I absolutely love that having a healthy and glowing complexion has become one of the most desired
makeup looks. When your complexion is naturally dewy and radiant, the rest of your makeup routine
can be minimized, and your skin is the main focus.
Foundation is generally used to diminish the look of imperfections and there's one makeup beauty
hack that can improve the condition and look of your skin:Mixing a facial oil with your foundation!
Adding just 1-2 drops of a natural facial oil sheers your foundation and adds extra hydration,
antioxidants and nourishing ingredients. It's the quintessence of skincare with colour!
A little goes a long way and provides a wonderful luminous finish and over time the benefits of the
facial oil will improve your skin as well.
You can use any natural oil such as jojoba or almond, but my favourite facial oil to use for this trick is
the Okoko Cosmetiques Les 16 Precieux. This all natural luxe facial oil contains 16 of the world's
most sought after beauty ingredients such as CoQ10, Marula, Argan and Prickly Pear Seed Oil. Used on its own it provides instant hydration without leaving an oily residue and is great for all skin types
including sensitive skin. It is a decadent and effective pro aging skin treatment that I highly recommend. I use this for both my morning and evening skincare routines. After cleansing and toning, I apply and
pat in 2-3 drops of the oil to my skin and let it absorb for 5 minutes before applying my foundation.
Using a foundation that also provides nutrients and nourishing ingredients is very important. Most
conventional foundations will provide sufficient coverage but are also filled with harmful chemicals and fillers that can clog pores and aren't protecting or treating your skin. If you wear makeup you want it to add health benefits to your skin as well as provide coverage for long term healthy skin.
I personally love to use the Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation. This lightweight
creamy foundation cares for your skin with hyaluronic acid which draws moisture to your face throughout the day and reduces the look of fine lines. It blends effortlessly, allows your skin to breath and does not feel like you are wearing makeup at all!
1. Cleanse and apply your facial oil or moisturizer to your skin and let it absorb for 5-10 minutes before applying makeup.
2. Take your foundation and apply a small amount on the back of your hand as seen in the photo
3. Take your facial oil and apply 1-2 drops right on top of the foundation and mix with your fingers or a foundation brush.
4. Apply and spot on to your cheeks, nose, forehead, chin and neck and blend in with fingers or
For lighter coverage use fingers or the Beautycounter Retractable Foundation Brush. For fuller
coverage use the Flat Complexion Brush.
Once you've tried this beauty hack that several makeup artists use to achieve glowing skin you will see how much your skin improves and exudes natural radiance!
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