I love love love Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (not the lotion one). It sinks in super fast so it doesnt make you any more oilier and makes your skin feel so smooth and hydrated. Great base for under makeup!
Try ELF’s Mineral Infused Face Primer super affordable at $6 at Target. It has the same silicone like texture that fills in pores but the minerals in it makes it a little more like a gel texture so it’s not as dry :)
Basically you want to use a concealer shade about 2 - 3 shades lighter than your skin tone in a triangle form under your eyes. You can even go 3 - 4 shades lighter depending on how bright of an under eye you want. If you don’t have serious dark circles i’d recommend a light weight concealer nothing too heavy because it can cake up and crease under the eyes.
My all time favorite concealer for highlighting under the eyes is Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer because it’s super light weight yet has great coverage. So easy to blend out and feels light. Some other great light weight concealers are Maybelline Dream Lumi and Loreal Magic Lumi concealers.
When applying concealer under your eyes thats a few shades lighter you want to make sure to use the triangle method so youre bringing down the concealer because if it’s only directly under your eyes the harsh contrast of light and dark will be obvious. Using the triangle method allows it to blend away and fade away into your foundation. Just pat your fingers to blend, try not to swipe because it will just move the concealer and not have as much as a brightening effect. You also want to make sure to apply the concealer after foundation because the foundation will just cover up the highlighting you just did.
What are some powders you recommend, mostly drugstore but some high end? I am desperate for new powder because I have Rimmel Stay Matte, Revlon Nearly Naked, neutrogena skin clearing mineral powder and MAC Studio Fix and I need just a good powder that won't cake up my foundation and looks natural
For a natural looking powder I really love Maybelline Fit Me powder & MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural. They arent too matte and don’t have too much coverage. The key to have natural looking foundation is trying not to be too matte and applying too much powder. Skin naturally has a slight sheen and isnt super matte/powdery so powder is usually what makes someone look cakey.
Translucent powder is AWESOME when trying to not look cakey because it sets your foundation so it lasts all day, blurs imperfections and pores yet looks so natural because it goes on colorless. Theyre often called finishing or setting powders because you can use them over regular face powder to make your face look extra airbrushed. You’ll never look cakey with translucent powder. However it can make your face look white in flash photography at night so I usually use it as an every day powder not a night out powder if I plan on being photographed. Laura Mercier makes a great slightly tinted translucent powder so it’s not too white. My other favorite translucent powders are ELF”s HD powder & Tarte’s Translucent powder :)