I’ve done this for a while and realized this is a really awesome step to my makeup routine everyday. I thought I’d share this with you guys because it will make you look much more natural.
First, go through your regular skin care routine, but make sure you do a face scrub every other day or so for oily skin and dry skin once a week. I use a great Japanese scrub that is a liquid called Cure Natural Aqua Gel. Check out my blog piece on the product. It works wonders and super gentle.
Second, start priming your face for your makeup, then go about your regular makeup routine. Just be aware, once you put your foundation and concealer on, you will use a powder to bake your face. I use the Laura Mercier translucent powder. It’s the best powder to set and bake. Buffing is the last step and is great for those who do contouring, highlighting and blush. As you know if contour, highlight and blush isn’t done properly, you can see the breakdown and lines of the contour, highlight and blush. You don’t want that as you will look like a clown (may exaggerate a bit but hopefully you know what I mean by that). Once you are done with all the makeup, you use a kabuki / buffing brush, dab it in a very fine translucent powder. I use the Chanel Touch up Brush to buff and I use Les Merveilleuse by Laduree face powder as a buffing powder. You can use any kabuki brush or fine face powder but since I have these at my disposal, I am using them. Now to the buffing part, dip your brush into the powder tap the excess off then just start moving in circles on your face. I dip about 3 times. First dip should cover your face cheek and half of your forehead, second dip the other half of your face and last dip will cover nose, upper lip and chin. I do 3 dips because I don’t put a lot of powder on the brush. It is better this way because you can better control the amount of powder going on your brush.
I promise, if you do buffing along with contouring and highlighting, you will look most natural and people will not notice the contour, highlight and blush lines.
I hope this isn’t too confusing. Please leave me comments or questions below and I will answer ASAP!
The Style Gourmande