– Few of us have flawless complexions, but whether you have signs of aging, acne, hyperpigmentation or another skin care problem with which to deal, you can get the look of a flawless face with the right cosmetics. Makeup for the face helps to disguise imperfections, even out skin tone and accentuate the cheekbones and facial contours to help you look your best. read more about face »
A beautiful face starts with the right products to prepare the complexion for makeup application. Primers are formulas that form a lightweight layer over the skin to help cosmetics smooth onto the skin more evenly and remain in place longer without fading. Many primers also refine the pores to make them less visible and control oil production to fight shine and prevent makeup from becoming diluted. BB creams are multi-tasking formulas that combine a primer with cosmetic pigments, moisturizers, sunscreen and anti-aging ingredients to protect, perfect and nourish the skin.
Once you have a perfect base for your cosmetics, you're ready to begin disguising flaws and correcting your skin tone with facial cosmetics. Foundations are all-over formulas that come in a wide variety of forms and hues to perfect the look of the skin. You can find liquid, powder, cream, stick and spray foundations to suit your needs and provide the perfect amount of coverage to enhance your appearance. Concealers are cosmetics applied before foundation to disguise skin imperfections. You can find concealers in flesh tones as well as in colors that contrast with the hues of imperfections like blemishes and dark under eye circles to make them less apparent.
After you have improved the overall look of your complexion with foundation and camouflaged imperfections with concealer, you're set to accentuate the contours of your complexion with face cosmetics. Blush is used to color the cheekbones and give the skin a healthy glow. Bronzer is applied to areas where you want to create the look of natural shadows and should be swept beneath the cheekbones and along the forehead, jawline and sides of the nose. Highlighter or illuminator brightens the skin to give it a youthful glow and is best used above the cheekbones and brows and on the bridge of the nose and the center of the chin. Bronzer and highlighter can also be used to contour and brighten the neck and décolletage.
Dusting or brushing on powder is an important final step for any woman's makeup routine. Tinted powders provide an extra touch of coverage to ensure that flaws and imperfections are well disguised, while translucent and setting powders simply create a soft, polished finish without adding color. You can opt for a pressed powder in a compact or a loose powder in a jar to perfectly complete your makeup looks.
From primers to foundations to blushes to powders, you'll find everything that you need to get a gorgeous complexion in our face department at drugstore.com. You can view all of the products that we carry in one particular category or from one brand's collection by clicking the links on the left-hand side of this page.