How To Build The Ultimate Base With Our Make Face Palette

While it might seem temping to skip straight to the shimmering eyeshadows and fluffy lashes, taking the time to master your base can give your makeup the ultimate upgrade. With the power to brighten skin, conceal imperfections, add a healthy flush to your cheeks, and even alter the appearance of your bone structure, having a good base palette in your makeup bag is a fast-track way to creating a flawless full face. With so many formulas out there ranging from cream contours, blushers, concealers, and setting powders, knowing where to start with your base can feel like an overwhelming task.

Here at BEAUTY BAY, we’re all about making your lives easier while delivering high quality results, which is where our brand-new Make Face Multi-Use Complexion Palette comes in. Available in fair-medium and tan-deep shades, this all-in-one palette features all the essentials you need to conceal, bronze, brighten, and sculpt your way to a flawless makeup base. Ideal for beginners and experts alike, this versatile full-face palette can be used on the eyes, lips, and face, and features a wide range of shades which can be mixed and matched to create the tone that’s right for you.

Scroll on to learn how to ace your base with the By BEAUTY BAY Make Face Palette

1. Conceal

Tackling the tell-tale signs of tiredness and camouflaging imperfections, concealer is an unrivalled beauty staple. To neutralise and illuminate the skin, start with shade B1 or B3 (depending on which shade of palette you’re using). Apply to the inner corner and under-eye area, blending in with your fingers, a makeup brush, or beauty blender. To correct and even out the skin tone, follow with shades C1, C2, or C3 if you’re using the light-medium palette, or C7, C8, or C9 if you’re using the tan-deep palette. Apply to the under-eye area and on any imperfections before blending out. 

2. Bronze + sculpt

Contouring and bronzing is a great way to define your features and warm up your base. Starting with the shade Cold Brew or Treacle, apply to the natural shadows of your face such as the bottom of your cheekbone, along your jawline, and around the top of your hairline, and blend out. Next, take the shades Teak or Waffle for the fair-medium palette users, or shades Flapjack or Acorn if you’re using the tan-deep palette. Buff and blend over your contour to add extra definition and warmth to the skin, while blurring any texture.  

3. Blush

While often overlooked, blush is the perfect way to add a flattering flush of colour to your base, and make your skin look like skin again. Taking the shade Mochi and Grapefruit if you’re after a matte finish, or Peony and Dusk if you prefer a more dewy, fresh-faced look, apply to the top of the cheekbones and blend for a healthy, lifted finish.

4. Brighten

For the perfect finishing touch, use a setting powder and highlighter to brighten your base. Start with the universally flattering shade P1 to blur the skin and ward away unwanted shine. Using a makeup brush or sponge, tap under the eyes, down the sides your nose, up to your temples, and underneath your cheek contour. For extra definition and long-lasting staying power, leave your setting powder to sit on the skin for a few minutes before sweeping away. Complete your look with the highlighter shades Halo and Karat to illuminate the high points of the face. Apply to the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, under the brow, on the inner corners of the eye, and on the cupid’s bow for the ultimate radiant finish.