Posted by: tanyams | October 2, 2009

Beauty Tip of The Day

The Face-Slimming Makeup Trick Celebs Swear By

You probably wear just one color of foundation, right?

Well, celebs usually have two—and that’s the secret to their sleek, sculpted makeup looks! A lot of celeb makeup artists, including Brett Freedman—who works with all the glam Melrose Place stars—use one skin-tone-matching foundation color to create an even base and another shade that’s a teensy bit lighter or darker, to contour the face. Freedman says that when applied to the center of the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin, the lighter hue acts as a “spotlight” to brighten the face. Meanwhile, the darker shade can be used along the jawline to make your cheekbones look higher and slim the face. If all that color mixing and matching seems like something best left to the pros like Freedman, try this easy tip: After applying your regular foundation, use a slightly darker foundation shade and add a little bit just under your cheekbones as you would a bronzer. This’ll make your cheekbones more pronounced, and since the hue isn’t bronze or pink, you can wear it with any kind of eye-makeup color. Andrea Pomerantz



  1. I have my summer foundation and my new fall foundation, I never thought of mixing the 2 together! I’m doing this asap! Thanks!

  2. Nice tip! I’ll definitely try this out.

  3. Did you see this tip on glamour too!? I saw it yesterday, I love they’re blog!

  4. Great tip!

  5. genius

    !! i must try this

  6. What if you don’t wear any foundation? ah ha

    • Lucky you! I need to wear it! 😛 I hate wearing makeup all over my face but I’m so blotchy I have to 😛

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