Flawless Foundation Technique | Best Trick for Oily Skin (And All Skin Types!)

Flawless Foundation Technique | Best Trick for Oily Skin (And All Skin Types!)

Happy 2017 everyone! These past few months have been insanely busy, which means zero time for blogging. My resolution for the new year is to get back into blogging, and to kick it off, I have a really exciting post to share with you! My oily skinned girls will understand the struggle of after applying your foundation, four hours later your face is as shiny as the sun. I have tried every powder, primer and foundation and nothing has worked. Until now.

This technique I have been using for the past month or so, and I swear by it. You might have seen on YouTube people using loose powder with their Beauty Blender and think, "Why the hell does that work?" If you don't know what I mean, let me explain. 

After you're done applying your foundation, take a loose powder. My favorites are the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and RCMA No Color Powder. I pour some into the cap and dip my damp Beauty Blender (or any other makeup sponge you love) into the product. I dip in the sponge to cover every area of my face. I first start with my chin, then both cheeks, forehead, and nose. I don't necessarily bake, I just pat in the powder until it's gone. Once I set my foundation. I'll take duo fiber brush to blend everything out and make sure there is no powder that has not been blended. That's it! Then I move on to the rest of my routine, blush, highlight, contour etc.

As I mentioned before, my two favorite powders are the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder ($38) and RCMA No Color Powder ($12). These have very different price points, but I believe they both do the same thing, and neither one works better than the other. The only thing I have noticed is that the RCMA powder can leave a white cast if you don't blend it properly. I am very pale so this isn't a terrible issue for me, but this might both those of you with darker skin tones. Definitely the RCMA one is so worth it for the money and amount of product, but the packaging is not my favorite and it can get a little messy, compared to the Laura Mercier powder.

When you use this trick, you will instantly see a difference in your skin. I don't know what it is about the damp Beauty Blender + the loose powder, but it  makes your skin look flawless. It really sets all of your makeup that it doesn't budge all day. For me, having very very oily skin, this trick has done wonder. Literally I can't tell you why it works, but it does. Even if you don't have oily skin, this technique will make your skin look flawless, and lock in your face makeup all day. 

If you've ever tried this, or want to try it, let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. i was on the market for the laura mercier powder so i'm glad there's a cheaper alternative which sounds pretty good - thanks for getting me on to this!
    jen | velvet spring

  2. I love the RCMA powder. I agree, its so messy though! I want to try the LM one though, but I'll think wait if its similar to the RCMA one xx

    LPage Beauty

  3. I do this and it really is a game changer! I totally agree that the LM & RCMA powders are dupes. I actually finished up my LM powder, so I just poured some of the RCMA powder into the LM packaging so it's less messy haha :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. I do this technique every single day and have done for a few months now, it's 100% better to press your powder in with a beauty sponge rather than dusting it on, especially for oily skin. I've not tried either of the powders but works well with the Vichy Dermablend setting powder too :) xx

    Cally | xcallyloves.blogspot.couk

  5. Thanks for sharing it with us. great sharing.

  6. I have the LM powder and I have to be careful of not putting too much or else I'll get that dreaded white cast. I have to try it with a wet beauty blender though! Thanks for the tip! <3


  7. I set my foundation using a damp sponge and the RCMA No Color Powder every day - the best makeup tip I ever learned!

    Blush & Pearls by Angela