Saturday, 26 May 2012

A POTD & Foundation Routine

Hey Girls!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far! I have had a great weekend, I had family come over from the USA and the weather was actually really good. For anyone reading this in the UAE  I am sure you welcomed the slightly cooler weather so we spent the day at Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa- always a great sight!



So anyway, as I was getting my face prepped for our outing I decided that I was going to put up my foundation routine! After moisturising I use my face primers. The two I own are Make up Forever HD primer and Clinique Redness solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15. I have a love/hate relationship with my Make up Forever HD primer as it seems to work well on some occasions and then on other occasions I feel it gives me an ashy look, I still haven't figured why that is-but I am in love with my Clinique Primer as it just works well for my skin and I use this everyday!
I have TWO foundations that I am currently loving:
Estee Lauder Futurist Age-Resisting Make Up with SPF 15 in Pale Almond 05. It comes in a glass bottle with a pump. I love my foundation to have a pump so that applying it does not make application messy! I only use this one for special occasions as it covers well, blends beautifully and stays put under all weather conditions. Now I'm telling you, I have worn this in HOT HUMID weather and this has not budged! Although for everyday use I feel this one is just a tad heavy.
Then my daily used foundation is Bourjois Healthy Mix in 52 Vanilla. I love this foundation for everyday, as it feels great on the skin and not at all heavy! Just the right amount of coverage and I feel like I get a real healthy dewy look! I actually just repurchased this one as I ran out!



Applying my foundation is nothing fancy- I pump a small amount on the back of my hand and then using my Sarah Ashton foundation brush blend it all over.

I then use my Garnier Caffeine Anti-dark Circles 2-in-1 roller in Fair, under the eyes as concealer as it works really well, I don't get any lines or flakiness and it brightens up my under eye area!

These are the products that work for me but I'd love to hear what works for you!


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58 comments:

  1. I really love th Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation - I use it daily!!! The Estee Lauder foundation sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your routine!! :D

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  2. I personal use the foundation of L'oreal. It is kinda a good foundation. Enjoy sunday! Hope you will post soon more photos about UAE. <3

    x
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  3. Thanks for sharing this! :) Do you like in the UAE

    Hayley
    http://makeupmoviesandmore.blogspot.com

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  4. i hear very good things of that foundation, ;-)

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  5. it depends on my schedule, time and if i'm feeling lazy what foundation i wear. lol have you tried the lancome teint idole? it's amazing!! i keep hearing great things about the bourjois healthy mix. we don't have bourjois here any more. boo! :(

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    1. ohh :( thats too bad because it is really a great foundation! I have to try the lancome one out as I too have heard great things about it!

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  6. I just got a sample of the HD primer and I can't wait to try it!
    taylor
    Girl Meets Beauty

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    1. let me know what you think of it!

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  7. couldn't stop eyeing that purple primer from make up forever because i've been thinking of getting it, but what do you think of it??
    i like seeing what others use so this was a great post!!/Azure

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    1. Thanks I will put up a full review on it for you!

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  10. I'm using the Make Up For Ever primer too! I'm sad. I think it's causing my breakouts.. you're so lucky it's working well for you!

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    1. oh thats not too good! hope you find one that works better for you!

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  11. I found you on the blog hop!! :D

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  14. I am using the Make Up For Ever too!!!

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    1. great what are your thoughts on it?

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  15. Cool post! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  16. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the blog hop! Hope you can come check my blog out too!

    Ree
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  17. i'm so glad you had a great weekend! :)

    p.s. i've been wanting to try the garnier anti-dark circles 2-in-1 roller! ;)

    <3, Mimi
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    1. you should definetly try it- its great!

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  18. Great post!

    New follower from the blog hop!Would love if you came by my blog as well sometime...

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  19. I love the MUFE primers too I have the original one but I've been looking at others in the line. I'm with you too foundation needs a pump!

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  20. The MUFE primer is one of my favourites.

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    1. glad to hear its working for you!

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  21. Wow- I love the products you use. I hear that primer is awesome. I gotta into that one...

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    1. honestly I have my good and bad days with this primer but try it out!

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  23. I like this post! Foundation is always the most important step I think! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love the garnier under eye roller, it really works. Love your blog, I'm definitely following :)

    xx,
    Iqra

    masaladiary.blogspot.com

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  25. thanks for the recommendations. I have the bourjous foundation but havent tried it out yet so i best get testing! The estee lauder one sounds interesting too x

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    1. Great hope you love it just as much as I do! :)

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  26. Wow, Dubai must be so amazing! :) I would love to be there once :) Great post, best wishes

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    1. It is amazing! You should try and come and check it out for yourself you wont be disappointed! Thanks!

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  27. I can't wait to buy the hd primer! I sampled it and i loved it!
    taylor
    Girl Meets Beauty

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    1. Glad you liked it which one did you get?

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  28. If you get bored with the foundation brush, I'm loving the Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge, i just did a review on it!!

    xo, Jersey Girl

    hairsprayandhighheels.blogspot.com

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  29. I always love to read about what kind of products fellow beauty bloggers use, so please more of this!
    never tried any of the products you mention, but must admit that I'm really curious to try more products from MUFE.
    I've got a concealer from Tarte, which I really love at the moment.
    Phlox

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    1. I love reading what others enjoy too! I will have more in depth reviews coming up soon! I would love to hear more about the TARTE concealer too!

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