You wake up, flawless
Post up, flawless
Ridin’ round in it, flawless
Flossin’ on that, flawless
This diamond, flawless
My diamond, flawless
This rock, flawless
My rock, flawless
I woke up like this
One of my main makeup goals is looking snatched! I want my skin to look flawless, and smooth like butter. I am tired of textured skin with large pores and hyper-pigmentation! I am tiyadddddddd! I thought that my skin problems would end when I hit the #dirtythirties so whyyyyyyyy Lord why does the struggle still exist?! Anyways, there is still makeup to try and cover up things but I find that the makeup doesn’t look flawless unless you apply it a certain way. So here are a few tips for that flawless base.
CLEANSE THAT SKIN
Yes you heard me, cleanse your skin before applying makeup. I am not going to say that applying makeup on an unclean face is nasty because look I have done it. Yup I will be real with y’all. I cannot lie to you. Sometimes there are after work drinks and there is no time for cleansing. One thing I have noticed is that my makeup feels and looks better when I have cleansed my skin before hand. I use the GARNIER MICELLAR GEL WASH which gets rid of all dirt and build-up without making my skin feel super dry and stripped of moisture. My face feels clean and ready to apply makeup. It makes your base flawless and long lasting.
Oh and don’t forget to clean your makeup sponge and brushes regularly. Dirty brushes and sponges leave your makeup looking streaky and cakey.
The worst thing is to have dry patches showing through your foundation. This is important because you are looking after your skin even though you are wearing makeup. If you have oily skin, use a oil free moisturiser. I love my ESTEE LAUDER HYDRATIONIST moisturiser because it is light and oil free so is a great base for my makeup. Make sure that it is a light moisturiser, if it is too greasy it might make your makeup move during the day.
Ohhhhhh priming is important if you want your makeup to look flawless. I know it might feel like another unnecessary layer of makeup but trust me it helps. For my oily/combination ladies, there are primers that controls oil and mattifies your skin. If you suffer from hyper-pigmentation or uneven skin tone, there are primers that colour correct. If you have dry skin there are primers that hydrate, and if you have large pores, there are primers to reduce the pores. My point is there is a primer for everyone.
APPLY YOUR FOUNDATION BIT BY BIT
The temptation especially if you are in a rush is to try apply your makeup all at once, but no honey you can’t (well, technically you can but you shouldn’t!) Applying your foundation little by little will ensure your foundation is applied flawlessly and avoids looking cakey and not blended in well. The key to flawless makeup is blending. Let me say that the again, the key is blending! Blend that foundation, blend that eyeshadow in fact just blend away all your struggles! Blending only works with a little product at a time. So apply a little foundation on your beauty sponge or brush or directly onto your face, then blend. Apply a little bit more, then blend again and continue this until you have the coverage you want.
ADD DIMENSION TO YOUR FACE
When you apply foundation only, it could leave your face looking a little flat and one dimensional, because our face has lighter parts and darker parts and foundation makes it all one shade. Use a lighter concealer to highlight parts of your face where the light hits such as the centre of your forehead, under your eyes etc. Then use a darker concealer, foundation or powder to mimic the darker parts such as cheekbones, your temple.
Finally SET EVERYTHING INTO PLACE with some brown translucent powder. If you are a chocolate girl use light or yellow based translucent powder such as SACHA BUTTERCUP only where you have highlighted. Use a brown based powder to set the perimeter of your face, the areas where you didn’t use the lighter concealer. You need to keep your chocolate face looking…chocolate you know! Ashiness is not our portion. I use Laura Mercier Translucent Setting powder in Medium Dark to set the rest of my face.
What do you use to get that flawless base?