The secret to applying makeup onto large pores is to properly prime the skin for a smooth, even surface, making the face appear flawless. Apply tinted moisturizer makeup to the face for a clean, smooth texture with a demonstration from a professional makeup artist in this free video on beauty tips.
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Hey guys, my name is Dominique, and I'm a makeup artist. Today, I'm going to be showing you how to apply makeup for large pores. Sometimes, applying makeup when your pores are larger can seem like such a chore. Well. relax, because today, I'm going to show you how to make your skin look as smooth as a baby's bottom. Okay, so here are our tools. The first thing we're going to use today is our primer. The primer is going to help to fill in any of those larger pores, and also create a soft surface for our makeup. Our second tool is our foundation. Today, we've chosen an oil-free makeup that's very silky. It's going to allow us to build the coverage. The third tool is the powder. It's really important to use a powder that has a makeup base. Using something with a makeup base will help to add coverage, it'll sit on top of the makeup, not into the pore. Our fourth tool is the foundation brush. The foundation brush is going to help us get a good, smooth, even coverage across the skin. And, our last tool today is our powder brush. Today, we've chosen a slightly larger brush. This was, we can place the powder into the skin, but also dust off any excess. So, our first is to apply the foundation base, or the primer, to to skin. You only need a little bit of the primer. So, to start in my cheeks, which is normally where the larger pores are, and I'm just going to rub this all the way in, so that it settles into the pore. We want to fill that in, so it makes a smooth surface. Very lightly. Working all the way around here. Today, we're using an oil-free primer. Because it's oil-free, it's not going to settle into the pore and create any kind of an oily factor, which can cause breakouts, and then make those pores look larger. All the way up, and just get a good base everywhere. Our next step is to apply the actual foundation. So, I'm going to squirt a little of it onto the back of my hand. It makes it easier to work with. And then, we're going to take our foundation brush, and we're going to put a little bit of that onto the foundation, and just a little bit. It's always easier to add than it is to take away. And, I'm going to start in the center here, where the pores are larger, and notice I'm doing this pressing motion. This pressing motion is putting the foundation exactly where I want it. If I do this, it's going to drag across the pore, as opposed to pushing into it. All the way around. And, by using this foundation, it's very, very, very sheer, so we can add multiple layers without looking cakey. And, we're working in sections. So, starting out on the cheek area, and then working down. On most women, the only area of discoloration is here, so that's where we want to concentrate the product. And then, since the pores are typically not larger on the chin, we can use the tip of the brush just to blend out. Same thing with the forehead. So, we just start here on the inside, and slowly work our way up. And then, now that I don't have anything on the brush left over anymore, I'm just going to smear the edges just near the top. Okay. And, it doesn't have to be perfect near the forehead, because we're going to go on top with the powder, and that will help to blend that out. And then, we do the nose, same thing. Patting here. Starting on the top, and just working our way down. This is just to blend. So, you really don't need a lot here. Okay. So, we have the foundation on, now our final step is to apply the powder. I like to move the powder brush into the powder, and then I like to tap the excess down into the brush. This way, you don't waste any of your powder. So, we're going to start off by pressing. I'm really pressing into the pore. By using this larger brush, we're really covering a large surface area, so we're not caking on the powder. And then, now that there's nothing left on the brush because I've pretty much worked most of it onto this side of my face, I'm going to just lightly use the tip of it just in case there's any excess on the surface. Keeps it looking really smooth. And, as I mentioned before, when we were talking about the tools we were going to use, I really prefer using a makeup powder, just gives a little extra coverage. And then, we'll just touch the nose, and then take away that excess. Applying makeup for large pores should only take about two to three minutes. The most important thing to remember is to use a pressing motion when applying both the foundation, and the powder. This way, it gets into the pore, and doesn't streak across the surface to make the pore look larger. Our essential item today was our primer. The primer helped to make the skin smoother, so that when we applied the foundation and the powder, we got a nice finish. The cost of these items today should range between 60 dollars and 150 dollars. So, say hello to smoother looking skin with my tips on how to apply makeup for large pores, and thanks so much for watching.