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Skin Primer + 2 Demo Videos

Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott’s  series of how-to video tutorials based on his #1 international best seller
Face with a Heart Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup


To maximize the smoothness of the skin and to act as a base to encourage longer and more even wear of foundation.

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Primer application is a good warm-up for how to apply foundation. Short of airbrush, a synthetic foundation brush is the best tool to apply foundation. There is so much to grasp here so it is important that you follow these next instructions implicitly. Appearance of skin makes or breaks an authentic makeup application. Although the concepts explained here may be challenging at first, in time they will lead to a more beautiful, longer lasting finish to foundation application.

First, for the foundation brush.

• Only use the feathery tip of the brush on the

• The brush must remain fluffy in order to deliver the product at its best. If product gets deeper in the brush, the feathery tip of the brush becomes clumpy and product begins to appear to be clawing onto the skin.

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• Always apply from the center of the face stroking outward on a slightly downward angle.

• Here is the most important thing to remember: The heart of the face is the focus for the appearance of skin because it contains the two main attractions on the face, the eyes and lips.

• Once the brush passes outside the heart, it is merely thinning to nothing the product left on the brush.

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• Think level 10 coverage within the heart then 9-0 as the brush heads towards hairline and jawline

• The brush stroke flicks off of the jawline and never runs along it.




Velvet Veil Primer




Makeup Gourmet Velvet Veil Primer imparts a delicate smoothness to the skin.

Use as little as possible.

Remember: Any layer of makeup thicker than your top layer of skin is sitting on your skin and not part of your skin. Please avoid thinking more is better. Skin thin is the perfect amount!


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Here are two Skin Primer demo videos

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Makeup Gourmet’s products are developed alongside the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® method of application. They are customized to give you the best results when applying your makeup.

Note: This series of video tutorials is organized in a specific order of application. It is not necessary to do every step when you do your makeup but I do suggest you follow the order of the videos and skip the steps that don’t apply to you.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own Authentic Beauty Makeup tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new method of makeup application – tell me how useful you find the tutorials and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.


Chris Scott

21st of April,  2016

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.

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