Hope you’re all doing well! As I mentioned on the last post, today I’m sharing with you how I apply my base products — primer, foundation, concealer, and powder.
I start off by dampening my sponges: the Miracle Complexion Sponge by Real Techniques, and a mini-sponge that I got from my local supermarket. I then remove the excess water with a towel, and they’re ready to go!
For the actual makeup, I always go in with primer first. I’m currently using this one from Make Up For Ever that I’d been wanting to try for a few years. I then apply my foundation (“Coverage Foundation” by The Ordinary) with a Zoeva 125 Stippling Brush. Once I’ve made sure everything’s looking nice and even, I then go in with the damp Real Techniques sponge, to make sure the base looks as seamless and as natural as possible.
Next step for me is to apply eyeshadow base and concealer. I’ve been using the eyeshadow base from NARS for over a year now and it’s been the one that’s worked best on my super oily eyelids. It makes the shadow last for about 6-8 hours, which for me is absolutely heaven! I blend it out with my fingers, as I don’t have a brush that I’ve saved just for my eyeshadow base. When it comes to concealer, I’ve been trying out this one from Bourjois (my review of it will be coming your way soon). To blend it out, I use my mini-sponge, as I feel it gets right in the inner corner in a way the Real Techniques sponge doesn’t, as this one is smaller. It makes the whole under eye look much more natural, and it’s super quick to use!
Final step is powder. I’ve been trying out this one from MAC for a few months now, and it’s an okay powder (though not as mattifying as they claim it to be). I apply it using the base of the sponge, which is flat and perfect for this step. Though it might look like a lot of powder, the sponge being damp helps make it look more natural, and it doesn’t look heavy or cakey at all!
This whole process takes me about 5 minutes to do every morning, and I love that it’s so quick and easy, and how my base looks!
How about you, guys? How do you apply your foundation?
Thanks for reading!