Hey guys, thank you so much for visiting my blog. Today, I’m going to be showing you a full coverage foundation. Now, most of my foundation routines are full coverage, even my everyday casual no-makeup routines are full coverage because I have olive skin, hyper-pigmented skin, under-eye circles that are crazy, and lots of imperfections that probably only I notice.
I struggled with acne the most in middle school and high school. Now, I feel like if I get an acne breakout, I know why, it’s usually something that I did, like drinking or eating or not working out or stressing or not sleeping enough.
Normally, in these situations, I will hide from social media and the general public, unless I can’t avoid it, but I thought that this time around, I would instead try to help some of you who could benefit from some of the tips that I use.
I will also teach you how to contour and highlight, which if done wrong when you have an acne breakout, it could make your breakout stand out even more, which you don’t want.
So I hope you enjoy this post, thank you so much for visiting, let’s go ahead and get started.
First, up for products, I’m never without my Neutrogena healthy skin primer, this is my favorite. I never believed in primer, until I started using this, honestly, and what I’ll do is I’ll paint on a thick coat, yeah, not just a pea size, a THICK coat all over, especially on dark and dry spots.
And, as you can and will see, it lightens, it brightens, it smooth’s your pores and blemishes, even scabs, and most importantly it protects and nourishes my skin.
I honestly feel like this prevents breakouts, and it keeps my makeup on all day long. Like, I’m convinced it’s waterproof, and I honestly can’t say enough good things.
I’m gonna grab a spoolie brush to gently flick off any dry skin flakes that have now softened from the primer.
And make sure that that brush is clean, or else you could end up with some mustaches all over your face.
Now for foundation
This is my obsession, Studio Fix fluid. But rather than using concealer, which can so easily be spotty and require a lot of retouching, I just brush and build up this full coverage foundation, which covers absolutely every imperfection.
I’ll layer it up first in the darkest areas, work my way all over, and then revisit areas that need it. I do like using a foundation that is one to three shades lighter than my skin. This helps with hiding dark spots and also gives me a little shortcut with contouring and highlighting.
And I’m sure that there are people watching who are gonna say that full coverage foundation is what’s causing all of my breakouts, which it’s not true, but I do wanna say that if you skip primer and if you’re not washing your face, you are going to break out no matter what you’re using, whether it’s full coverage foundation, sheer foundation or even face paint, so those two steps are very important.
And no blending brushes here, because we really wanna build up that coverage.
Now for some color
I’m using two different bronzers because parts of my skin are dry and parts of my skin are oily. So first up, I’m using powder on my cheeks, which have some blemishes. I’m gonna avoid that area, because I don’t want to make spots darker or for the area to look even bumpier, so I’m just sculpting my cheeks by going along the outer rounds and then along my jawline.
I’m also a nose contour person. If I’m breaking out here, I will skip this step completely, because I don’t want the bumps to make a crooked line.
It’s not too bad today though, so I’m gonna go ahead and do it. As for my forehead, it is super dry and broken out; powder would make any flakes or bumps stand out even more, so I’m using a soft solid and blending with my finger, definitely focusing on my hairline and not where there is a lot of irritation.
Now, I do use some concealer, only around my eyes, which are the hardest and biggest dark spots on my face to cover.
I call them my panda circles. And you’ll see that I’m pressing instead of rubbing, which will allow for max coverage.
I’m gonna go ahead and apply my blush, which is more of a coral salmon color because I don’t wanna bring out any other pink or redness on my face.
And just a little bit here, a little dab on the apples of my cheeks, and that are it.
Last, just for a little extra coverage and protection, I’m setting my under-eye circles, along with really any other dark spots or areas that need it with this Studio Fix matte powder, which makes everything disappear.
So here is the final look. I hope you enjoyed this post.