While I love to wear a bold lipstick or smoked out eyeshadow, nothing beats complexion makeup that looks utterly natural. There’s nothing I want more than to have my skin look like skin but better. Last week, the Tom Ford team came over to my apartment and showed me how to get flawless skin fast. The biggest lesson I learned was that achieving perfectly glowing skin doesn’t have to take a ton of time – just a little patience. I made mental notes of the few tricks I learned from the Tom Ford team, which I’m sharing with you today. Here’s how to fake great skin in 15 minutes or less.
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Prime & Moisturize
My makeup artist started by applying the Tom Ford Illuminating Primer all over my face. This product is a skincare-primer hybrid that can replace your moisturizer or be worn like a traditional primer. It adds a subtle luminosity to my skin and totally elevates any makeup that follows without looking unnatural. I love how it exudes a healthy glow from within.
Perfect the Skin
Then, he applied the Traceless Foundation Stick, which comes in two finishes: matte and natural. I’m wearing the Natural Finish in Dune. The unique cream formula is so silky and doesn’t drag on your skin with application. You only need a small amount of product to get that natural yet glamorous coverage. Tom Ford recently expanded the line to include more colors so you can find a perfect match.
When applying the foundation, look at your skin and decide where you need the most help. Covering excess redness or targeting breakouts will give you the most natural coverage. This product is great because it can be used as a foundation or for concealing.
Define & Sculpt
One of my favorite Tom Ford products is the Shade & Illuminate Highlighter & Shader Duet, which was also expanded to include more colors to cater to a variety of skin tones. The cream formulation allows the color to become a part of the skin, showing zero signs of glitter or unnatural bronzing. I think Tom Ford’s complexion makeup is so amazing because of his background in architecture, which is the basis for his beauty collection. This philosophy that cosmetics should be used to sculpt and contour the features through shadow and light comes through flawlessly.
To apply the bronzer, swipe the color from the outer part of your face (near your ears) through the underside of your cheekbones working inwards. Then let it set before you blend. My makeup artist said the trick is in the brush (we used this one), which does the work for you. All you need is a little bit of blending to get a streak-free application.
Define the Brows
While he let my contour set, we moved onto my brows using this pencil. To get naturally defined brows, he advised to work from close to the nose area blending out in short light strokes rather than starting at the arch. I’m going to start using this technique everyday.
Get the Glow
The last step was my favorite, which was setting my makeup with the most gorgeous Illuminating Powder. My makeup artist lightly ran his brush through a mix of the two colors, tapped off the excess, then gracefully swiped it all over my face. It gave me a multidimensional glow that I’ve been craving for. If you’ve never tried Tom Ford illuminating products, then you must know that there’s something about his finishes that are so divine.
P.s. If you’re wondering which eyeshadow palette was used, my makeup artist mixed some colors from the Virgin Orchid and Leopard Sun eyeshadow quads. I’m also wearing the Ultra Shine Lip Color in Bare.
What did you guys think of this look?