My Current Foundation Routine

Finding the right shade of foundation can be quite tricky especially for morena-toned ladies like me. There are a lot of factors to consider like your skin type, the look that you’re going for, the weather, etc. For this post, I’d like to share with you guys my current foundation routine that I think can adapt to changes, like for example your skin tone. Read on to find out how.

I think the most important thing that one should do before putting on foundation is to make sure that your skin is cleansed, moisturized and hydrated. So before you go crazy with the foundation, make sure to wash your face, put on your eye cream, moisturizer and skin primer. I think this is very important most especially now that the cold weather can cause dry and flaky skin.

BYS Matte Foundation in Natural Beige and Medium Beige

BYS Matte Foundation in Natural Beige and Medium Beige

After prepping your skin, we’re now ready to put on the foundation. Currently, I am using BYS Matte Foundation in Natural Beige and Medium Beige. If you have oily skin like me, matte foundations work wonders. Now, you might be asking, why two shades? Well, just like what I said earlier, our skin tones change depending on the season. During the colder seasons, we tend to have lighter skin tones while during the summer days, we tend to have darker skin tones. So, to save a little, I decided to buy two shades of foundation, one lighter and one darker, so I can mix them depending on the current skin tone that I have. Right now, I mix two pumps of the Natural Beige and one pump of Medium Beige or my foundation.

2 Pumps of Natural Beige + 1 Pump of Medium Beige

2 Pumps of Natural Beige + 1 Pump of Medium Beige

I use a makeup sponge or a stippling brush to dab the foundation on my face then afterwards, I use my fingers to blend it. I find this an effective way to “warm up” the foundation on my face so that it blends easily and won’t clump or cake.  After putting on the foundation, I set it by patting on G-lish Powder Me Perfect Loose Powder in Porcelain Princess. I really like this powder because it blends well with the foundation and it gives my face that clean and matte finish plus a velvety feel. Remember to just pat the powder on your face. Never drag it because the powder sponge can move the foundation under and cause it to clump. Then use a powder brush to even out everything.

G-lish Powder Me Perfect Loose Powder in Porcelain Princess

G-lish Powder Me Perfect Loose Powder in Porcelain Princess


Then, that’s it! Apply your contour (if you like), blush, eye makeup and lipstick/gloss and you’re all done.

Day Makeup :-)

Day Makeup 🙂

48 thoughts on “My Current Foundation Routine

    • thanks nella! ❤ i was actually a bit hesitant to try BYS because I haven't tried it before but yes, it gives really nice coverage ^_^

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  1. Firs time I heard of the brand hun but I totally understand having two shades, I have a few foundations in different shades here, too that I use depending on the season etc. And it’s such a pain in a butt finding my right shade here. Last time I finally went to a MAC store to find my foundation match but didn’t like it, I’m not sure if it was how the girl applied the foundation on my face that later on it looked almost orange on me or perhaps she got the shade wrong ahaha. But I’m glad you find the perfect shade/s for you. xx Donah
    gig love

    • Hi donah! Maybe it’s the store’s lighting :p i also heard of a trick using the Ben Nye loose powder in banana shade to make the foundation shade more blended to your skin tone….although i have to research on it yet and try it :p thanks for dropping by! ^_^

  2. wow! your face looks absolutely flawless! I generally don’t use foundations. I wear them only in my makeup tutorials on youtube. But when I use them, I use my fingers most of the time! I like it that way. They warm up the product and I feel exactly what I am doing, plus application with your fingers is fast 😛

  3. Wow! It looks so flawless! A great look indeed! Then I need to gather all my foundations now. Like I have 6 of them. Lol. I always buy and buy online but never get to finish any bottle.

  4. I didn’t know about this brand, I’m currently using a mix of dark and light foundation as well to get the high shade for me… it’s sometimes hard to find a good match but i love the ones with yellow pigments on it. x

    • hi chaicy! thanks for dropping by ^_^ BYS is an Australian brand. Although i’m not sure if they’re available worldwide. Anyway, i’m sure you’ll find the foundation for your skin color ^_^ just keep on mixing and matching ^_^ btw, will check out your giveaway ^_^

  5. I haven’t tried anything from BYS yet. All the products are use right now are korean cosmetics. Thanks for sharing though! It’s a great idea to mix two shades together to get the ideal one. *-*

    • hi there! yup BYS is a good brand ^_^ the matte foundation that i used here is really good ^_^ i have oily skin and it helped control the greasiness on my face. I guess it’s also because of the loose powder. will try out their other products and will do a review soon ^_^

      feel free to subscribe ^_^ GIGLOVE! ❤

  6. I have fair skin and trust me, it’s just as hard to find a good shade to match too! Either the foundation I try is too light or I look like I only self-tanned my face, haha.

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