How To Achieve Flawless Makeup EVERY TIME
I know you have had a moment (or several) when you’re scrolling through Instagram or TikTok and you come across a pretty 20-something with absolutely flawless makeup and you think: I NEED to know what products she’s using. That’s why I have created these easy tips to achieving flawless makeup every time!
If you’re like me, you’ve struggled through different primers, foundations, and setting powders hoping each time that product is going to finally give you that airbrushed finish you’ve been searching for!
Well, I have bad news for you. ACTUALLY, I would consider it GOOD news! The flawless makeup look where pores don’t exist doesn’t come from a specific product (although, a good makeup product certainly won’t hurt).
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The flawless makeup look comes from three major factors: how you prep your skin, the tools you use to apply the makeup, and the products you’re using to achieve your look.
1. How To Prep Your Skin For Perfect Makeup
Skin prep can be broken down into two different steps: skincare and primer.
How Skincare Helps Makeup Application
Without getting too in depth, if your skin itself is struggling, then your makeup will probably struggle too. While this isn’t always the case, focusing on your skincare is a great place to start when perfecting your makeup application.
For example, if your skin is in desperate need of hydration or oil control, your makeup is never going to sit well on your skin. If you aren’t sure what your skincare needs are, read this guide first.
How Primer Helps Makeup Application
Primer can be a HUGE help in having a perfect makeup finish. The key with primers is finding one that targets your skin issues! For myself, I look for pore blurring or oil control primers.
Here are my tried and true primers to hide large pores and control oily skin:
My #1 favorite for both blurring pores AND controlling my oil for countless hours is the Milk Makeup Blur Stick! And I have to give it bonus points for lasting forever.
2. Best Makeup Application Tools
What you use to apply your makeup makes wayyyyyyy more of a difference than I wish it did, trust me. Investing in good brushes and good sponges will go a really long way in how your makeup turns out.
If spending money on good brushes or sponges scares you, just remind yourself: if you take care of them, they’ll last forever! I clean mine regularly and after six years of owning the SAME brushes- they still look and feel brand new!
The two most popular (and my two favorite) makeup tools are:
Here are my favorite of each:
Best Makeup Brushes
*These are literally the brushes I use the most for my entire makeup routine*
Best Makeup Sponges
3. Best Makeup Products for Flawless Application
If you are looking for a more in depth guide of exactly which products to buy, check out these guides here:
If you are just looking for quick recommendations of makeup for a full routine of flawless application, here is my makeup routine (literally everything I use IN ORDER) for the PERFECT MAKEUP APPLICATION:
*I only use Laura Mercier loose powder where I put my concealer, and I use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder to set everywhere else!
Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you have any questions or product recommendations!