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WHY I always use serum WITH foundation ⭐️

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SunshineSands
OK so this may be a little tricky to MASTER but with some experimenting, and following basic rules, you won’t want to wear foundation alone ever again! Here’s why: 🧚🏻‍♀️Hyaluronic acid serums are lovely on their own but mix them with foundation and you’ve just added a super punch of plumpness 🥊 to the finish of your skin. You tend to lose that plumpness under makeup when you only layer it on top and don’t mix it in with the serum before. 🧚🏻‍♀️If you’ve mixed it properly, your foundation will glide over the skin and blend like a dream. No more drying too quickly or lifting! 🧚🏻‍♀️The finish looks SO much more like skin than just foundation alone. I’ve tried some really good foundations like ARMANI beauty - Luminous Silk Foundation
and YVES SAINT LAURENT - Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation
and STILL, mixing them with serums always gave me better results. 🧚🏻‍♀️This is the most exciting one - you ready? Your foundation lasts the whole damn day ☀️ and the whole damn night 🌚. What?!? It doesn’t pool, cake, flake, separate, oxidize or disappear as the day goes on. It only looks BETTER! I know, I know. I know that’s hard to believe, but if you wear makeup 5-6 times a week for long periods of time you have nothing to lose! I dare you to tell me your makeup doesn’t look better by 10 pm with the serum! Because it will... Now, this is the least fun part but not following these BASIC RULES 📝 can mess everything up: 1) Use water-based serums with water-based foundations. Oil-based serums with oil or cream foundations. If your foundation and your serum do not have the same base, your foundation will separate when mixed and look patchy. You might have to try a few before you find one that works. 2) MIX WELL. There is no such thing as mixing too much. Mix it with your finger on the top of your hand or in your palm and then sweep it with a blender or brush to apply. Not mixing it together properly will result in patchiness regardless of base! 🔑 3) a LITTLE serum goes a long long way. I’m talking a tiny amount of serum - 1 DROP. That’s all you need. Any more than that and you risk diluting the coverage or colour of your foundation. 4) NO TINTED serums. It doesn’t matter if they told you the blue in that blue tansy serum is from fairy farts, you still can’t use it! It’s going to tint your foundation. Stick to clear serums. 5) no “deep absorption” serums. These serums often contain ingredients that help the active ingredients penetrate the skin, which is amazing for a night time routine but bad for mixing with foundation. It will drag the foundation deeper into your pores which is not what you want! That messes with the coverage and can cause breakouts if you have slow cell turn-over or acne prone skin. It can also cause irritation if you’re sensitive. I like a simple hyaluronic acid. Simple right? Maybe not but it’s 💯 worth it if you like your foundation looking bomb!
Aug. 6, 2020
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katr1009Totally agree with you!
Aug. 6, 2020·2 likes
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SunshineSandsWoohoo that’s one for the team 🥰
Aug. 7, 2020·1 like
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Holy grail alert? 🚨
There’s basically only 2 things I look for in a foundation: it has to last my whole work-day without breaking apart/moving/settling into fine lines and it has to not break me out. I can’t tell you how many foundations I’ve tried, regardless of primer or colour or consistency or price that have not lived up to those 2 things - especially not the last one! Which is why until now I have been using CLINIQUE - Even Better Foundation Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 during the day for the last 4 years! Every time I try another foundation I fall back on this one - she my RoD. Rare Beauty - Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation is completely different though and I definitely reached for it every single day since I got it. Out of the bottle, it’s super liquidy and if I had to do a review based solely on the swatch, it might’ve gone a different way but I am thoroughly impressed by the application of it. Once you move it around and apply it it’s smooth as butter, ultra pigmented, medium coverage and it sits on the skin like a crème even though it’s a liquid. I don’t know how she did it but it’s truly a unique and baffling liquid formula. Lovely skin-like satin finish and it lasted 14 hours one time without BUDGING. Not that I advise keeping makeup on for that long but It didn’t move or change consistency or settle into fine lines one bit. It was almost just as fresh on the skin at 10 pm as when I put it on at 8 am and I wasn’t wearing any primer!! Even my usual concealer performed better, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve also been wearing it for 7 days now without a single breakout or blemish. Other than the Clinique one I’ve been using forever I never met a foundation that could do that. It’s usually 1-2 days of wear and boom 💥 a break-out right away. Like anything else, this could very well not be your thing. If you like full, full coverage foundations this is not it. If you like matte OR dewy foundations this is not it. If you like a foundation to apply thick or balmy this is not it. But if you’re into medium coverage foundations with natural finishes that look like healthy and glowy skin and won’t break you out or dry you out then giving this a try definitely wouldn’t be a waste!
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SunshineSands
Foundations That Just ~*hit the spot*~ For Me
Hello beautiful people! i definitely do NOT deserve these foundations and the way they make me look. but here we are, being the lord’s favorite. CLINIQUE - Even Better Foundation Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 for some reason, this doesn’t break me out despite having SPF. maybe it’s because of the low SPF? idk, but this is my TOP ONE fave. it has medium buildable coverage and it has a good shade range! i can always trust this to make my skin look juicy. shade 26 cashew is my perfect summer shade! PÜR - 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 this one’s for my more ~natural~ girls. it has light to medium (yes, medium) coverage, and an SPF 20. again, by some miracle, this never broke me out. i always use this for my no makeup makeup days. only gave it a 4 star rating because they only come in three shades. i use Tan as my fall/winter shade, and that’s the darkest shade they have. tsk tsk. here’s to hoping they expand, because they did something right here. Too Faced - Born This Way Natural Finish Foundation this is more of my “glowy and hoey” foundation. when i know i’m going to be in a public setting (like a party, event, etc.), i use this. it has a medium buildable coverage and I’m in the shade Warm Beige. the only reason i gave this a 4 star rating is because i find that sometimes it comes off as patchy. nothing a lil concealer can’t fix, though, so i aint really mad at it. MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation one of the HOLY GRAILS when it comes to drugstore foundations. i use this when i want to look like i have zero oil whatsoever on my face. this foundation has a full coverage with matte finish. I’m in the shade 220 Natural Beige, and aint no other foundation match me the way this does. 10/10 i don’t have anything bad to say about it. price? check. coverage? check. match? check. finish? check. who’s seeing her? absolutely no one. so yeah, these are the foundations i reach for the most. if yall can tell, i tend to lean more on the medium coverage with a dewy finish kinda look. that Superstay is the only matte foundation for me. i hope this helped some of you guys! let me know some of your favorites down in the comments!
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Hello, lovelies!❤ It has been two weeks since my last skin update! "Biologique Recherche" has continued to amaze me! This skincare is 100% worth the investment! My scars have lightened up significantly and my skin is starting to smooth out. I put on makeup now and actually feel like it looks beautiful! Because it's getting so smooth! Wearing makeup used to make me paranoid because it brought attention to my skin texture, and some of my scars were so dark my foundation wouldn't cover it. I use ARMANI beauty - Luminous Silk Foundation , it looks very natural and it isn't thick. My routine has stayed the same! I use "Lait VIP O2" cleanser if I have worn makeup. I use another facial cleanser before I use it though. Then I use "Lotion P50V 1970" toner twice a day after cleansing my face. I have started adding a few drops of water to my cotton ball and putting a few drops of toner on with that. My skin was getting a little dry and my friend suggested I do that and it has worked like a charm! I follow that with the "Placenta Serum" and concentrate that product on my scarred areas. I use it twice a day as well. I then use my lotion, "Creme ISO-Placenta". Once or twice a week I use the face mask, "Masque Vivant", after cleansing my face. I order from karinanyc.com and they have amazing customer service as well! Please look into this brand! Watch YouTube videos, Google it! It is pricey but SO worth it! All of my stuff is "travel size" besides my lotion and face mask and I've been using it for over a month and have PLENTY of product left! So that helps cut down on the price. 😊 If you have any questions please let me know! Also check out my page for hair product recommendations! I am a licensed cosmetologist. ❤ Products will be linked below! BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - MASQUE VIVANT BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Serum Placenta #Biologique Recherche - Lotion P50V 1970[products]#[FiveStars] BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Creme Placenta
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CheyBugBeauty
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This foundation makes my skin look flawless! It has medium coverage that is buildable. You can use a sponge, brush or your fingers to apply it. It really does feel like silk on the skin because it’s so soft and smooth. This one is oil free so it doesn’t feel greasy on the skin and lasts long. It has micro fill technology which allows the ingredients to lay flat for seamless blending and building. This is hands down my favorite foundation. ARMANI beauty - Luminous Silk Foundation 5/5 for me!
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