So I've decided to start up this blog again, but instead of just a beauty blog I've decided to turn this into more of a lifestyle and health blog so my range of topics will be wider than the usual OOTD/NOTD. I can't say I live the most healthy lifestyle ever, but I do try my best and at the same time, I love sharing what I know and getting tips from others too. So to start off, I'm gonna introduce my new foundation routine!
Due to my rosacea, I've had a hard time trying to find products that really give me the effect I want. I needed something that would make my skin tone look even since my cheeks have the tendency to get red and blotchy (although my antibiotics have controlled that a lot). Also, I require something very hydrating yet with oil control as I have dehydrated skin that gets oily, which is quite an annoying combination. So after some trial and error, I've found my favrouite foundation routine and have stuck to it since.
What I use are basically 2 products: the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick and the Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder.
I got this picture off the website, and apparently this skin foundation stick has been reformulated and it's even better now. I first got to know of this product while browsing youtube. I heard about it on gossmakeupartist's video and it tempted me so much that I decided to take the plunge and get it. I believe this is retailing at $68 in stores but my brother got me mine at the airport duty free so it was slightly cheaper. I love the formulation of this, it's creamy yet not too heavy, and coverage is buildable. I don't like to use brushes for liquid/cream foundations so I just blend it in with my hand, and the effect is still really good!
After the stick foundation, I like to set it with some powder. I tend to prefer mineral powder because I feel like it's more suitable for sensitive skin. I used to use the loose mineral powder foundation by Bella Pierre but got this after because it's a lot easier to travel with a pressed powder pact. For this, I use a flat head brush and lightly tap the top of the powder before buffing it all over the face.
I really like the finish this combination gives because it tends to make my skin look almost flawless, and coverage is really good. I don't think that I've ever been so satisfied with any of my foundation routine since I started wearing makeup seriously about 5 years ago. This is one foundation routine that I'll probably follow for life unless something better blows my mind.
If you're looking for a foundation routine, this might be something you want to consider. I especially recommend the BB foundation, so do give it a try. For the amount of product, I do think it's a good buy, given the kind of coverage and quality you get :)