7 Steps To Flawless Makeup That Lasts All Day

If you’re anything like me, you’ve always longed for a flawless face. I have struggled in the past with acne and oily skin, and that combination is not one that usually yields a flawless finish. Luckily for you, I’ve tried just about everything out there, and if you haven’t realized by now-I share everything I know with my readers! Check out my 7 steps to a flawless face.

2/14/20245 min read

1. PRIME

The first step in the process is using a primer. I’m assuming that you’ve done your skincare regimen though The function of a primer is to help fill in imperfections. With your pores, your skin is like an orange peel. Primer will make it smooth like an apple! If you start with a smooth surface, it’s easier to create a flawless finish.

Does your makeup disappear by the end of the day? Primer creates a barrier between your skin and the foundation so it doesn’t just absorb in.

Using a face primer creates a barrier between your skin and the makeup that you put on it. This barrier prevents your makeup from clogging your pores. It also helps your makeup stay on longer and look fresher throughout the day as the primer absorbs the oils that cause makeup to wear off.

Motives Complexion Perfection Face Primer is an innovative formula that targets pores, fine lines and wrinkles, Complexion Perfection Face Primer visibly reduces the appearance of imperfections for even-looking skin that is prepped and primed. This oil-free, smoothing formula extends the life of your foundation for the perfect, flawless look.

How to use: Apply Motives Complexion Perfection Face Primer to your entire face. A little goes a long way, so start with the size of a pea. You can even use a foundation brush instead of your fingers. Using a brush, gather primer and blend evenly onto the face. Begin priming the forehead and work your way down to the jawline.

2. FILL

Ok, back to analogies. But if you had a crack in your wall you’d fill it in with spackle before painting it right? You should do the same thing with your fine lines and wrinkles with a makeup filler.

My fav: Instasmooth-A powerful formulation that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while perfectly smoothing the skin. This formula creates a veil over the skin’s surface, providing a soft focus effect. Antioxidant ingredients promote healthy skin while the mineral pigments reflect light away from fine lines and wrinkles.

How to use: Gently apply Motives Insta-Smooth around the eye area and other problem areas to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Motives Insta-Smooth deflects the light away from fine lines, skin imperfections and hyper-pigmentation, creating a flawless look.

3. COLOR CORRECT

Don’t just cover your imperfections, correct them! Use color corrector to conceal dark circles and discoloration, counteract redness, and brighten dull skin for an instantly-luminous, even-toned complexion. You’ll have better success correcting instead of caking on the makeup or concealer.

My fave: Color Correction Quad-All-in-one quad to color correct discoloration, conceal under-eye circles and minimize the look of imperfections. Delivers professional-quality results by neutralizing the look of skin tone to achieve a flat out flawless application. Available in two color combinations that can be mixed and matched to address any imperfection on any skin tone. It’s a creamy formula that is buildable and easy to blend, allowing you to customize your finish.

4. FOUNDATION

On to foundation! Notice this is the fourth step? I bet some of you just grab your foundation first as step one…trust me, the first few steps really don’t take much time. Foundation should match your neck and create a flawless finish for the rest of your products, so it’s important that you get this right! Get color matched by someone like me, or ME. I will also help you pick out the perfect formula based on your desires and skin type.

My fave: Custom Blend-You can literally create the PERFECT color, with any finish, coverage, and texture you desire for YOUR skin type. It seriously is THE best thing for your skin too and made JUST FOR YOU!

5. CONCEAL

I get asked this question often: Should I use concealer before or after my foundation? Always apply your foundation before applying concealer. Think about it…when you apply foundation first, it covers up a lot of imperfections on its own, cutting down the amount of imperfections you need to go back and spot conceal. If you had applied the concealer first, you would have ended up using a lot more concealer than you would have needed to and done twice the work. Also, if you apply foundation with a brush or sponge, you can move the concealer that you’ve already applied off of the targeted area (such a waste of time and product!).

Concealer can get heavy and cakey if applied too thickly so first see how much of the dark circles/blemishes/dark spots that the foundation can knock out on its own. Then take a step back and see if you need to go back with a thin layer of concealer directly on the areas. You might be surprised how little you need!

My fav: Motives Sculpting ConcealerDesigned to brighten, correct and give a soft-focus, blurring effect, the Motives Sculpting Concealer is unlike any other. A true multitasker, this full coverage concealer is great for brightening the under-eye area, highlighting the bridge of the nose, cupids bow and t-zone, or just helping to camouflage the appearance of redness, dark spots or breakouts. The lightweight, soft, cushiony formula melts into your skin, leaving behind a natural-looking matte finish and skin that feels as light as air. In case you were wondering, this product’s got you covered all day long!

6. SET

Setting powder is a godsend. It locks in foundation and concealer so that it doesn’t move and prevents creasing. Wearing it makes your makeup look even more flawless. 

My fav: Motives Translucent Loose Powder– A silky-sheer translucent loose powder formulated to create a satin-smooth finish. Use it to minimize the appearance of pores and uneven surface texture while maintaining skin’s natural moisture.

7. FINISH

Setting spray (also finishing spray, makeup setting spray, finish spray, or makeup spray) is a cosmetic product designed to preserve applied make-up for long periods of time. Setting spray is applied by spritzing mist over the face, keeping the make-up application moist for several hours.

My favs: Yes I have 2 because it depends on your skin type. For normal to dry skin-10 Years Younger is my choice. A setting spray that mists on weightlessly to reduce makeup slippage and keep skin looking beautifully flawless. Save up to 50% of makeup usage with this unique spray. Keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day.

 

If you have combination or oily skin, No More Shine is for YOU! A setting spray that mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte. Oily skin has met its match! Keep your skin looking smooth — but never shiny — with this spray.