Friday, February 19, 2016

FOUNDATION 101


If I was stuck on a deserted island and had to choose two makeup items to bring with me,  they would 100% be my foundation and mascara.

Have you ever stayed at a friend's house and had to use their makeup?? 99% of the time I HATE having to use other people's makeup because I am such a person of routine and have become very attached to my makeup routine and preferred products.

Over the years I have tried different foundation- liquid vs powder, heavy versus light and these are my top 5! I prefer to use both liquid and powder. I think the powder sets the liquid for a polished look.

PHOTO READY FOUNDATION
1. Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid: This is my HOLY GRAIL liquid foundation. I love the coverage and the overall color match with my skin tone. I apply it with THIS brush. I use NC 25 and then I also use their Pro Longwear Concealer in one shade down (NC 20) for under my eyes, brow sculpting, and down the bridge of my nose.
2. Bare Minerals Original Foundation: I apply this powder foundation after the Mac Studio Fix. I use THIS brush  and the color I have used since I was sixteen is Medium Beige (NC20). This sets the foundation and leaves a nice dewy look, I'm obsessed.

EVERYDAY FOUNDATION
1. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation: I started using this recently after seeing Nikki Tutorials post about it multiple times. She always looks flawless and this is her go-to foundation. I apply it directly to my face and then blend it with the same mac brush above. I love the color 127=335 "Dark Sand". The only thing I don't like about this foundation is that it always feels a little wet on my skin, if that makes any sense?
2. Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: I like to apply this pressed powder foundation after using the HD stick. It gives me more of a matte finish and once again sets the foundation. I apply it with THIS foundation brush and the color I prefer is NC25.

LIGHTWEIGHT FLAWLESS FOUNDATION
1. Giorgio Armani Maestro: If you are looking for a lighter coverage "no makeup" feel, this is the foundation for you! I love the color 5.25 which is for medium skin tones and has a golden undertone. I apply with THIS foundation brush and do not put a second foundation over it. What I love most about this liquid foundation is that it has a very silky texture to it.

2. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder: This stuff is like powdered GOLD for your face. Hands down a staple beauty item. I use THIS Bobbi Brown full coverage brush to apply it all over my face to create a flawless finish.

Coming next: A post on my full daily makeup routine!

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