This Incredibly Simple Foundation Hack Is the Key to Glowing Skin

While it’s ideal to be able to skip cosmetics completely, it’s unfortunately not as simple as it seems. It is really difficult to have skin that looks wonderfully fresh, dewy, and “natural” without foundation unless you have an exceptional diet, a 28-step skin-care program, or amazing genes.

However, one lady who is spearheading the charge is TikTok user @milly chan. Her “very lengthy foundation process” (DW, it’s not that lengthy) is the key to skin that looks as “smooth as a baby’s.” It’s also really glowy.

This Incredibly Simple Foundation Hack Is the Key to Glowing Skin
This Incredibly Simple Foundation Hack Is the Key to Glowing Skin

Chan begins by priming her skin with E.L.F.’s Mint Melt primer. Then she instructs fans to combine their foundation on a beauty palette—she uses L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation and Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation—and then spritz it with a setting spray to dilute it (we recommend Morphe’s Continuous Setting Mist).

Spray your skin with the setting spray as well, then dip a makeup sponge, such as the Beauty Blender, into it and use it to thinly apply your foundation.

Utilize the palette technique once again with your concealer. Apply it generously—try L’Oréal’s Infallible Full Coverage Concealer—and spray it with setting mist, just as you would the foundation. Then, Chan advises, apply it with a sponge while bouncing “a lot.”

To mix everything together, run a clean sponge across your whole face to work the substance into the skin more subtly. It’s a tactic that A-list makeup professionals adore as well.

Chan suggests powdering your skin just in particular areas, such as the forehead, chin, and under your eyes, and then setting your foundation with other powders, such as blush and highlighter. “By doing so, you may minimize the quantity of powder on your face, which will result in a less cakey appearance,” she explains.

She softly contours her forehead, jawline, cheekbones, and either side of her nose with Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, then puts Milani’s Baked Blush over her cheeks and bridge of her nose. To get a rich glow, she uses Wet N Wild’s Megaglo Highlighting Powder and a fan brush to apply it strategically across her face’s high points, such as her cheeks and nose.

To conclude? Spray your face with—you guessed it—additional setting spray, and then dry it with a fan (cute electric fan optional). Repeat the spritzing and fanning process a few more times to set and freshen the appearance, and the finished product resembles a walking IRL beauty filter. Magic.

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