My foundation routine changes on a regular (daily) basis.  I like trying different techniques because it helps me learn what does and doesn’t work.   Recently I settled into something I really like and thought it’s worth sharing because I used it five out of seven days one week.  I like this method because it uses two different shades and keeps the full-coverage foundation from having a flat effect.

What I’m using:

  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in 320 Warm Golden and 330 Natural Tan – These don’t dry as quickly as the liquid version so they can sit a little bit longer on my skin before blending.  More contrasting shades can be used, but I’m just going with what I already own.
  • Sonia Kashuk Large Duo Fibre Brush to blend
  • Tarte Bamboo Airbrush Finish Brush to buff
  • Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 02 Medium – any concealer works, but I like this one especially when I top with WR
  • Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Powder in Translucent Medium – any powder – loose or pressed – works, preferably something translucent because the foundation itself is full-coverage.  I’m currently trying to use this one up.
  • bareMinerals Well Rested

What I’m doing:

(as always, click each picture for the closeup)

I realize the foundations are rather close in shade.  But I like this much better than using one or the other.  I feel like this technique gives the most natural result.  And when I’m pressed for time, I can skip bronzer altogether (gasp!).

I hope you enjoyed this one.  It was fun trying to get all the pictures between steps!  What are you best tips to look natural in full-coverage foundation?