the differences in natural light, the

color that blends closest to your skin is your hue.


TUBE – Cream texture & offer medium coverage.

POT – Cream in texture & best for dark marks & under-eye circles.

STICK – Usually come in a lip-stick like packaging & can be directly applied

for sheer to medium coverage. Apply to under-eye areas using a

concealer brush or finger. Do not drag.

WAND – Gives semi-sheer coverage & can be applied directly to the skin

blended with brush or sponge.


TINTED MOUISTURIZERS – Great for a clean fresh no-makeup look & add

natural radiance for a natural skin glow.

Choose one with SPF 15 or higher.

LIQUID – Best for a natural look. Easy to apply & not easily visible. Use Oil-based formulas dry to normal skin & water-based oily skin.

CREAM – Offer super coverage, but you must be able to blend well to avoid a

“mask-like” & heavy appearance. Gradually apply with a sponge, working into the skin for a natural look.

STICK – Great for hyperpigmentation, scars and discoloration. Smooth in

texture, easy to blend & come in medium to full coverage.

Also great at producing double duty as a concealer & foundation


CREAM to POWDER – Glides on like a cream & dries like a power. Great matte finish & add moderate coverage.

Asian FacesSTEP 4:        POWDER FINISH

PRESSED – Compact in form & concentrated. Used to smooth skin appearance upon finish or provide matte finish over oily shine.

LOOSE – Lighter in texture & leaves natural finish. Apply with large brush &

dust over face in light strokes.


POWDER – Long lasting & color intense. Gradually apply using professional

blush brush until accenting color is achieved. Remember, less is


STICK – Dab lightly on cheeks & blend with foundation brush.

CREME – Best for drier skin. Adds natural glow & great for eye or lip color.

GEL – Lightweight & gives sheer hint of color to cheeks. Gel-based blushes

will evaporate over time because they are water based, so you will need

to reapply during the day.


BRONZER – Gives a natural healthy glow & can be used in place of foundation.

Select a shade slightly deeper than your skin color.

HIGHLIGHTER – Require more precise application than bronzers & are used to

accentuate areas such as the cheekbones, jawbone, and brow

arch & bridge of your nose.

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Currently, this face and founder of Elegance Makeup has made it her mission to not only beautify others from the inside outside, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

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