Hello Lovey! Thank you for taking the time to check out our newest blog post. We have partnered with our favorite cosmetics store, Zoe Oxford and their makeup guru, Callie Moser to answer some of our most asked beauty questions!
This one was inspired by me, Anne-Marie. As I was sitting at my makeup table, thinking again for the hundredth time, “so do I put my concealer on first or my foundation”? That’s when I decided to go straight to the source and ask Callie to settle it once and for all! So here is the run down she recommends (check out our Instagram for the video!) for a Flawless Face:
Step One: Cleanse
My go to cleanser is the Philosophy Purity Face Wash. This award-winning cleanser is loved by all for its multitasking, 3-in-1 approach to cleansing. Gently cleanses and melts away face and eye makeup in one simple step, while toning and lightly hydrating. Skin is left feeling perfectly clean, comfortable and balanced.
$24 at Zoe Oxford
Step Two: Treat
I love the Mario Badescu Toners to Re-balance skin after every cleanse. In addition to removing traces of excess dirt and oil from the surface, these toners are formulated to deliver enhanced benefits to the skin and work to refine uneven texture and brighten dull complexions.
$16.00 at Zoe Oxford
Step Three: Moisturize
Again, another go to for me is the award winning Philosophy Moisturizer, Hope in a Jar. This lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and provides antioxidant protection while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant.
$44 at Zoe Oxford
Step Three: Eye Cream
Bare Minerals Brilliant Future Eye Cream is Your new secret weapon that contends with the early signs of aging and renews your skin’s natural luminosity.
$38.00 at Zoe Oxford
Now, if you can, Wait 45 min to allow Moisturizer to penetrate into the skin (I know it’s a long time but it really does help achieve a flawless look). If not, wait as long as you can. Now let’s move onto the Makeup Application Process….
Step One: Apply Face and Under Eye Primer
Smashbox Hydrating Primer. Created in their L.A. photo studio to help make makeup look better and last longer on set. They took it a step further and added instant hydration. It instantly blurs pores and fine lines, leaving skin with the perfect canvas for makeup application. Smashbox Under Eye Primer is a photo studio pros’ on-set secret to wide-awake eyes that wow. It is infused with caffeine, so that it helps combat puffiness and dark circles while keeping concealer looking fresh, never cakey.
Face Primer $35.00-$42.00
Eye Primer $29.00
Wait 5 min to allow it to soak in
Step 2: Apply Foundation
Nars Sheer Glow foundation is a glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and build-able coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture.
$46.00 at Zoe Oxford
Step 3: Apply concealer under eyes
I love Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Concealer because it immediately brightens the under eye area and diffuses dark shadows while reducing the appearance of fine lines and dark circles over time. The illuminating tint of the eye brightener blends seamlessly to conceal imperfections for a refreshed, radiant, even-toned look.
$22 at Zoe Oxford
Step 4: Set immediately
With Bare Minerals Well Rested. Instantly achieve a wide-awake look with this innovative eye brightener. The lightweight formula buffs on gently around the eye area to visibly diminish dark circles while the SPF 20 offers added protection against the sun’s harmful rays.
$19.00 at Zoe Oxford
$19.00 at Zoe Oxford
Step 5: Apple concealer to places that need a little extra coverage ( nose, chin, age spots)
Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer is an award-winning concealer that provides medium-to-full, build-able coverage and corrects, contours, highlights, and perfects.
$30.00 at Zoe Oxford
Step 6: Set everything with finishing powder
For the ultimate, translucent “finishing touch” apply Bare Minerals Mineral Veil to your makeup. It melts into your skin, infusing it with softness and light, giving the look you see with a soft focus camera lens. Buff on Mineral Veil over Foundation to lend extra staying power.
$22.00 at Zoe Oxford
Date: January 10, 2017