My favorite YouTube make up guru would be Michelle Phan, my passion for make up began when I first viewed her make up tutorial of Lady GaGa's Poker Face, second would be her sister-in-law, Promise Phan(dope2111), her amazing transformation skills inspired me to try some, which I would gladly feature in tomorrow's blogpost, third would be ItsJudyTime's Judy, gotta love my Filipina homegirls(I love her kids, too!) and my fourth would be GossMakeUpArtist's Wayne, who is just truly talented, give him a brush and a dab of foundation and he can erase your pores. Today I viewed Wayne's video on a make up seminar he attended held by Sonia&Fyza (http://soniafyza.blogspot.co.uk), and he talked about this new trick he learned which made the model's skin turn porcelain, as smooth as silk and almost velvet. I was hesitant at first thinking that it would require high end make up, brushes and correctly prepped skin, but when I tried it on myself I was mesmerized and couldn't stop taking pictures of myself.
The technique is called "buffing", and it requires a.) a fairly large powder brush or a kabuki brush & b.) pressed powder, loose powder or translucent powder.
First things first, (I'm the realest, loljk, ok that was corny), apply your usual foundation and concealer, then proceed to contours and highlights on the noseline, cheeks and temples. Lastly apply powder to set everything to place. Once you're through, begin by loading your clean powder or kabuki brush and then just buff it on to your face in a circular motion. Apply some pressure to the brush while doing so so that the powder will really seep into the layers of make up.
|Applying the routine - concealer, foundation then pressed powder.|
(Obviously I've applied the make up beforehand I was just posing because I forgot to take pics haha)
This is my two-headed Foundation + Powder brush from H&M which costs SR 29.00. It's an essential in my make up kit because it doesn't take up much space compared to having two separate brushes and it's just fantastic. One side applies foundation perfectly and another gently brushes on powder to set the look.
|Two-headed applicator brush; Foundation + Powder brush|
H&M, SAR 29.00
The powder you're using doesn't have to be a pressed powder, but this is the one that I'm most comfortable in applying. This is Bench's Wonder Woman collection which I got for my 18th birthday from my best friends(love you guys xx) and it's in Natural.
H&M ; SAR 39.00
|Bench x Wonder Woman Pressed Powder in Natural|
I was unable to find it in their online store & I don't know the price since it was a gift to me
A few samples, as I said I couldn't stop taking selfies. #vaaainn.
|zero pores on camera|
|Even in person, it seems as if my pores just evaporated in thin air.|
Hope y'all enjoy this nifty trick to make your make up rituals even more exciting.
Much love. xx