Monday, July 23, 2012

My Updated Foundation Routine

Hey Everyone!

     I am really excited for today's post because I am finally going to do my foundation routine! I have been changing up my routine so much, I change it depending on the seasons and what my skin needs. This is the routine that that has worked out for me, so I will add in some tips on how to customize this for your skin type.

You all know how I always use an eye primer, and that goes for my face as well! I love my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, it decreases the size of your pores and evens out the surface of your skin. This makes it really easy to get a smooth application for any products you choose to put over it. Even though this primer is slightly expensive, it lasts forever.

My favorite foundation is the Makeup Forever HD foundation. I have been wanting to try this out for a while, so when I was at Sephora, I decided to pick one up. I like to let my skin breath, so I go foundation-less a lot too, but this is perfect for the days when I want a little more coverage. The key to this product is to use a little less then the size of a pearl, and then add more as needed. Sometimes I pump out way to much, and I just end up wasting product. If you want less coverage you can easily mix in a little moisturizer with this to get a flawless, clean look. I apply my foundation with a Mac 188 stippling brush to get the full HD effect.

I like to apply a different product to any under-eye circles instead of two layers of foundation. My favorite concealer that I have been using forever is my Mac select cover up. It is so creamy and bendable, but it will easily cover up any blemishes or under-eye circles. I apply this with a 217 blending brush to blend the product out while focusing most of it where I need it most.

Whenever you apply a liquid product, it is important that you set it with a powder. This keeps everything in place while adding a little more coverage. I love my Mac mineralized skin finish natural because it controls shine without caking up. I apply this with a Mac 189 to press it in to the foundation.

Next I want to add a little color. I have been loving cream blushes and powder blushes, but my latest favorite is Mac Coppertone. It has a sheertone finish, and it is a beautiful coppery plum. You can easily build up the coverage, and it isn't too overpowering for any eye looks that you want to do.  I like to apply this with a 116 brush to press it in.

After that I would do my contouring and highlighting and finish up with the eyes and whatever combo I decide on for the lips! Most of the time when I wear foundation, I can feel it on my skin. I feel better about wearing all of this because it lets my skin shine through.

By the way, I am going to be on vacation for the next week. I will try to keep posting if I have internet access, but if I can't I will be back in a week!

Tell me in the comments what your foundation routine is, and make sure to follow us! Feel free to request a post in the comments or email us at, and follow us on twitter if you have an account! Thanks for reading!

~ Perfectly Pink


Valerie Angel said...

Great post. :)

-♡ Valerie Angel

Casey said...

Love it! I use a tinted moisturizer and a Cover girl powder, but I am going to try this! Mine kinda sucks, haha

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