Video - Oil he? 5 tips for a natural base with mineral foundation & powder

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    Doing a basic makeup that is as exhausting as possible and at the same time becomes natural and durable is not the easiest thing if you do not know the tricks. You do not want a base that becomes shiny like a disco ball after a few hours, but neither does a base that becomes lifelessly dull, cakey and unnatural. I know the struggle!

    What I think is the fastest and most debilitating of all is the classic mineral foundation and a debilitating powder. Both products absorb oil while not adding any cream / oil / silicone to the skin as liquid foundations do. It is also more fast-applied. However, many people are afraid of too much powder because they think it should emphasize lines, pores or generally look powdery and unnatural.

    But it is possible to get a very nice, natural, debilitating and also sustainable result with mineral foundation and powder! :) It is not solely good products but also the application techniques that are important!

    But to show exact application is difficult in picture + text, so here is a video that I filmed for you. In the video you see my whole routine from primer to powder baked in with my 5 best tips for a base that becomes 1. degrading 2. smooth, natural and nice on the skin and 3. durable!

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    The 5 tips I show in the video are:

    1. More debilitating steps
    Use multiple degrading layers, not just one degrading product. Then there are several absorbed steps that absorb the oil before it comes out and becomes shiny on the skin surface. In the film I apply primer - concealer - fixing mist - mineral foundation - fixing mist - powder.

    2. Fill in pores
    Face primer that is extra complementary for pores (+ mattifies the skin of course) makes the make-up smoother and even.

    3. Thin layers!
    Apply thin layers! If you apply thick make-up, the result will look cakey and it will not be as durable. Therefore, it is good to apply concealer before your foundation, then you do not need as much foundation, + to choose a mineral foundation with a lot of pigment. Then you do not need to put a lot of foundation to build up the coverage.

    4. No mineral foundation under the eyes
    For a more natural result under the eyes (for people with lines and wrinkles) you can put a creamy concealer there and then just a little mineral foundation or nothing at all. I dab on the foundation a little under the eyes to make the color blend in better.

    5. Buffer in mineral foundation and powder!
    Work every product properly into the skin! The primer is massaged in with the hands and I buffer both foundation and powder with Nanshy Buffed Base Brush which is a super smooth but very compact brush. It gives a smoother and natural result as it blends better in the skin, you get more powder without getting a very powdery surface (= more dullness) and it also lasts much better than when it lies like a shell on the outside of the skin.

    Here is the result! Full coverage and matte, but not at all cakey or unnatural in any way.

    Products I use in the video are all in my webshop
    Blotting paper: glo Skin Beauty Blotting Paper
    Brush: Nanshy Buffed Base Brush
    Face primer: Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
    Foundation: glo Skin Beauty Pressed Base Foundation (Honey Fair)
    Fixing mist: Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
    Dehydrating powders: Paese Bamboo Silk Powder

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    And it is also sustainable! I who am so extremely oily need to powder on myself in the middle of the day anyway, but there is a huge difference between getting oily after 30 minutes and only powdering 1-2 times in a whole day :)

    By the way, I will make a "matte skin during the day movie" soon too! Is there anything more about oily skin that you want to see in video format when I'm still on?

    I also took a close-up where you can see the structure of the skin better.

    Shout out if you have any questions!

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    Helena Amiley
    Helena Amiley
    I write mostly about beauty but also offer glimpses from the entrepreneurial life and the construction of our own camper van. Vanlife here we come!

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