My secret to long-lasting foundation, even on a hot day!

by xin on May 2, 2013

Can’t believe it has been more than 2 weeks since I last blogged! Almost the longest time of absence on the blog.

The blogging business is like exercising, once you stop, you lose the momentum and it’s hard to resume.

Thankfully, I recently discovered a tip that I think it’s worth sharing!

Guerlain Meteorites Perles

My current morning routine that I have been experimenting. Only takes 4 products to get the canvas right ;)

Due to my laziness for serious makeup in the morning, I usually go with blusher and lipstick. The reason why I don’t use BB cream/foundation religiously is because I find that they tend to slide off my face very quickly and I hate that feeling of after sweat foundation.

I bought this bottle of Guerlain Light Diffusing Primer last year, but I couldn’t get the best out of it. I used it as a primer – like what it should be – but it doesn’t really ‘diffuse’ the light. And it’s such a waste to hide the pearly shimmer underneath foundation. I tried using it on top of foundation, slightly better, but not good enough.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles mixed with Dior Snow BB

I finally found the right formula –  half pump of primer + half pump of BB cream.

I have experimented with a few others but I found that Dior Snow BB lasts the longest one me ;)

Guerlain Meteorites Perles mixed with Dior Snow BB blended

Blend it well on the back of your hand before applying, now you can see that it’s dewy and diluted.

It actually spreads better without the thickness.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles mixed with Dior Snow BB on skin

When you blend it again, it blends really well into skin, and it won’t accentuate the fine lines.

I like to let the mixture sit on my face for a minute before the next step – cheek tint. This is to ensure you will not wipe off your foundation when you dab on the cheek tint.

I alternate between Cha Cha tint and Benetint but I prefer the cha-cha for its color, and it’s creamier. When you are done with tint/powder blush, seal it with loose powder. I quite like this Benefit Mattegirl because it’s quite not bad at oil-control, the powder is fine, and affordable (if you get it online).

When I am on this formula, my face lasts me for almost the entire day without any touch ups in between!  This is really impressive in my books because anything, and everything melts on my skin/lips!

I have also tried other face primers but most of them are silicone based and I hate the feeling of…silicone.

What’s your secret to a long lasting foundation? :D I would like to know!

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Lily May 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Interesting! I have to try this. Thanks for the tip!
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xin May 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

:D try it and see if it works!
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gio May 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

That’s intriguing! I’m glad you’ve found something that works so well for you.
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xin May 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

thanks gio. i am happy that i found this formula and looks like i will be sticking to it for quite a while :D
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