setting your foundation

Setting Your Foundation. What? Why? What brand?

Setting Your Foundation. What? Why? Type?

Once you have applied a moisturizer, prepped your skin with a foundation primer, and have applied your foundation it is always a good idea to set the foundation.

Why?  Setting your foundation will:

  • help to prevent the oils from showing through your foundation and from looking shiny
  • help to keep your foundation put in place for a longer wear
  • help your powders (blush, bronzer, etc) to blend evenly

If you have wrinkles or fine lines, setting your foundation will help to prevent even creamy products used on your skin from creasing and caking up in your lines. (P.S. Did you see the best way to get rid of your under eye wrinkles?!)

makeup forever hd setting powderMy favorite part about using translucent setting powder to set foundation is that it gives the skin a very soft focus.  My favorite one for the face is MAKEUP FOREVER HD Microfinish Powder.  The reason I love this product is because it is talc-free (so it doesn’t dry out your skin) and instead is formulated with 100% silica.

To apply the MUFE Microfinish Powder, apply a small amount to a blush-type brush (that you don’t use for blush) and lightly dust all over your face.

laura mercier translucent powderAnother one I love is Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder. This one uses “cashmere talc” so it creates a super silky finish. It’s oil-free, looks natural, and is super lightweight. I love to use this one under the eyes to set the concealer.

What are your favorites?!



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