Bhatty employs a similar method and uses her fingertips to dot product onto the skin first. She, however, opts for a damp makeup sponge (i.e. a Beautyblender) to “distribute [the formula] in a diffused way” that creates “a gorgeous, glowy finish.”
At the moment, I have spotty discoloration on both cheeks from previous bouts of acne and this face oil just glides right over them — hiding every dark speck and hint of redness from dehydration, stress, and who knows what else. From there, I’ll sometimes gently sweep some powder across my T-zone and on and around my nose (I don’t need my glasses picking up product) to ensure most of my glow stays put. But on most days when I’m just sitting at home working, I’ll lightly mist my face and call it a day.
For reference, because I am all but one person, here are all 12 shades Kosas currently offers. (I wear Tone 3.5.)
As far as skin-care-makeup hybrids go, the Tinted Face Oil excels. It’s deeply hydrating, provides light but noticeable coverage, and lasts for hours on end without slipping and sliding around (after a mist or powder). The best part is that you barely even notice you’re wearing anything at all, which is ideal for summertime wear. It gives me such a glowy base for my everyday look. OK, fine, the rest of my routine varies depending on my mood, but I’ll typically layer some bronzer for dimension, fill in my brows (I’m a fan of the Kosas Brow Pop pencils and Air Brow gels), and top it off with mascara and lip tint. Then, I’m ready to get on with my day.
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