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August 22, 2012

UPDATED Foundation Routine

Four months I uploaded my first Foundation Routine video to YouTube four months and, since then, a lot has changed. I decided to film an updated routine last weekend. Once again, I have included the video in this post but I will also give a little overview below!

Firstly, these are the products used in my everyday foundation routine at the moment - 

  • Benefit The POREfessional
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
  • NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc 
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20
  • MAC Select Cover Up concealer in NC20
  • MAC Select Cover Up concealer in NW20
  • MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Light
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • MAC Casual Colour in Keep It Loose!
The brushes I used are - 
Now, let's get into how I apply my foundation. This routine is medium to full coverage, depending on how much foundation and/or concealer I apply.

  1. Primer: I apply my Benefit The POREfessional primer to my tzone and spray my Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. I also apply this after applying my foundation (forgot to include in video) and after all make up has been applied.
  2. Foundation: To achieve the perfect colour, as well as my desired level of coverage, I mix two foundations together, MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20 and NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc. I get equal parts of both products and dot it all over my face with my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush. I then use dotting, blotting and circular motions to distribute product, adding extra product if I feel I need more coverage somewhere. 
  3. MAC Select Cover Up: I dot a small amount of product on blemishes and/or discolouration, as well as under my eyes to cover undereye circles and pigmentation. I use my finger to apply my under eye concealer and my for Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush all other concealing.
  4. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish: To set my foundation and concealer I use my MAC Mineralized Skinfinish and my Real Techniques Kabuki brush, buffing the product in.
  5. NARS Laguna Bronzer: Using my favourite bronzer, NARS Laguna Bronzer, I contour my cheeks and jawline, working the product into the hollows of my face. I use my Sigma F05 Small Contour Brush to achieve my desired look.
  6. MAC Casual Colour in Keep it Loose!: My favourite blush at the moment is my MAC Casual Colour in Keep It Loose! To apply it, I use my Real Techniques Multi-Task brush and apply it as I would a powder blush.
I'm not sure if this post and the video has helped, but I sure hope it has! Please leave any foundation routine questions or tips below. I'd love to hear how you all apply your foundation too. Is it the same? Do you have other brushes that you love?

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