Powder before Liquid? Foundation tip :)

I am an avid YouTube follower of Makeup Artist Wayne Goss.  His passion for quality makeup and how to apply makeup has me hooked on his every word!  (Plus he is pretty funny too!)

The video link at the end of this blog is a foundation tip that has everyone watching saying ‘Really?  Ok, I have to try this!’ and there are stacks of other YouTuber videos of people trying out ‘The Wayne Goss Technique’ because it goes against the rule of Liquid before Powder.

I have tried this a few times and it works!

  1.  Apply your moisturiser / primer as you normally would (I used Clinique Moisture Surge then Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear)
  2. Taking a loose powder and powder brush (I used Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, as Wayne does in the video) apply it all over the face to essentially set and lock in place the layer of moisturiser/primer that you have applied.  
  3. Apply your liquid foundation.
  4. If needed apply powder to the T-zone

For the purpose of the blog I used my Nars Sheer Glow foundation which as I’ve mentioned before, doesn’t have the best staying power, but when applied like this, it does stay longer.  This particular foundation doesn’t suddenly stay ‘all day!’, which I wouldn’t expect it to but it increases the wear in my opinion.


After applying my Clinique Moisture Surge, I used Diorskin primer, Nars powder and Nars Sheer Glow

I think the main surprise with this technique regardless of the increased wear, is that the foundation doesn’t ball up or roll up when applied which is I think the first thing you’d expect perhaps?  I’ve used products before the wrong way around, powder then perhaps a cream blush etc, and its rolled up on the skin, especially around the outside areas of the face.  This simply does not happen and the tip really does work.  I usually use quite a bit of setting powder when I use the Sheer Glow foundation and this technique uses a small amount prior to foundation application, but then I don’t need so much afterwards either.  As the video explains, drier skin types may not need any extra powder at all….personally I just applied a little more over my t-zone with a fluffy brush, not a powder puff rolled into the whole face as I usually would.

It’s a great technique and I’ve added a link to the YouTube video….give it a try!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments box below or on my facebook page. Follow me on Instagram: beautyandtheballroom and Twitter: @Mazzo7 xx

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