Whether the holiday season beckons with formal black-tie fetes or laid-back gatherings, make sure your makeup look starts with a flawless base.
The ultra versatile Dermablend Professional makeup line works for all skin tones and types, from the oiliest of oily to the most desert-like of dry. The entire line is certified cruelty-free by PETA and dermatologist-tested for safety, and products are entirely devoid of fragrance, SLS, phthalates and triclosan. That means Dermablend products are safe to use even if you have especially sensitive skin or are prone to allergies!
Ready to begin? Use this tutorial to create the base for your holiday glow in 1-2-3-4 with Dermablend.
How to Achieve the Perfect Base
Step 1: Prime your canvas.
Start by using your fingers to gently apply Dermablend Poresaver Matte Makeup Primer, a simple, 6-ingredient formula that absorbs oil and mattifies the complexion without any drying effects. It also minimizes the appearance of pores and softens the surface of the skin, providing a smooth canvas for future products. Though you might be tempted to skip this step, it’s worth it: Poresaver will extend the life of your makeup for 24 hours, so you can go from your office holiday brunch to an evening gift exchange still looking polished.
Step 2: Blend your complementary color.
Next comes weightless coverage. Dermablend Flawless Creator Multi-use Liquid Pigments is made with 33 percent concentrated pigments for a silky finish that’s blendable and buildable. It also comes in 20 shades, so you can easily find your most natural-looking match. Using a makeup sponge or your favorite foundation brush, start with one drop for minimal coverage and work up to four drops for maximum coverage. Next, watch redness, blemishes and hyperpigmentation disappear! If you prefer a more lightweight foundation, you can blend this product with your favorite moisturizer for a more sheer effect.
Step 3: Set the look.
Now it’s time to set! Dermablend Loose Setting Powder will lock in your foundation by controlling oiliness and mattifying your complexion, guaranteeing a smudge-free look all day long. This powder’s texture is silky and finely milled, so it won’t look powdery or settle into fine lines or creases. It in addition to the Original color, which goes on colorlessly and translucent, it also comes in Cool Beige, Warm Saffron and Illuminating Banana. Use a fluffy powder brush to lightly dust it over the entire face. This powder even comes in a mini size that’s just right for your purse, travel bag or even a stocking stuffer for the holiday season.
Step 4: Shine bright with highlighter.
With a smooth base now in place, now, it’s time to add dimension and luminosity with highlighter. Give your look a lit-from-within glow with Dermablend Glow Creator Multi-use Liquid Highlighter Makeup. Thanks to the high concentration of pearly pigments—20 percent, to be exact—this liquid formula can shine a shimmery spotlight on any areas of your face that you’d like to highlight. Squeeze a drop into the palm of your hand, and use your fingertips to gently pat the product onto your cheekbones and beneath the arches of your brows. Don’t be shy about dabbing on a little bit more. After all, the holiday season is just the right time to add some sparkle!
BONUS: Close your eyes, hold your breath and spritz your entire face with Dermablend Power-Setter 2-in-1 Makeup Setting Spray to keep your glow going all night long. Use it as a final step in your makeup routine or as a refresher later in the day. The formula features aloe leaf juice, which has the added bonus of calming and hydrating the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Now that your base is complete, you’re ready to complete your holiday makeup look. Where you go from here is entirely up to you. Maybe, you’d like to try the season’s boldest dark lip colors or rock old Hollywood-inspired winged eyeliner. No matter what you try, you can feel confident that your look will be long-lasting thanks to Dermablend.
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