I get asked by friends, family and many of you out there, how I get my foundation to look flawless. Believe me it hasn’t always and I have many pictures, which I rather not share, where it has been less than flawless!
However, over the years, I have tested many foundations, brushes, sponges, primers, powders to get me to where I am today, which is a fairly long lasting flawless base.
Before I get into my routine and what I use, it is important and I mean extremely important to ensure your skincare routine is spot on. Without looking after your skin, it will be near enough impossible to get that flawless base. Watch this space for my updated skincare routine which helps me achieve the skin I am now in love with.
So lets get to it.
I am so excited to be back working on my blog, sharing new content and bringing you some exciting things from new beauty products, to skincare and updates on what I am using, doing and loving.
My makeup routine changes throughout the year depending on the season, the condition of my skin and current trends, although with my daily routine, I don’t tend to follow trends as I like to keep my makeup quite neutral and light during the day.
What I usually end up switching up is my foundation. Some of you may know, I used to be a MAC foundation girl for years until about two years ago. I am not sure if my skin just changed, but I found that the foundation just wasn’t sitting right on my skin and almost sliding off before the end of the day. Since changing my foundation brand, I now also like to change up my other products throughout the year. So, let’s get straight into it, that’s what you are here for right?
We all have little tips, tricks and random makeup application methods that work for us when applying makeup. Whether it be the type of brush you like to use to apply your foundation, using your fingers to apply certain products or perhaps even the order in which we apply products. Different things work for different people but I wanted to share my top five tips and tricks which I have stuck to for many years and have never let me down.
1. Use two different brand mascaras
I like to use two different brands of mascara when coating my lashes. It sounds strange, but when I use this method, my lashes appear longer, fuller, almost “false” like but not clumpy. I am not sure of the exact reasons as to why my lashes appear this way, but I think the ingredients in the two different brands “react” somehow to give a much fuller effect than using one brand with the same number of coats. I alternate between the two different brands for each coat and probably end up only applying 2 coats of each, sometimes 3 depending on how I feel.
My favourites: Benefit – They’re real! and Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara
So here is my first ‘Favourites’ post and I am really excited to share with you what I am loving this month. I love trying new makeup and beauty products, but never do I just buy anything and everything without researching it, reading reviews, analysing the ingredients as well as establishing what exactly it’s going to do for me and will I really benefit from this product? Let’s get started.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
I have been going through a phase of changing my foundation over the last 2-3 months. I have always been a huge MAC girl and have used their foundation for the last 5-6 years. But recently, I have found the foundation just hasn’t been sitting right on my skin, which can happen as our skin changes over time and products we can’t live without suddenly become products we certainly can live without. So, as I do, I started to research foundations and I came across the Giorgio Luminous Silk Foundation, I watched some reviews on YouTube and read a ton of reviews on Google, before I decided to go ahead and purchase it. I cannot tell you how happy I am with this foundation. It’s one of the easiest foundations to apply and just sinks into my skin when I apply it. Even after a 9 hour day, when I come home from work, this foundation looks exactly how it was applied when I put it on in the morning, bar a little shine which does not bother me as this just looks healthy. When you hear ‘luminous’, you may think, shiny, shimmer etc, but this foundation give you an incredible yet subtle glow which looks completely natural and makes your foundation look like skin. This is a clear winner and now part of my daily makeup routine. It is a little pricey but, in my eyes, completely worth it.