Foundation Friday for Over 50 |My Everyday Foundation Routine
I’ve been doing a new series of posts called “Foundation Friday for Over 50” where I test a different foundation each week to see how it performs on mature skin, but this week I had too much other stuff going on (3 doctor appointments, sports banquet, throwing a graduation party) to test a foundation and make a video. So instead I decided to show you what foundation I use and love on the days I’m not doing testing (along with a tutorial on how to get the look).
My go-to “foundation” is actually 2 products that I layer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer* and Becca Perfect Skin Mineral Powder*.
Using sheer layers of different products gives a more natural, more youthful, and long-lasting result than building most single foundations up to medium coverage. Spot concealing allows for full coverage of problem areas while leaving most of the face with lighter coverage for a polished but still natural makeup look.
Apply Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer as a base coat to even out skin tone (I use Ochre).
Rub a pea sized amount between fingertips and dot around the face concentrating on the center where more coverage is needed.
Blend from the center outward using the fingertips.
Apply concealer (MAC Select Moisturecover*) to pimples, age spots, tear troughs, broken capillaries as needed using an eyeliner brush (Real Techniques Fine Liner brush*).
Press gently with ring finger to blend concealer.
Using a large flat top powder brush (IT Cosmetics Mega Powder Brush #127*), apply a light coat of Becca Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation all over the face (my best shade is “Nude”.
Use a denser domed brush (IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual Ended Powder Brush*) to add more Becca powder in spots where more coverage is needed.
Apply bronzer (IT Cosmetics CC Ombre Radiance Bronzer*) with a round blush brush (Real Techniques Blush Brush*)starting at the hairline by the ear and working forward.
Apply blush (Laura Mercier Cheek Colour in Rose Bloom*)with a round blush brush (Real Techniques Powder Brush*) starting at the hairline by the ear and working forward.
Using a small tapered brush (Elf Blush Brush*), pat setting powder (IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores HD Powder*) under the eyes and in the T-zone to eliminate shine.
Finally, a light misting of setting spray (Elf Mist & Set*) finishes the look and helps it last all day.
This combination does a great job of evening out skin-tone while disguising imperfections like enlarged pores and blemishes.
It even looks pretty good up close:
What I especially love about this combo is the staying power!
It lasts all day without sliding around, getting overly shiny, wearing off, or settling into pores and wrinkles. . .
. . . even up close:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer*
Becca Perfect Skin Mineral Powder*
Real Techniques Fine Liner brush*
IT Cosmetics Mega Powder Brush #127*
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual Ended Powder Brush*
IT Cosmetics CC Ombre Radiance Bronzer
Laura Mercier Cheek Colour in Rose Bloom*
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores HD Powder*:
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