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Airbrush makeup tutorial for beginners

Catherine Zeta Jones wears it. So does Jennifer Lopez. Why? Airbrush makeup creates a flawless face – almost as if you took your picture and ran it through Photoshop. Here’s how it works. A tiny amount of specialized foundation makeup is mixed with a few drops of water, and then sprayed onto the face with a wand. The result is a sheer, yet full coverage. You end up wearing less foundation, but with a flawless finish. It even hides under eye circles and rosacea. Tools for At-Home Airbrush Application airbrush compressor airbrush wand (sometimes called a pen) hose (connects the wand and the compressor) makeup foundation bottled water First time users can get this equipment in a kit. After that, all you will need is the foundation. Expect to pay from $120 to $600 or more as your initial investment. Once you’ve purchased your kit, the only further cost is foundation, which can be about $20. Some companies are making smaller compressors, which are easier for home use and for travel. How to apply 1. Place a few drops of foundation into the designated cup, along with a few drops of water. (Each brand will have its own instructions telling you specifically how many drops of each to use.) 2. Hold the wand about 6 to 10 inches from your face, and spray the mixture in gentle circles over your face and neck. Never hold the wand in one place. Keep it moving. And don’t...

Makeup Techniques to Achieve a Natural Look

If you want a look that is similarly like your favorite celebrity or movie star, but you don’t want to go to a professional makeup artist because they are expensive, then do it yourself. Sometimes, what it takes is not the skill of an artist, but the sense of style. If you don’t have the time and money to go regularly to the beauty salons to have your makeup done, then do it at home – with your hand and makeup gadgets. Don’t worry, you’ll achieve a great natural look if you imagine, blend, apply, and do it. Here are some makeup techniques that work – even when you are in the nick of time or with the limited makeup equipments you have. First, you have to visualize yourself on how you want to look – this is the most effective way to start your makeup. If you don’t know how you want to look or what you want to achieve, you’ll never go that far – even in life, this principle holds true. After visualizing, think of the facial features that need enhancing. Second, focus on your facial skin. Make it appear as clear, clean and flawless as your complexion would allow. Begin with the foundation – use products that can make your complexion look smooth and clear. Follow it by covering up blemishes and under eye circles using concealers that matches your skin color or foundation. Then, use loose powder with a large powder brush...