You guys know I love a good beat, and as much as I love to flex my makeup artist friends’ skills, I can never remake the lessons they teach me. As a result, I usually end up flossing an everyday no-makeup look with a popping lip and that’s perfectly fine with me.
Having dry skin has always been my struggle, so I need the extra boost of moisture before wearing a long-lasting foundation that takes me through the day. That’s why before I do anything,I apply my Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Skin Booster serum from Sephora inside JCPenney.
After that, I prime. Ladies, you need primer to make sure you have a solid and even canvas to apply your makeup. My choice of primer is the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer, also found atSephora inside JCPenney. Apply a small dime-sized amount to your skin, spreading evenly until you feel nourished and covered. Let this set for a few minutes before you apply your foundation.
A quick tip: Your foundation looks so much better when you use a foundation brush! Make Up ForEver has an amazing foundation brush, the Artisan Brush #108, that is my go-to for applying my foundation.
Using this foundation brush not only helps me apply my makeup smoothly,but also helps me stretch my foundation, so that I don’t have to over apply … because nothing’s worse than a cake face (wearing too much foundation).
Now let’s talk about the foundation: The Matte Velvet Skin Foundation, which is a 24-hour full coverage foundation might I add!
I’ve always been afraid of full-coverage makeup, I always thought that it would be too heavy on my skin. That is, until I tried this foundation from Sephora inside JCPenney. This foundation is one-of-a-kind. It has a Flex-Fit Complex that allows the foundation to breath and bend with your skin … aka, no makeup creases, no flaking, or no fading! The best part is, it’s available in 40 shades,which means that I was able to find the perfect match to my melanin poppin’ skin! This foundation is perfect for ladies on the go because it is long-lasting and has a 24-hour holding power; but it’s still nourishing enough to not dry out your skin.
Guess what girls … I’m giving away a MAKE UP FOREVER Foundation Brush and Primer to one lucky winner! Head over to Instagram Page (linked here) to enter the giveaway.
This post was written in collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney. #SephoraInJCP #NewGenerationMatte