May 7, 2014

Foundation Mix and Translucent Powder

 I never thought I could be flexible when it comes to foundations. Clinique's anti-blemish solution foundation has been my all-time favorite for ages now and I was so convinced that I wouldn't be using other foundations. But recently I stumbled upon these three beauty products and I must admit that they're giving me a pretty nice and even finish. So, here are my make up base products that I use on a daily basis.

The foundations:

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin: This foundation has a thicker consistency and offers a medium to high buildable coverage. I guess this foundation could be too creamy for the ones with oily skin like me. But nevertheless I really appreciate its vitamin enriched formula with SPF20.

Vichy Teint Idéal: This foundation is a great light coverage foundation for oily skin types. It's very liquid and is therefore easy to apply and to blend in. It also has SPF20 and contains thermal spa water(!) and vitamins.

(left swatch - creamy with a red undertone: Maybelline No. 021 Nude / right swatch - fluid with a yellowy undertone: Vichy No. 25)

I like both of the foundations but I figured that a mix of them would result in a perfect customized foundation. I mix them up 1:1 and what I get is a light foundation with medium to full coverage and a semi-matte finish. I noticed that the vitamin enriched formula helps my skin feeling smooth. I'm obsessed with this combination lately and I think that this is a good way to individualize your foundation. If you have foundations that you're not absolutely content with regarding texture or shade, then try to mix them into a new formula that suits your skin type and color. You can also mix foundations with moisturizers if you want a BB or CC finish..

To set my make up I reach for a translucent powder from Innisfree, which is a Korean eco-friendly beauty brand. I never used a translucent powder before and was pretty excited when I purchased this one in Seoul a few weeks ago. Since I already use foundation there's actually no need to set my make up with a colored powder. So, this no-sebum mineral pact helps to absorb excessive sebum, which is exactly what I need for my oily T-zone.

Do you have experince with translucent powders or mixing up foundations?
I would love to hear about your favorite make up base combinations!


1 comment

meghan silva said...

I tend to mix foundations with change of season and powder always since my t-zone shines like crazy.

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