After having a reminiscent night and going through my blog posts from the past, I realized that it's been a hot minute since I last published an updated foundation routine/base makeup routine. After reading my last routine too, I realized that I currently use none of the products I used circa 1.5-2 years ago. Everything has stayed the same in terms of primer, foundation, bronzer, etc, but it surprised me how different the products I use now are. I've tried out so many different types of products over the years so I thought I'd share the routine I am currently doing for my base makeup!


primer | I currently use Pixi's Flawless & Poreless Primer. After my skincare routine, I like how different this priner feels compared to other pore minimizing primers because it is very hydrating, and doesn’t have the typical silicone texture that most of us are used to. It’s definitely pore minimizing but it also adds a dewy underlayer to the skin.
foundation | For foundation, I have been loving The Ordinary’s Serum Foundation. My shade is 2.0N. This foundation is so lightweight and feels more watery, which is great because I don’t like thick, matte type of foundations. The coverage is light to medium, and one pump of this does the trick for me.

concealer | I was on the hunt for a new concealer, so when The Face Shop had their annual holiday sale, I thought I’d try their Super Cover Concealer. This is hands down one of the best concealers I have ever used! Korean makeup tends to have a reputation of being light coverage, but this concealer is flawless in its coverage ability. A little goes a long way and it doesn’t feel very heavy either.

 | I ran out of my favourite (Dr. Hauschka's Correcting Powder) so I went back to using elf’s Tone Correcting Powder. I’ve actually used this in the past and it’s a great powder for setting. It's packed tightly so it's not cakey at all and I love using correcting powders since they have all of the colours to even out my skin tone.

bronze & highlight | For my bronzer and highlighter, I been using the cult classics from Benefit - Hoola Bronzer and Watt’s Up. Hooler Bronzer is simply universal and just warms up my skintone after powdering and Watt’s Up is a cream based highlighter that adds a subtle glow to my cheekbones.

setting spray | Lastly, to seal everything in, I spritz two to three pumps of Wet n Wild's Photofocus Matte Finish and then we're good to go! 
And that’s everything I currently use for my base makeup! I’m sure my routine will change when the weather gets warmer, but these have definitely been my go-to products for the past few months.

Have a great week everyone!
- Nancy

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