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Tips and Tricks to a Flawless Base



After having some lovely comments about my previous post about the Barry M Primer I thought that I would share some of my tips and tricks for getting a flawless base when applying Makeup. As a student it is so important for me to stick within a budget when buying my makeup, so this routine is one that I refer back to all the time. 

Step 1)

The first step to any flawless base is a good skincare routine.  If you want to see my routine check out My Skincare Routine post, it shows you what products I use on a daily basis to help with my skin.  I find this works a dream to create a perfect canvas to apply makeup.

Step 2)

Before applying any makeup there is another crucial step and this is Primer I Use the Barry M Flawless Original Primer.  You can check out my post here to see how I apply it and why I love it so much.



Step 3)

For me colour correcting is essential due to several factors; dark under eyes and redness around my nose to name a few.  If you are not so familiar with colour correcting take a look at the colour wheel below and this will show you what colours counteract one another. 



  So I start with my extremely dark circles that lye around my eyes and apply a salmon colour; as you can see orange counteracts blue.  I apply this under the eyes where concealer can't disguise the darkness. I do this using my ring finger as it means that I get just enough product but without picking up too much at the same time.  Then once I have done this I apply a lilac colour corrector in the inner corner of my eye to brighten this area up, as it is slightly yellow and duller that my overall skin tone.

Finally for colour correcting I grab My green colour and apply this to any redness, for me this is around my nose and any blemishes that i may have depending on how my skin is feeling on the day. By colour correcting it means that i get an even base so that I can achieve that Flawless base.



Step 4) 

Once I've colour corrected I apply my foundation, my go to is the MAC Studio Fix as it is a medium coverage that you can build up to full coverage, which is a dream for everyday use. I apply this with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, I do this by running it under water and squeeze out any excess.  After dampening my sponge I pick up the foundation on the flat side and dab it into the skin. I keep doing this dabbing motion until the foundation is completely blended in with no
creases what so ever.



Step 5)

Now for my favorite part of my makeup routine CONCEALER!  I use the MAC Pro Longwear, as it has setting agents in it meaning that it doesn't need setting quite as much as other concealers.  I apply 2 pumps and use a small concealer brush to apply it in a triangle under my eye. I then grab my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (damp!) and blend in with one of the rounded sides until there are no creases. This really is the Concealer to get if you struggle with dry skin and want something quick and easy when getting a flawless base.



Step 6)

To finish off I grab my Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent and dab a small amount just under my eyes so that it doesn't crease or budge! 

If you have any other tips on how to get a flawless base please leave a comment below, I love finding new way to apply my makeup. 

   

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