One of the hardest things to pull off for the ‘non-makeup’ artists among us is the natural, no makeup look. Unfortunately, it’s also one of my favourite ways to wear makeup. I want to look natural, but at the same time I need to even out my skin tone, give myself colour and make my lashes look longer! Do you know what I mean? I’m always on the lookout for products and techniques that make it easier to achieve a beautiful natural look. Last year I spoke about one of my favourite products for achieving a natural finish – the NARS tinted moisturizer. Recently I’ve discovered a new must-have – MAC Next To Nothing Foundation and Pressed Powder.
MAC Next to Nothing
Available in 9 shades, I’m absolutely in love with the new MAC Next To Nothing foundation and pressed powder. Products that feel like they’re barely there but can actually even out my skin tone and provide coverage always rank high on my review list. The nourishing ingredients in this foundation make my skin look luminous and flawless. I’ve had so many compliments on my skin recently, I can’t keep count. The image below is not airbrushed!
Another new must have that I’ve been using with the liquid foundation is the Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush.
If you haven’t used a Clarisonic for cleansing, then you’re missing out but THIS foundation brush takes the Clarisonic and makeup blending to a whole new level. The multi-functional makeup brush is powered by a unique sonic technology that generates more than 18,000 micro-blends per minute to blend makeup. Using this brush with my new found foundation honestly makes me look like I have an airbrushed finish! The best part? Everything is blended in just 60 seconds. You also don’t waste your product because the brush is specifically designed with nonporous fibers so clumping and build-up is prevented.
Tips for Using the Sonic Foundation Brush
– be gentle
– the thicker the foundation, the higher the speed
– clean with a daily brush cleaner between uses/deep clean with brush shampoo and water
To finish my look I use The Next to Nothing Pressed Powder which helps seal in my no-makeup look. Its creamy, lightweight feels really silky soft. I use a big powder brush to sweep the powder lightly over my face.
If you enjoy lightweight foundations that still offer full coverage than you’ll really like the MAC Next To Nothing foundation and powder line.
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products were kindly received compliments of MAC and Clarisonic but as usual, all opinions are my own