Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Powder BEFORE Foundation??? The Wayne Goss Foundation Method-Tested

Wayne Goss is one of my favorite artists on YouTube, so naturally when he had a video titled "This Foundation Tip Can Change Your Life", I had to watch it (you can/should too, right here). In the video, he demonstrates putting a loose powder on your face before applying liquid foundation. He himself even admits that he knows "it sounds mental" and goes against everything we are usually taught about the order of products, but he promises us that it will leave your foundation looking flawless. I watched the video several times over a rather long period of time before I finally had to just try "The Goss Foundation Technique". I tried to follow what he does as closely as possible. I think I came pretty darn close, and I was remarkably nervous. I kept reminding myself I could wash it off if it didn't work, but that wasn't very comforting for some reason.

The verdict?? The master is right. I don't know if I would call it "life changing", but it definitely does create one of the most flawless finishes I've ever achieved. It really did leave my skin looking like velvet. Gorgeous, healthy, velvety smooth, but not flat or totally matte. It also did a great job of making the foundation not cling to my dry patches as it sometimes can. My friend even told me how good my face looked and how great my skin looked that day. I thanked her and said it was experiment, but apparently with great results. The picture of my skin shows how smooth the foundation went on, but also how little foundation you need to use with this technique. You can still see my freckles but my skin looked flawless, a combination that is usually hard to achieve. I'm not sure it's a technique I would use every day (although as I'm saying that I'm trying to think of why I wouldn't, and I can't think of a good reason. Maybe I just need to get comfortable with feeling like I'm doing things backwards?), but I definitely liked it and will do it again. Not only did it instantly achieve a gorgeous finish, but having the powder on first really locked that finish in place for hours. Powdering after always makes me look too dry so I don't like to do it, but if I don't, my foundation does move throughout the day. This was just the answer, a beautiful finish that lasted all day.

I documented the whole process of what products I used and the exact technique I used I also took pictures immediately after applying the foundation and hours later to see how it lasted. 

The pictures above are my skin right after applying (you can see I'm a little skeptical by my expression), and then hours later with a full face of makeup, and the foundation still looks flawless.

Products Used

I did not use exactly the same products he used, but I used almost exact duplicates with products I own and know I like
First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream, which I raved about in my Products I've Hit Pan On/Empty Products #1
tarte Clean Slate 12-hr Brightening Primer
Benefit Cosmetics 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
Clinique Blended Face Powder
MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation, which I mentioned in My Favorite Foundations


I followed (almost along with the video) step by step exactly what he tells you to do
1) Moisturize your face well and give it a minute to absorb. First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream
2) Apply a skin primer all over your face. tarte Clean Slate 12-hr Brightening Primer
3) Top that skin primer with a brightening, particularly a light reflecting primer. Benefit Cosmetics 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
4) Use any powder brush you have and buff a loose powder all over your face into that primer and wait another minute. Clinique Blended Face Powder
5)  Use your fingers or a foundation brush if you want to (I used my fingers like he does in the video) and apply the liquid foundation.

The foundation will start to almost mix with the powder you just applied to create an extremely velvety smooth texture. It looks and feels a little dusty and dry at first, but after a couple minutes it will set and become a slightly luminous, truly velvety and smooth finish.


*It NEEDS to be a loose powder. If you have more oily skin, a pressed powder might be alright, but I would say for most skins it definitely needs to be a loose powder or you will apply too much, it will get too dry, and the foundation will end up looking cakey.

1 comment :

  1. Anonymous6/03/2016

    Do you feel the need to apply a bit more powder on top or no?