Let's get started with this really simple, very easy foundation tutorial.
Lisa, with out makeup - before photo
5 (optional) Steps
We'll discuss 5 steps in this tutorial, but you can do just one or two of these or maybe all of these. Totally up to you, depending on your needs.
Step 1. Primer
A primer is one of the best things you can do when it comes to applying makeup. It helps create a smooth, silky, canvas for a flawless application. It also helps to minimize your pores and fine lines and help your makeup last much longer.
When to Use:
Use a primer if you live in a hot, humid climate. It helps the makeup stay a little longer. You may also need to use a primer if you have larger pores, as it helps minimize pores as well as fine lines.
The Pure Primer is an effective and wonderful choice for nearly all skin types and skin tones (since our Primers are nearly translucent they will work for dark or light skin tones alike). With only three effective, pure, and natural ingredients it is perfect even for super sensitive skin, and it will give you your most flawless, beautiful foundation application ever.
Embellish Pro-Aging Primeris a treatment powder with beneficial ingredients for slight exfoliation, help with skin's natural glow, and antioxidant support. It is a truly extraordinary option for mature skin as it works not only as a luxurious treatment powder, but it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
I am using the Sensy Rich Mineral Foundation formula, which gives velvety full coverage finish.
We offer four totally unique, hand-crafted, high-quality, pure mineral makeup foundation formulas for you to choose from. Select a formula best suited to your needs.
Here's a quick list:
Ultra Light Mineral Foundation. This light, airy, and barely there loose mineral foundation is the perfect pick for beauties who want just a touch of coverage– minimalistic & fresh-faced.
Perfect Cover Foundation. Perfect cover is best suited for oily, normal, combination, dry, and mature skin types. This is perfect for everyday wear, you can add more or less depending on the level of coverage you desire on any given day including any special occasions you might desire a fuller coverage for (simply buff in an extra layer or two).
Sensy Rich Mineral Foundation. This is a wonderful choice for sensitive skin, or simply any beauty desiring a more complete, creamy and velvety finish.
Antioxidant Liquid Foundation. This formula provides long-lasting coverage that will resist settling into fine lines for a long wearing finish while providing yummy pro-aging and anti-inflammatory skincare ingredients like organic aloe, organic jojoba, and vegan MSM and DMAE.
Just like your primer, simply tap a little product into the lid of your jar, swirl your Foundation Airbrush, tap off any excess, and then apply it by buffing it into your face. I usually start from the middle part of my face and then work my way out.
Don't forget to work on the jaw and the décolletage and neck area.
You can stop here. That could be your foundation.
A Quick Note About Powder Makeup Myth
A lot of women believe that mature skins can’t wear powder makeup. Contrary to this, I know a lot of women who love using powder; and of course, others prefer liquid foundation. I believe everyone needs to choose what works best for them.
For me, powder is so easy.
Step 3. Concealer
If you have any discoloration, like dark circles under the eyes or maybe some redness, using concealer or color corrector can help.
Know the type of concealer/color corrector you need.
Flesh tone concealer- use a shade to match your complexion, or one to two shades lighter: Fair,Fair/Medand Medium.
Green corrector- hides redness, acne, rosacea, spider veins, sunburn and port wine stains. (In fact, not only will it hide, it will help heal as well due to the zinc oxide).
Yellow corrector - hides blue/grey circles under your eyes, blueish bruises and under eye circles.
Pink corrector- brightens up dull or tired skin and hides brown spots.
Peach corrector- for darker skin tones, and works wonders for hyper pigmentation and neutralizing dark circles. It even works for dark spots and sun damage.
Catnap corrector - the perfect shade to help give you that rested look that we sometimes so need.
As with the the foundational makeup, you don't need to use a lot of product. You just need to pick up the minerals from the lid (remember, it's just like the amount of cinnamon or nutmeg you sprinkle to your latte!), tap the excess and apply on your face.
If you need extra coverage, you might need a liquid concealer. I have two recommendations:
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