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4 Step Foundation Routine

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4 Step Foundation Routine by The Gossip Darling

Hello darlings!! 

Foundation is one of the most important beauty steps for me. Even though I'm obsessed with all makeup, as long as my foundation looks good and I'm wearing black liner, I feel comfortable enough to leave my house. I want my skin to look flawless. I have serious acne issues but with the right foundation routine, no one has to see a blemish! 

I have so many foundations by different brands, different types of formulas, and different levels of coverage. It's like choosing a pair of shoes before you leave your house. What look are you going for? Dramatic? Natural? Dewy? 

I usually stick with the same Monday to Friday makeup routine. I tend to wear less makeup on the weekends and I wear nothing if I'm just staying home. Of course if I'm going out at night, I always go heavy! 

Here's my work week foundation routine...

1. I start off with a primer. I have tried so many different primers and I promise to write complete product reviews for each one. I sometimes start off with the Bare Minerals Prime Time Original Foundation Primer or I use the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in the color Ginger as my base. It depends on my mood but honest most days, I just go straight to Complexion Rescue. It's light and doesn't feel heavy on my skin at all. You can use this alone if you prefer. Since I like more of a full coverage foundation, I use this was my primer. I'm on my third tube and I am still super in love with it. I apply it with my fingers or I use the Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush

2. After I apply my base, I then apply Bare Minerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation in Bare Beige. I've been using this foundation for about a year now on and off. It's definitely a keep and I'll always have a bottle in my makeup bag. There's just something about using Bare Mineral products that makes me feel like I am doing something good for my skin. Their products are amazing and never harsh. I am though ashamed to admit that I never count how many drops I use like I am supposed to. I just squirt a quarter size and I go. I apply this foundation using my beauty blender or the Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush. I have used the Bare Minerals bareSkin Perfecting Face Brush as recommended but I prefer the Smoothing Face Brush. It makes it easier for me to blend the product into my skin. Also, most times I'm in a rush and I don't want to use too many brushes. If I can purchase one brush and use for multiple purposes, then I'm in!

3. I have been using the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick for many many years and for multiple purposes. It's a super easy product to use because it comes in a stick form and is solid oppose to a liquid. You can toss it in your bag like I do. I don't use it all over my face but instead I use it to cover my problem areas. I also use it to touch up my makeup if I am going out after work. It's easily blendable and doesn't feel heavy on my skin. A little bit goes a long way and this stick should last you awhile. My color is Natural Tan.

4. My last step is setting all of this lovely makeup! I use Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It's absolutely amazing, super light, and makes sure that my foundation never moves. Before I started using this product, I had a major problem with my foundation "melting off my face" towards the middle of the day. Since I started using this powder, my makeup doesn't budge. It has received so many amazing reviews and now I know why. I use this brush to seal under the eyes and my eye lids before I apply my eyeshadow and I use this brush to apply to the rest of my face. 

And there we go! My super fast and easy 4 step makeup routine. What products are you using?

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