Foundation routine Friday, Sep 7 2012 

Here is my current foundation routine in a blog post, also will have a video on this soon. There are a few productions I use daily ,I use a moisturizer first before anything, I’m currently using the philosophy “hope in a jar” moisturizer. I need a redness reducing primer because I have redness on my cheek area that normally doesn’t get covered with a foundation. The primer I use is the Makeup forever HD primer #1 (green) the green covers the redness so I have an even ski tone to apply a foundation on. The second product I use is a pore refining solution, the clinique pore refining solutions instant perfectos is the one I use , it comes in 3 different shades , and all you do is smooth it over enlarged pores and it smooths them out and makes them invisible. My current foundation is the Laura Mercier silk creme foundation which is a very full coverage foundation, with the right brush it gives an airbrushed finish and looks flawless. On the really hot days I don’t use this foundation but I do use a BB cream by maybelline , the dream fresh BB cream, which gives a light coverage and adds a nice glow to the skin. This routine is what I do everyday and it seems to work for me.

What is your foundation routine?

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Laura Mercier silk creme foundation review Tuesday, Sep 4 2012 

I was skeptical of this foundation because I had heard so many good things about it, but that doesnt make sense. A lot of people and youtube guru’s were saying that it is an awesome foundation and worth the expensive price. I wasn’t sure I wanted to pay $55.00 for a foundation.. but I did and I don’t regret it at all. It is a very full coverage foundation which was what I was looking for, as I have a bit of redness on my cheeks that seems to be hard to cover with drug store foundations and or BB creams. I do use a Makeup forever HD primer #1 – that reduces redness. So a BB cream  will cover the redness and give good coverage.  But for a more flawless finish a higher end foundation is needed, I find that using sponges to apply a foundation or any liquid makeup doesnt work for me because it soaks up too much product for it to look good and cover any blemishes. Brushes I find are easier to use and dont soak up so much product, the best type of brush for this foundation to go on smoothly and have an airbrush type finish is a stiff stippling brush.  It is best to shake the product up very well before using, then put a very small amount on the back of your hand and dip your brush into the foundation and starting on your nose as you should always, blend down from your nose and across your T zone, and make sure to blend under your jawline so you don’t end up with a line that is not the same color. Although this is a very expensive foundation is will last you awhile and be worth the money for it. I personally dont set it with a powder but you can to help it stay on longer.