Beauty Editorial

Make Your Skin Look Perfect

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Perfect Skin

Being a beauty blogger that reviews products and cosmetics I get a lot of question and emails from friends and bloggers alike asking for tips or beauty secrets. Just this morning I received a facebook message from a college girlfriend who wants to know “how I keep my skin perfect” —which made my jaw drop and literally replied in a split second with a big “what?” in hope that I can exaggerate that response to let her know how shock I am. Obviously after that was a lengthy discussion and the whole nine yards of the truth. Here’s the naked truth I DON’T HAVE A PERFECT SKIN! The pores in my nose is totally big and noticeable a dwarf can most likely fall inside. LOL. Okay fine! That’s a bit over the top but seriously it’s bad. I have to do prep my face first before anything to make all the pores and imperfection be less noticeable. So here’s the million dollar question…

How to Fake Perfect Skin in 30 Seconds?

Forget anything that you think you already know about foundation or BB creams… it has come a long way from the days of your grandmother where it is plain cakey and masklike. The modern ones are lightweight and easy to apply like moisturizers. Celebrities look great not because of their flawless skin, but most often than not because they are using the right foundation that complements their skin. Here’s how to get in on the Miracle…

Step 1: Find Your Perfect Color
CoverGirl makeup guru Pat McGrath reveals that “The color is correct if it disappears without blending”, the best way to tell is to test on the jawline and check it in daylight.

Step 2: Prep Your Skin
For the perfect canvas, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. Makeup pro Rachel Goodwin says the secret is to wait five minutes before applying foundation to let the moisturizer sink in. Primer is not necessary unless you want the makeup to last through a late night. Use of primer alone works well too as a quick complexion smoother. Also, primer can minimize pores and mattify the face.

Step 3: Swipe it on The Right Way
If you want just a little coverage, use your fingers. For more coverage, use a sponge or a stippling brush as it leaves just the right amount on the skin. To get an airbrushed finish blend the makeup all over by working your way out. Just remember, less is more.

Step 4: Do Concealer After Foundation
If you apply it before, you’ll use more than you need. Also, that base of foundation keeps concealer crease-free. Look for a lightweight liquid in a color one shade lighter than your skin. Using a pointy brush cover the darkest part of under-eye circles usually right below the inner and outer corners.

Finish with Luminous Powder
Unlike the old matte version, it won’t suck the life out of your face. Translucent powder that reflect the light helps skin glow and take down shine. Dust one on in a “W” motion starting from the hairline on one side, swoop down to the cheekbone, up to bridge of the nose, back down to the other cheek, then up again to the opposite hairline.

Hopefully you find this entry worth reading. If I have a million bucks I would invest in getting a dermatologist look at my oversize pores and have it fixed. I’d most likely get a laser eye surgery too so I don’t have to wear glasses or graded lenses anymore. Then I would save up and eventually open my own cosmetic or clothing line… but then again I don’t, so for now that’s all a part of my dream. Any dreams or aspirations that you wish to achieve even if it’s a little out of the way? If so what is it? Let me know what you think! xox

My name is Angela Ricardo Bethea and I am the founder and editor behind ( and many other online publications ) ... I love the finer things in life, I'm quite a shop-a-holic and a certified jet-setter. So if I am not behind my laptop to blog, I'd probably be shopping if not traveling.

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