As I mentioned in a recent post, my skin has been looking a lot better lately and because of the warm weather I’ve been skipping out on the heavy bases… in fact, all bases – except for a touch of illuminator and a dust of finishing powder.
One of my top skincare purchases has to be the Origins Make A Difference Plus Skin Rejuvenating Treatment, I seriously adore this stuff and it really makes a difference to my skin. It helps to look more even, brighter and just… more plump and hydrated too. I feel like I mention this all the time but it’s definitely an absolute night-time must for me as it helps so much with my complexion. By morning, I feel so much happier with my skin and after a week or so of constant use, I feel like my pores are really minimised, too – this is probably one skincare product I could never live without!
My first step (post-day moisturiser) is the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone *. I wasn’t really a fan of this particular shade until I applied it recently and noticed how flawless it made my skin, it created such a soft-focus look that instantly boosted my skin confidence. I swear by illuminating primers to cover imperfections and just generally even everything out, it’s a big job but it does incredibly well.
For any blemishes that are still peeking through (there’s also one), I’ve actually been applying the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation Compact *, I actually really love this as it’s meant to be allow you to top up your makeup without the dreaded cake! I would rather wear NO makeup than have it look heavy and caked on my skin… bleugh! I tend to use this as a concealer as it’s so light and melts flawlessly in to the blemish, concealing without highlighting it. Full review here.
A quick sweep of blusher never fails to help me look a little alive, I usually opt for something with a bit of shimmer, like theBalm Hot Mama! – these highlighting blushers catch the light and draw attention to my cheeks, ie. away from any spots. This is quite pigmented so a light hand will be enough for a light peachy glow.
And lastly, how could I skip out on my favourite flawless finishing powder, By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder! (Full review here) This is seriously dreamy stuff – I won’t lie to you, it costs an arm and a leg but it’s worth it if you’re willing to hand over the cash. It retains moisture in the skin and completely smoothes over pores, it’s my must-have makeup item and I have made a promise to myself to never be without it. Yep, I’m committed to this stuff. I usually use a nice fluffy powder brush and lightly sweep over the smallest of amounts, makeup is set all day and I’m pleased with how great my skin looks. A voila!
What are your products for skipping out on the foundation? Do you feel confident enough to leave the base alone?
Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.