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Monday, 7 October 2013

Foundation Routine

As said by Calvin Klein, 'the best thing is to look natural, but it takes make up to look natural!' And I have to say, I totally agree.

Of course, it is still perfectly acceptable to spend the occasional Sunday lounging in your favourite pjs, sporting a high bun and a bare face whilst catching up on desperate housewives.

But when venturing out of the house, it's nice to look natural and effortlessly pretty! 

So I've put together my foundation routine to form the basis of any look, whether it be natural or a little more dramatic. 

Finding a foundation that suits you and your needs can be a really tricky task.

I have always had major trouble finding skin care products that don't aggregate my sensitive skin but my current routine leaves me with perfect coverage and no reactions!

After moisturising, the first thing that you should do before applying any make up is to use a primer! 

This will help towards a long lasting flawless finish and should provide a softer surface for the foundation to be applied. I use MAC's Prep and Prime. (£20.50) Apply an even coat to the whole face to see a noticeably smoother finish.

The second step is to apply your foundation! To begin, I always warm the foundation by placing it on to the back of my hand. This thins it slightly to make sure that it doesn't 'cake' on your face.

To ensure optimum results, I always use a foundation brush! I use the MAC 190 brush to promise even distribution.

Start in the centre of the face and begin blending in an outward direction.

Be sure to blend everywhere including the areas that are more difficult to get to such as the corners of your nose and your hairline. I use the angled edge of the brush to sweep across these awkward regions. 

I use Estée Lauder's Double Wear Light foundation. (£28.50) I really couldn't recommend this product more highly! It is a comfortable light weight make up that stays on for 15 hours. However, being an active girl, the biggest benefit I have discovered is its resistance to smudging!

Even after a tough workout, I can personally assure you that you will look just as gorgeous leaving the gym as you did when entering!

Next I use Yves Saint Laurent's radiant touch. (£25.00) I apply this luminizing pen underneath my lower lash line to avoid tired looking eyes and underneath my brow to highlight the eye area.

Add a concealer to any blemishes on the face with a MAC 195 concealer brush.

To complete this beautiful look, apply Estée Lauder's double wear loose powder to the face. This will create further coverage and a stunning semi-matte finish. (£28.50)

If you are looking to apply a girly blush then please visit my 'Wedding Make Up' blog from September for more details! 

I really hope that this look works for you! Lots of love, Kenzie xxx


  1. Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder is also amazing --- i couldn't recommend this enough !

  2. Thanks lovely!! I'll have to give it a try xx