Foundation

The face at the top of this post, is my usual face. I do wear glasses most of the time, but i do have daily lenses. As you see i do have not a bad skin for a 51 year old woman. A few wrinkles beneath the eyes, a few lines on the forehead. I do have slight red cheeks, which i don’t mind too much.

This post shows how i prepare my skin for a full make up. Which is something i hardly ever do. And i mean really that. But i did want to try it out myself. Usually, i use some of the foundation on my chin and cheeks. A bit of concealer and the powder to finish it. Both are quite new, so they haven’t been in my routine that long.

I did buy the Clarins Concealer a few months ago on recommendation of the pixiwoo girls. The Mac prep+prime finishing powder was recommended by multiple sources, Miss Lipgloss among them.

I am interested in getting a primer. I haven’t done any research yet. Maybe a smashbox one, i did read some good reviews on those. But developments are going fast. And i do not want to many silicones really, so i should read more about ingredients.

My foundation is nearly empty. So i do need to read more about these too! It’s a shame Nars isn’t sold here in the Netherlands, i’m really interested in the Sheer Glow Faundation. The Estee Lauder Double Wear seems pretty good too. But as i said, it’ll be quite a task to find the right one.

After i made all the photos for this post, i rushed to the bathroom and removed everything! I was happy to have my normal face back. I would only use this sort of make up for very rare occasions, not for daily life.

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My current collection of preparation, foundation, concealer, finishing powder, powder and concealer brush.
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Clinique Redness Solutions daily protective base with a SPF 15.
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And it's a green cream!
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As you see here, i do have a slight redness.
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To be honest, i do not see the redness solutions working really well. I won't buy it again.
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The Laura Mercier Crème smooth foundation in Warm Ivory.
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The foundation looks yellow, but it will spread out nicely.
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You do see some pores better with the foundation. Here a primer would be handy.
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The Bobbi Brown concealer and powder. I don't use it in this tutorial.
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The Clarins Instant Concealer in colour 01.
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I use the concealer beneath my eyes, besides the nose and on a few spots/
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Waiting for the final step, the powder.
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The Mac prep+prime transparent finishing powder.
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I use the powder on the t-zone. This is a starting face for make up. You would do the concealer after you have done the eye make up.
Published on March 27, 2015 at 6:00 by

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