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#FoundationFocus: Mostly Matte With a Subtle Pink Sheen Using MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 and Strobe Cream in Pinklite

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Natural-looking pores and skin with a basic MAC basis

This MAC basic basis remains to be considered one of my favorites!

I threw it waaaaaaay again to the old fashioned at the moment with MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.

C’mon, MAC women, I do know y’all went by way of a part whenever you wore this for a minute. I do know I completely did! It was my jam again in the day. I’m speaking late ’90s, early 2000s. It was the primary MAC Foundation I ever tried.

Oh, the difficulty I obtained into whereas carrying this… So nice. 😉

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid — old-fashioned and efficient!

Full-coverage matte MAC Studio Fix Fluid is THE basis I consider after I image basic full-on glam MAC make-up, however right here’s the deal: it’s surprisingly versatile. You can simply change the look of it in case you’re feeling inventive, which is how I used to be feeling this morning after I watched this video with MAC Artist Nemah Hasan.

She mixes Studio Fix Fluid Foundation with Pinklite Strobecream…

So genius, proper? Why didn’t I ever assume to strive that?

Anyway, it impressed me, so at the moment I put my very own spin on it. I did a largely matte, skin-focused make-up look with a refined pink sheen. I feel it’s fairly sheer and pure trying, which I’ve been loving recently.

Here’s how I did the inspiration…

1. Prep your pores and skin first by spritzing a few sprays of moisturizing MAC Prep + Prime Fix+.

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My love, all the time and eternally, MAC Fix+
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Moisturize meeeee

LOL! I seem like I simply emerged from an ocean swim in this pic! My face is drenched. For the document, it’s not straightforward to take a self-portrait whenever you’re spraying your face with Fix+.

I do that to moisturizing my pores and skin and make the inspiration look smoother.

2. Prime your pores and skin with MAC Prep + Prime Skin.

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Just a dab

Today was my first time making an attempt this smoothing face primer. The colorless system accommodates tiny, seductive sparkles that I can’t actually see as soon as they’re blended in, until I look very intently. I prefer it. It smooths ‘ze pores whereas delicately blessing you with radiance. Ah…

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Don’t neglect to let it dry earlier than making use of basis.

3. Mix equal elements MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation and MAC Strobe Cream in Pinklite.

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in NC42, MAC Strobecream in Pinklite, and the 190 Foundation Brush

Adding Pinklite Strobe Cream sheers out the Studio Fix Fluid a bit.

I wished to maintain the sheen on my cheeks and chin, so, after I was accomplished with the inspiration, I set my brow and the perimeters of my nostril with a little MAC Mineralize Slinfinish Natural in Medium Golden utilizing a MAC 140S Synthetic Fan Brush.

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I blended equal elements on the again of my hand.
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Fingers work too, however I used to be feeling fancy at the moment.
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Mostly matte with a faint pink sheen

2. The ultimate look

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Skinnnnn

I saved the remainder of my make-up fairly pure to go together with the general theme, and right here’s a fast breakdown…

EYES: MAC Groundwork Paint Pot blended with a face oil and utilized to my lids, two coats of MAC Bold & Bad Lash Mascara on my lashes, and MAC Lord It Up Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner smudged out on my higher and decrease lash strains; MAC Brow Sculpt Brow Pencil Spiked in my brows and set with Benefit clear forehead gel.

CHEEKS: MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Clever used as a cream blush.

LIPS: MAC Nicki Minaj Lipstick in Nicki’s Nude

And that just about describes my make-up temper at the moment. What was yours?

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,

Karen

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