Foundation Trick

A little while ago, I had a tv appearance and had my makeup done by a makeup artist hired by the studio. Now, I don’t know her name but she had worked on movies and tv shows before, but she was still relatively young.

The studio where the TV show was being shot preferred the natural look so she was told not to make anyone too glitzy. That being said, she did a great job.

Most of the make-up that she used was from MAC, but I was surprised to see that she used Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara! I couldn’t believe how amazing my lashes looked. Somehow she had given me an amazingly lush and long fringe of lashes. They looked so nice that I had to keep looking at them in the mirror. I know that most beauty addicts don’t like this mascara, but I’m going to give it a try some time soon.

The make-up artist covered up my under eye circles using MAC’s Select Cover Concealer, which goes beautifully and is used by almost every makeup artist because of the wide variety of skin-true shades that it comes in. Then, she mixed the same shade of concealer with some moisturizer and brushed it on to my skin (using a foundation brush, of course). The beauty was that the colour matched the concealer perfectly and she had customizable coverage. She could make the lotion as pigmented as she wanted it by mixing in more of the concealer.

This week, I finally tried the trick myself and used Clinique’s Moisture Surge Refreshing Eye Gel as a base. I mixed a dot of the concealer into the moisturizer and voila, I had my own foundation. I then smoothed it on to my face using my fingers and I literally had flawless skin. I think that you could do the same thing with whichever moisturizer you prefer and customize it depending on whether your skin is dry, oily, or combination. My skin looked great from morning till night and I even had the chance to inspect it in unflattering halogen lighting in a mall. It still looked good.

If you have trouble finding the perfect foundation, why not just make it yourself?

(Photo from maccosmetics.com.)

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