Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand and instantly create a beautiful, natural makeup look that looks fabulous on mature skin?
Well, the good news is that we don’t need a magic wand because there is a makeup technique that we can use to create a lovely natural makeup look. And what’s more, it’s fast, easy, just about foolproof… and fun.
Now, I know you may be just a tad skeptical and shaking your head, but hear me out. Normally, when we apply our face makeup, we’re applying it in layers.
First, our base products like tinted moisturizer, BB cream, CC cream or foundation. Then perhaps we use concealer and a touch of blush. And some of us may also apply contour and/or highlight. Applying makeup in these layers can sometimes mean that our makeup looks heavy or cakey.
And often we may have to go back in and add more makeup to make sure everything blends together seamlessly. For instance, if our blush looks too strong, we may have to dab on a little more foundation to tone it down or add powder.
But in this article (and in the accompanying video), I’ll share a face makeup application method that avoids this layering approach. So, just how is this possible?
Well, believe it or not, we’re going to apply all of our cream and liquid products right after one another before blending any of them. This easy, fast method of makeup application creates a flawless, harmonious look.
And cream and liquid products like we use in this application technique work especially well for those of us with dry or combination skin. (If you have oily skin and don’t normally use cream or liquid products, you may be able to use this method if you first apply a mattifying face primer and add a bit of powder afterwards.)
Before filming the video, I completed my skin prep, filled in my brows and applied my eye makeup. For the face makeup application process I’m demonstrating today, I’ll use high end products on one side of my face and drugstore products on the other side of my face.
I’ll start with the high end products, and I’ll first apply my foundation which is a new favorite: Doll 10’s Anti-Stress Skin Perfector – which is a clean beauty product.
And since I’ll be using a drugstore foundation on the other side of my face that has some luminosity, I’m going to also add just a drop of a highlighter product to this foundation so the two sides of my face will come closer to matching in terms of the amount of glow my skin has. I’ll add the Glowy Super Gel in “Starglow” from the clean beauty brand Saie to the foundation.
I’ll apply foundation all over my face – except in the area where I’ll be applying my contour, blush and highlight – but I won’t yet blend in any of the foundation.
I’m going to use one of my favorite cream contours which is in a stick form that glides on extremely easily. It’s Em Costmetics’ So Soft Multi Face Play Bronze and Sculpt in the shade “Terra.” And this face application technique works best if we apply a little more of each of the cream products than we would normally use.
Blush comes next, and I’ll combine two shades of Makeup by Mario’s Soft Pop Blush Sticks. I’ll apply both “Pale Petal” and “Raspberry.” And next I’ll apply my Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight in the shade “Enchant” along the top of my cheek bones.
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The final application step is very important. It’s to apply a hydrating setting mist over the top of all the cream and liquid products. I’ll apply 4 pumps of my Elf Dewy Coconut Setting Mist.
And the last step is to blend all the cream and liquid products together using a dampened makeup sponge. And It’s important to use just a slightly dampened sponge.
On the other side of my face, I’ll use the same technique but substitute with drugstore products. I’ll combine two of my favorite foundations – my Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation in the shade “Cool Rose” and my L’Oreal Age Perfect Serum Foundation in “Rose Ivory.” These two foundations blended together will create a soft glow.
My contour will be Wet and Wild’s Contour Stick in “Where’s Walnut.” The blush is from Flower Beauty and will be a combination of two of my favorite Flower Beauty Blush Bomb gel shades “Bubbly” and “Cheeky.”
And Wet and Wild’s Megaglow Liquid Highlighter in the shade “Halo, Goodbye” is my drugstore highlighter of choice.
I’ll use the same Elf setting spray on this side of my face and then blend in all the products with my dampened makeup sponge.
I have to say that when I first saw a demonstration of this makeup application technique a few years back I was really amazed by how it turned out because I thought it would result in a real mess.
But not only was I wrong, it actually produces a seamless, flawless look which is quicker and easier than our normal makeup application routine once we get used to doing it. And because all the products blend together so flawlessly, there’s no need to go back and touch up any sections of our makeup like our blush or contour.
Although this makeup application technique is certainly different than what we’re used to do, it can be fast, fun and create a fabulous look.
Have you ever tried this makeup application technique? If so, how did it work for you? What did you like best about it? If you haven’t tried it, would you be open to experimenting and giving it a try?