As a forewarning, this requires putting on lots of layers and products, so this probably isn’t going to be your everyday routine, but it’s perfect for photos. Follow these 9 steps to create flawless, doll-like skin!
Start off with a primer that works for your skin. A good primer will help smooth your skin and blur fine lines and pores.
2. BB Cream
With your face primed, apply a layer of full-coverage BB cream. My favourite is the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream – it provides great coverage while being lightweight. The BB cream will help to cancel out any redness in your skin, which will help you get the maximum colour payoff for your foundation.
3. Liquid Foundation
For your foundation, start with liquid. To add a subtle glow to your skin and create that dewy, radiant complexion, I like adding a strobing cream (the MAC Strobe Cream being my go-to) to the foundation. Apply evenly to your entire face and don’t forget the lids!
4. Cream Foundation
If you have great skin to begin with, you can skip this step, but if you need or would like the extra coverage, apply cream foundation all over your face. Then go back with a concealer brush and apply more product to any spots or blemishes that need additional coverage.
Apply cream concealer to the under-eye area to hide any darkness.
6. Contour & Highlight - Cream
Use a cream or liquid highlighter to add glow to the cheek and brow bones and other high points of the face, and a cream-based contouring product to sculpt your face.
7. Translucent Powder
Lock the makeup into place with a translucent powder. An HD powder would work best for photos. I’m also obsessed with the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. It gives your skin a matte finish and makes it feel so incredibly soft.
8. Contour & Highlight - Powder
I like going back to the under-eye area and using a powder highlighter to give the eyes and face an instant lift. If you want to amp up the contouring, you can do so with a contouring powder.
9. Makeup Setting Spray
Lastly to finish off, give your face a few sprays of makeup setting spray (the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray being my favourite) to set everything in place!