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How To: Perfect Finish Foundation

Under the fluorescent lights of Toronto's subway car, Tod turns to me to say: "I like this foundation -- the finish is really nice!"  She's a non-foundation wearer, so to hear that literally made my heart sing.  I wasn't actually wearing a new foundation (see my everyday makeup here), but I have been experimenting with my technique.

Base: I've been mixing anything and everything as of late, but a no-fail is my Yaby corrector in Wasabi. This has made me love every single foundation I own which raises it to Holy Miracle Worker status in my books.  While the colour correction doesn't necessarily have anything to do with texture or finish, colour matching is the literal difference between foundation mask and perfected skin.

Correction:  To help get rid of any marks, I photoshop my skin by layering Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector in light peach directly on the mark, and blending out the colour on top with Cle de Peau Concealer in Ochre.  If I'm being super careful I'll use a Real Techniques lip brush, but most days I just dot on with my fingers and blend with a damp Beauty Blender.

Set: I'm pretty sure this is the foundation game changer -- I've been using a Beauty Blender to press on my powder.  I came about this when I was too lazy to grab another brush and dusted the not-quite-dry Beauty Blender with Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana.  Holy mother of staying power and non-white cast.

Glow: Caudalie Beauty Elixir errrrrr'day.


  1. I need to try this banana powder it sounds amazing :)

  2. Couldn't agree more about the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, but 'll have to try out the Ben Nye Powder since EVERYONE raves about it!

  3. I have yet to try this foundation! I hope it will not disappoint me. By the way, great review! :)
    ~Pauline @Kallony


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