Thursday, August 23, 2012

How To Create A Fast, Flawless Face

Hey Everyone!

     I have been working on a quick routine for a fresh, flawless face, and I think I have finally found a solution! I have always used a quick spritz of water on my brush for any full coverage foundations, but I never knew it could be so easy to create a perfect canvas within seconds, just be using water. This is my favorite way to stay matte throughout the day without it looking too flat.

My first step is to prime your face using your favorite primer. Mine is Smashbox Photo Finish, it is a little more expensive but it will last forever. This is still in the old packaging, but it is the original formula. I apply this really quickly with a 189 brush, you only need a quick layer for this step.

Now that we have the perfect base down, we want to add a little more coverage. If you have seen some of my previous posts, you know I absolutely adore my Mac Mineralized Skin Finish Natural. This is my favorite setting powder, but by using a 187 brush and a little bit of water, you can easily turn this into a liquid foundation! You can use water on this because it is a mineralized product, but I would use a mixing medium if you are working with any of their "cooked" products that do not contain minerals.

Take your 187 brush, and spray it two or three times to get the tip of it damp. I love to use a duo-fiber brush for looks like this, it gives the lightest application and blends so easily. Now you can pick up a little of your powder and buff it in. This lets your skin shine through, but it will take care of any redness or discoloration. I would still use concealer under the eyes, but that should work for the perfect light to medium coverage.

My newest trick is to blend your blush up, not out. You want this to be very soft, the 80's look of having a harsh line is still out, unless I didn't get the memo. Start at the apple of your cheek and then blend up, this will distribute the product and tricks the eye, creating the look of higher cheekbones. If you want a quick face-lift, make this your secret weapon. This is Mac's cream blush in Poesy.

The quickest way to add a pop of color is to apply your favorite lip color, I chose my NYX Peekaboo Neutral lip pencil with a hint of Mac's C-thru gloss in the center. This created more fullness, and it will bring out any of the high points on your face. 

All you have to do is finish off with your favorite eye look and you are finished! One of my other favorite powders to use wet is the NYX black label powder, this is amazing for setting areas with fine lines, such as any undereye concealers. I like to use this with a smaller form of the 187, the 188, and apply it with a light hand to any areas that need some more coverage. The darker swatch is wet, and the lighter one is dry.

Those are my favorite ways to create a really quick foundation routine! If you used a cream blush like I did, make sure to apply it first before the powder. I love the whole concept of using different products in their "wet" form, it really brings out the richness of the color.

Tell me in the comments if you have tried this before, and make sure to follow! Thanks for reading!


Lily said...

Awesome blog! :D
Thank you for the follow. Following you back now :) xx

Forever Fuchsia said...

Thanks Lily!


PuiFong Wong said...

great post!

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