Achieving flawless makeup is every woman’s desire. Looking fresh faced, radiant and glowing can seem like its only reserved for YouTube influencers, beauty gurus and makeup artists. They make it look so easy!
Lanre Atijosan is the founder of London’s Premier Mobile Beauty and Aesthetic Service The Beauti Bank. She is also known as The InGlow Goddess and has a passion for providing premium consultancy to women who want to transform their self-image. Her work has been featured in Vogue and Glamour as well as other international publications.
Using her expertise as a qualified aesthetic practitioner, makeup artist and nail technician she has developed a unique 12 week experience designed to empower women through education, treatments and services to completely overhaul how they present themselves in the world.
Lanre spills the ‘translucent powder’ on how to achieve flawless radiant makeup right now and all year round:
- Create the smoothest base possible with a dermaplaning facial
Having a smooth base to apply your makeup on is EVERYTHING. The smoother your skin is, the better your makeup will stick to it. Dermaplaning facials are a fabulous way to remove dead skin, resurface the skin and remove the ‘peach fuzz’ on your face, that can act as a barrier between your skin and your makeup. Dermaplaning facials are affordable, painless and give you an instant glow. They will have your skin looking fresh, feeling smooth for at least 2 – 4 weeks and ready for any makeup application.
- Buy the products that are right for your skin type
It is super important to understand your skin type when purchasing makeup products. Foundation comes in many different finishes and can sometimes contain ingredients that won’t allow you to achieve the desired makeup look. For example, if you have oily skin buying a foundation that contains oil and has a dewy finish will not give you a long-lasting matte look. Some matte foundations such as MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid maybe too drying on a dry skin type. It’s important to apply makeup that is right for your skin type in order to achieve a flawless finish.
- Use the right tools to apply your makeup
Brushes aren’t for everything and beauty blenders aren’t either. Using the correct tools is one of the most important factors in achieving a flawless makeup look. Using old brushes, battered makeup sponges or dirty tools will affect the finish that you achieve. Using clean tools that deposit product on to the skin in the most effective way will help you to create flawless makeup looks every time.
- Technique Wins
Using the correct techniques when applying makeup is usually one of the most overlooked elements of makeup application. If a product is applied with an unsuitable technique, it’s highly unlikely that product will do the job its designed to do. As a result a flawless makeup application can slip further and further away if the correct techniques are not used appropriately. Dabbing your foundation on with a damp sponge creates a different effect on the skin than using a brush. Let that sink in!
- Finish Strong
Setting and finishing your makeup is critical to a flawless makeup application. Loose, compact and translucent powders are all fantastic products to help to keep your amazing look in place for longer. Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD Microfinishing Powder is a great example of a powder that can be used to set your makeup and improve the appearance of your complexion. Setting sprays are also a great way to set your makeup and enhance the overall look of your makeup application. Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray has temperature control technology for those hot summer nights and keeps your makeup in place for several hours.