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Have you been applying foundation the same way since you started wearing makeup? Do you hate the foundation you used to love before? Has your skin type changed? If you answered yes to at least one, then it’s time to reevaluate your foundation game.
1. Mix foundation with face oil. It wasn’t really love, in fact I thought of returning Dior Nude Air (reviewed here) because it doesn’t meld into my skin nicely. While I like its semi-dewy finish and the “science” behind incorporating serum to foundation, it does accentuate certain dry spots, particularly my cheeks and chin. Oh yes, age has changed my skin from extremely oily to combination! At the brink of losing hope, I mixed two drops of foundation with one drop of Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster, then applied and blended with damp beauty sponge. Voila! problem solved. Beautiful finish, no more crack-a-doodle-do!
2. Mist face lightly with rosewater (ideally), then apply foundation with a brush. As opposed to using spray to set makeup, mist face prior to foundation (over moisturizer) then apply and buff foundation with brush. This technique changes the consistency of heavy foundation, making it easy to apply and blend. Rosewater as you know is beneficial to the skin: it makes you glow, hydrates, tones and calms the skin, among others.
Unless you have extremely oily skin and will be wearing makeup who knows how long, using primer isn’t extremely necessary. Moisturizer and/or serum prior to foundation is usually enough. Add the fact that most of the new makeup releases i.e BB/CC/DD/EE creams have already incorporated the priming aspect in the ingredients. One less layer to hassle with, don’t you think so?
Has your foundation routine changed through the years? chime in!