How to achieve the perfect full coverage face of makeup

Full coverage or no coverage is the new go hard or go home in the beauty world. Why spend hard earned cash on expensive makeup, just to have your pores and blemishes peeking through the product? Coverage has arguably become the number one thing we review and test before pulling out our credit card. We even dab foundation and concealer onto tattoos to check how much they cover up our permanent ink. So, isn't it time we all figured out how to achieve the perfected, full coverage look?
Whether you want to cover up agonizing acne or just fancy a whole new, full-glam face, the process below is exactly what you've been waiting for. Arm yourself with fluffy brushes and tiny beauty blenders, as you're about to learn our top tips.
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Materials
- Tarte Double Duty Beauty First Step Prep Moisture Reset Cream
- Becca Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer
- Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation
- Foundation brush
- Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
- Small beauty blender
- Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder
- Powder brush
- Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Contour Powder (Fawn)
- Contour brush (X 2)
- MAC Powder Blush (Peaches)
- MAC Mineralized Skin Finish (Global Glow)
- Fanned highlighter brush
- Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick (Truffle)
- Flat lipstick brush
- Morphe Lip Gloss (Boho)
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Instructions
1. To make sure your skin is prepped for the look ahead, moisturize your face with the Tarte Double Duty Reset Cream. Once this is soaked in, add your Becca Backlight Primer on top, especially focusing on your T zone.
2. Squirt a few pumps of foundation straight onto your skin and blend it in with a foundation brush, stroking the foundation across the entirety of your face and into the creases. If you think you haven't used enough for a full and even coverage, add some extra foundation. By this point, you should have a block color coverage.
3. Using the wand on the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, apply the product to your under eyes, nose, above your cupids bow, your chin, and your lower forehead just above your brows. Dab the concealer lightly with a small beauty blender until soaked into the skin.
4. Lightly add some Makeup Revolution Banana Powder with a powder brush to your forehead, under eyes, nose, and chin area to set your skin products. You can also add this powder anywhere else on the face which may appear shiny or greasy.
5. Dab your contour brush into your ABH Contour Powder and then, in gentle circular motions, create shadows beneath your cheekbones and on your temple—which should result in more depth and structure.
6. Using a clean, second contour brush, blend your MAC Powder Blush into your cheeks, making sure to fuse the product into your contoured cheekbones for a natural outcome.
7. Apply your MAC Mineralized Skin Finish highlighter to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and just a touch on your forehead with a fanned highlighter brush until you achieve a subtle glow. You should use the brush in quick, short strokes to avoid spreading highlighter elsewhere on the face.
8. With your flat lipstick brush, paint your Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick onto your lips. Use the tip of the brush to precisely apply the product to your cupids bow and the corners of your lips. Press your lips together for even coverage and lastly, with the same brush, add a layer of Morphe Lip Gloss for extra shine.
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