Orlando, Florida, US
Ok So I'm a beginner makeup artist I want to cover imperfections and even out the skin tone but I don't want to cover the freckles I actually want to enhance them. Any tips are greatly appreciated. My foundations are very full coverage and they are great at covering everything and give me a new smooth canvas but I wanted to know how to do selective covering like smoothing the skin tone without covering the freckles.
Mar 27 13 07:10 am Link
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
If you find something that can do this, I want to know!
Mar 27 13 08:16 am Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
I know your probably looking for a MUA's input but I have LOT of freckles... A LOT.
I use Clinique's superbalanced. It's considered "medium"coveraged, has a fantastic smooth finish. My face routine includes; washing, moisturizer, primer, BBcream, and my foundation. I rarely use concealer with this foundation.
Also, just imo with my freckles, foundations that leave a "dewy" finish usually work best. Dunno why, just seems like they do.
Full coverage foundation on freckles usually for me gives a weird mask effect ( I'm sure you've encountered which is why your asking). Depending on the brand/type you can always mix foundation with a primer or moisturizer to make it a little thinner too, and be sparse, blend it out from the point of the blemish.
I am NOT an MUA, so this is just personal experience trying to gob stuff on my face. Good luck.
Mar 27 13 08:25 am Link
New York, New York, US
Simply sheer out the full coverage foundation (with moisturizer, primer, etc.)
Mar 27 13 04:10 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
+1 Yep, and also you might adjust your application method. Even a sheerer foundation will appear more transparent if you apply it with, for example, a brush that has been misted with water over a dry one, or a stippling brush instead of a filbert shaped foundation brush, etc.
Mar 27 13 07:03 pm Link
Buffalo, New York, US
Use Yaby liquid foundation, it's probably the best foundation I've ever used and doesn't cover freckles. I've used it on a photo in my port and the model's freckles weren't covered at all. They're $13.55 a tube but they last a long time. Camera Ready Cosmetics has them as well.
Mar 27 13 07:50 pm Link
Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
+1 Sheer it out and apply it all over the face and use a concealer to cover areas only where needed. This way you can be alot more selective with your coverage, leaving your freckles to shine through.
Mar 31 13 01:08 pm Link
Washington, District of Columbia, US
Aaliyah I wrote:
yep... just be sure to use the same vehicle as the foundation... i.e. oil base; silicone or water base...
Mar 31 13 05:57 pm Link
Vancouver, Washington, US
conceal any imperfections, and use macs face and body. its a build able coverage so i find that foundation perfect for that.
Apr 04 13 12:10 pm Link