My Current Foundation Routine & NOTD
Flawless skin is the essential starting point for any makeup look whether you are trying to achieve a dramatic and sexy smokey eye or a simple "no makeup" face. As most of you know already, my skin is far from perfect and I suffer (suffer is probably too dramatic but you get my drift) from acne, acne scarring and redness. Thus, I turn to makeup to conceal my complexion woes.
First I start out with my concealer which is Lancome's Effacernes Concealer in Clair II. I have reviewed this in-depth already so besides that I love this concealer, I don't want to say too much more about it. I use my Ecotools concealer brush to place the product and my fingers to blend out the concealer.
Since August I have been predominantly using a little sample of Laura Mercier's Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in Bisque. I only use a tiny bit and it really goes a long way! If I buy the whole tube, it'll probably take me more than two years to finish.... You can see how much was originally in the same jar in THIS post. I also featured this tinted moisturizer in my August Favorites so I do enjoy this product quite a bit (the only downside is that my face can get quite oily throughout the day from this, but just a tad). I use my Ecotools concealer brush to place a bit ofthe product on the places where I need the most coverage such as acne scars, redness, and on my cheek areas. Then I use my Sigma F80 brush to blend out all the product all over my face. This brush is the best for blending out thicker consistency foundations as it gives a beautiful, natural and airbrushed appearance.
Lastly I use my E.L.F Studio Complexion brush to pat on the Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation to set everything while adding a tiny bit of extra coverage. I use a patting and light swirling motion to avoid cakiness.
Watch the video below to see exactly how I use all these products!
Here is a closer look at my nails from the video. I cannot stop raving about the
Oh the shimmery goodness of it all! Tell me, what are you loving on your nails at this moment? :D