I picked out the Fresh Faces Sheer Glow foundation in Neutral Light Sheer and it seemed to match my skintone pretty well!
|After Fresh Faces Neutral Light Sheer foundation applied with MAC 181 SE brush (over Stila Hydrating Primer)|
I’m usually a pressed powder fan (previously I swore by Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation in 30 Watts) and this is my first time with a loose mineral powder foundation. I’ve been using this foundation consistently now for the past 3 weeks, so I think I’ve figured out what works for me.
I have very dry skin, so I always will prepare my face with a very moisturizing primer, Stila Hydrating Primer (my tried and true for >1 year now!) I also tried out a few different brushes when applying the foundation and had good luck with both my MAC 188 small duo fibre brush as well as the MAC 181 SE mini kabuki brush. The MAC 188 duo fiber brush I’ve found gives a more sheer application
and you can swirl the brush to create an “air-brushed” effect. For the picture above, I used the MAC 181 SE brush as I’ve found that it applies a little more product for more coverage and just used a “swirl, tap, buff” technique that I’ve seen for mineral products (thank you, Bare Escentuals infomercials!).
I then added some blush:
|Fresh Faces First Kiss Blush applied with Chisel Powder Foundation Brush and buffed with MAC 182 kabuki brush|
I love a soft pink blush for the spring/summer and First Kiss Blush is absolutely perfect! The color shows up as a soft glow and almost like it’s lit from within. I applied the blush using the Fresh Faces Chisel Powder Foundation Brush and the natural fibers distribute the color very evenly and smoothly. The brush did shed quite a bit during the first week of use (as the website had warned), but since then I haven’t had any problems with it.
|We don’t need to talk about the before. In the after though, the foundation really evened out my skin tone and the blush gives a nice flush to the cheeks!|
Overall: I was really impressed with the foundation. It’s extremely
buildable and I was able to cover my freckles almost completely without
it looking cakey. I
found that after about 20 minutes after applying the foundation, it did
end up looking a little more “dewy” with some oxidation. I did find that with the foundation didn’t last more than about 6 hours though, but I was also running around outside in almost 100 degree weather all day. My suggestion would be to bring some for touch-up if necessary.
The combination of the foundation and blush is amazing, in my opinion. The blush really sits nicely on top of the foundation and gives the overall look a very finished appearance. This powder + blush foundation is definitely going to be my new summer go-to!
Oh, and for those wondering about shades, I’m a MAC NC20 for reference. 🙂
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Disclaimer: These products were provided to me for review but the opinions are all mine.
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