10 Steps To Flawless Foundation Using My Favorite, Go-To Cosmetics!
I Receive many compliments on how “flawless” my foundation looks so I decided to open up my “makeup play book” and share with you guys the steps it takes to get an airbrushed finish!
Follow along as I explain, play by play. Please feel free to share your “flawless foundation” tips in the comment section below! We can all learn from each other!!
Step 1. Cleanse
Wash the day away with the beautifying botanicals of this soap-free, clean-rinsing gel. Cleanser gently removes all oil, dirt, and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. The clean-rinsing lather leaves your skin squeaky clean and silky smooth. It’s even ideal for shaving!
- Removes all oil, dirt, and makeupClean-rinsing lather leaves skin soft and silky smoot
- Beautifying botanicals gently cleanse without drying
- Formulated for all skin types
- Pair with Facial™ to maximize your smoothing and rejuvenating results
Step 2. Tone
Refresh, restore, and rebalance your skin with this ultra-light, hydrating toner. This alcohol-free, botanically based formula soothes and softens without stripping skin of its essential moisture while minimizing the appearance of pores and improving your skin tone and texture.
- Refresh and Restore your Skin with Balancing Toner
- Tightens and lessens the appearance of pores
- Hydrates and nourishes skin with beautifying botanicals
- Keeps skin toned and clean when paired with Cleanser
Step 3. Moisturize
Start the day fighting the signs of time with this moisturizing cream gel. PreventAge helps to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and environmental pollutants with its soothing blend of beautifying botanicals and vitamins.
- Lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps to counter the damaging effects of solar rays and pollutants
- Softens and soothes skin with beautifying botanicals and vitamins
- Team with Cleanser, Toner, and RepairAge™ for a skin-renewing regimen
Step 4. Primer
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Day Cream restores the youthful appearance of your skin! This exceptional balm by Clarins eliminates all signs of fatigue in a flash. The ideal treatment before a busy day or an evening out.
• instantly eliminates all signs of fatigue
• facial contours appear rested and smooth
• the skin is tightened, refined and soothed
• nourishes, hydrates and protects your skin• ideal as a make-up primer
**Optional Step: BB Cream (if You’re looking for heavier coverage that day)
- Smooth all over face after primer
Step 5. Foundation
What it is:
Guerlain’s Lingerie de Pea Foundation enhances the complexion for a perfect, long-lasting, and natural-looking result on all skintones. This foundation contains SPF 20 and its fresh, light texture glides onto the contours of the face like a second skin to enhance your natural beauty all day long. Its formulated with a combination of contouring and smoothing stretch fibers that are infused with natural silk and linen fibers. Hydrating agents provide softness and comfort throughout the day.
-Apply a few drops to your face, then use your fingertips or a Foundation Brush to blend in, moving from the middle of the face outward and down to your neck for best coverage.
-For an all-day second-skin mattifying finish, apply Lingerie de Peau Compact powder to complete the look.
Step 6. Concealer
What it is:
An oil-free, waterproof, all-day wear concealer with a natural-looking matte finish.
What it does:
This 24-hour wear concealer helps you to hide dark circles and imperfections while hydrating the skin. This comfortable cream formula creates the perfected look of flawless skin that lasts day to night. It has full coverage that won’t crease, streak, or cake, and it is waterproof and sweat-, humidity-, and transfer-resistant for carefree wear.
Step 7. Set Makeup with Toner:
How do I use it? Mist the Toner over your face and neck (2/3 pumps)
Apply after concealer by spraying over entire face and neck, with eyes closed. Let dry.
The best makeup setter I’ve found! Check out the ingredients!
Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Cabbage Rose (Rosa centifolia) Flower Water, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Flower Extract, Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Leaf Extract, Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) Flower Oil, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Oil. Linalool.
Step 8. Contour
Take artistry shading into your own hands with this Shade + Light Contour Palette. Effortlessly sculpt, chisel, shape, and slenderize your features for enhanced definition. The three contour shades create silky, buildable powders blend effortlessly into the skin for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skintone and face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.
- Follow the included insert, illustrated by Kat herself
- Define the cheekbones to sculpt and chisel your appearance.
- Slim the face to slenderize features and define the jawline.
- Shape the nose to taper and balance your silhouette.
Step 9. Highlight
A luxurious, slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish. Strategically buff on to add highlights to the high points of the face, or blend all over for a sheer luminous polish to the skin. Features our 77-Mineral Complex and vitamin E.
Step 10. Blush
Cheek color shouldn’t be limited to the apples (no one blushes only on their cheeks!). I always blend a bit into the hairline, along the jawbone, and on the tip of the nose to create a more natural-looking, all-over hint of color.
Step 11. Congratulate yourself because you have now have mastered the flawless foundation application!!
I’d love to see your foundation application on Instagram! tag me @TheKristenAnderson and use the hashtag #flawlessfoundation so I can see you’re amazing faces!