Monday, June 4, 2012

Foundation Routine: Liquid & Cream Products

Hey Dolls! Happy Monday. Today I wanted to challenge myself and only use liquid and cream products on my face for my foundation routine. If you guys dont know already, I use Bare Minerals foundation which is a loose mineral foundation. I have not put one drop of liquid foundation on my skin for about 2 1/2 years! Sometimes I miss it but for the most part, I don't miss a liquid foundation. I am so used to a mineral foundation so now a liquid feels so heavy. 

In this look I used only cream and liquid products. The only powder I used was my Bare Minerals Mineral Veil to set my foundation in my "T-zone" and a powder blush for my contour powder. 

Here is everything I used.....

1. Prep your skin with a good moisturizer. Foundation goes on better when your skin is nice and hydrated.
Product: Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for Normal to Dry skin

2. Put on a primer next. A primer is a base for your foundation. It lays on top of a moisturizer which will lock in moisture. A primer will also create a smooth layer for your foundation to lay on. This is great for anyone with fine lines, large pores, and even wrinkles. It acts like a filler but still allows your skin to breath. Primer also extends the wear of your foundation making it last longer.
Product: Bare Minerals Prime Time

3. Apply Foundation.
Product: MAC Studio Finish Foundation in NC35. 
Brush: Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki

4. Conceal where needed.
Product: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
Brush: MAC 242 Brush/MAC 130 Brush

5. Apply Bronzer. I like to put bronzer on the outside of my face to help frame my face, contour, and add a healthy glow where the sun would naturally hit. (temples, cheekbones, jawline)
Product: MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick in Guilty Bronze
Brush: MAC 187 Brush

6.Contour Cheek Bones (optional). Placing a darker powder in the hollows of your cheek bones will create the perfect shadow to make your cheek bones stand out and look defined. 
Product: MAC Harmony Blush
Brush: Bare Minerals Angled Blush Brush

7. Cream Blush. Cream blushes are great for a dewy finish and healthy glow.
Product: NYX Cream blush in Tickled
Brush: Fingers or MAC 188 Brush

8. Liquid Cheek Highlight 
Product: MAC Lustre Drops
Brush: Fingers or MAC 188 Brush 


  1. I use bareMinerals foundation too! I love it but sometimes wonder if I should use a liquid every once in a while. Did you like it?

    1. It was a nice change. I think if I was going out at night I would use it but not for everyday. Still love my BM

  2. What kind of gel liner are you using? And do you apply this gel liner to your bottom lid too?

    1. Its Black Track from MAC. I use it just on the top lash line.

  3. Unfortunately BM just doesn't look good on my skin, I think my skin is too dry for a powder foundation! I usually use Nars sheer glow which is great and I also just started using Make Up For Ever HD foundation which I really recommend x

  4. did you notice a real difference in the way you looked after using these different products?

    1. The liquid foundation felt heavy and was more obvious on my skin. I got better coverage but I still think my Bare Minerals is my favorite

  5. The mac concealer is my bff !!! It works great for oily skin and pigmentation.

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