Foundation, Highlight and Contour Routine

Hello everyone, today I’m going to share my current foundation/highlight/contour routine that I have been enjoying. I don’t stick to the routine strictly every single day as I like to switch things up a little but this one is a no-brainer go to routine that I do 99% of the time. 

As for the daily basis, I only do a very slight amount of contouring mainly because I’m not Kim K and I don’t have that much time in the morning. 

So here’s a snapshot of the products I use on a day to day basis …

Primer – before foundation, I always apply primer to make sure my foundation stays put throughout the day. I’ve really been enjoying the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a primer. If you’re new to the YouTube/IG/Blogging world you might think that I am mental for using an aftershave all over my face but it’s been extremely hyped after the discovery of the product by NikkieTutorials on YouTube.  The high glycerin content in the balm makes it feel slightly sticky so any foundation will adhere to the skin well and makes them look flawless which it did! It also makes my makeup look great for a very long time. If you’ve ever gotten a chance to get these do try them out! 

Colour Correct – I rarely colour correct but if I do I use a peachy shade under my eyes from my MAC Concealer Palette (not shown) and a green corrector from NYX for any red areas.

Foundation – I normally switch up my foundations because I have loads of them in my collection. I have a mix between high-end foundations, mid-end and drugstores and my favourite of all (currently) is my Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation. Yes, it is a very expensive foundation but I do think that higher end brands make better foundations than the drugstores so it’s worth it in my honest opinion. Of course, it’s not the case for every brand as some expensive foundations do actually suck and some drugstore foundations perform better than the more expensive counterpart! When I am looking for more coverage I will use my Estée Lauder Double Wear or a new favourite of mine which is the Maybelline Superstay 24HR Foundation. 

Powder – I am a pretty pale person so I tend to steer away from pigmented powders and I gear more towards translucent powders. The NYX Cosmetics powder shown isn’t translucent but it’s pale enough for me that I can happily use them for baking under my eye area. It’s a great powder for both baking and just an all over setting powder. I usually use my original Beauty Blenders to bake or the Chi Chi Cosmetics Makeup Blending Sponge, whichever is nearest to me. 

Bronzing – my bronzing routine will always change because I love trying on different bronzers! If I have to pick one though, I would definitely choose my beloved Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer. It seriously smells delicious, blends nicely into the skin, isn’t too orange and just a great colour for paler skin tone. Another bronzing product I do recommend is Nars Laguna and the Pony Effect That Girl Luminous Contouring Palette which includes contouring and highlighting shades. 

Contouring – contouring isn’t something I do on a daily basis to be honest, but my favourite contouring product as of now is the Maybelline Master Sculpt in Medium/Dark. I know you’re wondering why the heck will I be wearing a dark contouring shade, the contour kit in the dark shade is grey toned but isn’t too heavily pigmented unlike the fair shade which I found very orange looking. If you’re looking for a great drugstore contour kit this would be the bestest choice. The highlighting shade is also great for a more natural highlight (although it is a little powdery). 

Setting Sprays – now the last step of my foundation routine is setting sprays! Setting sprays aren’t that exciting and I have not tried a lot of them but my holy grail setting spray would be the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. I know it’s the cult favourite of a lot of girls in the beauty community and I know why, it’s just seriously a great product. It keeps my makeup looking flawless all day. The downside is that it is on the pricey side so I’m keen on trying the newly released Gerard Cosmetics Setting Sprays which has different scents like Green Tea and Lavender. I will see how it turns out once I get my hands on them.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I’ll make sure to post an updated version of it once it changes 🙂 


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