Sick of cakey makeup? Chloe developed the most simplistic way of applying makeup, using a paint by numbers technique.
Chloe Morello is a well-known Aussie beautician/actress, beauty influencer and YouTuber. She is a legend in her industry, with millions of followers across YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. She is one of the most influential beauty vloggers in the world and has been steadily vlogging and blogging since 2012.
When Chloe talks beauty, we listen. And when she went live with her paint by numbers technique for applying makeup, her fans were hooked. We were hooked.
Watch Chloe on her tiktok HERE and see how she applies makeup using the paint by number technique.
This revolutionary way to apply makeup leaves skin feeling fresh and dewy throughout the day, as you’re not layering up makeup over makeup, but instead, only applying makeup where it’s needed.
Confused? Let’s talk through the process and break it down.
Step 1: Apply all of your cream products
Morello says we need to stop layering our base products. So instead of applying a full face of foundation, followed by a top layer of concealer and then applying blush, highlighter and contour layer by layer. You apply all your products at once.
Add pops of blush of the cheeks, bronzer spotted on the temples, dots of concealer curved under the eye, and contour under the cheekbones and nose. Then for foundation apply this to any remaining sections not already colour coded on the face.
Step 2: Use a setting mist
Morello swears by setting mists, claiming they are the best product to help you achieve a dewy makeup finish and a no makeup, makeup look.
Setting mists are specifically designed to both stop makeup products from drying out, and adding a little skin hydration boost as well, without melting off makeup.
Add a light spritz all over the face.
Step 3: Time to blend
Chloe favours a flat foundation brush for blending. But otherwise, any blending brush will get the job done.
The setting spray you spritz over the makeup will also help the blending process as it’s wet and easily manipulates all products, helping to spread them evenly across skin, with splotches.
Make sure you blend from light to dark to ensure makeup doesn’t end up looking muddy or dirty.
Chloe recommends starting with the concealer first and then moving onto foundation, before then blending in the blush, bronzer and contour. Along the way feel free to re-mist with the setting spray to keep skin dewy and makeup damp for the perfect blend.
Watch and listen to Chloe as she provides a more detailed step by step guide of how to use paint by numbers to apply makeup on her YouTube video HERE.