I got a lot of requests for a basic tutorial for applying mineral makeup. It's actually very simple and I prefer it to other foundation, such as cream or liquid foundations, because I don't like the feel of heavy makeup. Mineral makeup is a good medium for having "airbrushed" looking skin without looking or feeling like you've caked the makeup on. I made a video to help you guys see exactly how I apply concealer, foundation, and blush.
I started off with a primer. I don't always use this, but I like to prime my skin when I know I'll be out all day or when I need my makeup to stay fresh. I used Monistat anti-chafing gel which I bought for under 7 bucks at Walmart. It has the same active ingredient as expensive primers. As soon as you apply it, you can see how it removes shine and makes your skin soft and smooth.
Next, I apply concealer. I use Lancome's Photogenic concealer in Camee. It's a cream concealer so I use a taklon concealer brush to apply it to acne spots, hyperpigmentation, and red areas around my nose. It's also great for covering pores on nose and cheeks, or undereye circles.
For the foundation, I tap a bit of foundation into the lid. Use a very small amount at first and build up. I used Everyday Minerals' Fairly Light Neutral in intensive.
Here are some foundation swatches. Golden Medium semi-matte is the color I use during the summertime. During the winter I use Fairly Light Neutral which is a little lighter and not as golden. Fairly Light is a bit pinker than Fairly Light Neutral, as the name indicates.
Here are a few Everyday Minerals blushes that I had on hand. Swatched are:
* Siesta, a nice pinky coral with a hint of pearl
(discontinued, but Summer Stroll is a dupe that is coming out soon)
* All Smiles, a peachy matte
* Apple, a pinky rose matte
* Girl's Day, a warm reddish burnt rose with gold shimmer
A finishing powder can also be used to set your foundation. I own Everyday Minerals' Sunscreen Fair, but it is too pearly and light for me so I usually skip it altogether. If anyone knows of a great finishing powder let me know!
Here's my final look with the rest of my makeup on. Hope the tutorial helped those of you new to makeup or thinking of switching to minerals. :)