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Light Coverage Foundation Routine

Light Coverage Foundation Routine

Light Coverage Foundation Routine

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing a Light Coverage Foundation Routine Tutorial featuring Milk Makeup & Stila Cosmetics. I bought two of the Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Sticks to try out. While I’m not a fan of the Kitten stick (I don’t think the color works for my skin tone), I absolutely love the Sheer Lillium stick. It’s an awesome blush color for me.

Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Primer is my holy grail primer and has been since I first got my hands on it. It is so good for dry sensitive skin like mine. I adore the Danessa Myricks Prism FX Hydrating Lotion and love the glow it gives my skin, especially under a foundation.

Milk Makeup’s Flex Foundation Stick in Porcelain is my favorite foundation and what I’m wearing daily right now. It is so easy for me to sweep it on with my beloved Urban Decay Optical Blurring Foundation brush. The Porcelain shade melds with my skin and gives me a ‘my skin but better’ look. Using a stick foundation lets you customize your cover to make it sheer and light coverage in some places, while you can build it up to more full coverage in others. Oh, and yes, this is my real 41 year old skin without any blur lenses or filters, because I don’t use those on my channel.

I do adore the Fenty Pro Filt’r Powder in Lavender, but if you are not a fan of the Fenty brand, Aromaleigh has a lavender powder called Triteleia that you can try. Finally, I really enjoyed the Makeup Revolution Glass Shimmer Iridescent Fixing Spray, but it does have a sweet fruity scent that may irritate people who have a sensitivity to scents.

Light Coverage Foundation Routine Video

Watch the Video with Closed Captioning in English at YouTube!

This means you can watch with the sound off if necessary.

As someone who has hearing loss, I always watch tv and movies with closed captioning whenever available. This means I also watch YouTube with closed captioning. Because it is important to me, I’ve been transcribing my own videos or paying to transcribe them for years.

Light Coverage Foundation on Fair Skin

Courtney is wearing Nyx Bitten Pout Burgundy Berry Red Lipstick

Light Coverage Foundation on Fair Skin

Please excuse my lips, I’ve had horrible sleep since November and I’ve bitten them in my sleep. If you love the eye look, check out my Nabla Wild Berry Duochrome Tutorial!




PhyrraNyx on Patreon

And now for something that has nothing to do with the Light Coverage Foundation Routine I shared today. I created a Patreon after urging from some of you and did a soft launch with it. I’ve been running my site for 12 years and several of you suggested that you’d like to see my blog stick around. In fact, my blog’s 12 year anniversary is on the 14th of May, and it’s a particularly bittersweet day for me as well, since that’s also Ray’s birthday. You can Join the Hex Squad on Patreon. I’m getting ready to have my first closet sale and first access to my closet sales goes to Hex Squad members.

If you want to help keep my blog around and support the site, the number one thing you can do is share my blog posts! I’m truly grateful when that happens. I love it when I see other bloggers link to me or share my content. And best of all, sharing content doesn’t cost you a dime!

Bloggers are a dying breed, it seems, so if you love a blog or YouTube channel, the best thing you can do to help them out is share their content.

Indie Designers on Redbubble

Hex Squad Relaxed Fit Tee

Also not related to Light Coverage Foundation Routine at all, but I wanted to share some indie designers on Redbubble. There are tons on there, but I focused on three today.

PhyrraNyx Redbubble Designs

You can pick up a Hex Squad shirt or item that I’ve designed from my Redbubble Store. I only have the designs that have been requested up over there. I didn’t move all my previous designs from Spreadshirt to Redbubble.

Spellbound Stitches Art

My bestie Carlye from Spellbound Stitches just created a bunch of fun goth witch designs in her Spellbound Art Shop. I love all her designs so please check them out! She’s such a talented artist!

Liftcraft Fitness on Redbubble

And for anyone who is a fit goth like I am, my friend Tania’s shop Lift Craft Fitness has a ton of goth fitness designs to wear. I personally own Bat Fit Crazy, Abs are Made in the Cauldron,  and a few others. I really want to pick up the Should I Lift Today? shirt too.

I’ve featured designs from both Lift Craft Fitness and Spellbound Stitches in my Summer Gothic Lookbook from last year. If you follow me on Instagram you often see me featuring clothing from both Carlye and Tania.

Fair Skin Foundation Swatches

Fair Foundation Swatches

Taken in indirect sunlight.

Fair Skin Foundation Comparison Swatches

Taken in direct sunlight.

  1. Milk Makeup Flex Stick in Porcelain (v)(indie)
  2. Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator in 10N Fair Neutral (v)
  3. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Stick in Opal (v)
  4. Milani Conceal + Perfect Stick in Porcelain (v)
  5. Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick in 1 (v)
  6. Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick in F1 (v)
  7. Colour Pop Foundation Stick in Fair 05 W (v)
  8. Juvia’s Place Stick in Tokyo (v)(indie)
  9. Luscious Camera Stick in 000 Porcelain (v)*(indie)
  10. Glo Minerals HD Foundation Stick in 1C Cloud (v)*(indie)

*denotes PR sample.
v denotes vegan

As always, I’ve included some fair skin foundation swatches to show you how the Milk Makeup Flex Stick in Porcelain looks compared to other products. Please remember, that swatches on your arm don’t always translate to how things look on your face. My skin tone is very fair neutral to cool yellow. I look best in foundations that are described as very fair neutral, neutral cool, and cool yellow.

Light Coverage Foundation Routine Tutorial

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my light coverage foundation routine that I shared with you! I love light to medium coverage foundations and prefer to wear them to full coverage. I’m in love with stick foundations because they allow you to customize your coverage. Try a stick foundation, use the brush application method you see me use in the video above and let me know what you think of it!



  • I am really fair like you and have a tough time finding the right foundation. This is a really helpful post!

  • This is what I would like for makeup to look like. It looks more natural and relaxed very pretty

  • your skin looks great. i dont wear heavy foundation. after using serums, eye cream,s, moisturizer and sun screen, i use a light foundation with sun screen. I also use a mineral base foundation, which is light, i dont use it all over my face but only to cover up boo boos. I do use a primer sometimes.

  • If I ever needed another reason to try the flex foundation, here it is. I wear the primer alone because it’s kinda dewy and I like the feeling.

  • Love this look and how you always make it very easy to follow along and achieve the same look! Thank you!

  • 🧐 maybe I should give stick foundation another shot—it’s been like 15 years, it looks like they’ve gotten a lot better than they were! 🙂

  • You’ve made me want to try stick foundation again! I’ve got 2 tubes of CoverFx and an IT CC cream, and a back up-and I’m not even buying IT any more! That along with Danessa Myricks samples, I cannot justify buying more foundation.

    Courtney, I do want you to know that you have been a part of my cf journey since its start! It was you I found when looking for a cf list, and I’ve stayed over the years because of your quality content, honest reviews and for being your genuine, uplifting self! Your patreon is my first ever because I can’t bare the thought of you having to quit something you love doing, that makes such an important impact to all your followers.
    I know it can be hard to keep your chin during tought times, but please do! 💙

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