When we think of of Instagram makeup, what usually comes to mind is a series of complicated steps and buckets of products. Today, we want to show you that flawless skin doesn’t have to be completely covered up. With a few, hard-working formulas, you can blur your blemishes, bring out your glow, and get selfie-ready skin. No filter necessary! Just follow the guide below, starring Korean beauty brand Aery Jo.
STEP 1: USE AN ILLUMINATING PRIMER
WHAT WE USED: Aery Jo Moisture Glow Primer (available here) Your foundation is only as good as what lies beneath it. This is where primer comes in. Beyond blurring imperfections, a great primer will keep your work in place. An illuminating primer is ideal for that soft-focus, flawless-skin look. Its light-reflecting properties give you a radiant starting point without adding too much weight or coverage. This particular primer contains a special powder that controls shine without getting in the way of your glow.
TO USE: Apply a thin layer of primer all over your face. You may opt to use a sponge or clean fingertips for application. Wait until the product is dry before proceeding to the next step.
STEP 2: APPLY A THIN LAYER OF LIQUID FOUNDATION
WHAT WE USED: Aery Jo Liquid Foundation (available here) For clear, blemish-free skin, foundation is a no-brainer. But for the most natural effect, you’ll need one that enhances, rather than erases, your skin. The last thing you want is a base that looks too obvious, too thick, or too cakey in texture. This Korean liquid foundation is no-makeup makeup at its best. It has a lightweight, watery texture that spreads out nice and thin but manages to hide a multitude of sins. The coverage is medium but can be built up to conceal dark spots or eyebags. The moisturizing formula makes your skin feel good, too, leaving a subtle dewiness over the face.
TO USE: Use a dampened sponge to stipple the foundation into the skin. Start at the center of your face and moving outwards to make the coverage look as natural as possible.
STEP 3: FINGER-BLEND YOUR COLOR
WHAT WE USED: Aery Jo Petit Tint (available here) Instagram-worthy skin isn’t just about a one-note base. For healthy-looking skin and beautiful dimension, you’ll need a pop of color, too! Your best bet is a multi-purpose tint with sheer, buildable pigment. Aery Jo’s water-based tint will wake up your face instantly. It creates a believable flush over the skin and adds a just-bitten look to the lips. The key is to apply it with your fingers, rather than a brush or a sponge, to warm up the pigment. This will make it spread comfortably and blend as naturally as possible, so the color looks built-in.
TO USE: For foolproof application, tap the color onto your cheeks with clean fingertips. Apply it to your lips the exact same way. And there you go—flawless! These Aery Jo products are all available on BeautyMNL. Shop them right here!
Credits: Video and photos by Kat Austria. Don’t forget to follow BeautyMNL on Facebook and Instagram!
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