I love coconut oil!
I use it as a moisturizer, makeup remover, and for shine effects on the face and body.
I recently did a photo shoot with Justin Gage Photo studio and the beautiful model Camille. It was a test shoot for me to try out using Pure Flow coconut oil as a mixing medium in my foundation. At first, I was not sure how I would use it.
First I looked at Camille's skin to figure out what colors I would use to match her skin tone. Then I took some RCMA foundation out of my pallet and mixed it on the back of my hand to warm it up and add in some blue to cool it down. Once I had the perfect color I added in some Pure Flow Coconut Oil to thin out the foundation. RCMA is very thick and I will go into more detail on my blog post about RCMA.
Once I applied the foundation, I fell in love with how well the coconut oil mixed with the foundation and her skin. It really hydrated her face and was absorbed into her skin without making her skin look oily. Her skin was a little pinker in her T-zone, so I added some red to the foundation color I used for her to give her more of a vibrant glow.
I was worried that adding more pigment and coconut oil wouldn't mix well. To my surprise, it blended in really well with the foundation I had already put on her and the oil was absorbed. It was like magic. Much more workable than I imagined it would be.
By this point, I had the perfect foundation match and her skin was looking fabulous! The final step was to set the foundation with a clear setting powder.
After the shoot, I asked Camille for her thoughts on the foundation. Here is what she said:
"I am blown away I usually find foundations look too Pink or too yellow on me, I was also really surprised that the foundation was neither greasy nor dry and it felt more like a moisturizer than a foundation"
A video from behind the scenes will be posted soon. If you liked this article please Comment share and subscribe. If you have a question or a request on what I should cover next leave it in the comment section.
Until next time!
Pure Flow COCO: http://www.pureflowcoco.com/
Camille's official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Camille-709956222495214/
Justin Gage Photo Studio Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justagagephotography