First i’d suggest only powdering the t zone so you’re more matte where you need it keeping the rest of the face more dewy/radiant.
I’d recommend translucent powder! Translucent powders actually keep me shine free longer than regular pressed/tinted powders and they look extremely natural over foundation (or alone). Since translucent powders are so finely milled they go on like silk and make your skin look like silk, NEVER cakey! Awesome for oily skin gals who want to set their foundation without looking too dull or powdery. Also great for any skin type even dry because it really blurs imperfections making your face look extra flawless.
Try translucent powders like
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator Finishing Powder
- MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Powder
- Makeup Forever HD Powder
- Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (slightly tinted, great for deeper skin toned complexions)
The only downside is they provide no extra coverage as they are white and go on colorless so if you use powder for a little extra coverage it might not be for you so check out some natural looking mattifying powders like
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
- MAC Blot Powder
- Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
- Maybelline Fit Me Powder
Also p.s, don’t apply too much if you plan to be taking pictures with flash because they can make your face look white in pictures. Apply a thin layer or avoid using all together prior to taking pictures with flash.
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- Practice on friends, family members, etc so you can practice on people with different skin tones, eye shapes and skin types.
- Photograph your best looks either on yourself or others and make a portfolio so potential clients can look through your portfolio to get a good understanding…
Water based foundations last up to 12 months while oil based foundations lasts a bit longer around 18 months! After this time it doesn’t always mean it will break you out or it’s unusable but it’s possible the foundation won’t work as well as before.
You can also do the smell test… If it smells really off or bad don’t use it! You’ll also probably have to shake it up again because foundation ingredients tend to separate over time.
Most people tend to have different shades of foundations for different times of the year so as long as it’s not from summer 3 years ago you should be fine :)
Hi there :)
It’s most likely the lighting where you apply makeup. Sometimes If I do my makeup in dim lighting or bathroom lighting I think it looks okay when I look in the mirror but then when I go outside in natural day light I realize it doesn’t look good at all! To prevent this you want to apply makeup near a window for natural light and with a close up mirror so you can see exactly what the makeup looks like.
Take full advantage of mirrors with a magnifying side so you can see exactly how your makeup looks on your skin. If you’re applying makeup too far from a mirror and can miss areas that aren’t blended enough or didn’t get enough foundation so it can look blotchy.
It could also be your foundation just isn’t long wearing and is breaking down quickly. Try foundations like Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Revlon Colorstay, Estee Lauder Double Wear or Lancome Tient Idole Ultra 24 Hr.
You can even buy vanity mirrors with built in light settings depending on the lighting you’re in so you always get proper lighting!