My steps for smooth + flawless makeup application

Author: Jenny Wu
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Comments/Questions


  • Alice

    so far, i’ve only tried 2 face primers – the maybelline insta pink transformer and revlon photoready primer – and applying them before using my foundation / cc cream but i still don’t get that perfect, flawless airbrush smooth look on my T-zone, especially on my nose. i’m not sure if it’s because i have big pores or because the redness on my face is too much. geez, having oily combination (sensitive, i suppose) skin is difficult. sometimes i’m not even sure if i should use moisturizer or not, pfft.

    it’s difficult for me to find a suitable primer. sadly, i haven’t found one i really like so far.

    • Jenny

      Moisturizing is a must, even if you have oily skin, though I would definitely avoid heavy creams and sticky to lighter gel moisturizers. Primers can vary depending on skin type so I think you just need to find one that works well for your t-zones, hope you find one you like soon!

  • Cat

    I’m interested in trying the facial toner and primer you listed! I have the same issue where a lot of moisturizing products are too rich for me. I don’t wear foundation all the time, but I’ll keep these tips in mind for when I do :)

    • Jenny

      I think you’ll really enjoy those products! I’ve been using them all summer and I’ve never had an issue with my combination skin. As a matter of fact, I notice my t-zone gets more oily when I don’t user the primer, even though it’s a hydrating primer!

  • Liv

    I’ve tried a variety of facial scrubs and I don’t really like any of them. :( Maybe I need to post them on my blog sometime too so I don’t forget which ones I’ve tried and like or don’t like! Looks like Klairs might be next on the list! Anyways, I agree toning and hydrating are definitely important to helping makeup stay on. I also used to wonder why makeup looked so flaky on me then realized it was because my skin was too dry, and towards the evening it slid off because my skin was too oily! I use this CC cream that hydrates as well so it’s less of a problem than foundation!

    • Jenny

      I’d definitely be interested in reading a list of scrubs you’ve tried! I definitely had the same problem before with my makeup, but now with some prep work beforehand and some oil blotting sheets my makeup lasts much longer :D

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