It’s hard to believe that just 5 years ago I didn’t even know how to apply foundation. I mean, I wore makeup but kept the focus on the eyes with maybe a splash of bronzer here or there. My first experience with foundation or powder wasn’t until appearing on ‘The Bachelor’ since I figured it would look better for television. I was a deer in the headlights back then. Luckily, I’ve come along way since those days and have learned SO much about how to achieve a flawless finish, no matter the occasion.
From experimenting with multiple brands and products, I’ve discovered the products that work the best for me… and you never know the wonders they may do for you! These products help bring all the other elements of your beauty regimen together for a natural looking finish.
For a natural and every day look, I turn to Armani Silk Foundation. This is more of a splurge for foundation but the light, breathable finish gives the most natural appearance and is absolutely worth every penny!
As an alternative to the Armani foundation I really love Pur Cosmetic’s Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation. It has the same light and breathable consistency and feels as though I’m barely wearing any makeup. I love how the water serum hydrates for a glowy finish.
Full coverage or light coverage, Dior Airflash gives you both! This aerosol can sprays an airbrush finish with a thin texture that evens skin tone and blurs fine lines, without settling or caking. Texturally, this foundation is incredibly light while simultaneously providing excellent, buildable full coverage. I just love this foundation for everyday or a date night with my babe! If you’re in need of a budget friendly version, Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation is as equally amazing, but just has less shades to choose from.
If you are looking for something long-lasting for nights out, I’d say you can’t go wrong with Urban Decay All Nighter. This coverage is full , full, and more full! With it’s matte finish, it blurs out all my pores and lasts for 8 or more hours with just one pump! Need I say more?
I was first introduced to Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Foundation by Cassandra Ferguson who has done many makeup tutorials, you can find on the blog, and has helped me up my makeup game. I love this full coverage foundation for any appearances, photo shoots or special occasions since the coverage looks amazing in photos and on camera. It covers all blemishes and evens out skin tone for a nice foundation to any bronzer or blush that will also be applied. Great for weddings!!
This setting spray is serious business! I’m not the type to check my makeup daily or make sure everything is still in place so this setting spray is perfect for everyday and especially for any special occasions. You can guarantee that your makeup will stay in place and look flawless all day long.
I never really knew what primer was used for, along with many other products, until the day I gave it a try! Laura Mercier’s Primer creates a smooth and blemish free surface for foundation to be applied on. I don’t necessarily use it every day but love to use it in different climates where my skin may need that extra layer of hydration and protection. It definitely makes a difference!
This foundation has been the perfect finish! Not only does my skin look flawless, the powder of this foundation takes away any oil and creates a soft, matte look. The best foundation for blush and bronzer to be applied and last all day long.
This light reflecting setting powder will change your life and the way you see makeup! All you need is just a little on your brush to add the final touches to your makeup and create an angelic look. Place on bridge of nose, center forehead, cheek bones, under eyes, and chin for an easy finish.
#10: The beautyblender
The beautyblender is a game changer! It’s versatile, it applies makeup quickly, easily, effectively, and it allows you to achieve whatever type of coverage you want. Shaped like an egg, it’s really a sponge for applying perfect, flawless foundation. Dip it in water, wring it out, and then apply your foundation. This is a MUST ladies!