I have put the term ‘flawless’ in inverted commas as my skin is definitely not that, but I’ve recently discovered some tips and tricks that I have been incorporating into my base routine inspired by Beyonce’s makeup artist that are helping me to still achieve a more natural look with no creasing, whilst still using full coverage products. As we know, I am no expert but I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing lately using Sir John’s techniques who is a professional that is working for me. If you have any further tips to share I’d love to know!

1.  Apply foundation when moisturiser/primer is still wet

This might sound like a strange one as usually we are told to wait until our moisturiser/primer is dry, but this way means that when the moisturiser dries, the moisture locks in the foundation and also makes it smoother to apply! The moisturiser I swear by is the L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Aloe Moisturiser.

2. Use a buffing brush to apply foundation

I used to use my trusty beauty blender ALL the time to apply my foundation but although it is more time consuming, switching to a buffing brush to buff out your foundation adds to achieving that natural look and sheers down the coverage slightly.

3. Leave the eyelids bare

I always used to cover my eyelids completely with concealer but recently I’ve only been using a touch of concealer to not fully hide any texture/veins to give a more natural, skin like look.

4. Apply only a few dots of concealer under the eye and blend it out with a fluffy brush

Say goodbye to the triangle and masses of concealer. Just a few dots blended out with a fluffy brush should do the job, still using a high coverage concealer. I have quite deep set crease lines below my eyes which concealer always sunk into but by also not taking the concealer all the way up to my lash line this avoids this issue which I’ve never been able to solve! We all also have a natural shadow under the eye so leaving this gap will again add to the natural effect we are going for.

5. Set your under eye with a fine loose powder

The formula of pressed powders are a lot heavier than loose powders as they have to be weighed down to be in pressed form. So using a loose, finely milled powder avoids the risk of a cakey finish under the eyes! Taking a pressed powder for the rest of the face is fine however. Obviously it’s all down to personal preference!



  1. March 8, 2019 / 9:20 pm

    aaah loved this so much! even though I don’t wear makeup I never skip your makeup blog posts. been following you for while and I’m in love with everything on here including the photography. keep it up beautiful! I would really appreciate it if you could give my recent post a read. it’s my first post on the blog an its a story. thankyou and have a good weekend <3 much love.

    • March 12, 2019 / 6:21 pm

      Aww that is so lovely to hear, thank you so much!! That really means a lot. Of course x

  2. February 20, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    I used a beauty blender for the longest time, but recently switched back to a buffing brush to apply my foundation and I love how my foundation looks now!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • February 25, 2019 / 6:27 pm

      Ahh fab! I’m so glad I tried switching to a buffing brush, it really does make a difference! x

  3. February 19, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    These are such great tips Amelia! I’m definitely guilty of applying way too much concealer under my eyes only for it to crease a few hours later, will definitely try applying only a few dots! Great post as always my lovely xx

    Elin | https://myblurredworld.com

    • February 19, 2019 / 8:02 pm

      Aww thank you so much Elin! I’m so pleased you found it helpful! xx

  4. Lauren Brooker
    February 18, 2019 / 11:15 am

    These are such amazing tips, Amelia! I definitely learnt a few new tricks to try. Thank you so much for sharing them xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • February 18, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Aww thank you Lauren, I’m so pleased you found it helpful! xx

    • February 18, 2019 / 10:41 am

      Thank you lovely! So pleased you found it helpful x

  5. February 17, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    Such a fab blogpost girly! Xx

    • February 17, 2019 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! xx

  6. ellamaybury
    February 17, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Love this post! I still need to try the foundation! xxx

    • February 17, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much Ella! Ahh definitely do xxx

  7. February 16, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    Love this post so much! Thanks for all of these tips, I really needed them! Gorgeous photos as well xx

    • February 17, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Aww I’m so pleased you found it helpful lovely! Thank you so much xx

    • February 17, 2019 / 4:18 pm

      Thank you so much Danielle! So pleased you found it helpful – yes! xx

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