My Foundation Routine

Finally! As you might know, I was having some issues with my blog (my web host went down) last week. I do apologize for the lack of post in the blog. Even though my blog went down for almost a week, I decided last week that I still should post a tutorial on my youtube. This tutorial was a request from one of my Instagram followers – she asked me to show her how I do my foundation routine by using liquid foundation.

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial, it’s very simple and easy. You can use the same technique as the one I used in the video for cream foundation as well, regardless of your skin type. May be I’ll share with you guys how I apply my foundation using just foundation brush next time! Read more below to get more tips and tricks regarding my foundation routine.

So, as mentioned in the video, the very first step to my Foundation routine is to prep and prime my face. I always moisturize even after my skin is cleansed and moisturized. I typically use Bobbi Brown Vit. Enriched face base since I find that this moisturizer works really well as a primer for my foundation. A well moisturized skin is crucial to a flawless base since it’ll help to create a smooth base for the foundation to adhere to. Whether your skin is oily or dry, a well hydrated skin is a happy skin.

If you have a dry skin, Bobbi Brown also has the same moisturizer like the one I used but for dry skin. Other moisturizers that are really great for dry skin are Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Embryolisse Lait-Creme, Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream etc. For sensitive skin, I love using La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. If you have extremely oily skin, I’d recommend using a mattifying moisturizer such as the La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat.

oily skin foundation routine


The next step after moisturizing is optional. I’m not a big fan of primer since I find that if you apply silicone-base primer, foundation tends to slip and won’t stick to your skin. However, that’s not to say that I hate them. I think if you apply the primer sparingly it might work for your skin type. In the Summer when I get more oily or whenever I feel like my pores are looking awfully large, I’ll apply pore-filling primers (e.g. Benefit Porefessional, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Clinique Pep Start Hydroblur) to fill in those pores and in the oily areas (usualy T-zone). If you are one with large pores and/or oily skin, you might find that pore-filling primers are your best friend.

Of course nowadays you can find primers for all sort of skin issues. If you are acne-prone, I’d definitely recommend Cover FX mattifying primer with anti-acne treatment. Not only it mattifies your skin, it also contains salicylic acid to tackle those pesky breakouts. I used to use CoverFX anti-acne primer all the time when I started doing makeup. Personally, I think it’s one of the best primers for acne sufferers.

how to make foundation last the whole day


For this technique, the star of the show is definitely a Latex Free Sponge. Why Latex Free? Latex free sponge absorbs water better than latex sponge. It will swell up to twice it size and it’ll help to sheer out the foundation. Latex sponge is a bit harder and doesn’t absorb water well. You can still use a latex sponge but I personally and professionally chose latex free sponge. Professionally, I used the disposable wedge-shape latex free sponge on my clients to avoid any latex allergies. Personally, I like using the Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge.

Alright, I think that’s all I can think of right now. If you have any question or inquiry about this tutorial feel free to leave me a comment below or on my social media pages!

Products used

● Bobbi Brown Vit, Enriched Face Base
● Clinique Pep Start Hydroblur moisturizer
YSL Radiance Awakening Foundation B30
● MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC25
● Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
● Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

● Cover FX Anti-Aging Smoothing Eye Primer

● Flawless by Friday Flawless in 15 lip serum

Tools used
● Sephora Foundation Brush
● Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge
● Sephora Pro Airbrush #55
● MAC Powder Puff