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Foundation Masterclass: Part Two.
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The best way to apply your foundation is with a Foundation Brush. This brush needs to have soft bristles so the foundation blends evenly into the skin. If the brush is rough lines will appear and the foundation won’t blend in properly. The best thing about using a foundation brush is that you don’t use as much product and you get a lovely even finish.
If you are using a powder foundation your better off using a powder brush or a sponge. If you are using a mineral foundation you need a mineral foundation powder brush. These are similar looking as they both have thick bases with more bristles to pick up powder. Again though these will use less product and as you buff the powder onto your skin (using circular movements with the brush over the face), it will give a more even complexion.

Good Skincare = Beautiful Even Foundation!

I’m going to list my top 10 foundations and tell you why they are so good, just to give you a few recommendations.

My Top 10 Foundations:


1. Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation- This foundation is amazing! It’s creamy but doesn’t feel thick on the skin. It leaves your skin feeling comforted, soft and gives it a healthy glow. I didn’t realise until I bought it but it actually has added anti-aging ingredients inside too!

2. Clarins EverMatte Foundation- It’s not too thick so it feels light on the skin even though it’s a medium coverage. It really does make your skin look flawless and leaves the skin looking matte all day! I wear this at work so I know it works. The best thing about this foundation is that it controls the oil on the skin thats why it keeps you matte all day as it doesn’t just mask the oil, it treats it.

3. BareMinerals Foundation- This foundation you buff onto the skin with the powder brush, BareMinerals do sell their own brushes which are amazing. This foundation evens out the skin tone and is actually good for your skin, as their slogan says “make-up so good you can sleep in it”.

4. Clarins Skin Illusion- This was my first foundation when I started Clarins. Being me and using light, natural foundations I chose this one to start out with. It’s really good for someone who has never worn a foundation before or is just starting to wear a foundation. It’s lovely and light, it brings a natural radiance to the skin by reflecting light and it’s also hydrating.

5. Guerlain Lingerie De Peau- This is so light but gives a lovely coverage. I got this as a sample once and when I pushed it out of the sachet it was like water so I didn’t have a good expectation but actually is a really nice foundation. Guerlain’s make-up is always beautiful.

6. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra- This was a lovely foundation, it lasts all day and is also matte so it’s really good for nights out. It makes my skin feel soft and smooth. It has a really good coverage and doesn’t feel heavy.

7. Estee Lauder Double-Wear Foundation- Whether you like the light version which is a sheer to medium coverage or the maximum cover which is a full coverage, you can’t deny that this foundation really does stay in place! It’s a matte finish and like all of the matte ones i’ve mentioned in this top 10 they don’t make you look plain because they are matte, they all have their own way of making your skin look healthy.

8. Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick- Now I must be honest, when I had this put on me when I had a Bobbi make-over I thought what the hell is she putting on my face but she didn’t use it on my whole face. She explained that it was just to cover up any redness or blemishes or to help even out the skin tone whilst not putting on too much foundation. You blend it into your skin tone and it’s really good for quick cover-ups.

9. Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long-Lasting Foundation- This one I used when I was studying as a make-up artist. It’s matte again but we could add shine if we wanted too for photo shoots. As it’s long-lasting it would last all day and it’s oil-free so you would be shine-free all day too (which is really good for photo shoots as you won’t get shine where you don’t want it).

10. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid- I also used this foundation whilst studying at school. MAC are known for being used in fashion shows and photo shoots for high end magazines so it’s no surprise they are in my top 10. This foundation felt lovely on the skin, it’s matte and natural with a build-able coverage. It helps minimise imperfections and is oil-free. It’s also long wearing.

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse £7.69 

This foundation is excellent for if you have oily skin and are on a budget. The mousse formula prevents shininess building up throughout the day, so much so that you don’t even need a powder. This foundation has a decent coverage and will last all day with maybe the occasional touch up. However, I wouldn’t recommend this foundation for anyone with dry skin or dry patches as this foundation will stick to them and make them more obvious.



Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation £7.99 

This is honestly one of my go-to foundations! The range of colours in this foundation is unbelievable! The foundation has a good consistency with a medium coverage. This foundation is excellent if you just want a natural look, or if you have a hard to match skin tone. If you used this foundation without looking at the label, I would guess that it would be Nars Sheer Glow. I would fully recommend this product.



Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation £7.99 

Another personal go-to foundation is this one! Rimmel have really outdone themselves this time as the coverage really does last all day and the coverage is full. This foundation would be great for covering acne or redness. However it can tend to feel a little more heavy than the match perfection foundation but for the insane amount of natural looking coverage you get- you can’t beat it! (PS- if you live near a Bodycare shop in the UK- this foundation is available for the winning price of £4.99 but with limited shades).


Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation £8.99 

This foundation will always give you a radiant glow to your skin with a medium coverage. This works great if you have very pale skin as this foundation actually goes paler than ivory for it’s shades. The sparkle that is advertised is less scary than you think as it makes your skin look glowing, and with the recent trend of strobing, this foundation is sure to be of use to you.


B. Flawless Complete Coverage Foundation £9.99 

This foundation is exclusive to superdrug and is excellent. There are a wide range of shades and the coverage is absolutely faultless. However, there is an issue with price as although this foundation is regularly on offer at £4.99, the full price is £9.99 which puts it at a higher price than the Rimmel foundations. However I would put this foundation at the same quality. (I would definitely recommend using a brush or sponge to apply this product because of it’s texture)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation £9.99 

This foundation is one of the best drugstore foundations available to date. The medium coverage provides a healthy glow to the skin and there are a wide range of colours that are good for our more yellow based skin friends. You never buy foundations for the smell, but I’m telling you, the smell is divine it smells lovely and fruity! However, I would not recommend this foundation for oilier skin types, as it does have a slight tendency to slip off the face when it is oily. 

Revlon Colourstay £12.99 (I know I said £10 and under, but this foundation is regularly on offer which makes it a great buy!)



So there we go! My first blog post with my favourite drugstore foundations. Please don’t forget to reblog/like and follow me for a free followback!

OVER HYPED: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

When it comes to foundation, I’m pretty fussy. It has to be the right formula, finish, coverage, shade range and price for me to love it and sadly NARS Sheer Glow didn’t tick any of those boxes. I was so excited to try this insanely hyped up (and insanely over priced) foundation and in the end I couldn’t be more disappointed, it seems that it is one of those products people either love or hate. For starters, this foundation significantly dried out my skin, exaggerated my dry patches and made my skin look dry and flaky my skin didn’t look dewy or luminous, instead it felt & looked awful. By the end of the day there was barely any foundation left on my face and my extremely oily, and I’m someone with dry skin. Secondly, the coverage was light yet managed to look extremely cakey and unnatural it was also hard to blend and I’d tried multiple different techniques. The shade range was a big let down too, for such a high end, expensive brand I was disappointed to see that even the lightest shade  only just matched my fair skin, well that was at-least before it oxidized. There wasn’t a vast selection of shades for women of colour either. Finally, the price and packaging were another let down, if I’m paying $45 and upwards for a foundation I expect not to have to pay for a pump. So many people love this foundation and sadly as much as I wanted to,  I can’t say I’m one of them. 

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Foundation Masterclass: Part One.

After finding a skincare regime that’s perfect for your skin type, now you need to find the perfect foundation!
Now I know finding a foundation is like finding the perfect pair of jeans, it’s hard to find the perfect one. There are so many colours, tones, finishes, textures, that it can be very difficult to know which one is right for you.
So i’m going to try and give you my best advice for buying your perfect foundation.

First off you need to know what you want out of your foundation and to know that you need to understand the different types, textures, finishes and coverages that they can give you.

Types:
            - Fluid 
            - Cream
            - Powder (compact)
            - Mousse
            - Stick
            - Mineral


Textures:
                - Silky
                - Powder
                - Creamy
                - Mousse
                - Light
                - Thick


Finishes:
               - Matte (shine-free)
               - Satin (not shiny but not matt)
               - Dewy (healthy glow/radiance)
               - Natural (looks more like actual skin and very light)


Coverages:
                   - Natural (light foundation)
                   - Medium (Slightly thicker)
                   - Full (Thicker in texture)


As you can see there is A LOT to think about but once you’ve narrowed it down it becomes a lot easier. A foundation is all about you, what coverage YOU want, what finish YOU want, what texture YOU want. When you go into a store to buy your perfect foundation the consultant should be asking you a lot of questions to do with this so they can sell you the right foundation for YOU.

Now for me I love light foundations. I like a light, fluid, natural looking foundation so that’s why I use Clarins Skin Illusion or I use Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising foundation. On days i’m at work I need something that is still light but is also Matte as working under those artificial lights can make a girl shiny! So for work I use Clarins EverMatte foundation, it’s not too thick like a full coverage this is only a medium but does the trick!
As you can see I have a few foundations but I wear them for different reasons. They are all pretty similar apart from one is matte so I know exactly what I like from a foundation.

Definitely go into a store and try on the foundation before you buy. You can even go outside and take a mirror with you (I know the lights in-store are often misleading and don’t give you what a natural light can). You need to be colour matched and the colour should disappear into your natural skin tone, it should also match you neck so there is no line!

Remember don’t buy unless your absolutely happy with the colour, texture, finish and coverage. Always try them on and be colour matched. Happy Foundation Shopping!!

Vanity

So totally loving my “no make-up” make up. there are just those days that make up looks more beautiful on you as compared to any other day, you know? I guess today is one such day.. Egotistical much?

LOL I think it’s how I applied foundation. I usually just use my fingers since I’m too lazy.. Today I decided to use a sponge, one of those sliced cylinder shaped ones. And, I patted some powder under my eyes and chin… a more tedious process than normal. Like I said, I usually just use my fingers to apply foundation and that’s it.

I used to use The Body Shop’s moisturizing foundation

till I discovered Face & it Radiance from Face Shop.

I think its better on me since its specially designed for Asian skin types, Face Shop being a Korean brand. I have it for almost a year now I think, hope it doesn’t go bad. I use just a very little amount every time, just to even out the skin tone, I hate that cakey effect when foundation is layered on too much. Its cheaper than Body shop’s too,at only 999.

The tones are limited though, just two. one for fair skin and one for dark skin (mine, which is still fair by Filipino standards).

Can’t wait for me to finish the bottle so I can buy the other Face it radiance foundation the one that has photothingamajiggers that reflects light so your face is always ready for cam whoring.

merbitch3000  asked:

Have you got any recommendations for foundations for dry and pale skin? I'm from Ireland:)

As a fair skinned gal myself I know how frustrating it can be to find a foundation that matches you, neverlone a good one. There’s nothing worse than buying a foundation in the lightest shade only to discover that it is still too dark for you and makes you look orange. Luckily in recent years drugstore brands have come out with foundations in super light shades meaning you don’t have to run to the high end department stores.

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best cream foundations

Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation
Bobbi Brown Oil Free Foundation
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair foundation
Graftobian Cream Foundation 
Mehorn Celebre HD Cream Foundation
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
Larua Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation -satin, full,
Kevyn aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer 
MAC Full Coverage (Pro)
Foundation
MAC Studio Tech Foundation

MAC Mineralize Cream Foundation 
Make Up For Ever Pan Stick Foundation

Cinema Secrets Cream Foundation
Makeup Atelier Paris Gel Foundation


Cover Fx Cream Foundation


Ben Nye Cream Foundations
Shu Uemura Nobra Stick Foundation 
MAQPRO Foundation palette
RCMA Foundation
KETT Cream Foundation
MUD Cream Foundation

Kryolan Cream Stick

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Want red carpet worthy skin? Try my picks for the perfect foundation! I’ve tried a lot of different foundations over the years and haven’t found anything like these! Laura Mercier products promise a “flawless face” and they deliver! The Silk Creme Foundation is AMAZING! A little goes a long way so start small and remember to shake up the tube (otherwise it may come out a little runny). When I want to look ultra glowy and dewy, I add in a dab of the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer. The mixture creates a complexion worthy of the pages of Vogue! These are each $42 each but don’t worry ladies, they last a really long time!