21 March 2013

Foundation Routine

In faces of the days I have posted and in real life I have had quite a few compliments on my flawless skin. Well my skin is far from flawless! I have lots of spots, large pores and an impossible nose clogged with blackheads but after a lot of trial and error I have finally found a foundation routine I am truly happy with.


The first thing I do is apply the Nivea Express Hydration Primer (full review here) which I don't really like so I'm trying to use it up. Then I put one pump of Estee Lauder Double Wear in the shade ivory nude on the back of my hand and mix it with Bright Here Bright Now (full review here). I love this combination because on its own Double Wear can stick to dry patches and be difficult to work with as it is so thick.Once I've applied this with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush it is a dewy full coverage foundation that lasts all day. The next thing I do is cover up nasty spots with Collection Lasting Perfecting Concealer in Light and pat it in. For under eye bags I take a little of Benefit Erase Paste on my ring fingers and warm it up before gently smoothing it on. It does an amazing job at covering and brightening under eyes. To finish it all off I set the center of the face and any areas of concealer with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Peach Glow on a Bare Minerals Flalwess Face Brush. I hate the brush because it is so scratchy but I love the powder for hiding pores and the shade adds colour without being at all orange.

Do you use any of these? What is your current foundation?

6 comments:

  1. I'd love to try Double Wear foundation one day! I love the stay matte powder and collection concealer too. xo

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    1. You could pick up a sample from the counter. They're so good and cheap- perfect!x

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  2. I'm using Nars Sheer Glow foundation at the moment. I'd love the try the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer! xx

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    1. That's been on my wishlist forever. One day I will try it!x

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  3. I'm using the new YSL foundation, it's brilliant xx

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    1. It does look really good but the coverage is to light for my bad skin x

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