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Casual Classic Blog. Beauty Routine

Recently, I've switched up my beauty routine a bit. I had been following the same exact routine regarding my primer/foundation/concealer combination for years, but when BareMinerals came out with their liquid foundation, I decided I absolutely had to go and check it out. Of course, a trip to Sephora never fails to leave me at least $100 poorer, and a few new products richer. This time, I left with three new products, and a whole new beauty routine.

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I used to use Smashbox primer, which I still absolutely love and never found a thing wrong with, but one of the Sephora girls convinced me that the Stila One Step Correct serum (which is not even technically a primer) was a miracle worker. Well, she was right. It's a serum that has a specific mineral complex that mixes together to give you a flawless foundation to work with while nourishing the skin. It reduces redness, corrects fine lines, and improves skin tone all at once. Also, it works wonderfully as a primer. I have very sensitive skin, and this product just makes my skin even better. Let's just say that I'm completely obsessed.

Casual Classic blog makeup essentials

Next, I ended up picking up an incredible new concealer: Dior Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer. Dior products always seem to be above and beyond in quality (and price of course), but I had never tried their concealer. I tested this out under my eyes where I always need it, and it was like night and day. I bought a shade lighter than my skin so that it brightens that area, and boy does it work. I never leave the house without this little tube now. 

Casual Classic blog beauty routine

And now the main thing that I actually visited Sephora for: bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. Now that is one long ass name! This stuff is everything I expected it to be and more. No, I didn't buy the accompanying brush. I felt that a lot of the product would end up getting lost in that brush, and I didn't want to waste a drop. I smooth this foundation on after my serum and concealer, and it leaves the most flawless, perfect coverage - not too thick but just enough. The color also matches my skin perfectly. I used to use bareMinerals original powder foundation, and I will never go back. bareMinerals really nailed it this time... This stuff is incredible.