Base application and product is something that I tend to go through cycles with, I will stick to a particular technique for ages and then change it up entirely. My current routine is a mixture of a whole bunch of techniques and is working great to give a flawless but not overly done look.
With this foundation application I want to use a more moisturising primer, I also just think that glowing skin going into the summer is more flattering. I have been using either the Stila One Step Correct or the Too Faced Hangover Primer sample I have all over my face. Then just through the center of my face where I have larger pores I like to use a filling primer like the Banila Co Prime Primer.
I had been using a beauty sponge to apply my foundation for most of this year and have loved it. At the moment however I don't feel like I want that full of a coverage all over my face so I have switched to using a stippling brush, I have the one from Elf. First I dot the foundation over my face and then use the stippling brush to blend it in to the skin. It gives a gorgeous finish though it does take a little bit of time. My favourite foundation combo at the moment has been the Rimmel Lasting Finish in #091 Light Ivory mixed with a little bit of Wake Me Up in #100 Ivory for more warmth and glow.
Now this is where I have changed it up quite a lot, using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in #15 I dot a little bit under each eye and blend using my ring finger. The warmth of your finger gives a gorgeous seamless look to the concealer. I also do a little bit of spot concealing if I feel like I need it.
The redness in my cheeks is the thing that I most want to cover so I have taken to using a powder foundation on those areas. With a Real Techniques Blush Brush I take a little bit of the Bare Minerals Original Foundation in C20 Fairly Medium and buff onto my cheeks starting at the jaw line. I then also sweep this lightly across my forehead and chin to set the foundation. I love this for a little extra coverage and a gorgeous glowing finish. To set and mattify under my eyes, center of the forehead, nose and chin I take a RT Complexion Sponge dry and a little bit of the RCMA No Color Powder and press into these areas.
While it is a lot of little steps I am in love with the glowy but not greasy finish it gives and it looks a lot more natural than using the sponge for everything. Using different powders for different parts of the face is one of my new favourite techniques and I love the products I am using.
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