Flawless Skin Tutorial

You all are always asking how I have such perfect skin, and now you know the truth: I don’t! But you guys have seen me without makeup many times, if you’ve seen past tutorials (and the occasional instagram), so I guess it was never a secret. I’m usually a BB Cream kind of girl (I alternate between Too Faced and Dr. Jart), but sometimes – like right now – my skin needs a little extra help. It’s a combination of allergies, cold weather, hormones, and just having pale, sensitive skin that shows every imperfection. Though I need a little more coverage, it doesn’t mean I’m going to cake on the makeup.  I love my freckles and beauty marks, and want them to show through. The trick is to use as little foundation as possible – and a little bit can go such a long way, if you do it properly. Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to fake your way to perfect skin, when the beauty balm isn’t enough:

1. Start with a moisturized face, and prep with primer. I used Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.

2. Conceal any under eye circles. I use a different concealer for dark circles than blemishes – you need something with an orangey tint, to combat the grayish blue tones. I used bareMinerals concealer. I like to use my ring finger to pat and roll the concealer; imagine inking a fingerprint. This warms up the concealer and helps it sink in, and the pat/roll doesn’t wipe it away, like rubbing does.

3. Apply your foundation (I used Urban Decay Naked Skin). This can be done with your finger, a foundation brush, sponge, etc. My applicator of choice is the Beauty Blender. I soak it in water, squeeze out the excess, and apply in a bouncing motion. This gives the foundation a sheer, flawless finish.

4. Now, use the pointed end to get any smaller details: around the nose, under and at the corners of your eyes. This will also help blend the eye concealer seamlessly – but make sure to lightly tap the blender, not rub, or you’ll wipe away the concealer.

5. Conceal any blemishes. You might be wondering why I save this for after foundation — it’s because normally, blemishes require a little more love, and you don’t want to wipe away all that work. That will lead to more layering, and eventually you’ll have a mound of caked on concealer. I generally use a concealer brush (both the brush and concealer are from Anastasia Beverly Hills), because it’s a little more precise. Just dab the tiniest bit of concealer and tap, tap, tap. If I need extra blending, I lightly dab it with the larger end of the beauty blender (no extra product added).

6. Dot highlighter along your cheekbones and blend with your fingers. I used Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Rose Gold.

7. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks (I used NARS Orgasm). When I want a natural, diffused flush, I use the MAC 187, and swirl in small, circular motions.

I finished by filling in my brows (check out my brow tutorial) and adding lip gloss (Urban Decay’s “Sesso” from the new Naked On The Run palette) – I even skipped mascara. All done!

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  1. Dot says: July 12, 201511:09 am

    What lipstick are you wearing in this tutorial

    • Keiko Lynn says: July 13, 20152:16 am

      Urban Decay Naked lipgloss – it’s the shade that comes with their “Naked On The Go” palette.

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  3. Kat says: November 26, 20159:01 pm

    Hi! I love your blog, and I was just wondering what shade you are in the naked skin foundation/ whether you have cool or warm undertones? Knowing this would be very helpful in figuring out how certain lip products you have swatched would look on me in comparison to you, depending on whether we have the same undertones or not 🙂

    – Lots of love from Kat 🙂

    • Keiko Lynn says: November 27, 20152:29 am

      I consider myself to have neutral undertones, because I truly have both yellow and pink. I tend to go for the “ivory” shade of pale, which is slightly peachy-pale but not orange. I wear warm and cool tones for lipstick; I don’t discriminate. I rarely wear foundation anymore (just bb cream) but when I do, I usually mix two shades to get the perfect match. I think I was mixing 1 and 3.5 – the 3.5 was too dark and pink but when cut with the 1 it was pretty close. .5 was too pale on me (and I’m pretty pale).