Hi y'all! First off I just want to say thank you to all 30,000+ people who read and shared my last post!!! I was seriously so blown away, but that's how you know competitive cheer is really that serious :-)
Since summer is finally here I decided to update you ladies with my favorite foundation routine for the hottest days of the year. The best part is that it's super cheap too!! You can buy these foundations anywhere, but I've found them to be cheaper at Target rather than Ulta. I wore them every day in Disneyworld where I was constantly sweating soooo much. The foundation left me with perfect coverage all day, and somehow I never got oily or shiny even through the heat and humidity. If you prefer matte finishes like I do, you will be amazed at how long you stay completely shine free. The finish also photographs wonderfully (just in case you were wondering if maybe you're like me and take 500 selfies a day) !!
Both are made by L'oreal - True Match & Infallible Pro-Matte
(applied with my Real Techniques sponge shown in the middle)
So what I do is I take these two foundations and put a few drops of each on the top of my hand and mix together with my finger, then apply to my face. I tend to use 2 parts Infallible, 1 part True Match. I use both because the Infallible does give the perfect matte finish, but the True Match contains a little bit of sunscreen to protect my face in the summer. It is also easier this way to create the perfect color to match your face. You just have to mess around with it a bit to find the right combination for you! Even together, this gives you full coverage but doesn't feel thick and heavy on your face. It's light for summer, but both are definitely buildable if you desire a more harsh coverage maybe for going out at night.
I apply my foundation combo to my face using a wet beauty sponge. I prefer the Real Techniques (linked above) sponge, but that's because you can buy two at Ulta for half the price of one authentic Beauty Blender sponge. I run the sponge under water and squeeze out the excess before applying. This is to make sure your foundation gets blended evenly throughout your entire face. I know it sounds weird, but trust me it works. All the professionals do it!! If you have never worked with a sponge before, just know that it takes a little more time to use rather than a brush. This is because you have to dab all of your foundation on your face. With my finger, I put a drop of foundation on my forehead, nose, chin, and each cheek. To blend it in, you literally have to use pouncing motions with the sponge to dab it onto your entire face. Just think about bouncing the sponge into the foundation and then bouncing all over your face. It's a lot harder to explain through text...maybe watch a YouTube video if you are unsure :) I have found that using a sponge rather than a brush gives you a more light, airbrushed complexion that leaves people wondering if you're actually wearing makeup or if you just have super healthy flawless skin!
These are definitely my favorite drugstore foundations. I have two colors of each so that I can wear them when I'm super pale or super tan....it's that serious. I wanted y'all to see how it looks in different lighting so scroll down for pictures of my face :-) but thanks for reading guys!! If you would like my posts emailed to you as soon as they're published, just subscribe in the box on my page. I would love to hear from y'all, so post a comment if you have any questions or suggestions or if you're just super bored and want to say hi!
PS- Above on my lips I am wearing the 'Brink' Lippie Stix from ColourPop Cosmetics. It's the perfect dark nude and I'm obsessed with everything they have!!!! Make sure to register to their site to get $5 off your first purchase!