How much is to much makeup? The purpose of make up is to highlight what you have, your natural beauty, not cover it up. Even if you have blemishes you can diminish their appearance with make up without caking the stuff on.
Here are some tips so you do not apply to much makeup:
After thoroughly washing your face, apply a thin coat of foundation that matches your skin tone. You may want to invest in a winter color and a summer color of foundation so you can get this right year round. Using a damp makeup sponge will help blend the foundation so you can conserve how much gets used and get a soother more natural look.
Remember to apply a small amount to your neck and blend it with what you put on your face. Your face and neck should always be the same color.
If you do not want to use a foundation you can switch to a tinted moisturizer, just make sure that it has some sort of sun protection in it. Otherwise, you can put on some sun block before starting with the foundation to protect yourself from the damaging rays of the sun. Choose one that isn't greasy.
Use some concealer to hide problem areas like those dark circles under your eyes, on blemishes, or other areas you do not want to stand out. Make sure that the concealer is well blended into your face. Use a makeup sponge or your finger to blend it in very well.
To get that fresh from the sun look, use your brush to apply a little bit of blush or bronzer to your face. Take your make up brush and lightly pat it on your choice of blush or bronzer powder. Blow a bit of the powder off your brush, smile big and apply the brush to your cheeks, your cheek bones and up onto your forehead. Don't forget your nose and your chin.
If you are using a bronzer brush the powder across your forehead. Note that if you feel that you are wearing too much blush or bronzer, take a cotton ball or some toilet paper and wipe it off.
Next, it is time to apply some eyeliner. This is wear you can make or break the difference between just right and overdone. Choose a color that matches or is just a little darker than the eye color you choose to wear.
Apply it to your top lids only and blend it with the blending tip up onto your eye lid. This way you can blend it in easily to your eye color and it will not stand out so much therefore looking much more natural.
Apply mascara to your eyelashes and immediately brush them with an eyebrow/eyelash brush to get rid of clumps. For curlier eyelashes use an eyelash curler before applying mascara.
Finish the look with some lip gloss that matches everything else you have put on to this point. Go with one that if the same shade of your lips or just a shade or two darker.
There, beautiful…today you are not wearing to much makeup.