After prepping my skin and eye area with eye cream and moisturizer, Bua began the process of evening out my skin tone by pressing Chanel’s velvety, buildable coverage foundation into my skin with her palms. She explained to me that this foundation, in particular, has a blurring effect, which is helpful when dealing with pigmentation or textural issues. (It also happens to photograph fabulously and look amazing on the red carpet.) After most of the redness was counteracted, she went in with a foundation brush and some concealer to give more love to any areas needing more coverage—like my under-eyes and the specific areas I was breaking out.
To finish off the skin, Bua reached for Chanel’s powder compact foundation (in lieu of a normal powder) to add an extra layer of super-light coverage to areas she wanted to set like over my T-zone and underneath cheekbones. To avoid looking creasy or heavy, she didn’t use anything under my eyes.
Pro tip: If you’re worried about or experiencing under-eye creasing, Bua recommends taking a brush or sponge spritzed with pure rose water and dabbing and blending underneath the eye area to diffuse away excess product that could cause or draw attention to creasing or product buildup.