Face Game: The Basics

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Time to get cute, y’all.

I’ve had a few people comment on my “flawless” skin. I put that in quote because in reality, my skin is far less than perfect. I have some dark marks and acne scarring, as well as an oily T-zone that just burns my biscuits. I take care of my skin as best I can, and have accepted it for it’s own natural beauty. But I still love to play in makeup. Here I’ll talk about the tools I use to create the illusion of clear skin that serves as a basis for all my makeup looks.

First up, here’s my bare face. (Brace thyself, LOL)


Notice the fashionable satin cap. 😉

Now, here are the products I use on a regular basis, to create a smooth, even look.

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, 45 SPF- sun protection is a must. It’s also the only real way to fade the dark spots I already have.


  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer- gives me a smooth base.


  • Coastal Scents Camoflauge Palette. (You can tell which colors I use most.) I apply with my middle finger, dotting it onto dark spots to cover them and blending colors until I’m satisfied.

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  • Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation in Number 42- Long Lasting coverage.


****I apply my Studio Skin Foundation with this Real Techniques brush. It is AWESOME and by far the most impressive foundation brush I’ve ever used. ****


  • Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in 340. I dust it on last to quell the oily spots and remove any shine. It also seals everything else in place. I apply with the pad that comes with the powder.


After all that ( and filling in my brows, which is a whole separate post,) here’s the finished look.


So there you have it. That’s how I do my face every day. Any other look that I wear begins with these basic steps.

Hmm. Maybe I’ll do the brow post next, on how I fill in my brows. (Spoiler Alert: I don’t use brow powder or a pencil.) Let me know what you’d like to see next in the comments.

Until Next Time,