f thoughts of a half cat: My current foundation routine.

January 31, 2012

My current foundation routine.

I just now realized that I hadn't posted this video on here! Here is my current foundation routine and all that jazz I do before I get into eyeshadow, liner, blush, etc. Please note I let my moisturizer soak in before filming. :) 

Products used:
(pre-video) Bobbi Brown Hydrating Intense Night Cream
Nars Sheerglow Foundation in Siberia
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC20
MAC Brow set in Beguile
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded
MAC Powder Blush in Harmony (used as contour)
Tarte Illuminating Clay Shimmer Powder

Break down:
  1. I apply my regular moisturizer, Bobbi Brown Hydrating Intense Night Cream, all over my face and let it soak up before doing anything else.
  2. I then pour my liquid foundation on my fingertips and apply it to the central parts of my face.
  3. Buff foundation in with a foundation brush, I used my Sigma F80.
  4. Apply concealer - I used MAC Studio Sculpt in NC20 with my fingers, applying it underneath my eyes and anywhere else I feel it's needed.
  5. Apply MAC brow set in Beguile to brows to give them a little more definition and keep them in place.
  6. Apply powder bronzer with a Real Techniques blush brush to the "3 and E" of the face, or from the side of your temples to the hollows of your cheeks down to your bottom jaw line, and then down the neck for good measure. I used Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded. 
  7. Apply powder contour (MAC powder blush in Harmony) with a contour brush (Real Techniques contour brush) to the hollows of the cheeks.
  8. Blend the bronzer and contour with either a face blender brush or your fingers making sure there are no harsh lines.
  9. Apply powder highlighter (Tarte Illuminating Clay Shimmer Powder) to the high points of the face (brow bone, top of cheek bone) using any brush (I used Real Techniques again)
  10. Then onto eye make up and whatnot! :)



Anonymous said...

i find your blog rather fascinating! this is such a helpful video! btw your facial expression when you apply makeup is just adorable!!!

Emily said...

aw, thank you! I'm glad you like it! I feel like people speed through the foundation application of their tutorials so I wanted to make a video all on its own about it. :) xxx