beauty, Makeup

10 Steps to a Flawless Foundation Routine (with pictures)

What would you do with your life if you could get your face to look FLAWLESS like your favorite celebrities? What if I told you it’s fairly doable with these simple steps? Follow this tutorial and I’ll show you how to turn your everyday makeup routine into something that looks flawless and camera ready!

flawless makeup

Step 1 | skincare
Yes that means you probably shouldn’t skip your moisturizer today. And for God’s sake stop sleeping with your makeup on! That will catch up to you girl! Good skin = GOOD, flawless makeup.

flawless makeup


Step 2  | Color Correction
Explaining color correction in detail would take more time than the both of us have. But in a nutshell, it’s using the color wheel to cancel out any unwanted discoloration in the skin, whatever color that may be. In this case many women of color like myself suffer from hyperpigmentation and uneven complexion, especially around the jawline/mouth area. Orange is known to cancel out darkness. Only apply corrector to the areas needed. The darker the area, the darker the corrector. I’m using a deep orange around my mouth area since it’s dark and a lighter orange color underneath the eye since I am lighter/brighter in the center of my face.

color correction

color corrector


Step 3 | Foundation
Pick a foundation that has the right amount of coverage for you. I love using the Face Atelier Pro Foundation when I REALLY want to pump it up and look completely flawless, but it doesn’t take a ton of product to achieve this look and more importantly it’s not heavy on the skin at all!

flawless foundation


Step 4 | Conceal
Conceal where needed. The better you color correct, the less concealer you will need. In this case I’m using it under the eyes for a brighter look and down the center of my nose and forehead and this concealer is one shade lighter than my natural complexion. Using a concealer that matches your skin will only make the under area appear darker, thus completely making its use pointless. You might also want to take a concealer that’s your exact face shade and “spot conceal” in other areas of the face where blemishes may still show over the foundation.



Step 5 | Eyebrow Grooming
They say a woman’s brows frame the face and dictate the whole makeup look – this couldn’t be more true!!! Groom and shape the brows to your own liking, but just make sure they look neat and tidy! Otherwise it might take away from the look you’re going for. In this tutorial I am using a pencil brow liner for more precision application and definition.

eyebrow tutorial


Step 6 | Contouring
Contouring, when done properly, is designed to bring out the areas of the face that recede and make them appear more
“sunken in” but in a good way. Your cheekbones for example, here I am using a foundation that is about 3 shades darker than my own. Doing this will help enhance my cheekbones and make them appear more structured. This is not something you need to do every single day, this is why I am including this in my FLAWLESS makeup tutorial, when you need to look a step up from the norm!



Step 7 | Blusher
How else are you going to get that natural youthful glow back into the skin? For tan/dark skin use CORAL or orange, it looks the most natural and is amazing on dark skin. PS: There is absolutely no reason why I used “blusher” instead of just saying blush, I just wanted to sound cool.




Step 8 | Mascara
It’s like a cup of coffee for your eyes, and will instantly brighten and open your eyes giving you a more awaken appearance!

flawless makeup


Step 9 | Flawless Lips
I chose the perfect nude pink lipstick because I didn’t want it to take away from the overall focus, which is the face!



 and last but certainly not least….

Step 10 | SMILE
Because it is, and will always be, a woman’s BEST accessory!

flawless makeup


The products used in this tutorial

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
Face Ateliet Pro Ultra Foundation in shades Heat and 0+
Viseart Palette Correcteurs Camouflage HD
Youngblood Hi-Def Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder in Warmth
MAC Prolongwear Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Ben Nye Mojave Matte Foundation
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer
MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked
Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder
La Femme Blush in Coral
Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara
MAC Modesty Lipstick
Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush in Champagne Life
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Hope you all found this flawless makeup tutorial fairly easy to follow along and helpful! I tried to break this down as simple as I could. Happy new year to you all and thanks for taking the time to check out the first post of the year!
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  • Alexis Rhodes

    i have a questions could you give me the color you used for the mac Pro long wear concelar and what color powder that was ? thanks so much .