For years I was always on the lookout for the perfect foundation. One that would make my skin look as smooth as a babies bottom. And along the way I found some good foundations, yes, But the biggest thing I realized is that the prep work is what makes the allllll difference.
My little sister Celeste was sweet enough to help me demonstrate. I swear, she just keeps getting prettier.
Over the years I’ve come to quite a few conclusions on the subject so it’s time I share.
I love using a PMD every few weeks. They make a huge difference in skin texture! I’ve tried them all and my fav for the price is RejuvadermMD Start with just a small portion of your skin when using one though, they are a serious and somewhat harsh tool and you wanna make sure your skin can handle it before you use it on your whole face!
#2 Fuzz removal
Peach fuzz is one of those things that varies quite a bit from person to person (like everything else I guess). I have a fair amount and I don’t really mind mine but I TOTALLY love the way my skin feels and how smooth my makeup looks when I get rid of it. My VERY favorite blades to use are Tinkles. They are BY FAR the best. (I wasn’t using them in this photo because I tried another brand and was not impressed) MM&L made a pretty entertaining video teaching you how exactly to use them (here)
If I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1000 times MOISTURIZE! Every single time I do an event and get my hands on women’s faces by the 100’s I’m amazed by how many of them have dehydrated skin! (I’m also amazed by how beautiful and funny and down to earth they are:) That skin needs it’s TLC! I tend to use a handful of different creams to keep up with the change in seasons, hormones and moods but one of my all time favorites is my First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. Have you tried it? It’s luscious. And affordable.
#4 Prime Properly
Primers can seem like such an annoying extra step. Trust me, I don’t use one everyday. But on days when I want my makeup to look smooth and flawless and to last longer I really need to prime it nicely. What primer you need is all based on your skin and preferences I break down my picks in this post.
Anyone who has tried a one of these babies can attest to the fact that the foundation looks absolutely smooth and flawless once you use it. If you haven’t yet tried one I have them in my shop for only $13 so you have no more excuses!
#6 Color choice
It is AMAZING how uneven and heavy foundation can look when it’s not the right color. There’s been many times that I thought a whole formula was a bust because I got it in a shade too dark (Laura Mercier tinted moisture for instance, I turned up my nose to it the first time I tried it! I thought it was sooo heavy! Just the wrong color!)
Do you guys have any tips on making your foundation go on like butta?