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My Powder Foundation Routine


With the weather starting to rise and Summer approaching, I've been switching up my make up routine. Lately, I've been reaching for a powder foundation instead of my usual liquid foundation. I've been using powder for mainly two reasons - it feels lighter (almost feels like I have nothing on) on the face, which is good for the hot/sweaty weather & it saves me a lot of time. 


To prep my face, I always cleanse and moisturize. But a key step that I never skip is priming my face. My favourite to use is the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. This has been my go-to for the past two Summers. It helps make my foundation go on smoothly and keeps it on for a long time. Also, I feel like this helps keep any oiliness down. 


Before I actually apply my powder foundation, I like to go under my eyes with a concealer. As of late, I've been testing and loving the MUFE Ultra HD Concealer. This gives me a really good coverage and also brightens my under eyes. I then set (and/or bake) the concealer with my Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. I haven't found any other setting powder that beats this product. But if you have, leave me a comment and share what gem you've found!


After setting my concealer, I give my face a spritz with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water. I like to do this to further get my face ready for the powder foundation (and to re-awaken myself). And it's only after all of that, that I'm ready to move on to the actual foundation part!


The foundation I've been using is the bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I use my Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush to buff it into my skin thoroughly. The coverage I get with this combination is a nice light to medium. This is perfect for me since I don't need much coverage and I like the lightness to it. It feels like I'm just in my regular & naked skin, though a more airbrushed version of it. Perfect for the hot Summer days that are just around the corner.

Do you use powder foundation? If so, which product is your favourite?


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