I’m baaack! This topic was requested by one of my followers. So, here is my current, everyday foundation routine.
Step 1: Apply your moisturizer. I use “Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream”. I apply the moisturizer to my entire face and putting extra near my driest areas. Such as around my mouth, nose, and forehead. Make sure not to use too much, because it will make your face become overly greasy, which you do not want!
Step 2: Apply your concealer. I use “Maybelline’s Cover Stick in Medium Beige”. I love this concealer because it’s very inexpensive and it lasts all day. I apply the concealers to the redness in my cheeks, under-eye circles, and over any blemishes I may have. To apply my concealer, I use my fingers.
Step 3: Apply your foundation. I use “Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in RF210”. I just started using this foundation, and I absolutely love it! It is the most full-coverage foundation I have ever used. However it is also the most expensive foundation I have ever purchased. I squeeze a pea-sized amount on the back of my hand, and apply it with an ELF Foundation brush. Make sure not to use too much, or your face will look like a birthday cake! LOL And always apply your foundation in small, even strokes going DOWNWARD.
Step 4: Apply your setting/translucent powder. I use “MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus”. The setting powder helps keep your foundation lasting all day as well as mattifying your face. I love using MAC’s MSF because it gives your face a smooth and satiny finish. I apply my MSF with a large powder brush.
Step 5: Apply your bronzer/blush. I am currently using “Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer in 021 Sun Light” and “MAC’s Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul”. The bronzer helps to contour your face, such as cheekbones, temples, nose, etc and also gives you a beautiful tan look. The blush gives your cheeks a warm and glowy look and also softens the face. I apply my bronzer with a slanted face brush and I apply it to my cheekbones, temples, and under my chin. I apply my blush with the same brush and I apply it to the apples of my cheeks.
Step 6: FINAL STEP! Fill in your eye brows. I use “Mark by Avon Flip For It: Fall Colour Kit” I use the brown shade to fill in my brows. I do this by taking a slanted brow brush and picking up a very small amount of the powder. I basically “draw on” the shape of my brow, by following my original brow shape. Since I actually have eyebrows, I use the brow powder to simply fill in my brows.
And that’s it! Overall, it takes me about 5-10 minutes to do my foundation everyday. Remember, ALWAYS do your eye makeup prior to your foundation! That way if you have any eyeshadow fallout, you can always sweep it off with a makeup remover towelette before applying your foundation. Hope this helped! For your reference, I made a list of all the items I use and their prices. Let me know if you have any questions! Also, I want REQUESTS!!! Thanks guys ;o) <3
Items & Prices:
1. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream: $24 at Sephora
2. Maybelline Cover Stick in Medium Beige: $4-6 at any drugstore
3. Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in RF210: $32 at Sephora
4. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus: $26 at MAC
5. Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 021 Sun Light: $5-7 at any drugstore
6. MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul: $21 at MAC
7. Mark by Avon Fall Colour Kit: limited edition, no longer sold.