This is a new updated foundation routine. I just like to share new foundations which I am enjoying, but it doesn't mean that I have abandoned nor dislike my previous routines --- I still like them all and I still stand by all my foundation recommendations. (Cases in point: the EL Double Wear, Nars & mufe super matte power, Maquillage long lasting stick....) As you know I am really into trying out foundations, and new bases, so any combination which I discovered, I would like to share with everyone, so we have more choices, and find out what works.
I bought this foundation way back in September last year, and have reviewed it before, click HERE if you are interested for more information.
Why I like this particular foundation combination is because:
1. It is long lasting.
2. Gives flawless, 'clean' finish.
3. Great oil control, semi matte finish.
4. Easy to use.
5. Medium to full coverage.
The products which I will be using are:
Nothing is new here, except the new makeup base. I bought it last year when I was in Japan, but I never got to open it cos I was rotating many other primers. When I ran out of my SANA pore putty, I decided to use this instead.
Here is a closer look at the primer:
I used a little bit of the base, rubbed it between my hands, and then spread it all over my face evenly. It feels smooth, and dries slightly powdery --- which could be due to the spf content. It also lends a slight white-ish tinge to my face, which might make it unsuitable if you have very dark skin tone. On my skin tone, it isn't that harsh or obvious.
Then I spray the MAC Fix+ liberally all over my face. Unlike most people who like to use this as a setting spray, I find that it just makes my finished makeup look all messy. I prefer to use the Fix+ as a blending/ mixing agent. And the Shu Uemura nobura cream foundation is an 'old friend', I have neglected it for a long long time, til I was chatting with Kas the other day about Shu foundations, and I decided to use it again. Also, I was running out of my Maquillage, and wanted to use another cream foundation.
Do take note, this Nobura Cream foundation is different from the Maquillage stick foundation. While the latter is very smooth and glides onto your skin, looking flawless and smooth immediately, the Nobura is creamier, and needs to be set before achieving the same flawless finish. My Nobura shade is 974. It contains 13g of product for $72.
I also concealed my under circles and spots with my MUFE concealer palette.
You do need a little more time to this foundation to set flawlessly. But it is worth it, because by the time you leave the house, your face will be so nice! And it stays that way, I have tried and tested the longevity of this foundation this whole week -- which is a good time to try, because the weather is all crazy, and I spent 2 hours yesterday selling Satay... and when I got home, except for some wearing off around the nose (cos I was dabbing away due to perspiration, and oily-ness), the rest of the face was still pretty much the same.
Yup, so overall, I am glad to re-discover my old foundation, and make more use of my stash!
I hope this has been helpful to you, and thanks for reading!!