We are all familiar with the typical primer-foundation-concealer-powder technique, but have you ever considered putting your foundation on after your powder? This is also known as the Wayne Goss Method.
It claims to last longer on your face, keep oil at bay, and give you a flawless finish. I decided it sounded interesting so I gave it a whirl!
How I Did It
I first moisturized my face and let it sink in. Then, I used the Becca Backlight Priming Filter to give my skin a luminous base. Next, I used a velour puff to press the RCMA No Color Powder into my skin. After doing this and feeling my skin, I immediately noticed how smooth and filtered it looked and felt. For foundation, I used a flat foundation brush to apply the Too Faced Born This Way foundation. According to the method steps, you can either leave your skin like this, or apply a light dusting of powder in areas you get oily. Since I have mostly dry skin, I decided to just apply my Tarte Shape Tape under my eyes and leave it at that.
I noticed my face looked nice and matte, like I had just set it with powder. However, it was also glowy in certain areas where I had applied my luminous primer. I really liked the finish this method gave right away.
I wore this for about 10 hours through work, working out, and napping. (Pretty good wear test, I think!) I didn’t get oily in my t-zone where I normally get oily, and it stayed on throughout my workout despite the fact that I sweat like nobody’s business. The finish stayed nice and matte in the areas I wanted it to stay matte, and glowy in the areas that I wanted to be glowy. However, by the 8 or 9th hour, it was starting to emphasize my dry patches under my eyes and on my jawline. Other than that, though, I’d say it was fairly successful!
I really enjoy wearing my foundation using this method! My face stayed basically the same all day from when I first applied it to the end of the day. Of course, no method is perfect and no foundation is completely infallible (even yours, L’Oreal!), so by the 8th-10th hour, there was a bit of slippage going on, but nothing crazy. I was actually surprised at how little difference there was from first application to the end of the day. My cheeks stayed nice and glowy where I wanted them to be.
I’d definitely give this method a try if you haven’t already! Have you tried this out before? And if so, did you like how it turned out? Let me know!