Before we get to foundation, I’m going to start with a base. Moisturizer is always my first step after toner and my first real step in my foundation routine. As stated above, I have super oily skin but that doesn’t mean I skip moisturizer. Often oily skin ladies believe that adding moisture will just make their face oilier. Actually skipping moisturizer and starving your skin of moisture causes your face to over produce oil. The last thing you need to do is dry your skin out like this. For oily skin ladies I recommend Caudalié Vinosource Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid. This stuff honestly smells amazing and high-end. I always start with applying a small about of this moisturizer all over my skin. Once this dries down, I apply my face primer.
For face primer I am currently trying to finish up my Benefit POREfessional. I do love this primer for filling in large pores and smoothing out the skin for foundation application. Is primer necessary? I think so and here is why. Think of it as applying frosting to a cake, if the cake is uneven or has spots that are not perfect it causes the icing to look less than perfecting. Creating an even canvas (face) not only extends your makeup wear time, but also allows for a better foundation application. I have seen a world of difference on clients when I use a good primer. The skin flat out just looks better.
Next I go in with my foundation of choice, which of course is oil free. Let’s talk about Covergirl ‘s Ready, Set Gorgeous foundation! This foundation is not matte by any means but I truly love the consistency and am able to get a good amount of wear time even without it being truly matte. It sets at a natural finish and gives the skin a youthful glow, which I adore. I normally apply this with my Black Beauty Blender, which leaves an even and perfect finish. I am currently in the shade 210, which is on the light in of the shades they offer.
After foundation I apply MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW20 using the same beauty blender and immediately set it with MAC Pro Emphasize power. If I don’t immediately set my concealer my eyes become a crease-filled mess. Finally I top it all off with setting my face with my powder of choice, which normally is MAC mineralizes Skinfinish natural in medium.
This wraps up my current foundation routine! What have you recently incorporated into yout foundation routine?