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Summer Foundations I've been loving: Combination-Dehydrated Skin

So if you've got confused skin like mine, a little oily, a little breakout prone, a little dehydrated and overall more temperamental than a women going through PMS, you'll love these Foundations for the sweaty Summer.

Of course you guys know I swear by MAC Face & Body. You can apply it with a flat top buffing brush for a light coverage but if you want a flawless finish with medium coverage, get your hands dirty and slather this on with your fingers. It seriously stays glued to my skin for hours when applied with fingers. Believe it or not, it can give full coverage without appearing cakey. Oh and it's never broke me out! God send.

A recent favourite has been the Superbalanced Makeup by Clinique which has apparently been out since ages and combination skin gals seem to love it. I can see why because it hits middle ground perfectly. It's got a gorgeous demi matte finish and feels light and lovely on the skin. Although it's slightly dewy, you really don't need a powder to set it. The coverage is again medium and you build it to full. My skin loves it.

I couldn't just love their Effaclar duo enough that I had to start liking a BB cream from La Roche Posay. This one's particularly good for more dehydrated combination skin. It brightens and adds radiance like no other. Does  not feel goopy or thick like a typical BB cream. Is rather translucent so lets your skin peep through, leans towards a light-medium coverage and can actually be worn out of the house by those with acne scars and uneven skintone. Just use a concealer now will you?

Aah and my summer favourite, Stay Matte by Clinique. I remember loving it last summer, on my previous holiday to Spain - I was all over it. It's funny how the skinny tube is still lasting me although I use it occasionally now, aiming to finish up my foundations. It is the most matte coverage foundation I own in my collection. You may know that I cannot stand a fully matte coverage hence this has a slight dewy finish but again needs no powder. Perfect for blemish prone skin and oily t-zones. You won't need powder!

Hope my little Summer foundation summary was helpful to some. I can empathise with crazy combination skin. I've had it since years and you really need to find the right foundation to please it.

Oh and here's my face when I headed to the Pixi Event last week in case you had forgotten what I looked like. Hola!
Lima said...

More FOTDs please, Shifa!

I was invited to the Pixi event but maaan, it's a bit out of the way for me. Boo. Would have been lovely to see you!

Face and Body has never looked good on me, I think it;s the colour, same goes for Clinique which is annoying!

On the other hand, loving the (not so) new NARS Tinted Moisturiser at the moment!



Unknown said...

Great post. I am currently loving the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup. I did love the Superbalanced foundation last year though.
Love your blog.


Lorina ♥ said...

i wanna try the Mac face&body foundation , sounds really good for summer .



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