I recently did a post on how I achieve a full coverage face without going a bit cray cray on the products. I have to be honest, it’s really hard not to go overboard when you’re shooting photos for a blog or recording a video for youtube. I PROMISE that most of the people doing makeup for their blogs or youtube do not wear that much on the daily. It’s just hard to get makeup to translate well on camera.
But, we are going to be honest in this post. I will be bare faced and we will see how well I can cover my very angry face. I waited until it was really angry to photograph this. You’re welcome. Let’s do it. Gird your loins ladies and gents, bare faced coming.
(1) Prep your skin, make sure you’re wearing moisturizer/oil whatever floats your boat. If you have dry, flaky skin make sure to exfoliate softly with a wash cloth or a gentle acid. If you like to wear a primer go ahead and add that. My skin has been so dry lately that I don’t really bother. If you have a really great moisturizing primer let me know down in the comments!
(2) I like to start with my Kjaer Weis foundation. I use my fingers to tap that into the skin. Tap tap tap and tap some more. Only place your foundation where you want to even out the skin tone. I like to keep my foundation restricted to my cheeks, nose and chin. Let your beautiful skin shine through!
I wanted to include a photo of my foundation done. I don’t expect my foundation to completely conceal my blemishes. I just want it to smooth and even out my skin. I can conceal my blemishes later on.
(3) Pin point concealing. Just go for it. It’s like paint by numbers. Or, erase all the numbers? I don’t know. Remember to use an oil if you find your concealer a bit too stiff. Just dip your small brush into the oil and then into your concealer and work it into the back of your hand. I really love to use my Ko and Humble Passion Fruit Seed Oil with my Laura Mercier Camouflage in SC-2.
(4) Pop on some under eye concealer. Done. I really don’t like the feeling of having too much makeup on my skin so this is my daily routine. If you want more details on the products I used and why check out my Full Coverage Base without the Cake post
So, is my skin absolutely perfect with this routine? No. You have to wear what makes you feel confident. Love yourself for who you are. Blemishes, scars, pigmentation and all 🙂
NOTE: I did not do any skin smoothing or editing in any of these photos. When I do makeup looks I often smooth my skin a bit just because harsh lights really bring out texture in the skin. But, this is a foundation routine and I will NEVER do any kind of editing if I am reviewing a foundation or concealer. Because that would just defeat the point wouldn’t it.
Never compare yourselves to beauty bloggers or youtubers. A lot of cameras have a skin smoother that is automatically applied to photos. I didn’t even know that was possible… Like seriously, the internet is not real life my friends.