Friday, 13 June 2014

Foundation Combinations


First off, Happy Friday the 13th! Lets hope nothing horrific happens to anyone.
The topic of todays post is something I've been doing for months now, for special occasions or just on day when I want to feel particularly pretty, but I realized I've never written about it. Mixing Foundations.
Originally, I used to mix different colours to find the perfect match... but on one such occasion (22nd Birthday lunch, post here) I decided to try mixing foundations for texture. So, I love my Armani Luminous Silk, if you haven't heard me rave about it enough, I recently did a post all about it. You see, it really is perfect, but sometimes, when my skin is having a bad day, it can feel a bit heavy. When I'm breaking out and I have to go out, I tend to use my Chanel VitaLumiere Aqua, being light but still covering everything, so at random, I mixed the two, and the way it made my skin look... no words can express. Btw, it can be seen in action here.
When the two mix, somehow, they manage to look super glowy and skin like, even more so than when either is worn alone.. it gives me the weightless feeling of the Chanel, with the blurring properties of the Armani.
And depending on the day/occasion I can customize my mix.
Bottom line --> Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation + Chanel VitaLumiere Aqua = flawless skin.

Have you tried mixing two of your favorite foundations? How did it work out for you?

10 comments:

  1. I dont use foundations on daily basis only special occasions these days but I am definitely tempted to try mixing 2 foundations and see the result :)

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    1. Oh, do try! It works like a dream!

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  2. The only time I've mixed foundations is to get a more exact match (so darker one with a lighter one) or to alter the undertones, but never like this!

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    1. Thats how I started too! But soon I started mixing to see if textures work together and different bases (water, silicone etc) and its spectacular! Maybe its the arty/designer side of me trying to make her preference known? :P

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    2. Hahaha maybe! I went through my foundation/BB cream stash (HOW the hell do I have so many when I don't even wear them on a daily basis? :( ) and realized that most of them are the wrong shade. Usually too dark (which is so strange because I whine about things being too light for me ALL THE DAMN TIME). I need a lighter foundation to serve as a mixer now, sigh.

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    3. That happened to me ALL the time, everything I owned was darker! Ugh!

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  3. This is amazing. The only mixing I do is mix my MAC studio fix with strobe lotion to get a dewy finish :)

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    1. Aah, I do that too, with my LSF. Strobe cream works with everything like a charm.

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  4. Itching to get my hands on Luminous Silk, especially now that I know it pairs well with my all-time favorite Chanel V. Aqua :) Great post love! xx Kristina
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    1. It pairs like a dream, and works great on its own too! Try it! You'll love :)

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