Imagine you could achieve beautifully glowing skin with any foundation you have. Would you believe me if I told you all you needed was 1 product to transform your foundation?
About a few months ago I was invited to a Nude Skincare beauty event in LA and in my goodie bag came their Rescue Oil. One of the makeup artists I met there, Tasha Brown, told me she loved mixing this oil in with her foundations to give her clients a beautiful glow. I put her technique to use and I couldn’t be more thankful. Coming from someone who has dry skin this trick looks absolutely amazing, and it feels amazing too.
Here’s what you do…
What you want to do is pick a foundation that isn’t already dewy. For example the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is already a luminous foundation so adding more oil to it will just make it slide right off. You want something oil-free, matte, or with a satin finish. You can also use this technique with heavy cream foundations to sheer it out.
Once you have your foundation, I’m using my Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation which I absolutely LOVE because it gives me full coverage and a flawless finish, you pump some out on the back of your hand or on an acrylic plate. Then, you add a few drops off the Rescue Oil. You add the oil according to the amount of coverage your foundation already has and how much you want to sheer it out. Keep in mind that the more oil you add the more it will sheer out the foundation. This Frankie Rose foundation is a full coverage foundation and to give me sheer coverage I add 3-4 drops of oil, to give me just a glow I add 1-2. This obviously varies with different formulas & foundations.
I then take my Royal & Langnickel Foundation Brush and mix the two together.
Finally, you apply! As you can see in this picture we turned a matte foundation into a gorgeous dewy one.
I have tried this technique with a few of my other foundations and it’s magical; I love the effect and it photographs beautifully. I would recommend this technique for anyone with normal to dry skin, NOT oily. Anyone with oily skin should stick to a matte foundation for opulent coverage and longevity. If you have a severe case of combination skin, meaning you are very oily in the t-zone and very dry everywhere else, then you can use this only on the dry areas for hydration. I would also recommend using two different types of primers, mattifying for your t-zone and hydrating for the dry areas.
I’m sure you can also try this method with different types of oils, however I find that most facial oils are a little too heavy (i.e. Coconut Oil, Argan Oil). This oil is lightweight, beneficial for your skin, it doesn’t make your makeup slide off, it hydrates your skin, and it looks beautiful. I truly couldn’t ask for more in a beauty oil. I have a bunch of other oils from Nude Skincare that I use for my nighttime regime and I love it, their ingredients are pure and truly nourishing.
If you happen to try this technique leave me a comment down below & let me know how you like it.
P.S. Here is a video of me using this technique.