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Why Multi-Masking Your Foundation Is a Game Changer

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September 20, 2021


Sometimes we wish our foundation formula could conceal only certain areas, without feeling cakey on places we don’t need the extra coverage. The experts at L'Oréal Paris have just the answer: multi-masking. Instead of relying on just one foundation to camouflage areas you want to conceal, opt for “multi-masking” your foundation by using a combination of two different makeup products to get the look. Ahead, we break down the best, expert tips for executing the multi-masking foundation technique in four easy steps.


Step 1: Prep the Skin

Start as you normally would by prepping the skin with a moisturizer and primer to give you a soft, even finish. We love the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer for Normal/Oily Skin. Next, add a layer of primer like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Blurring Face Primer infused with Serum that will color-correct, brighten and leave your skin feeling smooth. 


Step 2: Choose Your Formulas

When it comes to choosing your two foundation formulas (or face products) to multi-mask, the experts at L'Oréal Paris don't recommend mixing foundations because it can change the formula. Instead, they suggest focusing the heavier foundation in areas like the t-zone or cheeks while using something with sheer coverage everywhere else.


For the lighter coverage areas, we love the L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum which provides a sheer tint that leaves the skin feeling hydrated. For more heavy-duty coverage, opt for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation.

Step 3: Start With Your Lighter Coverage Areas

First thing’s first, apply the True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum all over the face to even out your complexion, but avoid the areas where you want full-coverage. This formula will not only let your skin shine through, it will also leave skin feeling hydrated for hours — so you won’t have to worry about flakes or dryness. The experts at L'Oréal Paris recommend focusing a little extra product on areas you want to highlight, including the bridge of the nose, on the temples and the cheekbones.

Step 4: Multi-Mask With Heavier Coverage

After blending in the sheer tint, go back to those spots you left behind (likely the T-Zone, and areas with blemishes, including around the nose and chin), and tap in the Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation with a damp makeup blender or foundation brush. The higher-coverage will help keep these areas concealed and matte for up to 24 hours, not to mention, this formula is transfer-resistant and waterproof. Use a large fluffy powder brush and buff in a layer of the L’Oréal Paris Up to 24H Fresh Wear in a Powder, matte finish to lock in these areas. 

Next: How to Use True Match Tinted Serum As Makeup

Edited by: Shalwah Evans, Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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