Meghan Markle’s wedding make-up will go down in history, with the Princess opting for subtle nude colours that gave for a classy yet glam bridal look. While her glossy lips and light eye shadow were the talk of the beauty industry, many credited her private make-up artist, Daniel Martin, for her flawless skin.
Choosing the perfect foundation to bring her complexion to life whilst giving that stunning, fresh-faced glow, Martin is regarded as a true genius when it comes to colour matching.
Just this week, he shared a few secrets and tips; some bizarre and others pretty useful!
So, if you are looking to make that perfect colour match with your foundation; read on!
Match your foundation to your stomach!
This is a trick that the Princess’ artist swears by. Eager to swerve that orange make-up line where the face and neck meet, Martin looks at a woman’s stomach before choosing a foundation to cover their face with. Explaining why, he says:
“I was trained to look at someone’s stomach before their face to match their foundation”.
“Before I start a client’s makeup, I always say, ‘Can I see your stomach?’
This, apparently, gives him a true window into what colour his client’s skin actually is.
“Alternatively, you should match your chest to your face, not the other way round,” Martin advised.
“Your chest often holds more redness, so you want to balance that to match your face.”
Martin also says when applying foundation, we should start from the middle of the face and work outwards, gauging how much foundation is needed on certain areas of the face that may be redder or paler than others.
Let us know what you think, do you have any ‘out there’ tricks when it comes to matching different skin colours with products?