Is This Gross-Looking Foundation Technique the Secret to Flawless Skin?

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Perfecting a flawless makeup application can take years of practice. Luckily, the rise of social media has allowed us unlimited access to all our favorite makeup professionals, offering an immediate look at their newest tips and tricks to make that problematic application process a tad bit easier.

While there are plenty of new makeup techniques taking off on social media lately, one practice, dubbed the “perfekt match” method, recently stood out from the rest. Dubai-based beauty blogger, Kristina Jetarian (@KiisBeauty), posted a video of herself applying foundation in a particularly odd way, and it’s even a bit gross to watch.

The video starts off with Jetarian slathering on a mattifying primer before placing penny-sized dots of foundation onto her skin. Each dot is about an inch or so apart for a total of 12 dots spread across her chin, forehead and cheeks. While applying skin-colored dots of foundation on your face isn’t anything too out of the ordinary, it’s her next step that really caught our eye.

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Jetarian then moves on to taking a much darker-toned foundation and placing a smaller, dime-sized spots into the center of each circle she’s previously made. The dots look strangely similar to spot treating tiny breakouts or a peculiar skin condition, which isn’t exactly a sight we’d like to be reminded of. However, once blended, Jetarian is surprisingly left with a flawless finish.

Considering the deeper-toned circles are significantly darker than Jetarian’s skin tone (she recommends going two to three shades darker than your original foundation), it’s easy to be skeptical that it would appear unnatural when blended. However, according to Jetarian, the technique works like a charm. She claims that the darker shade adds an undertone to the makeup so that your face doesn’t appear washed out, and that the lighter foundation works as a base to brighten your overall look. Unconventional? Maybe, but the results speak for themselves. So, certainly don’t write this one off as a trick too weird to try.

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