I’ll be honest; I love makeup but there’s a foundation sitting in my cupboard which I only care to reach out for when I really want to glam up, cue: parties and weddings. There are girls whose everyday makeup routine is incomplete without a perfect layer of foundation, but not me.
Maybe you are just like me who doesn’t like a heavy base or maybe your foundation got over and you need to look picture-perfect. Whatever it is that has brought you here, I am going to help you achieve that flawless base without a foundation. Here’s how you can get a flawless makeup base without a foundation in quick, simple steps.
Step 1: Moisturise your face
Before starting your base makeup, make sure your skin is well moisturised. Since you won’t be using a foundation, your skin can end up looking patchy and dry if not moisturised properly. Cleanse your face and slather on a light moisturiser and then start with the first step of your makeup.
Step 2: Use a primer
A primer is the unsung makeup hero you need in your kitty whether or not you plan on wearing a foundation. It does half the job of giving you a naturally flawless base by lightening spots and scars, fixing large pores and prepping your skin for the rest of the products you’ll be applying. Take a pea-size amount of the primer and dab it on your face.
Step 3: Apply BB cream
You can swap a heavy-duty foundation with a lightweight BB cream. It acts as a colour corrector, foundation and concealer and helps you achieve a flawless base without looking OTT. Take a dime-size amount of BB cream and apply it in dots all over your face. Blend with your fingers or brush to get an even finish and spotless skin.
Step 4: Conceal the blemishes
Time to work the art of camouflaging your dark circles, visible spots and acne scars! Take a stick or liquid concealer and apply it on your under-eye area, acne scars, redness, pigmentation and blemishes. Blend well so there are no visible lines.
Step 5: Set it with a powder
Last but not the least, to get an even finish and lock in your concealer, buff some loose setting powder on your face using a face brush. Opt for a compact powder or setting powder in a similar shade of your skin tone to do the job. It will give you light coverage, matte finish and tie the whole base makeup together. And there you have a flawless base without foundation.
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