Some days when I’m in a rush or just need to run a couple of errands and don’t feel like putting on my full-face, I always look to my concealers for a quick fix. Concealing my under eyes is always a must, and then sometimes I dab a little concealer on each area of my face and blend with a large brush. Then pop a little blush or bronzer on my cheeks and I’m out the door.
So, a couple days ago when I was on my way out the door and didn’t want to scare the general public, I decided to try out a recommendation from LoveMelisaMichelle (thanks, girl!) in her recent Flawless Face video. She mixed her favorite moisturizer with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($18) for a great lightweight light-medium coverage foundation.
I would have never thought of it before because MAC Pro Longwear Concealer isn’t really what I’d call full coverage (although it does provide a very good medium), but somehow, it morphs into a (much better) second skin once combined with a moisturizer.
I like to take one pump and mix it with equal parts moisturizer and then apply it to my face with my fingers, working it into the skin as I would a moisturizer. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer sets very quick, and doesn’t go too far when you try spreading it alone, so it really needs the combination of the moisturizer to be able to smooth it out all over your face and give you the extra time to blend. I like adding in a drop of illuminator too to make my skin glow.
It feels like I have nothing on my face, yet my skin looks naturally perfected. It’s the perfect “no-foundation” foundation. Depending on your moisturizer, it may make your skin shine after several hours, so make sure to set with a little powder.
I absolutely love this combo, and highly recommend trying it if you own MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. After all, if you already own it, you have nothing to lose. I’ve tried this with other concealers, but I like this combo the best.
Hope your Monday is a little brighter than mine! What’s up with this rain?!