I believe when you know how to do your foundation well, you can’t go wrong with any look you want to experiment with.
It’s the first thing you need to look your best on a “no makeup” makeup look day. Once you’re done with you base, all you need is mascara and a good lip.
For your smokey eye looks, good skin via foundation, contour and your highlight complements the look. It makes sure that your eye look pops. Same goes for when pulling off a bold lip.
Knowing also what foundation routine best suits you also helps you avoid using too many products. In the end, I believe less is always more, especially when it comes to your face makeup. If you apply it on too thick, your skin won’t be able to breathe. You also might be too harsh trying to take off all that makeup, causing damage to your skin.
For me, you may be a bit surprised that I just use different kinds of foundation for my base, highlight, and contour. I do this because I like for it to all blend into to the skin. It’s just easier as well. Next time you buy your foundation shade, pick one that’s a bit darker and one that is a little lighter. These three provide a seamless way to put shadows on your face and also put emphasis on the high points.
And don’t forget that a good foundation routine doesn’t have to always have expensive products. Sure, I’m not opposed to splurging if you can. But it’s always aim more for quality. How well they work, how long they last on the skin, and if they have skincare ingredients: these are the things to watch out for.
Here are the products I use:
Make Up Forever Color Corrector. They seems to have discontinued the pan set I have in the video. Regardless, a lot of other makeup brands offer a similar set. And also, you may just opt to use an orange corrector, which is sold on it own by various beauty labels.
I use a color corrector to cancel out the darkness under the eyes. It’s the first layer before you foundation and concealer.
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation. I use this as a concealer and highlighter. It has a dewy finish and claims to have a “multi-dimensional light” for an even surface. I apply this underneath my eyes, down my nose line and on top of my cheekbones.
RMK Liquid Foundation. This is my contour. I apply a small amount below my cheekbones and on my forehead, where it meets the hairlines. I don’t apply too much.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. This is quite a unique product. It’s described as “a customisable complexion booster with the versatility of a primer, the mega-watt glow of a highlighter, and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter.” I use this to further highlight areas on my face I want to brighten up a bit more: on the outer corners of the eye, below the brows, and down the nose.
MAC Studio Finish Face Powder. I use this to set everything. Just a light layer will do with a brush.
Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner. For setting spray, I use something that enhances the skin. I particular like this one as it has chamomile and rose water to soothe the skin. A facial mist helps your makeup to look more natural.