Underneath it all is the preparation. Not to cover your face or hide but to reveal the bigger picture of you. You want people to see your WHOLE face, not the fact that your nose is shiny.
We don’t slather on face makeup to keep people from looking at us… a hood would serve better in that capacity. Rather, we use creams/moisturizers/concealers/primers to make our skin the best it can be.
So much more than the old style pancake makeup, the base for our faces can include moisturizer, sunscreen, astringent. Think of it as face care with an added bonus.
Get your ‘Base Face’ right and your skin glows. We all know what happens when we use products that aren’t good for our skin; breakouts, oil, shine, and the dreaded un-blended orange at the chin look.
So here are my picks for putting your best face forward from my very own makeup bag. The best primers and concealers a girl could ask for…
BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Total Moisture Facial Cream The POREfessional Face Primer and Precisely My Brow Pencil – Shade No.5
Oh how I love thee Benefit Cosmetics. Benefit’s makeup philosophy is outrageously fun and its product arsenal is centered on impossibly cute names and a lexicon that aims to make beauty enjoyable. Benefit single-handedly started the trend of selling makeup and skincare products with ultra-cute appellations for less than ultra-fancy prices. As with most lines, there are enough missteps and problem products to shop carefully, but Benefit shines in several categories, including foundation, bronzing powder, blush, and shimmer products.