Sunday, August 22, 2010

12 Steps to Flawless Skin (Foundation)

These are the products I used in this tutorial:

From left to right, top to bottom: Laneige Mystic Veil Foundation in 21 Natural Beige, La Mer the powder in 01 Creme, Cezanne Powerfit UV Concealer in 02, Estee Lauder Stay-in-Place Concealer SPF10 in 01 Light

12 Steps:

1. Moisturise your skin well following your daily skincare regime. Apply sunblock/ foundation primer (pardon the blemishes on my face!).

2. Using the spatula provided, take a small amount of the cream foundation.

3. Warm the foundation at the back of your hand by spreading the foundation this way.

4. Use your fingers to pick up a little of the product.

5. Dub the foundation onto your cheeks, nose and forehead. Spread the foundation over your entire face by gently tapping the foundation onto your skin.

6. Your skin should look glowy and the skin tone should be evened out and brighter. It should look natural as if you have not put on any foundation.

7. Use 2 different concealers. 1 should be 1 shade darker than your natural skin colour and the other just right for your skin colour.

8. Use the darker shade concealer to cover any blemish. Use a small amount and blend the concealer with the foundation using light tapping motions. This darker shade will help to cover the blemish.

9. Tap the lighter shade concealer over the blemish you have just covered. Remember to use light tapping motions. If you sweep the concealer over the blemish you will just rub away the initial darker concealer you have just used to cover it. This lighter shade will ensure that the darker shade concealer you have used is covered and will not look obvious that you have used a darker shade concealer to cover your blemish.

10. Your face should look flawless now!

11. Set your foundation using any loose powder. Pat a small amount of powder all over your face. Do not use too much powder or your face will look too powdery and lose its "nude" look. Pay special attention to the sides of your nose.

12. Voila! Perfect skin for perfect make up!


Anonymous said...


I happened to chance across your blog and find that you have really lovely features! I dont mean to be rude, but I do notice that before makeup, you have a LITTLE bit of enlarged pores. I personally have that problem, and was wondering how do you go about improving it? Also, your skin looks good after your 12 steps of makeup, but I was wondering if cream foudnations will make your face oily especially in humid weather? Will it melt away and expose the pores?

Thanks so much for your blog posts!

ashura said...

Hi, I am sorry to reply so late :( I have not been checking my blog… sigh… been busy ^_~

I do have larger pores before makeup application. You could try pore tightening products like shu uemura's UV underbase mousse. From my experience, it does do a pretty good job at minimizing the appearance of pores!!

As for foundation, in general cream foundations do make skin a bit more oily, especially in humid weather. However, I find that applying a hydration mask before foundation application helps foundation stay put a bit longer! The key to a more lasting finish is to hydrate your skin. If you find that makeup melts away halfway through the day, use your fingertips to gently blend the foundation again, then tissue away the surface oil, spray a moisturising mist, then touch up with compact powder. Makeup should look better after that :)