Tip Tuesday: Get Glowing Flawless Foundation Coverage
I crazy bananas broke out (for those of you who speak proper English that means super duper badly) recently and I've been battling these bumps for the past little while! Is this a little TMI? Well, if it is, I apologize. But it's the truth and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one facing this issue. I try and take care of my skin as much as possible, but while recovering from a breakout, a long term solution isn't always the best or easiest way to deal.
Sometimes, I need to break out my full coverage foundation and concealer and get to work. However, I hate that caked on layered look that this gives you. In light of my recent skin issues and since our Review of the Week giveaway this week is concealer (you can still enter to win, deets are here!), I thought I would share a new foundation routine trick I recently picked up. It uses thicker, full coverage products and a surprise ingredient (water!) to give you a semi matte and dewy feel and therefore does not look overly caked on while still covering up those blemishes.
First, apply primer as you normally would. Here are two cult faves that I personally recommend:
1. Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer (C$38.00)
2. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (C$44.00).
Next, lightly splash your face with water. Take a stippling brush: 3. Sephora Collection
Pro Stippling Brush #44 (C$42.00), and wet it, almost to the point of saturation. Set aside for now.
1. Benefit Boi-ing Concealer (C$26.00)
2. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer (C$43.00)
3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 (US$27.00)
4. Perscriptives Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup (US$42.00)
5. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Extreme Camoflauge Cream (C$36.00)
6. Le Métier de Beauté Classic Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 8 (C$69.87)
Use a heavier, full coverage foundation and on the back of your hand or finger tips, pump out half of what you would normally use. You may want to opt for a slightly darker shade of foundation because you will be using a concealer on top. Dab it on each part of your face (cheeks, forehead, chin, nose). Taking your wet stippling brush, in a swirling motion distribute the foundation evenly. Don't worry about blending it all in right now. Let this dry for about 30 seconds, then using a dry foundation brush like: 2. e.l.f. Essential Foundation Brush (US$1.00), dab the foundation to blend in. On top of this, apply a heavy duty concealer as you would normally. You will want to finish this off with a setting spray too. This trick is great because you are using heavy products but not a lot of it, so you save on product and at the same time avoid the thickness of layers.
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I need to experiment with what works for me... I'm a concealer newbie!
Great tips! Can't wait to try this. I would never have thought to use a wet brush with my foundation routine. Very interesting concept.
I want to try this! But I will do it on the weekend in case it ends up looking terrible, and I won't have to go out in public with it xD
Wow this sounds great! Thanks for the tips... I'll have to get some of these products and try this next time I have a breakout...which is bound to happen soon :(
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