Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Today I thought I’d share a makeup tip which is more targeted at those with dry skin but I know works for everyone whether you just can’t get rid of those dry patches after foundation or you have oily/normal skin but you’re after that perfect, airbrush finish.
What’s the problem?
I am someone who has really dry skin in the winter and would always find my foundation looking patchy and clinging on to my dry patches even after plenty of moisturising and buffing it in. Found the catch? Buffing. If you have dry skin, do not buff your foundation in. Reason being; you have just settled your skin down and made it absorb in moisture after moisturising but by buffing in your foundation with a brush and those round circular motions, you’re only just forcing your skin to move again and basically exfoliating the dry skin in a way. That’s why you find yourself going the opposite way and back to square one after foundation again with dryness.
So now what?
We dry skin girls need a method of foundation application which doesn’t require buffing in to the skin or circular motions (basically moving the skin around) but will still apply the foundation with a natural and perhaps even more flawless finish. For this, your holy-grail brush will be the duo fibre stippling brush. One like this:
This is a popular brush and one we’ve all seen plastered over makeup blogs and YouTube videos. However, the majority of times that I’ve seen this brush in action, the user has stippled the foundation on (small, fast and very light tapping motions onto the skin) and then proceeded to buff the foundation in with round circle motions. Now that’s still a good method which provides coverage and if that works for you then great. But as mentioned before, dry skin and buffing= not good. So instead of buffing it in, we just continue to stipple the foundation on until we feel it’s been blended in properly and we’ve achieved the desired coverage. Also, you can buff with any other brush so don’t be disappointed when you don’t get surprisingly different results by using the duo fibre brush since it is so unique. Duo-fibre brushes have black natural hair at the bottom and white synthetic hair at the top. This brush is not very dense and the hairs are also kind of separated so that you can effortlessly use it to stipple on foundation. You are meant to just get the foundation onto the very tips of the white hairs and then stipple it on for a pixelated, flawless finish. Even if you don’t have dry skin, this method will give you an amazingly natural finish so I definitely recommend it to anyone, regardless of skin type.
Below is a picture of how my skin looked after stippling on my MAC Studio Sculpt foundation. Trust me, my skin does not look like this without makeup, I have bad dryness, redness, blemishes etc. And I’m also 18 so I have good days and bad days with my skin and to be honest this day was not such a good one but it was the stippling to the rescue!
Thank you so much for reading, I hope it was informative and you found it to be helpful 🙂
Xoxo, Mehvish 🙂 ❤