If you are an oily skin gal like me, and you have to have foundation that lasts all day (which is almost impossible), this post might be the one you're looking for! Hopefully, it will benefit a lot of people with oily skin out there. Don't you just hate it when it is not even 6pm and you're checking yourself in the mirror and you see your makeup is fading in one area because of the oil? It is annoying. Big time. So, here's how I perfect my base makeup.

First things first, of course, skincare. Never ever forget to apply serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen before moving on to your foundation and whatnot. 

Step 1: Primer

Yes, I do prime my face using a matte and pore filling primer. My favorite has to be the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser. The reason why I put on primer because I want a smooth surface before I cake my face with foundation and whatnot. Since we want to make sure our base makeup is still intact even if it's already passed the bedtime, primer is mandatory.

Step 2: Loose setting powder

Hold up, don't freak out. I know it's against the beauty rule BUT TRUST ME. It worked! I have been putting powder over foundation for quite some time now and I'm not changing my routine no more. So the order goes like this: powder > foundation > the rest of the step. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing it is on top of my skin. I am in love with the Silkygirl No Sebum Mineral Loose Setting Powder as of recently but the Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder works great too. Just use any loose setting powder you own, lightly brush it all over your face and you're good to go.


Step 3: Matte foundation

Once that done, it is time for the foundation. Anything that says "matte" on it, it is going to be your bestie. Okay, you know how big my love for the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation (I am using the shade 220 Natural Beige) and yes I'm telling you yet again, I cannot get over it - it is incredible! But just use any type of matte foundation of your choice, it doesn't have to be this one though. With the powder already set, just go in with your foundation application. I don't know if I am trippin' or what but powder on top of foundation gives the foundation a little bit more coverage than usual.

Step 4: Concealer

I have raved about my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer before, and guess what I'm going to do? Yup, I will do it again, just in case if you are new here. I love the shade Medium and Sand because they have a little bit of yellow tint to it that is enough for me to cancel out my redness, under-eye circles, and blemishes. Sometimes I like to switch it up with the Tarte Shape Tape but I honestly love the Age Rewind more.

In case you're wondering, I'm blending all my base using the iconic beauty blender (my must-have beauty tools ever) okay now moving on to the last step, finally.

Step 5: Loose setting powder, again

Finally, after you have done with step 1 until 4, using your beauty sponge, lightly dip into the loose setting powder and set the foundation and concealer. Just lightly, guys. And please remember, DO NOT do the 'baking' thing because it will look cakey, patchy and ruin your base and it is not cute.

So, tell me what's your foundation routine like?