This week I decided to forgo the liquid bases and put my powder foundations back in rotation. One of these days, I’ll do a post about only powder foundations including my favorites; however, for now, I’ll just feature my favorite PF of all time: the Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation.
I started off with priming with Benefit POREfessional to cover pores and control oil production. I find that it’s important to have a smooth and perfected surface before applying powder foundation so that it has something to stick to. Read more about it in my reviews here and here.
Candy Doll Concealer
I’ve been really into my new Candy Doll Concealer in shade 01, because it’s no surprise I’m a huge fan of Japanese cosmetics in general. This shade is perfect for my fair-pinky skin and the pigmentation and coverage is insane. I ordered mine through eBay and have had no issues. I like this concealer better than the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and the Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer.
Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation
After primer and concealer, I buffed on the Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation with a large powder brush. This is great for oil-control and evening out the skin tone. And, since the powder is so finely milled, it doesn’t take any extra work to help this product look good on the skin. It sets instantly without looking too matte or flat and stays looking good all day. When I’m in the mood for PF’s, I turn to this one first.
Tony Moly Cristal Blush in 03 “Pleasure Peach”
Tony Moly is a Korean brand that I’ve been playing around with. This brand is in the same price range as Etude House, Face Shop, and Skinfood (among others). I came across “Pleasure Peach” when I was reading Korean beauty blogs and ordered mine on eBay. It’s not a new and unique color and there’s plenty of shades out there like this, so technically, it’s nothing to write home about. However, I like the formula — even though it’s a powder blush, it looks and feels creamy.
Benefit High Beam
For some added highlighting, I lightly dabbed Benefit High Beam along my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. Normally, I’d advise against applying liquid highlighter after PF application, but the formulas work well for each other despite one being powder. Plus, Benefit High Beam has a pinky glow that I love and I’ll use it no matter what!
Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm
I recently featured the Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm in a recent post, and I’m still loving it and using it every day — day and night. For lips, I layered on this lip balm before adding Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in “Instinct” over on top. The pretty wash of moisturizing color is my idea of perfection. :)
What did you wear this week?