It’s still the middle of a pandemic so there isn’t much leaving the house, which means there’s even less makeup being put on. Unless you’re me and you put on makeup when you’re bored or to make Tik Toks.
Lately I’ve been trying out a new foundation and I think I’m at the point where I can finally say I’m obsessed with it. And I figured I would share the knowledge of what makes my face look fucking perfect. Well not perfect, but damn near close!
I mean look how fucking fantastic my skin looks!! It’s very much a light to medium coverage foundation routine, which, no hate to full coverage routines, I just love my freckles and want them to be able to peak through. Shout out to the boys who bullied me for my freckles in 7th grade, thinking of you often <3.
To start, moisturize your damn face. I don’t care if you have oily skin or what, moisturize you’re fucking face. And put on some sunscreen or an SPF. I need to take my own advice here because I often forget, but the combo that is moisturizer and SPF will keep your skin elastic and not wrinkle as quickly so you’ll stay young and hot for much much longer. Or at least that’s what the beauty Youtubers tell me. I use either Murad Nutrient Charged Water Gel (I know it’s expensive… I buy a lot of them whenever Ulta has a sale, or I try and find it at Marshalls/TJ Maxx) or Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel, they’re basically both the same thing, but the Murad one I feel is just a SMIDGE better. But both work wonders truly. I keep them in my lil skin care fridge and it’s so soothing. For SPF I either put on Neutrogena, CereVe, or the Target brand equivalent of those.
I don’t use a primer, I have never found a primer that actually does anything for me. Either it doesn’t actually keep my makeup on longer, or it just feels gross on my skin, so I skip it.
I then go in with either a beauty blender, my fingers, or a brush with the Milk Blur Liquid Foundation. Yes, I said fingers, yes I said a brush. Sometimes using my fingers makes it look less thick and can blend it in more. But when I don’t want to be messy I use a brush or a beauty blender. Sponges are my favorite, but honestly, sometimes I forget to wet it and I don’t want to get up, so I use a good ole foundation brush, circa 2008. Like the flat ones you saw in old school Youtube Makeup videos. I know, crazy, but it works. I use a very very very small amount and spread it all over my face, adding more to the edge of my jaw because that’s where most of my acne is, and around my nose because it tends to get red there.
Next I take a stippling foundation brush, something thick and dense, and use the Fenty Cheeks Out Cream Bronzer, I don’t always use this, but it does make my skin look warm and glowy and wonderful. I just kind of pat it into my cheek bones, jaw line, and forehead. I use it very much as a bronzer, not as a contour. Those are two different things people. Bronzer makes you glowy and tan, contour makes your features stand out/sink in. Two. Different. Things. Different products, different techniques.
Now, for my holy fucking grail item. Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder. I cannot express how much I love this shit. I don’t ever use anything different, and I haven’t used anything different for probably 3 or 4 years. I just a big fluffy brush, key word being fluffy, and brush it lightly all over my face. The fluffier the brush, the less cakey your face will be. You just want to set the liquids, you don’t really need coverage at this point.
Then, here’s the trick here, spray your face with setting spray, I’ve been using The Smashbox Photo Finish Setting Spray, it’s quite wonderful, I also love Urban Decay All Nighter. Spray your face, all over, and then go in with either a powder puff or your beauty blender, and press it into the skin. This will help make the powder look less powdery, and keeps your makeup on longer.
Lastly, I use Hula Bronzer. A cult classic. I love this shit. It’s a fan favorite for a reason. Again, this is BRONZER people, not contour. Use it accordingly. I spray my face again, and again use my beauty blender/powder puff. Sometimes I add blush and highlighter, but not always. Usually bronzer is enough to make me glowy and adorable.
The end! Go forth and look beautiful, I believe in you people.