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How to Even Out the Look of Your Skin Tone with Makeup

Face Makeup

How to Even Out the Look of Your Skin Tone with Makeup How to Even Out the Look of Your Skin Tone with Makeup How to Even Out the Look of Your Skin Tone with Makeup

Flawless-looking skin is the base of any done-up face, but let’s be real—no one’s complexion is actually perfect. Luckily, you can create the appearance of flawless-looking skin with makeup. And if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to even out your skin tone, we’ve got you covered with tips for masking imperfections. So, follow along with our tutorial to help create an even-looking complexion.

Step 1: Start with Primer

The first step to getting even-looking skin with makeup is to apply a primer. A primer can help create an even base for the rest of your makeup application. The L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Magic Perfecting Base helps smooth lines, hide pores, and has a matte finish. Apply it after moisturizing dot by dot and blend in a gentle circular motion over your entire face or to targeted areas (like your nose and cheeks to minimize the appearance of pores).

Step 2: Hop on the Color Correcting Bandwagon

Once you’ve primed your skin, survey your face for any imperfections you’d like to cover. Think: redness, dullness, under-eye bags, or puffiness. Of course, we think you’re gorgeous in the skin you’re in—but if you’d like to cover up specific areas of your face, now’s the time to reach for color correcting concealers. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit comes with four shades: green to help neutralize the look of redness, peach to help disguise the look of dark circles, yellow to help hide the look of discolorations, and purple to help brighten the look of dullness. Make sure to dab your shade (or shades!) of choice lightly on with a beauty sponge—a little goes a long way. Color correcting concealers should be used before foundation—that way you won’t need to use quite as much foundation to cover things up afterwards.

Step 3: Apply a Buildable Foundation

The key to achieving gorgeous, even-looking skin is to use a buildable foundation so that your coverage is customizable. That way you can go as sheer or as heavy as you’d like. The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation comes in a cushion compact, allowing you to tap on foundation with the included applicator until you reach your desired level of coverage.

Step 4: Conceal Any Remaining Imperfections

After applying your foundation, go back and cover any imperfections that remain with a small dab of concealer. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit has four flesh-toned concealer shades, so you can use the one closest to your skin tone or mix and match shades together to create your perfect match, Apply the concealer with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender.

Step 5: Chisel Your Face by Contouring

As one of the final steps of your makeup routine, it’s time to sculpt your newly even-looking skin tone. Contouring your face is incredibly easy—all you have to do is trace the shape of the number “3” from your forehead out and in towards the hollow of your cheeks, then out and in along your jawbone. Use a concealer shade that’s two hues darker than your skin tone, and apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender, blending the color in until all lines of demarcation are gone so that your chiseled look appears natural.

Step 6: Seal Your Look with Setting Spray

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of your makeup routine. Now you’re a pro when it comes to how to even your skin tone with makeup. But before you head out for the day, help seal your look in place by spritzing on a makeup setting spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. To use, shake the bottle well, then close your eyes and spray it four to six times in and X and T motion from 8-10 inches away from your face.