Drugstore full coverage foundation routine:
I’m normally not the one to go with full coverage foundation everytime I wear makeup, but there’re certain special occasions when you want your skin to look flawless, and also especially when you wear dark statement lips, having a flawless base really helps to pull-off that look better. Plus the drugstore full coverage foundation routine I’m sharing is totally “flash friendly”. It’s great for weddings, photoshoots, all types of occasions where flash photography is involved. Also, it’s long lasting, so you don’t have to worry about your makeup looking like a mess after a couple of hours in heat and humidity.
L’Oreal Infallible 24H matte foundation:
It’s the best drugstore full coverage foundation. This foundation is IDEAL for combination/oily skin, but I think it can totally work for people with dry skin as well, with the technique I use. And also if you make sure to moisturize your skin well before applying this foundation, even people with dry skin can pull it off on it’s own, without having to make their own little concoction. L’Oreal Infallible foundation is very full coverage, you can make it medium coverage or really build it up to extra full coverage. And once it sets, it’s NOT moving. It has no flash backs, it’s long lasting, it actually get’s better as the day goes by, and more of your face oil comes to the surface. I think it’s such a great drugstore foundation. But the trick is to use it with a Beauty blender. I didn’t like the results with the brush, it looked really heavy; since I have combination skin.
Maybelline Fit me Foundation:
I like my skin to feel like skin, even with full-coverage foundation routine, to make sure my skin doesn’t look cakey, and looks healthy and a little dewy, I add half a pump of Maybelline Fit me Foundation. This foundation is VERY, VERY dewy, it almost feel like it doesn’t properly set, until you really set it with the powder. I can’t wear it on it’s own in summer, at all. But half a pump mixed in L’Oreal Infallible 24H matte foundation makes the world of a difference. I absolutely love the result I get with these two foundations mixed. And whenever there’s something special I opt for this combo. Another trick I like to do is, I got this foundation darker than my actual skin tone, so as I get tanner I can match it to my skin tone.
Beauty Blender is literally the best invention in the makeup history. It makes such a big difference in how the foundation looks, and also feels. It blends the foundation like a dream, plus it takes away the excess foundation, so your skin, still looks like skin. If you choose to follow this routine, use it with a damp beauty blender. Run it under the water and squeeze the water out, and use it while it’s damp.
Setting the foundation:
If you have normal to dry skin, you don’t even need to set the foundation, because it’s so matte. But if you have combination/oily skin, Rimmel Stay matte pressed powder is the best drugstore pressed setting powder. I have recently started using Sleek finishing powder, but I know for a fact it’s not very easily accessible, Rimmel Stay matte is the way to go. I like to use “001 Transparent” because the foundation routine is so full coverage on it’s own, but feel free to opt for the one that suits your skin tone to add a little bit more coverage, if you need.
Here it is, the drugstore full coverage foundation routine, I hope you find this post helpful.