First, wash your face. If you have oily skin, use an unscented bar of soap. If you have dry skin, use specially formulated face soap for dry skin, then lather your face with a thick moisturizer to prevent flaking. Next, dry your skin off, and allow it to “settle” for about ten minutes. If you apply the make-up now, it will get pushed out of the pores, creating the “cakey” look.
Now, apply a foundation that matches your skin, using your fingers. Rub the foundation in all over your face as if it was a wonderful cream. Check yourself out in a brightly lit room, make sure there are no streaks. Now, if there are any blemishes on your skin, leave them alone for now.
Next, use a large brush to brush powder evenly over your face. Put some powder on your fingers and rub it into your under-eye area, getting rid of any uneven skin color. Now take a Q-Tip, and put a little bit of foundation on the end of it. If you have any blemishes, lightly (very lightly) dab a tiny amount of foundation onto your blemish. If this conceals it, leave it alone. Otherwise, apply pressure with your finger tip to the foundation in this spot to even it out. Do NOT put powder back on over this spot, it will give it a powdery look. Continue reading »