Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Because I'm All About The Base... | My Everyday Base Products

 
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow | Link
Nars Sheer Glow | Link | Review
Bourjois 123 Perfection Complexion | Link | Review
Rimmel 25 Hour | Link

I am very much in the mind set that as long has I have a good base the rest of my make up can take a bit of a back seat. As much as I love the eyes, I always try to use good quality make up in terms of base products as they can really effect the appearance and feel of your skin if they aren't quite right for your skin type. With it being on the cusp of spring my base products are still predominantly foundations and I only tend to dabble with BB creams and tinted moisturisers during the summer months. So for now I will just focus on my current base favourites and talk about my go to products that I have been using over the winter months and will continue to do so until the weather gets a little sunnier.
 

 
My every day go to foundation which was been a favourite of mine for a couple of years now is Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Ivory. This is a wonderful dewy foundation that is extremely light-weight on the skin but gives a medium coverage. I love this foundation as it is not too heavy duty and so it doesn't feel as though my skin is clogging up, but I feel safe with the knowledge that my imperfections are covered up with a natural finish.





My Benefit foundation may be at risk of becoming my second favourite however as I have recently been using the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. I was given this as a Christmas present and have been saving this for nights out, special occasions or if I will be taking photographs as it has no SPF so no flash-back from the camera. The fact that it has no SPF is a bit of a downside for me as I think it is really important to protect the face from sun rays, even when it doesn't actually look that sunny outside. However, when I apply this beaut I just make sure that I wear a moisturiser with a high SPF. It has a gorgeous finish which is dewy and hides pretty much all imperfections so it is slightly heavier than Hello Flawless. It is a bit more pricey at £31  a bottle but if you are wanting a more luxury high-end look for evenings out I would really recommend this product.
 



For work I wear more high-street brands on my face as I am a waitress and so I don't want to look too dolled up for work, and I also don't really want to waste expensive make up on unappreciative customers! I will usually wear my Bourjois 123 Perfection Complexion foundation as it isn't too dissimilar to my Hello Flawless and it seems to work really well with my skin. It again has a medium coverage and a dewy finish (can you see a pattern emerging here!?) I sometimes wear a 25 Hour Rimmel foundation at work if I am working a wedding or a function as these shifts can often last up to 12/13 hours and so I need a little extra coverage that will last that bit longer without having to touch it up too much though out the day.
 
 
What base products do you like to use on a daily bases either for work or at home?
 
 
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