I may be in the minority here, but I constantly change up my makeup routine. It feels like I have to with each new season because my skin reacts differently to products based on air temperature and dryness. In the fall, I like to go for a little more coverage. I am usually back at school, or work (or both this time- I work at a school!) which means less sun time. Less sun time = more blemishes to be seen. I like to add a liquid foundation to my routine in order to get that full coverage. This time around I decided to try Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation; I had heard too many good reviews not to!
The jury is out, I LOVE IT! For someone that has major combination skin, it was perfect! It doesn't dry me out, and it doesn't make me oily after hours of wear. I prepped my skin with the Photo Finish Water Primer that goes on light and feels refreshing. I topped off the foundation with a matte finish of Ulta Beauty Minerals Powder Foundation to achieve a more cashmere skin look.
Ever since Sophomore year of high school (that's about 8 years ago!) I have loved BareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Color. It just gets me, ya know? I use a small thin brush to contour my jawline, cheekbones, nose, and forehead to get that sun kissed and defined look. Works every time. Just be warned, a little goes a LONG way!
These are two different brushes. One (the pink) is an Elf brush that I use to apply the liquid foundation, the IT Brush for ULTA Beauty is the brush I use to blend my powder foundation with. Let me tell you, buying the IT brush made a HUGE difference in my makeup routine. It creates a smooth coloring all over for a natural look.
One more thing I add to my routine in the Fall (and Winter) is a hydrating body wash. in the summer I just use a body wash gel, but in the fall I transition to washes that contain vitamins and cream. this Sweet Spice dual phase body wash contains both those necessary ingredients, and smells delicious!
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ULTA Beauty Mineral Powder Foundation (in Medium 01)- only $14.00!
If you spend $35 or more from Smashbox (that's the foundation or the primer) you get a gift of a sample of the water primer!!
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