Makeup like a celebrity with the underpainting trend

Makeup like a celebrity with the underpainting trend

You've probably already seen TikTok videos of people applying foundation after contour, highlight, and blush and you might have been as confused as me, but does it work?

Makeup like a celebrity with the underpainting trend

The TikTok underpainting makeup trend might sound crazy, but it could be all you need for a natural, yet defined look. 

The underpainting technique creates dimension on the face before adding extra coverage. You typically start by applying contour, highlight and blush, then foundation on the top. The advantage is that it creates a more natural look.

How to Underpaint

The good thing is that you probably have all the tools you need to create this look. 

Step 1: Prepare your skin

You are going to be applying the colors directly to your skin, so to avoid it looking patchy and for the color to really stick to your complexion, it is paramount for your skin to be prepared. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer to clean, fresh skin (and SPF) before starting the process. 

Step 2: Contour and highlight

Step 2: Contour and highlight

Apply first, your contour product of choice, then highlighter and blush. I recommend using creamy products because they are easier to blend with the foundation. 

Step 3: Foundation

If you prefer to use a brush, you can, just make sure to start in the places you haven't contoured

This is when the magic begins, use a damp makeup sponge to really dab the foundation on top and blend it with the colors you've applied. 

If you prefer to use a brush, you can, just make sure to start in the places you haven't contoured and work your way delicately to the areas where you've already applied makeup. 

Of course, the type of foundation you use is your choice, but lighter coverage foundations work better for this method. 

If you are going for a full coverage look, try applying sheer layers until you get the coverage you need -make sure you apply only a layer over your contour and highlight. 

It is not as difficult or scary as it might have seemed, I love it because it offers the possibility of creating a natural look.

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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