FOUNDATION MIXING | LET’S TOUCH BASE

Mixing foundation felt weird to me - until one adventurous morning. Enter: the perfect combo for a dewy, full coverage, non cakey base.

Let’s touch base – on bases I’ve been wearing lately.

I’m usually not one to mix foundations—partly because I usually only have one on hand, and partly because I’ve always been a little confused behind the science of mixing foundation. In fact, the first time a YouTube tutorial went through it I was practically appalled. Mixing foundations? Whaaaat. But I’ve since gotten used to the idea, even if I’ve only used it in practice once. And this mix has quickly become one of my favorite ways to get a dewy, full coverage yet non-cakey look.

It includes the Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream in shade No. 27 and Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium.

I’ve noticed a lot of people seem to like mixing with the Skin Tint, probably because it has such a light coverage and it’s liquid enough to make it easy to mix with other products. I’ve only tried it with the BB cream (which isn’t as thin as you might think) and I see why people like using it to mix with.

With about 1¼ pump of BB cream—which is pretty full coverage for me—and 3-4 drops of Skin Tint, the color lightens to my perfect shade. Just using the Missha BB cream is a shade too dark; perfect during the summer when I’m tan, but otherwise juuuuust a tad too dark.

Scent wise the BB cream is very perfume-ish. It’s not my favorite since I don’t care too much for scented products anyway, but added with the Skin Tint, you don’t notice as much and it doesn’t linger as long either.

Since I was traveling, I didn’t want to bring the sponge I normally use for foundation application because I didn’t want to have to deal with storing it and making sure it was always clean and blah blah blah. I can get pretty lazy on vacation. Separately, the foundations apply well with my fingers, so it was no surprise it glided easily over my face without the help of any brush/sponge.

The finish was a little dewier than I generally go for, so it’s probably not ideal for oily skin peeps, but I ended up really liking it. It didn’t look cakey or cling to my dry spots, which are the two biggest things I look for in a foundation. The BB cream itself already has some decent coverage and then added with the Skin Tint gives a good, full coverage face. It lasted all day on me walking around with no problem on a warm, sunny day.

What’s your favorite foundation (combination)?