When I first heard this tip, it was a real ‘WTF?!’ moment, and I definitely had my reservations about whether it would work! It goes against all your makeup instincts, but I figured I’d give it a try and see if it works.
Here is the method – attributed to makeup artist and YouTuber Wayne Goss – in a nutshell:
Step 1: apply moisturiser/primer
Step 2: apply powder directly over this, BEFORE your foundation
Step 3: apply your liquid foundation over the top
I generously applied my base product – No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Facial Sun Protection SPF 15 – and then as recommended dusted a layer of powder over the top. My powder of choice at the moment is Benefit Hello Flawless! Custom Powder Cover-Up.
THEN I applied my foundation – Estée Lauder Double Wear – over the top using my Spectrum Collections Unicorn Tears Wonder Sponge, and I was immediately flabbergasted by the results! My pores – which are normally one of my biggest bug bears – were nigh on invisible, the coverage was PERFECT, and I had a lovely dewy finish as opposed to the matte finish achieved when you apply powder last.
Even better than all of this, I used less foundation than usual and my makeup remained pretty much flawless all day!
This tip really is a game changer, and is now the ONLY way I will put my face on!