*Daily Foundation Routine* | Winter/Spring 2015


hey!

Today, I wanted to share my daily foundation routine. I wear long-lasting make up since I do work full time so I am usually in a busy office for 8 hours a day. The last thing I want is my make up to be wearing off, especially since I have a very oily t-zone. Do continue if you are curious!

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1. Moisturizer/sunblock

-I never NOT use this underneath my make up. I am very conscious of how exposure to sun can really affect the skin. I have been using this product since college (around 5/6 years!) and it leaves a clean, non-greasy finish for my foundation. Sometimes I use a primer or a pore-eraser as well but when you only got 10-15 minutes to get ready in the morning, I really just rub this on my face!

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2. Foundation: Estee Launder Double Wear

-This is one of THE BEST foundations I have ever used. I am not knowledgeable of high-end foundations; when I was purchasing this, it was between this and the Nars foundation so I had to do a lot of research beforehand. I use the color in “Sand” and it literally lasts for longer than 8 hours, brightens the skin, controls oil secretion, and sticks to your face like permanent marker haha. It is also a high coverage foundations so you don’t really need too much concealing after if you have pretty clear skin.

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3. Under-eye brightener: Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser

-This product is very popular among a lot of makeup gurus and there is a reason why…it is magic. I use it under my eye and drag it along my cheekbones as well and it instantly brightens and smooths my complexion. The product itself lasts for a long time; I’ve had one bottle for almost a year and the picture above is a new one that I can’t wait to open haha.

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4. Concealer: NARS Creamy Concealer

-For acne spots and pigmentation, I use this concealer in the shade “Ginger” to help problem areas around my forehead and cheeks. This is also a popular product because it blends like a dream and lasts for a very long time. I love the consistency and how easy it is to apply to the face. I even wear this on days when I don’t want to put foundation on my face; just this and some powder and I’m good to go!

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5. Powder: Covergirl’s Ready Set Gorgeous

-This is honestly not my favorite face powder; I really love the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder but I ran out of it recently and I had this one on hand. I have been using this for a month or so but although it does control oil and shine for a few hours, I personally just need something that can last me a little longer. When I use this, I have to blot and powder around 3 times within an 8 hour period. Some people don’t mind this but I just remember only retouching once whenever I used the Rimmel powder. But just like the Rimmel one, it applies evenly with a nice powder brush and instantly mattifies the face. I just prefer the Rimmel one for it’s long-lasting power 🙂

So that’s it! This is my foundation routine every morning before work. It honestly only takes me 5 minutes since I have been doing it for so long now. I love it but I am looking for an alternative foundation at the moment. I want to try new products but I am very afraid from deviating from my Estee Lauder one…Does anyone know of any cheaper/drug-store foundations that work similarly to this one? Suggestions are much appreciated!

till next time,

paige

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