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  • YouTube star Patrick Starrr teaches us how to get full-coverage foundation.
  • He covers priming, foundation, highlighting, contouring, baking, and setting.
  • Patrick Starrr is famous for his baking technique and has a baking powder collaboration with MAC Cosmetics.
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Following is a transcript of the video.

– Hey guys, my name is Patrick Starrr. I’m gonna show you guys how to cake your face in the best way possible. Foundation, concealer, powder, setting, all the above to set your face up for a beautiful makeup look.

The four most important things are priming, foundation, highlight, and contour , and then setting and baking, very, very, very important. And, last but not least, blending all the powders together.

First, because we are going to cake the face, I like to prep my lips and my under-eyes, those being the thinnest parts of your skin. You wanna make sure, because you’re caking up makeup all the time, you want to make sure that your skin is protected. I like to use this lip balm, it’s by Tatcha. If you don’t hydrate your under-eyes, especially if you had a long night out, like me the night before, your makeup will end up looking so, so creasy and dry, and that’s not what we want. And a lot of people that I see do eye cream don’t do the tops. So, it’s really important to do the tops of your lids, but be gentle as well. All right, also moisturizing is really, really important. This one is by Charlotte Tilbury. It’s very, very, very expensive, but because I do shave and I have razor bumps and we film in very, very HD here on YouTube land, it’s really good to surge your skin, especially if you’re gonna cake it up. Wake up the skin and massage your skin because you’re gonna be like baby. Like, you know, you’re massaging your chicken or your turkey to prepare it for the seasoning. And you wanna go up. All right, so, next, I’m gonna go ahead and take this Nars Pore & Shine Control Primer. Believe it or not, I get greasy still. So, I’m gonna apply this where I’m the most porous and the most shiny. And I have my really large pores right here. I used this when I did Naomi Campbell’s makeup.

OK, I think we’re ready for foundation. I’m gonna go ahead and color, because, you can see, I have a lot of blue. If you look at a color wheel, the orange cancels out all of the blue, like, all the bruise colors, and it will neutralize it so when you put on your foundation, it doesn’t look blue or purple or green underneath. It looks crazy, but this is very, very important. Now because I have large pores here too, I like to take a little bit of translucent powder and put it in just to fill it in, kind of like caulk in a wall. All right, now it’s time for the makeup. I’m gonna go ahead and take this Kryolan TV Paint Stick. Scott Barnes, who does J.Lo’s makeup, does this as well, and it actually works. So I’m gonna start off with this contour color. I like to contour and highlight before the foundation because this will peek through. Because if I take my foundation first, then the foundation color, which is my actual skin color, would tint lighter. So for me, I wanna make sure that my contour shows and it doesn’t disappear. I love using creams when I’m contouring because they seamlessly blend together, and I have different foundations for different purposes. So this one for sure is for simply coverage. For longevity, I like to use the Estée Lauder Double Wear. I’m gonna go ahead and take a lighter color of this, and this is gonna be my highlight color here. I’m gonna go here. So we’re gonna make sure that’s completely full coverage. And I’m starting to look like a Van Gogh painting, so that’s good. I like to cut…see, these are the points on my face where I like to highlight because I have such a flat, manly face. I like to look snatched. You wanna blend your colors in the direction that it’s going. You see, ’cause I have my contour, if I blend it this way the darkness would come up, and what was the point of doing it, so I’m gonna go ahead and start and blend all the way back to my neck. Now, remember that foundation I told you about earlier, the Double Wear foundation, I’m just going to go ahead and apply this right here, just stippling this a little bit across the face so it kind of locks it in. So this sponge right here is by Real Techniques, it is the body blender, if you are a drag queen or a showgirl, this really not for the face, this is actually for your body, but, being that I have a large head and a face, it really gets the job a lot quicker. Go ahead and take this Uoma concealer, this is called the Woke Concealer, I am in the color number Honey, and this concealer, I know, you’re like, you already have makeup on your face, but this is to brighten and just smooth. Again, the same points that we did before, the top of my nose, the forehead right here, the top of the lip, and the chin, and maybe just, like, a little right here. All right guys. I wet my Beautyblender, and I’m gonna go ahead and take this and blend that concealer. So this Beautyblender, I like to use for the smaller areas, like under my eyes, because it has a point. All right so next, now that I am happy and satisfied with my foundation, highlight, and contour, it’s time for a powder.

Now, I’m going to show you guys a few different powders that I like to use. It’s not about how much powder you use. What’s more important is what powder you use for what area. So this is my favorite powder for under the eyes. This is the Banana Light Luxury Powder, so, so good, as you can guys can see I ran out but, you know, I got me a backup. This one is just so micronized. It has, like, a beautiful translucent, like, banana color, and it has a brightening effect. Right before you blend, make sure there’s no creases. I like to get the sides of my nose with this because, you know, I smile, I laugh, I talk a lot, I have a long day today. My chin, and the center of my forehead. And what your essentially doing, I learned from Kevyn Aucoin, is to, we’re pretty much reshaping the face, so we’re creating a canvas. This I love because it is super heavy duty, and so, so strong, because, you know, I have facial hair, my cheeks. The fallout, the shadow from your eyes, can fall onto here, and it cleans it up right away. So I would say that baking is my favorite part of the process. Fo’ sho’. So next I’m gonna go ahead and do my eyebrows and my eyes. Normally that could take 20 minutes, 30 minutes but I would leave this for about like, 10, 15 minutes as you do your eye makeup, that way it solidifies and it bakes everything under into the skin. So now it’s been about maybe 20-ish minutes since I’ve done my eyes and my lashes, so now I’m gonna wipe this off and reveal skin. But, to make things faster, I like to take my foundation powder. This is the Double Wear Foundation Powder, the color 5W1 bronze. It’s the powder version of the liquid so, same color, same everything, and I like to just buff it into the skin so I can bring back color onto my face because, you see, it has, like, that white color cast. It’s really, really nice to just kind of go over it. And that baking powder is more for durability, and this is more for, you know, color. And I only like to use this foundation powder on the outside. Don’t put it all the way up under your eye, it’s a no-no. No, no, no, no, no, do not do that, because you wanna make sure, because this has a lot of coverage and color, you wanna make sure this goes everywhere else except under the eyes. I’m gonna go ahead and bronze and contour. I’m gonna go ahead and take this Mineralize Skinfinish form MAC, called Dark Deep, and just kind of sketch out my cheeks, right here, and just bronze the face. This is what I’ve changed since 2016. I like to cut my cheeks, so, see it’s a little bit splotchy? We’re gonna kind of erase and go up, and it kind of acts like a reinforcer, and you see the bronze, I just got too bronzer happy. It kind of, like, erases and reinforces that. Yeah, other things that have changed since 2016 too is my way of blending, my patience with makeup, and because I’ve had experience, like, watching myself back on YouTube, on TV, on shows and red carpets, I kind of have learned a lot from looking back at myself, and always having the mindset that there’s always something new to learn. All right, so this next part’s one of my favorite parts. I’m going to go ahead and take the Beautyblender and another foundation powder, yes, another foundation powder. This is a lighter-color foundation powder, and I like to take this and put this under my eye. And this kind of is, like, one of the second to last powders, for the ultimate full-coverage look. You’re like, second to last? Yes, second to last powder. So let’s take that same powder on my Beautyblender and go down the nose, of course right here, under the eyes, and voila. I’m just gonna go ahead and blend this part with a little bit of blush, because, see how it’s, like, the contour now, and the highlight’s gettin’ a little bit cray cray.

I became a foundation expert by having my makeup done by other people because I know that I don’t know it all. Watching videos of myself, watching myself back on YouTube, and just really trying a new product, there’s always something new launching. Like, almost, like, every day, every month, every week, every hour, and by watching other people on YouTube I’m really able to learn something new. Do this and just dust off all the powder. You see? We look cute. We got somewhere today. This is going to give it that skin-like effect.

Keep your eyes closed, get a fan. Spray’s super important last, because it really locks in the makeup and makes it look like skin again. Because you guys saw I used like, 10-bajillion powders on my face, but it’s really important to do that because this gives it that HD, finished look and I love it.

All right everyone, I got my turban on and a cute little outfit. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. I feel like I look so snatch. This is the Ultimate Full Coverage Foundation look. I hope you guys learned some tips and tricks and try this at home. You can follow me on all social media at Patrick Starrr, subscribe to my YouTube channel, comment down below if you guys liked it, and I hope to see you all in the next video. Bye.

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