Updated: Feb 25, 2018
I'm going to start by saying that I have done major research on what the best products are for ALL skin types. Many times you will see a great MUA but only on him or herself, when it comes to other skin types the MUA only uses products that are trending or what works best for him or herself. One major benefit while working at my mothers salon was the advantage of several different types of clients; dry/oily skin, dark or pink/red pigmentation, and different expectations per clients culture fit. I mean you name it, I've probably experienced it all. Any who, I'm going to let you in on a break down of my top secret products that work for ALL skin types, I'm not being paid for this, I'm honestly just sharing my knowledge. BTW I'm extremely picky, and I don't tend to feed into whats trending (Unless I feel it has a significant purpose to meet my clients needs), believe it or not I have the same eye shadows from 3 years ago, and I'll update it from time to time when I run out... If you ever need to know how to use it on yourself and your skin type, please feel free to login and comment your questions/remarks below.
1. Prep Skin (optional)
I'm BIG on moisturizing skin, as any esthetician would tell you... moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Do you wonder why your makeup looks so cake? Well I have a secret weapon, but the only way it'll be effective is if you use it every morning after you wash and exfoliate your face and before you go to bed.
a. After washing your face, apply a exfoliate using Facial Radiance Pad
b. When done, moisturize face with Tarte - Maracuja Oil - allow your face to soak in all the nutrients from the Marcuja Oil (2-3 minutes) then move on to Step 2.
2. Prep Lips: Sugar Lip Polish
3. Face Primer: Smashbox
This primer is great for ALL skin types.
4. Color Corrector:
Orange Corrector: Neutralize blue (usually when under your eyes are so dark they look bruised)
Direction: Apply with beauty blender, Bobbie Brown Dark Peach (let it sit for 10 seconds), then apply a layer of Peach Bisque over the Dark Peach Corrector also with a synthetic brush.
Purple Corrector: Yellow skin (usually in between dark circles and the apples of your cheeks)
Direction: Warm up product with fingers, apply when skin is already primed. then apply over cheek bone.
Green Corrector: Redness (acne or blemishes)
Direction: First moisturize your skin, apply primer on your face, apply a pore minimizer on your face (I like Benefit Cosmetics #Porefessional), If you have a huge pimple apply a dab of #Phillips milk of magnesia with your finger, let it dry. - then apply a thin layer of green corrector before applying your liquid foundation.
Glamouflauge Concealer for my GLAM/HD Clients
Mac Cosmetics Pro Long-wear Concealer for my regular makeup applications