As a beauty enthusiast, when you see a flawless foundation, you just wanna know how you can get the same look at home. And James Charles has left us sister-stunned so many times with his amazing foundation, that we really wanted to know what foundation he uses.
James’ absolute favorite foundation is the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, that has buildable coverage and a dewy finish. In the past, he also touted Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Stick as one of his favourites.
If you want to get James’ iconic makeup look, keep reading.
What Does James Love In A Foundation?
James Charles isn’t the only makeup guru that raves about Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. He introduced Jaclyn Hill to it and she fell in love with it too. It was also featured in Jamie Genevieve’s 2019 favourites. So what makes this foundation so great that three of YouTube’s biggest beauty enthusiasts couldn’t stop talking about it?
This is a lightweight foundation that contains coconut water, which keeps your skin hydrated. A little goes a long way with this foundation – you can cover your entire face with a pea sized amount. And although the coverage starts off as light you can build it up to medium coverage. James used to be a fan of a full, full coverage face in the past, but now prefers a more medium coverage. If you’re looking for a foundation that looks and feels like skin, then Too Faced Born This Way is the foundation for you.
How To Get James Charles’ Signature Look
If you want your glam to reach James Charles levels of awesome then you should pair your foundation with some of his other ride or die products. When you look at James Charles on your screen, one of the first things you notice is his thick, luscious eyebrows. He’s even been known to always carry an eyebrow pencil on him. He uses Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz to get those perfect brows.
If you’re more of a drugstore person, you can get James’ super contoured look using NYX Professional Makeup Highlight and Contour Palette and get those kissable lips with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London.
The secret to flawless foundation is hydrated, healthy skin and James uses Tatcha’s Water Cream to give his skin a burst of nourishment and hydration before starting his makeup. This is a little on the pricier side, but the results are definitely worth the investment. He primes his skin for foundation with one of his favorite primers, including Benefit Porefessional and Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer.
A good makeup brush can really take your look up a notch. And that’s why James came up with his own brush set with Morphe. If you’re starting out this is a really great way to get all your brushes at once.
And for the ultimate eye look, experiment with James Charles x Morphe Artistry Palette, which has everything from everyday nudes bright yellows and sultry pinks.
James recommends using a silicone based primer under a silicone based foundation, instead of water based. His trick to getting foundation to stay on the nose is to apply a creamy concealer to the nose first and then go over it with concealer. In fact he doesn’t even moisturize his nose, and he believes this makes foundation last longer on the nose.
Now that you know what foundation James Charles uses to look sister-snatched, there’s nothing standing between you and your dream glam.