The beauty department at Nordstrom always sucks me in. I was helping my husband shop for shoes recently, and as he went over to the men’s shoe department, I veered right to head straight for the beauty area.
Occasionally I’ll hear from readers that beauty stores overwhelm them, and maybe even intimidate them, and while the beauty section at Nordstrom is filled to the brim, there are usually 2-5 employee’s available to help assist you. And they love all things beauty, so they are the people to ask if you have questions.
Foundation is one of my favorite makeup products to experiment with. There is such a dramatic difference between different formulations, and I enjoy seeing which works best on my skin!
I’ve tried a couple different products from Laura Mercier, and specifically love her primer. Her tinted moisturizer is also a fan favorite! I thought the Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation sounded intriguing, so I was excited to try it and see how it wore.
My current favorite foundation is a bit creamy, and therefore can feel heavy in the summertime. No matter how strongly I will Fall to show up, I’m confident I still have to endure a few months of summer temperatures, so a lighter formula sounded intriguing.
I’m trying to break the habit of using my fingers to apply foundation because I think it’s contributing a little bit too much extra oil/dirt to my face. I’ve noticed a bit more breaking out, especially around my chin, so I’m trying to stay extra clean with my tools/brushes.
Here I am with no face makeup:
With the beauty blender*, I’ve found that applying a bit of the foundation to my face first is better than trying to rub it all in with the sponge. I pour a little foundation out on the back of my hand, dot it on my face, and blend it in.
*like my nails? Details coming soon 🙂
I deal with a bit of redness around my nose, so to concentrate a little foundation on problem areas, I like to apply a few drops directly to the beauty blender* and press the foundation over top of the issues.
I finished with a bit of blush, and my favorite lip product, Bite’s BB cream lip tint in Flush. I am only 1/2 way through my first tube but I’ve already bought another! I’m scarred by Dior discontinuing the coral Lip Glow so when I find something I love, I stock up.
Like I mentioned before, I love the “lightness” of this foundation. It doesn’t feel too rich or creamy, but still provides flawless coverage. It’s rather liquid-y, so it takes a little getting used to to use it, but once you get the hang of it I think you’ll find it’s very easy to blend into your face. Sometimes the thicker, creamier foundations “sit” on top of the skin, but you won’t have that problem with the Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide by Laura Mercier.
You can find this foundation at Nordstrom in September!
*pictured is “The Perfector” by Sephora. I mistakenly picked up that sponge when I went to grab the Beauty Blender. I like the softness of the Beauty Blender better than this sponge, so I’d actually recommend it over the one I’m using in this tutorial. Sorry for the confusion!
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom.