I had a super sweet (and gorgeous!) client come with the number one question I get:
How do I achieve flawless foundation that lasts without getting cakey?
Here's a few fail-proof tips:
1. Skin prep! Avoid foaming and overly harsh cleansers that break down the skin barrier. Use a gentle non-abrasive exfoliant containing an AHA to smooth skin texture (@mariobadescu Glycolic Acid Toner is my fav for $18!). Most importantly HYDRATE (yes, oily skin too!). Opt for lightweight moisturizers with hyaluronic acid to wear underneath makeup. For oily skin @mariobadescu Herbal Hydrating Serum is amazing (also doubles as primer). For dry skin go for a lightweight oil like Rose Hip Oil to lock in moisture. The more hydrated the skin is the better the makeup will wear throughout the day.
2. Apply primer if needed, @stilacosmetics One Step Color Correct is fabulous for anyone who has redness. Concentrate product around nose, mouth, and enlarged pores so foundation doesn't settle. Pay extra attention to skin that might be dry or textured like acne. Work the foundation in thin layers and really press it into the skin. On Jess I used @stilacosmetics Stay All Day foundation and concealer. Their foundation is 12hr longwear, HD, medium to full coverage with a skin like finish. (I can run with this on and my foundation stays put, it's the bomb!)
3. Powder minimally; over powdering seems to be the culprit behind cakey makeup. Use where necessary, a little over concealer and in the T zone if you need it. Over 40, opt for liquids and creams vs powders and lightly stipple foundation onto skin.
I hope this tips help, feel free to DM with any questions! #flawlessskin #flawlessfoundation #makeupparty #makeupaddict #makeuponpoint #makeuptips #makeuphacks #skincare #skincareaddict #skincaretips #mariobadescu #stila #prom #prom2018 #nofilterneeded