Until recently I haven’t worn foundation unless it was cold outside. 2 big reasons, eczema and my corn allergy. I know it sounds weird to most people when I mention my allergy when it isn’t food related, but corn is in everything (not only food products). The list of possible derivatives are almost endless. The list that I normally refer to is here. It is a good start to lean on as a reference, it doesn’t have everything, but also not everything that is on the list is always made from corn, it just can be. Needless to say I have to be picky about not only what I eat but what I use on the outside of my body.
The products that I use are:
- bareMinerals Prime Time foundation primer
- bareMinerals Prime Time eyelid primer
- ALMAY Clear complexion concealer
- ALMAY tlc foundation
- Beauty Blender (for application)
I highly recommend always using a primer before foundation. Not only does it have your foundation last longer but it also puts a barrier between your skin and your make-up. I normally put on my cream then the primer and then concealer and foundation so I have as much moisture on my skin as possible.
How do you normally apply your concealer/foundation? I’m glad you asked!
For my concealer I dot/stripe anything that is dark or red. Normally that is under my eyes, my nose (it tends to be darker than the rest of my face during the summer), and any eczema patches that I have. Because I put lotion on and primer first my eczema is okay for the majority of the day. By the time I get home I need to take off my make-up so I can moisturize.
I blend with my Beauty Blender by dabbing, not rubbing. This helps spread everything out.
Once I have that blended to my liking, I then dot my face with my foundation. I blend it the same way I did the concealer with my Beauty Blender.
And then I’m done! Nice and even skin tone for adding the rest of my make-up. I have found that my skin looks better and feels better when I use liquid foundation. I previously tried powder foundation, but that dried out my skin even more and make me look flaky.