- FLAWLESS BASE- .
How to achieve one...
Just simply go stand under sunlight. Nah! Kidding 😂
1. Prepare Your Skin; Cleanse, Moisturise, Prime:
After cleansing your skin, and especially after exfoliating, remember to moisturize to keep your skin supple. It prevents your skin drying out and tightening, which can both cause rough patches and areas where makeup can collect. Use primer on your T-zone to keep oily skin matte and to prevent your foundation from breaking down. Primers will fill in (without clogging) fine lines and wrinkles and will make pores appear smaller. .
2. Find Your Perfect Match:
Before deciding on your shade, remember to test makeup on your jawline to make sure it is correct. A matte formula will give a smoother finish and will have hardly any shine which will be better in photographs. Ps what are highlighters for? Duh! .
3. Apply Your Makeup With The Right Tools:
Applying foundation using your fingers is better when you want lighter coverage, while using a sponge gives fuller coverage. While I prefer applying from a flat brush (I use one from @beautifybyamna_
), it saves your foundation to run out early. And kindly don’t forget to pat it on your ears and neck, it’s a buzz kill trust me. Also remember to apply your makeup in the right direction, too – start at the centre of your face and work outwards, blending as you go. .
4. If you want to turn your matte finish into a dewy one, apply a drop or two of a facial oil onto a sponge, then smooth on your foundation;
I usually use Baby oil by @johnsonsbaby.
It works out for me. .
5. Mix an illuminating formula in with your foundation for a subtle glow.
I add Ps Pro’s Illuminating primer by @primark
6. Apply Concealer after foundation:
It is better to apply concealer after you have put on your foundation as it is less likely to crease and gives a smoother finish. Don’t forget to buff out face (concealer+foundation) with a sponge.
7. Finish With powder:
A translucent powder will reduce any residue shine but leave a healthy, natural glow. This is particularly beneficial on the t-zone, which is prone to being more oily anyway.