Summer Flawless Foundation Routine with Green Beauty Products

Friday, 8 September 2017

As I age, I struggle to find "the perfect" foundation. Everything seems to look "cakey" on my skin. I mean I'm "only" 34 but let's be honest your foundation would never look the same, say, when you are on your 20's. However, I think I've just found "the foundation" for me, and I even get into a pretty staple routine for the past a couple of weeks so if you are struggling with your foundation being cakey or flat, stay with me girl, I'll hook you up as this routine will change your life! 

Step 1: Skin Prep
If your skin is dry, uneven, or perhaps "bumpy", your foundation would do nothing, no, scratch that, it would probably make your skin look even worse, so a good skin prep is key when it comes to a flawless base. I have been testing out a balm cream, and let me tell you, it is heavenly. It would change your life! 

Nilotic Crème in Sunset Orange. O... M... G... This cream, well more like a balm, melts into the skin without being heavy or greasy, absorbs almost instantly, and smells like between coffee and orange which might sound weird but honestly the scent is divine! It is all natural, made with 100% Organic, Virgin, Unrefined & Fair Trade Vitellaria Nilotica Fruit Butter, and Pure Orange Oil to give your complexion an even, toned, hydrated and plumped look. I am totally and utterly in love with this product, not only because it is 100% natural, but also the result it gives, it just makes me look 10, if not 15 years younger in one single use. This is incredible, and is also for a good cause which is why makes me love the product even more! Hear me out: 

  • every purchase you make with Nilotic, you actually provide 3 weeks of school fees for a disadvantaged child from the Naguru district of Kampala, Uganda. 
  • you would also fund the planting of a Nilotic Shea Fruit Tree, a Moringa Tree and a Bamboo Tree in the West Nile region of Uganda. 

I can't say enough good things about this balm cream, and the fact that it is all for a good cause really does make all the difference so if you love natural/organic skincare products that perform well plus you want to be kind and change other people's life, I highly recommend purchasing Nilotic products.  And what's even more exciting? This product is currently on sale plus I have a 20% OFF discount code (SILKSKIN186200) for you, you get discount on discount, so you pay $31 instead of $59. I suggest you hop to it! Just a little disclaimer: I paid with my own money for this product, and I am not being sponsored whatsoever, but I do get a small amount of commission when you use my code.  Obviously you don't have to if you prefer to pay the full price but for those who do want to save a little extra money, why not ehh?! 

(photo credit: Nilotic)

Step 2: Primer (optional) 
If you have dry skin, you can certainly skip this step, but for summer I like to add a mattifying primer before my foundation just to take off the unwanted shine, and this Hylamide HA Blur is great for that but without being overly dry. It is smooth, and I love that it doesn't have that dry/siliconey feel to it. 

Step 3: Foundation
If you haven't noticed, I have been changing my skincare + makeup routine into everything natural/organic lately, just because I really don't want to put more chemicals and nasties onto my skin any longer, so I finally decided to purchase the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation, and it is pretty amazing! This is probably the most expensive foundation I have ever bought but I'm happy with the result, and I'm happy that it is refillable which is half the price of the entire thing. Obviously you can buy the refill only and store it in a Z palette but the packaging is so freaking gorgeous I just had to. I have shade in Just Sheer, and it retails for €59 (packaging + foundation). 

(no filter, really love the finish of this foundation, very natural looking, not overly dewy) 

I think I should've gotten a shade lighter which is Silken but for summer time I can get away with Just Sheer (I am light to medium with neutral to yellow undertone), and the fact that this foundation is so versatile meaning that it can be applied sheer so even if you get the wrong shade, no-one would notice, or you can apply heavily for medium to full coverage and it would never look cakey if you prep your skin good beforehand. Love love this foundation because of the ways it performs, the gorgeous packaging, and no nasties. 

Step 4: Concealer
I like my concealer to be a shade or 2 lighter under my eyes for that brighter look. I don't usually conceal other imperfections such as spots, blemishes or pigmentations, I just think it's nice to show your skin the way it is, but feel free to conceal if this is something you feel comfortable with. 

(foundation and concealer swatch) 

So for my under eyes I use Avril Anti-Cernes Ivoire concealer. It's a lot lighter than my skintone but it works great for brighten my under eye area. It can be quite dry due to the thick consistency so a drop of your favourite face oil would easily solve the problem. 

Step 5: Powder
Again, if you have super dry skin, you can totally go without this, but the Lily Lolo Silk Mineral Finishing Powder is great for all skin types, even the driest skin because it has a creamy consistency despite the fact that it is a powder. It feels so hydrating and smooth which unlike anything I've tried in the past, and it is 100% natural. Make sure to get "silk", not the "matte" one if you have dry skin. 

(powder swatch on the far left) 

So yes, this is my current go-to foundation routine, and if you are a green beauty lover, this routine would make you very happy! Trust me! 

But just to complete the whole face, I have been using the Lily Lolo Cheek Duo in Coralista which contains a gorgeous coral blusher and a champagne highlighter that is not shimmery at all so if you just want a natural glow this palette is the one! 

(swatch of foundation, concealer, blusher and highlighter) 

(finished look)

There you have it green beauty lovers! This is my entire foundation routine. Hope you have enjoyed it. FYI, I am going on holiday in Asia for 2 months next week so there will be no more blogposts for 2 months as blogger is difficult to login there as I've heard, but I will post consistently on Instagram with mini reviews so make sure to follow me there! Thank you and have a fabulous summer vacation! 

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