Kontrol Beauty: Best in Beauty Foundations and Cover-ups of 2019

Kontrol’s Best In Beauty Foundations and Cover-ups of 2019

By  Celebrity MUA Alexandra Butler

For our 1st official Best Beauty Buys, we chatted with some of the top key, makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists to find out which products they can’t get enough of.  Below we have Alex’s top 8 Foundations and Cover-ups. ENJOY!!

Primer- Primers are necessary if you want your makeup to last throughout the day and so that your skin can appear as smooth and flawless as possible. Imagine paint your walls without first applying a primer, same thing with makeup. It “primes” the skin so that whatever product you put on top goes on effortlessly. My favorites are Milk of Magnesia, this is an OLD SCHOOL trick that leaves your skin matte for an entire day and your makeup won’t move an inch. For everyday, I love using the Becca Ever Matte Poreless Primer because it’s not drying on the skin but still allows the skin to stay put and matte. Perfect for the hot climate we have been experiencing.

Mineral foundation-My favorite Mineral product is a pressed powder by MAC called the Mineralized Skinfinish Natural. It has very sheer coverage which means your skin shows through and it’s not heavy at all but still gives the skin a finished look as if you have in foundation

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Concealer-For a medium to full coverage, I am loving the MAC Studio Finish concealer. It’s a cream texture so it’s easy to blend and apply. The coverage is buildable which means you can wear just a little or add another layer to cover more of your imperfections.

Tinted Moisturizer-Laura Mercier has an amazing tinted moisturizer with a wide range of colors. It is very moisturizing so the skin doesn’t feel dry and you don’t feel like you have any makeup on. A quick tip is to take your daily facial Moisturizer and mix your favorite foundation with it on the back of your hand, apply it with a stopping brush and you have your very own “tinted moisturizer”.

Powder Foundation-If the mineral powder doesn’t cover enough, I’m a big fan personally of the which is a foundation powder that has buildable coverage.

Liquid Foundation-In my kit I love the because it allows the skin to look like skin. The finish is a very natural finish, not too matte and not to glowy.

Foundation Brush- One of the best brushes to use for liquid foundation is the Bdellium Tools 953 brush which is a short stippling brush that buffs the product into the skin and gives it an airbrushed finished. Very flawless.

Makeup-Remover Wipes- I use the Neutrogena wipes on my clients that you can get from the drug store. They remove makeup easily and are inexpensive. They are also gentle on the skin and don’t burn or irritate the skin.

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Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.