• Dewy vs. Matte: Find Your Foundation

    We break down two fall foundation routines: a natural glow and something more full coverage.
    Photos by CJ Harvey

    Whether you're looking for a dewy, fresh-faced look or something more full coverage, there's something for everyone at UO. We put together two easy beauty routines (mostly consisting of Milk Makeup, our fave) to get you feeling your best with minimal effort.

    Above: Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint

    First up: Dewy. For a dewy look, stick to foundations that call themselves "tints" or "tinted moisturizers". Milk Makeup's Sunshine Skin Tint is breathable and light, making it ideal for those who don't want or need full coverage. It is also in a handy rollerball applicator, making it good to use when traveling.

    To start the routine, use a moisturizing primer, like Touch In Sol's Toc Toc Toning Capsule Primer, to prep skin. This primer has tiny little "moisture capsules" that burst when rubbed into the skin, making this ideal for someone who wants an otherworldly glow (or just extremely hydrated skin).

    After the primer sets, follow up with your skin tint. You can apply with KARAS Blending + Contour Sponge to help evenly distribute color or just use your fingers. Cover up any problem areas with the Milk Makeup Concealer (it's ultra creamy) and set with Gerard Cosmetics Setting Spray for a dewy finish.

    Above: Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

    Not into the dewy minimal look? Here's where we'll get into what you need for a full coverage look. For this one, we'll be using Milk Makeup's newest foundation, the Blur Liquid Matte Foundation, which is a lot more opaque than the skin tint.

    Start with Milk Makeup's Blur Stick, a handy little stick primer that cuts down on shine and helps eliminate pores. This gives you a very smooth, matte base to work with. Next, apply the Blur Liquid Matte foundation, preferably with the accompanying Dab + Blend Applicator (this helps it all go on smoothly - a Beautyblender is a good option as well). Cover up and problem areas with the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer, a slightly thicker concealer than the original Concealer. Finish up by spritzing your face with the Blur Spray, another magic potion that cuts down on shine and minimizes pores.

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