I might have done such a post before, but anyway, I hope this is helpful to anyone who wants to 'fake' a flawless skin, I certainly don't have perfect skin without any makeup on. My main problems are pores and blemish spots. So even if I have to run out of the house in a hurry, I need to dot concealer all over my blemishes, or else they are quite obvious on my fair skin tone. Which is why I avoid the sun, and eating any 'dark' foods such as soya sauce etc (though the latter sounds very old wives tale - but better be safe than sorry), because I don't want any pigmentation due to the scarring...
Anyway... I have rambled countless times about my search for the perfect foundation, primer, powder etc..... and I think I have recently found the perfect combination, which you are all too familiar with by now... which is this equation here:
RMK primer + cream foundation + La Mer powder = Flawless Looking Skin
I did not specify a foundation as I am quite happy with the few I am rotating now (the MUFE Mat Velvet+, Dior Extreme Fit, Shu Uemura Face Architect).
This is a picture of my bare face (duh). You can see some spots, redness around the nose, and dark eye rings....but I am not too frantic about concealing under the eyes, because I think too much concealer there makes the whole face look kind of cakey and overdone. I focus more on concealing the spots in my case.
I have already applied the RMK creamy base. In this demo, I am using my Dior Extreme Fit liquid foundation with the Essence of Beauty Brush. I can also blend using my fingers, if I want to.
The next few pictures is just me blending my foundation. In the 2nd and 3rd pictures, I also dabbed the brush in MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NC20 to even out the dark eye rings and around the nose. You can see by now the blemish spots are not so obvious with the foundation.
I don't set my face until after everything is done. After I set my face, I apply blusher. Sometimes I use a brush for the powder, and sometimes I use the powder puff that comes in the tub. I haven't been sleeping much, so the liners under my eyes are quite obvious, but I am not bothered by them... so all the redness, and uneven tone is now balanced out. I also noticed that all the layers of makeup looks nicer and more set about 30min after the whole makeup is done. It looks kind of powdery here, but by the time I go out and reach my destination, everything somehow 'gel' together to form a flawless look.
With flash.. and you can see, the flash does make everything look even more smooth and flawless.
Just use the right products, and depending on your skin type, you really have to just trial and error.. to see what suits you.... I would say this routine suits oily skin type.... my sister who doesn't have oily skin, and she doesn't have pores issue finds this routine too heavy, and she looks cakey with all the liquid foundation and powder going on. So what does she focus on, you may ask? She focuses on her uneven skin tone, and her eye bags/ dark eye rings/ lines problems. So, what works for me here, may not work for you...if you have different skin type. But I swear, absolutely swear by the RMK base, and La Mer powder. Loves.
And if you are blessed with great skin already, I say just use a tinted moisturiser, let your own skin come through, there is something so sexy and real about really having au naturel skin devoid of layers of makeup. Until I am confident to go 'naked', this routine is what I have to go through....
Hope this is helpful to you!
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