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)?

  • Before finding the perfect base make up, I used to mix my foundation and moisturiser. But nowadays my all time favorite skin tint is from Nars, I can’t part ways with it.

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

    • Sam

      I’ve heard mixing foundation and moisturizer is really helpful, especially with dry skin but I’ve never tried it!

  • Hahaha, love the title 😉 I have yet to try the skin tint but it’s probably too lightweight for my acne scars and hyperpigmentation (boo). I’m VERY lazy when it comes to foundation because I hate that tacky feeling at the end of the day so I usually go for a BB cream or a tinted sunscreen!

    Cherie ✿ sinonym

    • Sam

      Hehe thanks! Yeah, I’ve been trying to move away from foundation as well. Just finishing up what I have and moving on to BB creams and such!

  • I have been an avid fan of mixing foundations together, it’s the only way for me to get the perfect base, Haha!
    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

    • Sam

      Nice! I’ll probably end up experimenting with it more now that it turned out so well this time haha

  • I have never mixed two foundations together, I do have a habit of mixing serum with my foundation. This is such an interesting idea and I’ll experiment with it and see how I like it.

    • Sam

      When I had a sample of one of the Clarins booster shots, I mixed that with my foundation, although I didn’t see much of a difference. Maybe I should try an actual serum haha

  • I find it hard to mix foundations too, I don’t think I would know what I was doing. I have mixed two shades from the same Vichy range though to get the undertones to match me, but I think it would be harder with different formulas 🙂 x

    Velvet Blush

    • Sam

      yeah part of me was wondering if I was ‘doing it wrong’ but at that point I had already mixed them so couldn’t go back lol

  • I’m not huge on mixing foundations because the formulas I own are quite different. However, i do like mixing in liquid luminizer. It makes foundation thinner and easier to press into the skin while imparting dewiness!

    • Sam

      Yes! I love this idea! That’s actually why I’ve had my eyes on the Cover FX drops but I’m looking for a more affordable option in the meantime, hah.

      • NYX makes a luminzer for foundation mixing that is just $10. Sephora has luminizing drops for $14. They are both pretty great!

        • Sam

          Ooh, thanks for the recommendations; I’ll have to look out for the NYX one!