These days I see many people applying full coverage foundations, when they really do not need it. You need to look at your face and see exactly what needs covering, what problems need correcting. I personally don’t have the best skin, but that doesn’t mean I need to cake it on with foundation and powder.
The best way to get a really flawless look, without packing on the products, is to focus the most product on the areas that actually need it. Here is how I apply my foundation, concealer and powder to make my skin look really natural, but flawless!
Before I apply any coverage to my skin, I like to moisturise well and put on some primer. If you suffer with large pores, adding a primer will help hide them. I also like to add some illuminating cream to the high points of my face. This really gives my skin a healthy looking glow without any other makeup on.
At the moment I have quite a few pimples on my face and I tend to suffer with quite a bit of redness. If it is really bad then I apply a small amount of concealer to the areas I feel need it most, before applying my foundation.
I like to use a tinted moisturiser or nothing more than a medium coverage foundation, like NARS Sheer Glow. I then never apply more than 1-2 pumps all over my face. Less is more! It’s all about making it look like your skin, rather than a thick layer over the top. You want to make sure you buff the foundation into your skin really well.
Once I have nice a nice even skin tone, sometimes I still need a little more coverage in some areas. Under my eyes, I don’t like to pack on lots of concealer, as this can make your under eyes crease or look very dry. Using a tiny amount of corrector before applying concealer, can really make a difference.
I’m not always having the best skin day so I may need to add a little more coverage to pimples and redness. Find a concealer which matches your skin tone. Apply very small amounts to the areas you need it, you can always build it up if you need to.
Once you have covered everything, you need to set it. Even powder can make your makeup look heavy. You want to apply a very small amount to the majority of your face. Areas that tend to crease or get shiny through out the day will want a little bit more powder – to ensure they last all day long.
Most areas of your face don’t need nearly as much powder as you may think. For instance, if you are going to be applying bronzer, blush or highlight to your cheeks, and other areas. These are all powders! Having a thick layer of powder and then adding 3 more powders on top is going to look very powdery.
A setting spray is always a great option to make your makeup look like skin. This absorbs any access powders on your face and melts them into your skin – whilst keeping your makeup on all day.
I love the way this makes my skin look, as it is very flawless but really doesn’t look heavy on the skin. Through out this blog I have linked some of my favourite products which I use to create a flawless light base – if any of you are looking to try the more natural look out.