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one layer makeup hack

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One layer makeup is a technique for seamless makeup application that prevents a cakey appearance. Apply all cream products at once instead of layering foundation, concealer, blush, and bronzer on top of one another. Dot some of each product onto the face then spray the complexion with a setting spray and blend with a damp sponge. Your makeup will look flawless without using too much product!

DiorBACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation

Size: 1.6 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2070399

Color: 8 Neutral

3.8K Reviews

$40.00

I really like how you can get a super natural no makeup look by doing one layer. I also built it up to full coverage, but it did take several layers. ...If you are looking for light coverage apply 1 small layer, if you are needing more full coverage apply more layers.

What it is: A foundation for the face and body in a wide range of shades with a natural finish and medium, buildable coverage that's waterproof and sweat-resistant.

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, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

NUDESTIXNudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7.0 g·ITEM: 2228757

Color: Tiger Lily Queen - coral

342 Reviews

$34.00

Not very long lasting by itself but a very pretty colour. I layer a powdered blush on top to keep the colour from fading and it works well....It’s a bit finicky in the application as I have to use certain techniques but it always ends up looking great at the end.

What it is: A multitasking sheer and bright-nude glow for the eyes, cheeks, and lips in a skin-loving, fresh, dewy balm that melts to look like radiant skin, but better.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: These multipurpose sticks provide a fresh and healthy pop of color, and add a natural flush to cheeks. Use them on eyelids and lips for a no-makeup, monochromatic look. They’re long-wearing, water-resistant, and non-sticky for fresh-faced, glowing skin that lasts all day. This made-in-Korea innovation features a dual-ended brush.

Rare Beauty by Selena GomezLiquid Touch Brightening Concealer

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL·ITEM: 2361699

Color: 190W - light medium with warm golden undertones

1.5K Reviews

$19.00

Blends nicely, feels very smooth on the skin without feeling cakey and "to much " My one complaint is the paint smell . I usualy use cream makeups though so maybe this is something typical of liquid makeups...So after using it for a month now, the best technique is this: Use just a little bit (less is more), apply it in the specific areas and dab it around it a bit to make it into a thinner layer (I just use my finger).

What it is: A lightweight, hydrating concealer with cake-free, medium-to-full coverage that lasts while brightening skin with a radiant finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

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, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Rare Beauty by Selena GomezSoft Pinch Liquid Blush

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL·ITEM: 2362085

Color: Happy - dewy cool pink

3.7K Reviews

$20.00

Knocked off 1 star because it took me several trial -and-error moments before I got the right technique. So close to returning it but glad I didn’t. ...I’m a busy ER nurse wearing multiple layers of masks during the pandemic… this blush is often the only part of my makeup that stays on all day through the sweat and masks!

What it is: A weightless, long-lasting liquid blush that blends and builds beautifully for a soft, healthy flush. Available in matte and dewy finishes.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Create a pinch-perfect flush using this featherweight formula infused with long-lasting pigments that last all day.

Charlotte TilburyBeauty Highlighter Wand

Size: 0.41 fl oz/ 12 mL·ITEM: 2366524

Color: Pillow Talk - soft rose gold highlight

555 Reviews

$40.00

It doesn’t emphasize texture or pores and blends in beautifully on bare skin and layers amazing over makeup. I understand the negative reviews about the half-empty tube and I admit it does feel empty but for me it’s totally worth it! ...Zero effort necessary. Glowy and peachy. Layers great over cream or powder.

What it is: A liquid highlighter wand that illuminates the face.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Soft Focus Silica: Rich velvety texture blurs imperfections.
- Lustrous Polymers: Enhances skin luminosity with a smooth texture.
- Sensorial Oil: Imparts a silky soft feel and shine.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This liquid highlighter enhances the skin’s luminosity for a glossy highlight that plays with the light and stays put while looking dewy

MERITFlush Balm Cream Blush

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2414498

Color: Raspberry Beret - deep berry

503 Reviews

$28.00

I had to try several different methods like powder on top, powder underneath, powder on top& underneath etc... I found using a makeup sponge ( Makeup eraser brand) was the best  to apply. ...I prefer to apply with my hands or a brush. Layers beautifully and looks great day and night.

What it is: A foolproof, flexible balm that deposits a creamy, transparent veil of color to let your skin show through.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Stick

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: Nourishes and conditions skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Soft and flexible, this buildable balm glides onto skin and is perfect for your face or lips. The lightweight formula delivers a visible long-lasting glow that’s never cakey and won’t clog pores, while micro-fine pigment powders deposit a touch of color—without covering up the natural texture of your skin.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoftSculpt® Shaping Stick

Size: 0.37 oz/ 10.5 g·ITEM: 2457299

Color: Medium - natural matte finish for light-medium to medium skin tones (warm golden)

235 Reviews

$28.00

absolutely love this product. applies and blends like an absolute dream. i actually enjoy the brush that comes with it too. when using the brush, i find a bouncing motion is the best technique for blending it into the skin, not a back and forth motion like how you would with powder products....one of my most favorite parts of my makeup routine. I love Makeup by Mario. It is such a smooth stick to contour with.

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.

SaieSun Melt Natural Cream Bronzer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2460442

Color: Deep Bronze - deep skin tones with warmer undertones 

358 Reviews

$30.00

Creamy and Easy to Layer...Saie's Sun Melt looks natural and gives me just enough glow - and the brush is the perfect applicator. I'm not a huge makeup wearer but have been loving tossing some of this on before running out the door just to give that natural sunkissed look. ...This bronzer is everything: creamy and easy to apply, won’t fade or change tone during day; lovely for a “no makeup, makeup look”; layers well on top of foundation, without clumping; also, doesn’t grab dry areas on my very dry skin.

What it is: A lightweight, creamy balm bronzer with a natural velvet finish that melts into skin for an easy, sun-kissed glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Colloidal Oatmeal: Soothes, smooths, and moisturizes the skin.
- Grapeseed Oil: Contains antioxidants and vitamin E.
- Elderberry Extract: Balances the skin’s microbiome and is high in vitamin A.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: The Sun Melt Natural Cream Bronzer has a balmy texture and velvety finish that allows for seamless, buildable color that’s easy to apply and never cakey or patchy.

MAKEUP BY MARIOMaster Hold Brow Gel

Size: 0.10 oz/ 3.0 mL·ITEM: 2468882

Color: Clear

88 Reviews

$20.00

This is a very good product if you’re in the market for a strong brow gel. You only need a thin layer to get a really strong hold without the crunchiness or flakiness of other strong hold gels. ...Never before used a brow gel or the technique of brushing my eyebrows up, but I truly am obsessed!

What it is: A lightweight brow gel that lifts and sculpts with a clear matte finish and an ultra-tenacious, waterproof formula that delivers maximum, no-budge hold.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, mineral oil, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This long-lasting clear brow gel creates youthful, feathered brows. Invisible Volume Technology easily achieves the laminated-brow effect, placing each hair into alignment for the illusion of fuller, more-volumized brows. Brow-boosting actives strengthen and protect for ultimate brow health.

NARSLight Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2514719

Color: Yukon - L2.5 - light with cool undertones

1.2K Reviews

$49.00

I was generally pleased with the medium level coverage and natural finish using this technique, but there was nothing wowing that day. I next tried with a Real Techniques sponge and this was surprisingly the worse application, although I generally love the finish that sponges give me. ...I find when I blend with a damp sponge it does not stick to any dry spots. That technique was a game changer for me.

What it is: An advanced makeup-skincare-hybrid foundation with a natural finish that quickly blurs and smooths while visibly improving skin’s clarity over time.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Biomimetic Oat: Visibly improves clarity by reducing the appearance of redness.
- Japanese Lilyturf: Supports a strong skin barrier by helping maintain moisture.
- Cacao Peptides and Milk Thistle: Minimize the negative effect of blue light and environmental stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone.

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