My Foundation Routine

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted about makeup, besides Kylie related cosmetics. I haven’t been excited about too many products, but I wanted to share what things have been working for me over the past few months.

I have oily skin, always have. At the end of the day, my face is oily, no way around it, but I have figured out how to prolong the oily look and decrease the amount of oil on my face. One item I can thank is the NYX Shine Killer that I picked up a few months ago. It comes out clear and I only put dime size amount on my hands, and apply to my face. My makeup stays on, applies, and tends to be less oily. Then I apply my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer that I’ve been using for years and years, and I have no plans on changing it. I even use it when I’m not wearing eyeshadow. It helps stop my eyelids from getting oily, which you would think doesn’t happen, but for us oily-faced people out there, you know this happens.

After priming, which in my opinion is the most important part of putting makeup on, I quickly apply the Maybelliene concealer under my eyes and on dark blemishes. Then I apply my foundation. At one time I was using each of these foundations separately, but I combined them because my NYX foundation, which is great for oily skin by the way, was running low, and the Revlon foundation was a bit too light for my skin tone. Instead of getting rid of my Revlon foundation, I blended the two colors so that I could get the full coverage Revlon provides, while keeping my skin smooth looking and oily free from NYX. I don’t do anything too complicated to fix the two colors. All I do is squirt a little of each on my beauty blender and start applying. The colors blend as I pat the beauty blender on my face.

Individually, the NYX foundation is medium coverage, great for the Summer, but now that we’re moving into Fall I want a full coverage. The Revlon foundation has a full coverage, but has a bumpy consistency, so I spent more time smoothing out my foundation when I solely used it by itself. Together they make a great combo. The next foundation I’m going to try will probably be a bit more high end. I’ve been using drugstore products for at least a year so it will be nice to mix it up for a bit.

Marah Renee