Flawless Makeup Tips by Tia Fontaine

Flawless Makeup Tips by Tia Fontaine

Flawless Makeup Tips by Tia Fontaine

Here at AMB we caught up with one of our Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists, Tia Fontaine. Tia has over 3 years experience in the industry and here she gives us her top tips on achieving a flawless makeup look which will last all day…

With social media virtually taking the world by storm, it’s hard to miss makeup videos plastered all over Instagram, TikTok and Facebook

With anything from crazy colour correction application to using kitchen utensils to contour and cut the crease, there are endless 'beauty hacks'; but today I would like to share a few techniques that are useful and efficient for day to day life.


Before buying a primer you must identify your different skin concerns. Is your skin dry? Oily? Normal? Combination (a mixture of skin types on different parts of the face)? You can buy different primers that combat these issues and help the longevity of your makeup.
You can get a mixture of silicone based primers which help with blurring the skin and water based primers which can be blurring and absorb more into the skin, leaving a more light weight and skin-like finish.


When using a foundation you must also consider the same skin types/concerns that you would face when buying a primer.

When trying to find your foundation shade it can be extremely challenging, especially when there are such large colour ranges, some with over 40+ shades!

So first you want to determine your depth (how fair or dark you are) and your undertone. Undertone is determined by the different colours that make up your unique skin tone. Here are the catagories and their characteristics:

Cool - Pink, red, blue and purple tones 

Warm - Yellow and orange tones 

Neutral - A mixture of the above 

Olive - Yellow and green tones 

Colour Corrector & Concealer:

Colour corrector is an amazing way to correct discoloured or dark spots on the face and it can increase and maximise coverage when applied correctly.

If you struggle to find a shade or understand how it works, it’s always best to refer back to the colour wheel. Colour theory is fundamental in makeup, so if you want to neutralise sallow (yellow spots) its best to use purple, and for purple areas its best to use yellow.

An easy way to decide what shade you should be using when colour correcting is to identify the tones that make up the imperfection and refer back to the colour wheel. Then use a shade directly opposite the tone of your imperfection.

If you struggle with dark circles depending on your skin tone you have a few different options, please refer to the list below: 

Fair - pale pink / pale peach

Medium - peach 

Medium deep - Orange 

Deep - Red

When applying both corrector and concealer a little goes a long way. A good way to control the amount of product you are using is to put a small amount onto the back of your hand and really work it into your brush, gently tapping it into the skin.

A few things to remember: 

When you are trying to cover blemishes, use a colour corrector or a skin tone concealer as a brighter one will enhance the blemish, or cause a grey cast.

When trying to brighten use a shade that is 1-2 shades brighter than your natural tone with a matching undertone also.

Always apply concealer after foundation and let your foundation give the most coverage.

With these tips combined you will have a flawless base which will last all day long!

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Tia Fontaine