Friday, March 17, 2017

All About the Base

  So I thought I would share what my foundation routine is, or my "base" routine. I wanted to go through pretty much everything I use in my daily makeup routine, whether it's for work, going out for the day, or out to dinner. My base pretty much stays the same no matter what. I wanted to go through it in the order that I do it, as well. There may be some things that I do in a different order than some people and I'll explain why.
  1. Sephora Color Correction Concealer(green) I HAVE to use a green concealer because my natural face is so red. Obviously you don't want to put a green concealer OVER foundation. So this goes first! I use my finger tips to apply this all over, mostly on my cheeks.
  2. FOUNDATION--this could be whichever foundation I am feeling at the time. My current "go-to's" are Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation, Mary Kay Timeise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation and Mary Kay Endless Performance Creme-to-Powder Foundation.
  3. Mary Kay Undereye Corrector--I like to dot this under my eyes AND two little dots on the sides of my nose. I find this undereye correcter helps with my red nose too. :D
  4. Covergirl Clean Invisible Concealer-not really sure why it says "invisible" but this works fairly well. I'll put a small dot of this on the sides of my nose, with the undereye correcter, and I'll also put it between my eye brows, on any blemish, and on my chin.
  5. Maybelline FITme Powder-I'll apply this under my eyes and my T-zone. I use this to set my concealer.
  6. Mary Kay Bronzer- This is fairly new. I've started using this the past few months since I ran out of my PUR contouring kit, but I love it! I use a Real Techniques Contouring brush to apply this bronzer half way down the hollows of my cheeks. I then brush UPWARDS to form the shadow. I'll then run a little bit down the sides of my nose and then right UNDER my bottom lip. This forms a shadow and makes your lips look fuller. I also did a super old post on
  7. BLUSH--whatever blush I am feeling at the time. My current "go-to" blush brands are Palladio and NYX.
  8. NYX Matte Finishing Spray- Once again, I know you're tired of hearing me talk about this, but it's a great setting spray and only $7.99!!
  • The reason I put my concealer and undereye corrector on over my foundation is because I always feel like the foundation just wipes it away or it doesn't do it justice. I get MUCH more coverage if I use my concealer on top and then set with the powder. I know this isn't new but I know a lot of people still do it the other way, and that's FINE, but I just wanted to give my reasons and 2sense on why I do what I do. I also use a beauty blender to apply all of my concealer.