While I am working on my video review of the MAC collection, "Originals", I decided to go ahead and cross post the foundation tutorial that I created for The MAC Fetish. Hope this helps! Studio Stick is my favorite foundation, so I had to share my love with you! Hope this helps!
I was going to the club for my friend's birthday, and since I was going for a nude eye/red-lip combo, I decided to do classic skin. So, here's the way I like to do it when I want a flawless face.
1. I'm using the Studio Stick Concealer to outline around my eyebrows, basically to give them a bit more definition. I have already filled them in, and this will sort of "chisel" them into place. I'm an NC50, so I used NW45 to do this particular step. My forehead is darker, thus the choice in color. Next, I apply a good thick moisturizer all over my skin to get that gorgeous sheen.
If I were doing a natural look, and didn't want to play up my skin, I would only do a few swipes of foundation, like on the picture to the left. I decided to use the foundation as a concealer today.
But, since I'm going out tonight and I want my skin to look extra sexy, I'm doing multiple swipes of foundation. This includes a few on the cheeks, forehead, chin, temples, etc. I think I have around 15 swipes on the skin. Again, I am using Studio Stick foundation in NC50. It gives great coverage that you can build, so the more you use, the more it will cover. This may be my favorite foundation! It looks just like your skin!!!
Next, take your old faithful 109 brush and blend your foundation. I like to use small, circular motions to get the foundation really into the skin. I like to spray my face with Fix+ while I do this, it keeps the skin moist looking and never streaky. I demonstrate this with the picture to the left.
Next, I'm going to use a kabuki brush and buff on Mineralized Skin Finish Natural. Sorry, I don't have a picture of this one. This gives a soft, natural, sexy sheen to the skin. It looks very high fashion. If you don't want that obvious of a look, go ahead and use a powder brush for a softer finish. In the picture to the right, I'm finishing up with a bit of Studio Fix in NW43 to set my foundation and to give just a bit more coverage. It really makes the look more polished.
Lastly, on the picture to the left, I'm using a mixture of Ablaze and Raizin blush to softly coat the cheeks. I love these blushes, I had to buy a backup of Ablaze because it's so hot!!! I'm using the 129 brush for this.
And to the right, here's the finished look!!! I really wanted sleek, sexy skin and hot lips! On the eyes I wore Rubenesque Paint Pot with a bit of Melon Pigment over it with the 217 brush. I lined my eyes in plenty of Boot Black Liquid Liner and Smolder Eye Kohl. Brows were done with Embark eye shadow and the 266 brush. My lips were lined with Velvetella and Nightmoth lipliners and the lipstick that I chose was Wild 'Bout You from the Balloonacy Collection. That color should be pretty hard to find at this time, so try New York Apple or Glam lipsticks for a good substitute!