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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Creating a flawless looking complexion starts before you apply any creams or make up. You need to follow a beauty routine that will help keep your skin smooth that when it comes to applying foundation it glides over your skin. The key is exfoliating so as to ensure all the dead skin is removed.If you suffer from dry skin exfoliating is important as it will take the flakes of skin away. One of my personal favourites is Dermologica Daily Microfoliant its gentle on your skin but also great if you suffer from pigmentation.


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Depending your skin type make sure you moisturise or apply a primer to your skin. So if you are like me and have combination skin I use a moisturiser before applying my foundation. If you suffer from oily skin use an oil free primer like Laura Mercier or Smashbox to slow down the process. If you have dry skin pick a really hydrating moisturiser like dr Haushka’s Day Rose Cream.

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When choosing your foundation again it all depends on your skin type. My personal preference is a liquid foundation to really give a glowing finish and there are all different types out there so you need to spend time depending on your budget trying foundations out. Ask for a sample or take the tester and apply and go out into natuarl daylight. Make sure the colour matches your chest and blend down into your neck.

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Depending on the type of coverage you want depends on the type of brush you use or  work it in with your hands. Buffing brushes and stippling brushes are great for a lighter coverage . Then other foundation brushes will give a more medium/full coverage.

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Concealer can be done either before or after applying foundation. I normally apply it after the foundation then I can see what areas need more coverage. My favourite is Bobbi brown creamy concealer but again choose one that you feel comfortable with and that works with your skin. Take a small concealer brush and blend in concealer under the eyes, around the nose and any areas that there is redness.

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Finish the flawless look with a finishing powder. Personally I prefer the translucent powders but its all about personal preference as long as the powder you are using is the same colour as the foundation and not too heavy as it can go terribly wrong.

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