My Current Foundation Routine

Made From Beauty My Current Foundation Routine CoverWith a new job has come a massive overhaul of the makeup I wear on a daily basis. I now work in a hot, physically challenging environment for long hours. So my usual dewy, light base really wasn’t cutting it, I was finding that even my favourite foundation wasn’t lasting throughout the day. I honestly don’t have a single second to touch up my makeup, so I need a base that will look natural and stick around.

With the prospect of a twelve hour shift dawning on me tomorrow, I’m hoping my current base will last throughout and keep me looking somewhat respectful amongst the craziness of a busy cafĂ©.

So where do you start for long lasting makeup? A primer! To give my foundation a little extra staying power I’ve been popping on a light layer of the Max Factor Facefinity Primer. Lightweight and smoothing, this product is the perfect first step to wearable, long lasting base makeup.

Made From Beauty My Current Foundation Routine Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer

I’ve swapped out my dewier bases for a matte one, my favourite of which is the L’oreal Infallible Matte Foundation. If you read my review of this foundation a little while back, you’ll know I’m a fan of how this matte, full coverage base manages to still look like skin despite its heavy texture. Sure, after a couple of hours of heavy lifting, running up and down stairs and serving customers as quickly as possible, there will be a bit of oil showing through this foundation, but it’s a good pick for coverage that sticks.

Made From Beauty My Current Foundation Routine L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24Hr Matte Foundation

Because the L’oreal Infallible Matte Foundation provides me with plenty of coverage, I have found I only need a light touch of concealer to finish off my base. I’ve been reaching for the MAC Mineralize Concealer for coverage that’s natural looking and long lasting.

Made From Beauty My Current Foundation Routine MAC Mineralise Concealer

After popping on a little powder, I have been sweeping a little of the KIKO Masterpiece Bronzer in Forward Sienna. I always feel the need to give my face a little more definition with bronzer when wearing a matte foundation, just so I don’t look a little too flat.

Made From Beauty My Current Foundation Routine KIKO Masterpiece Bronzer in Forward Sienna

Made From Beauty My Current Foundation Routine KIKO Masterpiece Bronzer in Forward Sienna Open

Another makeup item I can’t get enough of and I’ve found myself wearing on a daily basis is the new Rimmel by Kate Nude Collection Lipsticks, you you didn’t catch my review on them you can read it here.

Made From Beauty My Current Foundation Routine  Rimmel Lindon Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate- Nude Collection

So what’s your current foundation routine?


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  • Emily Knott

    I really like the look of the KIKO bronzer and I will definitely be picking up one of the Kate Moss Nude Lipsticks, just need to go in store and pick up the right shade for me.

    • The KIKO bronzer is a little gem, one of their more expensive products but blends really well and stays put most of the day!

      I am in love with the lipsticks, really great idea for a drugstore brand!

      Thank you for commenting! xx

  • The Max Factor primer looks fab. I don’t know what it is about it, but I’m intrigued. And I swear, next time I go shopping, I’m buying that foundation! Everyone’s raving about it! The Kiko bronzer is packaged so beautifully! Almost too beautiful to use xx

    Jasmine ||

    • Haha! The foundation really is great for the price! The primer is very similar to the Hourglass Veil Primer, so check it out!

      Thank you for commenting xx

  • I adore the foundation but I’m yet to try anything else mentioned in this post, the primer looks and sounds fab! I may have to pick that up next!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

    • It really is a great foundation for the price! The Primer reminds me a lot of the Hourglass Veil primer! Check it out!

      Thank you for commenting :)

  • Recently I love using Maybelline Flawless Nude and Bourjois Bronzer. That Kiko Bronzer looks really good, maybe I should give it a try :)

    • Oh I haven’t heard much about the Maybelline Flawless Nude, I’ll be checking it out thanks! I couldn’t find the KIKO Bronzer online, I have a feeling it was part of a limited edition collection, but you might be able to pick it up in store!
      Thank you for commenting! x