Blending is a makeup technique that involves blending different shades and textures of makeup products together to create a seamless and natural-looking finish. No matter how much makeup you wear, blending is an essential skill in achieving a flawless makeup look, whether it’s for everyday wear or a special occasion. When blending makeup, the goal is to eliminate any harsh lines or edges and create a smooth, even transition from one shade to another. It involves using various tools, such as brushes, damp blending sponges, or fingers, to blend the product evenly across the skin. The technique can be applied to all areas of the face, including the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

How to blend?

To achieve the best results when blending makeup, it’s important to use the right tools and products. A high-quality blending brush, like the Shiseido Naname Fude Multi Eye Brush, can help to blend eyeshadow seamlessly, while a makeup sponge can be used to blend foundation, concealer and other base products into the skin. There are different blending techniques that makeup artists use, depending on the effect they want to achieve. For example, circular motions are often used when blending eyeshadow to create a softer, diffused look. Patting motions can be used to blend cream products, such as blush or highlighter, into the skin for a natural-looking glow. When blending highlighter, contour or blush it’s important to blend in an upward direction.

Blending is also important when it comes to contouring and highlighting. When contouring, blending the product along the edges of the face can help to create a natural-looking shadow that defines the features without appearing harsh. Similarly, blending & diffusing highlighter onto the high points of the face can create a subtle glow that looks like it’s coming from within rather than a harsh line of shine.