I live in Metro Manila, Philippines and it’s usually too hot here to wear liquid foundations. If you’re going to be on a commute, exposed to the elements, it’s probably not a good idea to have too many liquid or cream products on your face. I think a lot of people here favor powder foundations.
While I like to wear liquid foundations when it’s not too hot or humid, I’ve also come up with a foundation routine that I’m super happy with for normal days where I just don’t want to bother with my face as the day goes on. I’m not really particular about covering up blemishes or having perfect, poreless skin. I think I mostly use face products a) to keep oil in check, and b) for the SPF.
HOURGLASS VEIL MINERAL PRIMER
This works super well with loose mineral foundation, as well as smoothening out my skin. I don’t have a lot of enlargened pores, but this adds a soft-focused blur on the places that need a little bit of help.
After, I add on some concealer, since most of what I have are cream products. After it sets, I put on my foundation of choice.
BAREMINERALS ORIGINAL LOOSE FOUNDATION
This is a super awesome product. I like it because it’s lightweight and is ‘barely there,’ but it truly improves my complexion. It adds just a sense of ‘polished’ to your look. I can’t really seem to build it up to full coverage without appearing powdery, but it’s been done by a ton of people. I wear Medium Beige, and it’s a pretty much perfect match for my skin tone.
Blush application happens now. I finish everything off with either of these:
BAREMINERALS MINERAL VEIL
Very mattifying, good for oily days or just particularly hot ones. It extends the appearance of being polished lent to my face by the BM Original Foundation. This takes away shine and locks in the makeup, without making you look powdery.
HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING POWDER
This is my other weapon of choice for finishing off my face makeup. It’s a light, light powder that really just adds to the entire look of the makeup. If you’re not familiar with the point of these powders, kindly check out this post that I made.
Keep in mind that this is not a full-coverage foundation look. This is for laid-back, low-maintenance days where I don’t want to worry about whether or not my foundation is coming off in patches. Not that I like it when I have to worry about it; but when I absolutely cannot be bothered, this is my go-to routine, as everything wears off well and naturally. 🙂
I hope this was useful. I am working on another foundation routine post, for perfect complexion~, as requested by a reader, Amy. So stay tuned for that. 🙂
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