Sir, Mr. Tabs? I think I have an answer for the riddle you gave me.
Yes, well, it’s obvious, really. I mean, not at first, but I’ve given it some thought, and well…What do good houses and faces have in common?
It’s foundation, sir. Houses and faces should start with a good foundation.
Thank you, sir. It was a good riddle. You’re a very clever cat.
Yup, today we’re talking faces! — namely face makeup, like the combination I’ve been lovely lately, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and Hourglass Oxygen Foundation Powder.
Together, they deliver medium-to-full coverage in a lightweight blend that looks like real skin, and so far, knock on wood, it hasn’t given me breakouts.
In this tutorial, I’ll describe how I apply ‘em for pictures, and/or whenever I have a good chunk of time to get ready.
Just a quick reminder, though — this is just one of many ways to apply foundation, and that includes techniques and brushes. As always, it’s all about what works for you.
Before we get started, let’s gather the products we’ll need…
From the left: Hourglass Oxyen Foundation Powder in No. 4, Tarte Foundation Brush, Hourglass No. 2 Foundation/Blush Brush, Laura Mercier Finishing Brush, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz and Cuba
Swatches from the left: NARS St. Moritz, NARS Cuba and Hourglass Oxygen Foundation Powder No. 4
And because there’s nothing else you really can do but smile when posting bare-faced pictures of yourself on the Internet…
Yep, that’s me without makeup. Not a drop!
As you can see, I have a few dark spots around my chin and mouth left over from a gnarly breakout last spring and some darkening beneath my eyes… Hopefully, after we’re done here, most of it will be covered.