Monday, January 12, 2015

Updated Foundation Routine

Hey Dolls!

I recently reviewed the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and I promise to tell you us how I used this product. So, today I will be giving a step by step tutorial on my foundation routine featuring the Double Wear foundation. Let's jump into!

First up... Skin Care:
  1. I cleanse my skin with Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil.
  2. Then I apply my Bliss Peeling groovy Facial Serum.
  3. I lightly apply Benefit eye cream under my eyes and over my brow bone.
  4. To further refresh my eyes I roll Elf eye refresh under my eyes.
  5. To moisturize my skin I apply Argan Oil. My Argan oil for choice is Julep Elixir organic Moroccan argan oil.
  6. I apply a light layer of Glo- Therapeutics oil free SPF 40+ Facial Sunscreen to my entire face.
Onto Skin Prep:
  1. I mix Manual Override Silicone Primer and L'Oreal Magic Lumi Primer together and place it on my face.
  2. With a large fluffy powder brush I lightly apply Almay Pure Blends translucent matte powder all over my face.
  3. Then I apply the Estee Lauder foundation in sections on my face. I begin applying it to the inner portion of my face. I blend each section out with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I first press the foundation into my skin then bluff it out for a airbrushed look. This technique also allows me to use less product.
  4. Apply Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 30 cafĂ© under my eyes, my chin, middle of my forehead, and, under the hallows of my cheekbones.
  5. I apply L.A. Girl pro Conceal HD Concealer in Fawn into the inner corner of my under eyes.
  6. I blend my under eye concealer out with a beauty blending sponge. I blend the concealer from the inner corner of my eye all the way out to my temples. I soften the harsh lines with my Expert Face Brush.
  7. I take the ELF blush brush and dip into my City Color Contour Effects palette. I use the color highlight to lightly set under eyes. 
  8. Taking the same brush I use the color highlight and dust it over all of the areas I applied my concealer on.
  9. I lightly powder my T-zone with a large fluffy powder brush and Clinique blended face powder in 05 Transparency 5 (D).
  10. Then I take a medium sized powder and bronze the hallows of my cheeks, the outer portions of my forehead, my chin, and my neck.
  11. Next I take a flat foundation brush and the contour shade in the city color contour effects palette and create a sharp line in the hallows of my cheeks. I blend out the harsh lines with my expert Face brush
  12. I take a domed eyeshadow brush and the color contour and contour my nose lightly. I then blend it out with my fingers.
  13. I then apply whatever other makeup I decide to apply that day.
  14. Once I finish my face makeup I spray my skin with NYX matte finish spray.
That's all Folks!

That is my entire everyday foundation routine. This routine is long lasting and really easy and quick. I know it looks like a lot of steps, but it really isn't this routine takes me about 8 to 10 minutes in all. I want to know your favorite foundation. Email me, comment below, or hit me up on Google Plus to let me know.

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