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2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

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We can’t help but notice how much our “MOTD” (makeup of the day) – especially our complexion routines – has changed over the past year. With many of our social engagements gone virtual, bedrooms turning into home offices, and maskne becoming a new skin obstacle we never thought we’d have, we’re so curious: How has your foundation routine changed from a year ago compared to now?

 

Maybe you’ve ditched your full primer-concealer-foundation-powder routine and switched to something a bit simpler. Maybe you’ve found a new favorite tinted moisturizer or lightweight skin tint to match your pared-down schedule. Or maybe your foundation go-tos haven’t changed at all – anything to keep up some kind of routine, ya know?

 

For this Challenge, we want you to tag your typical complexion routine from a year ago – aka “THEN” (primers, concealers, setting powders count too!), and then below that, tag your current typical complexion routine “NOW.” We can’t wait to see how your makeup has changed to suit the times – and also see how many of you are still staying faithful to your same holy grails! It’s all fair game.

 

Click the “Reply” button below and tag your favorite foundation/complexion products THEN vs. NOW! Just type the “#” symbol before each product!

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

When I first started putting makeup on, I would use a MAC concealer and a dry beauty blender. Now, I go all out. I use blush, bronzer and everything. My primers I use are LA Girl smoothing face primer, Milani hydrating primer and the Milani Make it Last setting spray. These are just the primers. The foundation I use is the Smashbox hydrating foundation. That's all I am going to give away for eczema prone skin.

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

THEN: SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty Amplifier Hydrating Face Primer 1.01oz/30mL 

  NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation 

tarte Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Medium Warm 

Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray 

 

NOW: lilah b. Aglow™ Priming Oil 1 oz/ 30 mL 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Translucent 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix Hydrating Setting Spray 3.38 oz/ 100 mL 

 

the primer is a foundation game changer. Luminous skin and all products work seamlessly and layer so well with one another for velvety full coverage results 

 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@TeamBIC I honestly can say I have not changed anything as far as less or more, regardless if it's then vs now I always use some kind of primer, tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer or Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer 0.7 oz/ 20 g a foundation, which I've been rotating my stash, from sisley, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Praline boscia Skin Perfecting BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Manhattan Beach Dior Dior Forever Matte Foundation SPF 35 0 Neutral and a few others, always use bronzer and contour Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo Guerlain Terracotta Sun Tonic Bronzing Powder blush Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Collection Diffused Heat HUDA BEAUTY Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Cupcake Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder 

 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Interested in reading through everyone's then vs. now foundation/complexion makeup routines. This is such a great idea for a post @TeamBIC - thank you!! 😁

 

THEN: Primer + foundation + concealer + setting powder / spray

* Primer: Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer 1.35 oz/ 40 mL all over and when needed Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer 1.014 oz/ 30 mL on lower portion of my T-zone.

* Foundation: depending on what type of coverage I needed that day, Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation or IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ or Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup

* Concealer: Armani Beauty Power Fabric Concealer or NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer 

* Setting Powder / Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Standard Size - 4 oz/ 118 mL or Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder 

 

NOW: I wear foundation on days that I have videoconferencing meetings for work, which is typically 2 - 4 days during the week. On all other days, no makeup. 

* Primer: I typically just use my sunscreen for my primer

* Foundation / Concealer: usually just a BB cream around my mouth / chin area to cover up redness or  hyperpigmentation from maskne and/or just Armani Beauty Power Fabric Concealer (or another concealer I may be trying out) to cover blemishes

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Armani ❤️💖 @itsfi 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

It does hold a special place in my heart @Ispend2much6💖

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

THEN 2020 (excluding eyeshadow, blush, lipstick etc.):

MILK MAKEUP Hydro Grip Primer 1.52 oz/ 45 mL 

NARS Pro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base 

Dior Dior Forever Matte Foundation SPF 35 

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer 

HUDA BEAUTY Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder 

Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Powder 

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Jumbo Jumbo Size - 8 oz/ 236 mL 

 

NOW 2021: I wear no makeup at all. I went completely cold turkey with makeup after March 2020 and have worn it about 5 times since then for special occasions. Once I return to work in person I will probably start up again. Even though it’s a big change because I used to do a completely full face, I am glad for the break because I have my best skin ever. 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@lnum, your "then" complexion routine has some beautiful products! That Hourglass powder gives a gorgeous finish! ❤️ And your "best skin ever" now is goals!!! 😍 I'm working in that direction along with working through my stash! 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@itsfi Nothing quite like seeing your own bare face all day everyday to motivate you to want healthier, radiant skin! I bet there are some gems in your stash getting renewed attention. The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads were a total surprise hit for me. 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Those FAB radiance pads are fantastic @lnum! It's been nice going through my stash - I went through most of my foils and sheet masks last year, which was much needed and it feels good to have a more manageable stash. This year the focus will be whittling down my bath/body products and hair masks and decluttering a few more things. Definitely a work in progress! 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@itsfi Sometimes it feels like we hoard more things than what we have clear out but the past year we made some real progress!

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

then vs. now:

 

In early 2020 I was going for a very soft, fresh and bare-faced look. No foundation, a bit of cream blush, Glossier Futuredew for some glow...basic brows and mascara. Always lip gloss. 

Late spring and it’s been a full-face almost everyday since. I guess it’s my way of feeling dressed for the day. Lately I’ve been using the SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Glowing Skin Foundation with ILIA Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment on my cheeks, with just enough Laura Mercier Mini Translucent Loose Setting Powder Honey to help everything stay put. While I have been playing around with different primers, I always, always slather my face with Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ 1.7 oz/ 50 mL first. I only started wearing daily sunscreen about a year or so ago, but now I never go without. 

On days when I need more coverage, I blend  Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Longwear Natural Matte Foundation and Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation and apply with the SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Foundation Brush #70 (the brush was gratis) or my trusty Rouge 56.5 brush which I 💗! I always thought it would be a pain to have to blend two foundations, but as my skin color changes throughout the year, I’ve found it to beneficial; I don’t have to buy a summer/winter foundation. 

The Chantecaille Perfect Blur Finishing Powder softly sets and doesn’t cake or appear over-done; it has been one of my favorite 2020 purchases. I love it. If I don’t use that, I use the Hourglass Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder Standard Size Translucent - .36 oz / 10.5 g. It was one of my first Sephora purchases, this might be my fourth pot. The shade has changed over time but the coverage happily, has not. Soft, yet steady:)

 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@eshoe, Armani LSF is such a beautiful foundation; a favorite of mine for years.

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Then:

  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 
  • Cover FX Cream Concealer 
  • Cover FX Color Corrector 
  • Cover FX PowerPlay Foundation 
  • Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder 
  • Guerlain Meteorites Birthday Candle Pearls --you know, magic balls 😁 (not these, from a few summers ago)

Now:  No makeup; skincare only.

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Ahhhh @Titian06, those Guerlain pearls present beautifully - in the packaging and on the skin! 😍

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@itsfi - Thanks for the info, @itsfi !  💖💖💖

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Before the pandemic, I used Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer , NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer , Glossier concealer under eyes, Shiseido stick concealer for blemishes, and Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder . 

 

Since the pandemic, I've found that wearing makeup gives me mask acne, and I really only use concealer for Zoom meetups and meetings. I focus mainly on skincare these days!

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Yes to skincare @txcatx😍 I can always use a good concealer for blemishes and will have to check out that Shiseido stick concealer.

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@txcatx I think a lot of people are in the same boat.  Working from home sure changes things eh!

 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

@TeamBIC  This is a real challenge to me, because I seriously had a hard time remembering my routine one year ago. 

 

Before:
(I'm not much of a routine person, but these were in my rotation when going to work)..
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation 
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation 

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation – Peaches and Cream Collection Natural Beige 

Shape Tape Concealer


Now:

Umm...I actually haven't been wearing foundation on a daily basis (only if I have a zoom meeting). Lately here, my skin has been looking better without wearing foundation for some reason.

 

Sometimes I just throw on a bit of concealer as needed.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick Light 26 

-Sometimes I'll just add a bit of this. I'm honestly still looking for the perfect concealer. Nothing will save me from the dark circles. 😓

 

I just purchased this to try out:

SEPHORA COLLECTION Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation 

Re: 2021 Foundation Challenge: Tag Your Complexion Routine Then vs. Now

Armani LSF is a well loved foundation for me @PrettyPaint❤️ Well, not so much now while working from home. I'm interested in your thoughts on the Sephora Collection foundation.

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