Thursday, April 4, 2013

HOW TO: FLAWLESS FOUNDATION

Like most people, I sadly don't have perfect skin but I do have makeup which definitely has the power to make an improvement to the appearance of my skin! The component of makeup which I think has the most dramatic difference is the base, AKA the foundation. So I'm going to be sharing with you the products and techniques I use to even out my skin tone, cover blemishes and overall improve my skin all with four simple steps! If this doesn't show you the magic of makeup, I don't know what will!


STEP #1: PRIME
Application- I use my hands to apply this primer everywhere on my face apart from my T-zone.

Product- Mary Kay Oil Mattifier
Application-
I use my hands to apply this primer onto my T-zone.


STEP #2: FOUNDATION
Product- Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation
Product- Garnier BB Cream

Application- Mix the two products together on a flat surface and spread it out evenly. I use my XO Beauty round top face brush to apply this evenly all over my face, working in layers to gradually build up the coverage.

STEP #3: CONCEAL
Product- MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
Application- I use my Real Techniques detailer brush to apply the MAC Studio Sculpt concealer to any places on my face that I feel like need a little extra coverage and any spots, then blend it in with my fingers.

Product- 15 Color Concealer Palette 
Application- Again using the Real Techniques detailer brush, I apply the lightest shade from the 15 colour concealer palette underneath my eyes, on the bridge of my nose and in between my eyebrows to create a sort of highlight.


STEP #4: POWDER
Product- Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder
Application- I like to keep my foundation very light and avoid excess powder as it can begin to look cakey so that's why I choose a translucent powder to set my foundation. It still makes sure that your foundation stays put all day and mattifies the look but it doesn't make the skin overly powdery at all.

There you have it; how I achieve flawless foundation! Of course this is just what works for me and as everyone is different you may need to customize these products or techniques to suit you but I hope you all found this helpful!
 *The Solid Rose, Maybelline and Mary Kay products were gifted to me.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.

6 comments:

Bow Tied Beauty said...

Wow love how you do your makeup, such a flawless finish! x

Val @ Making It Sparkle said...

Your makeup always looks flawless! Thanks for sharing your routine :)

Kim Porter said...

Very pretty, and natural-looking.

Love the lip color, too.

Becki Vieira said...

Everyone is right, so flawless! Lovely blog, I am a new follower, would love for you to check my blog out at some point?

www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

Wendy Ayche said...

That outfit is so cute!!
Much love,
Wengie
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Claira C. said...

Love this look! I find it really hard to get my makeup to stay all day is AUS as its just so hot!

I have just started a blog and would love for you to see :)

http://clairylove024.blogspot.com.au/

Claira xx