HACing is pretty new to a lot of us, and I noticed I was getting A LOT of similar questions. Made me want to round em up and make a little reference to troubleshoot any problems or questions you might have. So that’s exactly what I did.
(if you didn’t catch my HAC post click HERE)
What if I am REALLY fair skinned?
If you are very fair skinned and every time you try to HAC you feel orangy, I hear ya. HARD TO FIND the right thing!
I have searched and searched and the best thing I found was this:
Physicians Formula Bronzer & Blush, 2-in-1, Glow & Mood Boosting, Bronze/Natural
Instead of looking orange it will look like a shadow, which is the point. I used this color on my gorgeous fair skinned friend Micklee:
For the highlight it can also be tricky to find a concealer fair enough. NYX totally hooked you up, though.
HD Photogenic Concealer in Light
Or dark skinned?
MAC powder blush in Blunt for the contour
I would use Clinique Even Better Concealer in something like Honeycomb for highlighting.
Well first of all, are you using the right products?
Most bronzers either have shimmer or too much warmth to work well for the type of contouring I teach in my video.
I recommend Bahama Mama bronzer (for most skin tones) because it is the closest thing I have found for the job.
One product off the top of my head that I know is probably too warm would be (fittingly) Warmth from Bare Minerals.
Secondly, are you blending well?
You don’t want harsh lines or to see where the makeup starts and stops. BLEND BLEND BLEND!!
Third, are you using the blush?
I find my HAC can look harsh if I don’t use blush. I showed you some good ones on my HAC post, but I thought I’d show you a new fav of mine as well..
Urban Decay Cream Tint in Quickie
It looks super bright, but goes on looking so soft and glowy. I LOVE it. (I’ll be using it in some makeup looks coming up so you can see it in action!)
Fourth, a little practice makes perfect!
If you try it once and don’t love it, don’t give up! It washes right off and you can try again later. It isn’t hard but it might be a lot different than how you are used to applying makeup. Don’t give up or think you are just not good at it or your face won’t work for it. You are and it will. I PROMISE!
I hope this helps clear up a lot of your questions, Oceans of love,