How I make my skin look flawless: By faking it

Posted by Sofie on April 3, 2013 | Comment

Flawless skin

Not everyone has perfect, flawless skin, and certainly I don’t. I have big pores, a few freckles and I’m starting to get some lines under my eyes.

But you can FAKE flawless skin, you only need the right products.

In the next few days I’ll review some of the products you see in this picture but honestly, first step for flawless skin, exfoliate!

Clarisonic

You need a smooth canvas to start with, and nothing is better than exfoliated skin, that way you get rid of that extra layer of gunk that normal face cleansers don’t get rid off.

Second step, moisturize or use a good primer… In my case I go with primer. My face tends to get greasy and I hate the oily feeling some moisturizers leave on my skin. If you have dry skin then moisturize and follow it by a good primer like Smashbox.

Smashbox Primer

Third step, a good foundation and concealer (I’ll put this two together). NARS, Make Up For Ever, etc etc. There are tons of them but currently I use NARS sheer matte foundation and Make Up For Ever HD foundation. Go to Sephora, or Ulta and play around with different foundations or ask for help, I’m sure they’ll be happy to help you find something that fits your needs.

If you prefer to buy a cheaper foundation because you don’t want to spend too much money on makeup then try L’Oreal True Match. They have a great variety of colors to choose from and it has great coverage.

My other drugstore foundation recommendation would be Revlon Colorstay. Again, great coverage and it’s really good for oily skin.

For concealer, I’m using NARS radiant creamy concealer and it’s amazing. A cheaper version that it’s always good is Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, less pigmented but it’s pretty good for the price.

Last but not least, a setting powder. In the picture above you can take a pic of my new  Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. If you can splurge on it, then awesome, it works really really well, but you’ll read more on it on my review this week.

If not e.l.f studio high definition powder, it’s very similar to Make Up For Ever HD microfinish powder, way cheaper and it gives the same effect. Just be careful not to over do it since it can leave a white cast or it can show up in pictures, so use a light hand.

The rest is just easy,  some blush (maybe Maybelline FIT or Illamasqua which is my fave), mascara, lipgloss, etc etc.

In summary, how do you achieve flawless skin? EXFOLIATE, PRIMER, FOUNDATION, AND SETTING POWDER, with emphasis on exfoliation and primer. Those two make a huge difference!

Have fun!

 

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