I shuffle between products, and it’s always a joy to discover new combinations that become solutions to problems I mysteriously always run into. I’ve been trying to use up some products, so the others I have often get neglected. In this iteration of a face base, I chiefly used three products to blur out the pores on my cheeks.
After moisturizing my face, I applied the BECCA Resurfacing Primer, which worked out better than I remembered it to in my original review. I then topped it off with a few layers of Ellana Minerals Loose Powder Foundation in Caramel Latte.* After that, I used the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette, mostly Dim Light on the cheek area as well as my forehead, but I used Incandescent Light to highlight and Radiant light on the outer edges of my cheeks.
What is your favorite face base concoction right now?
* PR Sample. All the products featured in this post are cruelty-free.
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I fell in love my sample of Benefit’s Porefessional but I can’t justify the price for it yet. I’ve been using Maybelline’s baby face for the time being.
Does it work just as well? I loooove primers. They are my weird makeup love, lol.
Sorry this was forever ago. I was amazed at how my pores disappeared. I tried it on my sister the other day in Sephora but hers didn’t disappear as much as mine did so I guess it just depends.
I don’t really have a face base combination at the moment, just lots of concealer, but this looks flawless!
What concealer do you use? I tend to use concealer + setting powder on most days now!
Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen (Pink) + Guerlain Lingerie de Peau + Wulong! Unless I have to set my makeup properly (like now, because I have giant pimples grrrr), in which case I use Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder.
Is Burjois Healthy Balance Powder available in Manila? Thanks!
No 😦 I got mine from ASOS.com, though, with free shipping!
Huhu I’m so sad I never tried Guerlain base products when I still bought from them. I swatched the Chanel Les Beiges powder, too, and guuuuh. So nice.
Good lord, you look flawless! Do you apply both the powders with a brush rather than a puff? I’ve been toying with the idea of acquiring a puff to ‘press’ my P&J bird balls into the skin as so many tutes recommend, but it does a great job just dusted on I wonder if I’m just making excuses to throw monies at pretty things 😛
Hee, thank ya~ I used a kabuki brush for the mineral foundation and a Hakuhodo blue squirrel powder brush for the finishing powder! I haven’t tried a puff since I used it for a VERY WHITE powder and scared myself, but I’ve seen a few DIY tutorials for them if you don’t want to spend just yet~~
Guerlain Primer + Lancome Teint Miracle + Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette + Meteorites = BYE BYE PORES! Gurl, love the effect of your poreless face base concoction, parang skin parin!
Thank you! Haha super naiilang ako pag liquid foundation minsan~! Feeling ko masyado lang ako marami maglagay, though.
i really want to get my hands on that Ambient lighting powders but alas i’m in a no makeup buy currently. 😦
I’m on an incidental no-buy, too. Hehe they’re permanent anyway. 🙂
My favorite face base combo right now is the Smashbox Photofinish OIl-free Primer + Happy Skin Second Skin Creme Foundation + Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (t-zone and sides of the nose only) + Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Kevyn Aucoin SSE (w/ nothing else) or L’Oréal Lucent Magique mixed with a moisturizer or sunscreen lotion 😀
Hay, that’s on my perpetual to-buy list! Hehe. 🙂 Thank you!
Anyway, that lipstick looks great on you
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Love this look. I’d be so ridiculously happy if my foundation was called caramel latte. LOL. It would just start my day off in a great way. Anyways, I’ve been using a sample of Studio Gear’s primer and surprisingly, I really love it, more than any primer I’ve used, including that Hourglass mineral primer… I used a sample of Clarin’s Double Serum that I really want to purchase and start incorporating in to my skincare routine.
Haha! Their shade names are delicious. 😀 That’s so weird, but cool! I love finding hidden gems. 🙂