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buffing makeup

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Buffing your makeup is a great way to smooth out any bumps on your skin. It's also a great way to get a professional-looking finish. If you're looking to make the process more convenient, there are plenty of products that can help.


The texture is indeed silky and has medium coverage (you just have to use a lighter hand when buffing into the skin otherwise it buffs ...The key to this foundation is to use a very small amount, and buff it into the face one section at a time. I use a real techniques foundation brush for this, as well as a mattifying primer on my tzone underneath (becca).

What it is: A silk-enriched formula that controls shine while hydrating where it’s needed.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is oil-free.

La MerThe Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1999952

Color: 240 Buff - Light Skin with Warm Undertone

382 Reviews


This product applies easily with a sponge and buffing brush . I say use a sponge because it looks airbrushed this way . ...I have all their products and recommend all because it lives up to the claims.. I bought the Buff 23A and it was too dark for me so I have shade Sand that one matches and if I find it too light..

What it is: A weightless, natural looking foundation with buildable coverage for luxurious, long wear.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, coal tar, hydroquinone, and triclosan.

What Else You Need to Know: This silky, lightweight formula helps maintain balance and provides buildable coverage. It leaves skin is visibly plumped with hydration.

TOM FORDTraceless Foundation Stick

Size: .5 oz/ 15 g·ITEM: 2046969

Color: 2.0 Buff - light, warm peachy undertone

298 Reviews


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use this, I highly rec using it over an oil blended with a GOOD buffing brush. I blend it out currently with the Nyx buffing brush. ...I tried to buff it out using my Marc Jacobs The Face III brush but since the formula is so sticky, the bristles dragged the product across my skin, leaving small streaks.

What it is: A unique cream foundation that creates a flawless, smooth finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and silicone. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This portable stick achieves versatility in application for sheer, medium, or full coverage that’s always beautifully natural and undetectable. When used as a concealer, it swiftly diminishes the look of imperfections, leaving a soft-matte finish.

Jouer CosmeticsEssential High Coverage Crème Foundation

Size: 0.68 oz/ 20 mL·ITEM: 2125003

Color: Buff - light skin with neutral olive undertones

358 Reviews


Skin should be moisturized and primed before. I use my Tarte buffing brush and Smashbox original primer. Perfect's a watery formula so feels very light! buff into skin and less is more!

✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Matte

What it is:
A lightweight, long-wearing foundation with supreme coverage and an impeccable airbrushed, matte finish.

Highlighted ingredients:
- Chamomile Extract: Helps to calm sensitive skin through hydration.
- Cucumber Extract: Softens and hydrates the skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Works by binding and holding onto moisture to naturally plump the appearance of skin through hydration.
- Tripeptide Complex: Promotes healthy, more youthful-looking skin.

Melt CosmeticsDigital Dust Duo Blush

Size: 0.24 oz/ 7 g·ITEM: 2396752

Color: Raw Honey - mauve bronze & pink beige

66 Reviews


I was worried these shades would be too dark for me, but both shades buff out beautifully. The darker shade makes for a beautiful bronzer-blush. ...I like to swirl them together and apply buffing and building the color. When swatched they have glitter but when buffed it’s just a glassy finish!

What it is: A luminous, multiuse, revolutionary blush duo in the coveted, skin-perfecting digital dust formula.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This blush has a buildable formula that allows you to go from a natural, dewy flush to having an intensified, luminous look. The second-skin finish never appears powdery, leaving skin looking supple and hydrated. The compact features two buzzworthy shades that can be used alone or mixed for a customized radiance.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoftSculpt® Shaping Stick

Size: 0.37 oz/ 10.5 g·ITEM: 2457331

Color: Dark - natural matte finish for medium-dark to dark skin tones(neutral, slightly warm)

293 Reviews


Thhe brush is very dense and soft and didn't dosturb my base makeup while buffing the contour in. I highly recommend....Great formula, easy to buff out (there is a buff brush on the bottom of the stick so that’s convenient) and the light medium worked as a cooler toned shade for my fair-light skin tone.

What it is: A dual-ended cream shaping stick that is buildable and swipes on seamlessly for true-to-skin definition that dries down to a natural matte finish.

Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This dual-ended shaping stick combines Mario’s signature contour technique into one product that creates an effortless, softly sculpted look. The shades complement complexions regardless of undertone and are never orange or muddy. They also feature a removable angled buffing brush for effortless application.

HUDA BEAUTYGloWish Lightweight Blurring Pressed Powder

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10g·ITEM: 2474583

Color: 04 Light-Medium - light medium skin tones with neutral undertones

120 Reviews


I applied this with a flat top kabuki brush NOT a blender/sponge in a stamping then buffing motion...think old school bare minerals. I am PLEASANTLY surprised it really is luminous without being glittery and healthy looking while evening out the skin tone (side note I absolutely hated the glowish skin tint as I felt like the tin man). ...However, it can emphasize the larger pores so my solution is just buffing with a small dense brush while also applying a completely matte powder only in those areas.

What it is: A clean, ultra-comfortable, blurring, luminous pressed powder that gives coverage without the cake while being lightweight and buildable.

Coverage: Medium


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Damascus Rose Oil: Is known to soothe, clarify complexion, and lock in extreme moisture, as well as for having a beautiful scent.
- Red Bell Pepper Extract: Known for its defense against the effects of digital pollution, including blue light emitted from urban technology which can cause visible signs of aging and dark spots.
- Vitamin E: Protects skin from free radicals to target damage and is also known for its moisturizing and calming properties.

Danessa Myricks BeautyTwin Flames Liquid Eyeshadow

Size: .085 oz·ITEM: 2553113

Color: Lover - copper red + cinnamon

109 Reviews


I love to apply it on top of a darker base (to amplify the pigmentation) or sometimes on its own, and buff out the edges with a fluffy synthetic brush. ...I like to apply with a fluffy brush, buffing it onto the eyelid for a sheer coverage or you can use a dense flat brush to apply an opaque coverage or a thinner brush as a liner.

What it is: A high-impact liquid shadow that displays an ethereal shift between two shades that complement each other.

Ingredient Callouts:
Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: When applied, its high pigment immediately resonates through a dazzling multidimensional chrome look. This liquid shadow acts as a stand-alone eyeshadow, lip, or cheek pigment. It delivers crease-proof, up to all-day wear and is optimized for a masterful, dual-color explosion.

HUDA BEAUTYCheeky Tint Cream Blush Stick

Size: 0.17 oz/ 5g·ITEM: 2555753

Color: Baddie Berry - a deep plum

185 Reviews


It blends away if you try to buff it with powder. I am including a photo where I applied this heavily to my cheeks before stamping powder over the top. ...The texture is creamier than I expected and it can lift up your foundation a bit..I think a sponge or buffing brush is the way to go with this, if I wipe it directly across my skin that's where the lifting & pilling happens.

What it is: A beautifully buildable cream blush that melts into skin, gliding seamlessly over the complexion with a dewy hint of tint for major second-skin vibes and a juicy glow.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lychee Extract and Vitamin E: Provide moisturization and smooth application.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Infused with lychee extract and vitamin E, these super moisturizing, easy-to-use, water-, transfer-, and sweat-proof blush sticks immediately melt into the skin, leaving behind a super juicy pop of color.

NUDESTIXNudies Matte Lux All-Over Face Blush

Size: 0.25 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2601060

Color: Nude Buff - neutral warm rose

288 Reviews


It can be applied effortlessly with your fingers, or by buffing out with the brush on the end of the product. ...Nude Buff...I was graciously sent a Nudestix Nudies Matte Lux All Over Face Blush as part of a promo campaign in the shade Nude Buff. I have never used a cream blush before and was quite excited to give it a try.

What it is: An ultra-soft, blurring, cream-to-powder blush color stick for your cheeks, eyes, and lips for an easy, multitasking, and monochromatic makeup look.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: Acts as a natural antioxidant that nourishes and hydrates.
- Green Tea Extract: Improves the look of overall tone and texture for a visibly youthful complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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