Hi everyone,

Hope you’re all well,

I totally forgot to share my new foundation routine! So for this week’s post, I thought I’d share some tips with making your foundation last longer and my thoughts on the Fenty Beauty Foundation!

Fenty Beauty Foundation (PRO FILT’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation) Review:

I’m in the colour 330 which is basically a MAC NC42.

The price of this foundation is £26 which I think is affordable for a high-end foundation. The design of the bottle is very minimal and sleek and the foundation itself smells like pineapple and papaya in a jar.

As the official name says, it has a matte finish and oh my, of all the foundations I have used this has to be the most photogenic foundation due to it’s “blurring” effect on the skin. The foundation sits really nice on my skin and doesn’t feel cakey at all and surprisingly with all these qualities, it’s a medium-full coverage foundation. The foundation sets by its self and dries quickly on to the skin so I would recommend applying a little amount at a time.

Unfortunately, this foundation does not work well with dry skin and if you have acne. The foundation will emphasise acne scarring and pores, I don’t know if their primer will help with this issue as I have never bought or tried it. I have also noticed the foundation slightly oxidises making me look a little tan/orange, however, I combat this with cream highlighting certain areas of my face to balance out the orange tone.

So, I rate this foundation a 3.5/5

My Foundation Routine:

  1. After exfoliating and cleansing, I apply almond oil to my face as a facial oil instead of moisturiser (especially if I’m using the Fenty foundation) and I let the oil set into my skin.
  2.  I then apply MAC prep n prime primer on to my nose, cheeks, eyes – basically everywhere (I got a tester so I’m using it up).
  3. Then I use my Bobbi Brown corrector in the colour; medium/dark peach and I apply this to the areas of my face where I suffer from discolouration and acne scarring. I like this better than the LA Girl colour corrector as this doesn’t make my foundation look orange.
  4. I then lightly dust powder (Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed) to set all the areas that have corrector and lightly dust some power over my face. Applying powder before adding foundation makes your foundation look to stay in place and lasts longer.
  5. Using a damp beauty blender I apply my foundation on to face and neck and set my foundation by again, lightly dusting some powder onto my nose, chin and forehead. I don’t apply it to my cheeks as I’ll be (powder) contouring and highlighting as well as adding bronzer.

So, I hope you found this to be helpful!

Lots of love,

Nisha x

I can’t sacrifice my sleep to do a full face of makeup in the morning. I just can’t. So, I put together a simple look together that is easy to change or to vamp up.

These are the products I used:

  • Estee Lauder Double wear foundation
  • Primer (Benefit – ‘The POREfessional’ primer)
  • Orange corrector (LA Girl)
  • MAC Prolong Wear concealer – NW35
  • Bronzer (Bourjois bronzing powder 51)
  • Blush (Urban Decay – I can’t remember the name)
  • Eyeliner (Maybelline New York Master Ink Liquid Eyeliner – Matte, Waterproof)
  • Mascara (MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash)
  • Tinted lip balm or lipstick (NYX soft matte lip cream – Budapest)

1. Exfoliate, Moisturise & Prime!

Exfoliate your face to get rid of any dead skin, always moisturise and prime because we don’t want to dry out our skin and we want our makeup to last throughout the day.

2. Colour Correcting saves lives!

If you have any dark spots or dark under eyes, apply corrector to these areas and blend using a beauty blender, however, be careful to not go over board because you don’t want to create an orange face or cause the corrector to turn your foundation to an orangey tone.

3. Conceal any mistakes made from the night before.

Apply concealer over any areas where you have colour corrected and blend. Again, don’t cake it on because foundation will also be there as an extra layer of coverage.

Apply a light layer of foundation, feel free to skip this part if you don’t need it or swap it for a CC or BB cream.

4. Short cut on contouring.

Just to skip the whole process of contouring, I just do a quick swipe of bronzer over my temples and cheek bones.

Apply a little blush on the side of your cheeks (this is optional) I feel it adds a little more dimension to my face.

5. Eyeliner & Mascara

The only fancy thing I’ll do if I’m feeling brave or have extra several minutes is winged eyeliner and that’s very rare!

ALWAYS CURL YOUR LASHES! Then apply mascara, this will make you look much more awake when really you’re feeling half dead at 9 am.

6. Kiss goodbye…

Don’t forget to add lipstick or lip balm, adding lipstick makes your lips stand out and lips are known to be a sensual part of the body, and highlighting them can make women more attractive to the opposite sex (according to science). 

Hope you found this helpful!

Nisha x