5 Steps to that Flawless Base

The key to any flawless makeup look is a good base. Prep, prep and more prep basically. This obviously involves a good skin care routine, however this post will focus on the makeup side for now 🙂

Step1 – Color Correct

I’ve seen a whole host of funky colors on YouTube but the only one I really use is orange. This is going to be your best friend for hiding those dark circles and areas of dark pigmentation. I use the Mac prep and prime highlighter in peach lustre daily under my under eyes, and blend it using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

Step2- Prime

This all depends on what finish you want. I love to look glowy. For this reason I use the L’Oreal lumisning primer and I swear by it. Having tried a lot of the high end luminising primer, this by far is the best value for money.

Step3-  Foundation

Again this depends on what kind of look you prefer. I have very dry skin and full coverage foundations have a habit of drying it out more. Winter is also not kind to matte foundations or dry skin. I recommend a lightweight alternative such as the Giorgio Arminian Luminous Silk which is amazing. I’m also looking to invest in the Bobbi brown BB cream.

Step 4- Contour

Now is the time to chisel those cheek bones. I use the L’Oreal Shape Stick in the shade 220. Where contour is concerned you can think outside the box. The Loreal Shape Stick is actually a foundation, but works well for me. I follow the outline of my jaw temples and cheeks. I blend this in using the Real Techniques flat contour brush.

Step 5-  Bake

This is a step I’ve incorporated into my routine fairly recently. It brightens those under eyes and works with the contour to create the illusion of cheekbones. I use the Huda Beauty Easy Bake powder in the shade banana bread. Her range is brilliant as it has shades and undertones to suit a variety of skin tones. I tend to use a small fluffy brush to apply this, but I can be done just as easily with a sponge or beauty blender.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love using a peach color corrector under my eyes, makes such a difference!

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    1. beautybyraji says:

      I love it. Though I’ve never tried any of the other colors and don’t know if those would boost me even more

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      1. Green works really well for blemishes or any redness!!

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