True confession: The brush I used to use to apply my liquid foundation resembles a small paintbrush, and until recently, that’s exactly how I’ve applied my liquid foundation - by just kind of "painting" it over my skin. I was surprised to see April use a wider, fatter Alima Pure Foundation Brush, similar to the kind I thought was only for powders, to apply the 100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer (in Creme) she used as my foundation. Applying liquid makeup with a brush like this gives a much more natural look, as it’s buffed into the skin in circular motions rather than dragged across the skin in straight lines. Who knew?
3. Concealer doesn’t always have to go on first!
To my surprise, April applied some 100% Pure Long Lasting Concealer in Peach Bisque under my eyes and in a couple of red areas after applying foundation. She theorizes that if you put on your concealer and then proceed to add foundation on top, you can actually end up smearing your carefully placed concealer. Of course, different methods work for different people, but I’ve started doing things in this order since learning this technique and I’m much happier with the results!
4. Pencils aren’t the only way to go when filling in your brows!
April used an angled brush and some 100% Pure Eye Brow Powder in Brunette to fill in and shape my brows, which was different from any product for brows I had seen before. I loved how it created a very polished and put together feel without looking fake and harsh, like some eyebrow pencils tend to.
5. Don’t be afraid to try new colors, even if you think you know what looks best!
For years, I have been hopelessly devoted to black, and only black, eyeliner, because I’ve been convinced it’s the best color for playing up my lashes. To my surprise, 100% Long Last Liquid Eye Liner in Dark Chocolate (not black!?) was perfect for me. The brown beautifully highlighted by brown eyes and hair - so much so that I may just be a Dark Chocolate liner convert now!
And there you have it - the lowdown on my complete all-natural makeover, and the useful lessons I picked up in the process! Was there anything on the list you were surprised to learn or want to try for yourself? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to email email@example.com to schedule your complimentary color matching in person or online!