It’s always kinda amusing to me when I watch a tutorial for “skin that looks like skin,” or “effortless foundation,” and it involves, like, 12 steps to get there!
I know, I know! It comes with the territory of doing makeup. But still. 🙄
Admittedly, I’m guilty of over-complicating makeup on occasion (*cough* sorry! *cough*), but sometimes I really do just want easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy, and this three-step process to a sheer, fresh base is exactly that.
The goal here? A low-effort base that looks natural and polished, with a few areas of strategically placed slightly dewy (but not shiny) finish peeking through. Please bear in mind that this type of base will not completely cover everything. Yes, we’re purposefully letting lots of actual skin show.
Three is the magic number here, starting with how much time you’ll need.
About three minutes.
Also, you’ll need the following…
- An opalescent, low-shimmer highlighting lotion, ideally one without any bits of glitter in it
- A sheer-to-medium-coverage stick or cream foundation that works for your skin type and tone
- A synthetic blending brush
- First, dab a few dots of the pearly lotion all over your face, and blend.